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Advocates Seek Better Awareness of Safe Haven Baby LawsAfter the discovery this week of an infant's body in a Connecticut reservoir, some lawmakers and advocates are questioning whether enough is being done to publicize a law that allows parents to drop off newborns at a hospital no questions asked.
UPDATE: House GOP Abruptly Pulls Troubled Health Care BillHouse Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., withdrew the legislation after Trump called him and asked him to halt debate without a vote, according to Ryan spokeswoman AshLee Strong.
CDC Offers Tips For Spring TravelIf a spring vacation is in your plans, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released a list of concerns.
Missouri Politicians Voice Opinions on Healthcare ReformMissouri politicians remain divided on healthcare bill.
License of Pot-Friendly Illinois Doctor Placed on ProbationThe doctor approved marijuana for hundreds of patients in the state's program.
Missouri Gov. Greitens Touts Support of Health Care OverhaulGreitens joined seven other Republican governors in a Thursday letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Paul Ryan voicing support of the bill.
Sen. Duckworth Has Strong Words for Republican Healthcare Bill AmendmentDemocratic veterans in Congress say a new provision in the Republican healthcare bill will -- to quote Illinois Senator Tammy Duckworth -- "screw over our veterans."
New Cholesterol Drug Shows Big ImprovementsA new type of cholesterol lowering drug works wonders in high risk heart patients.
Accidental Poisonings Rise as Children get in to MedicationsAccidental poisonings in children rise, doctors encourage parents to keep medicines out of reach.
Ill. Faces Serious Loss from Health Care OverhaulIllinois health care experts say the state would face a $40 billion loss in federal Medicaid support under a health care overhaul proposed by congressional Republicans.
UK Grants 1st License to Make Babies Using DNA From 3 PeopleIn effort to prevent women from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their children — the first time such approval has been granted.
Illinois Could Lose $40 Billion in Federal Medicaid SupportThe overhaul would also cap federal support given to states for Medicaid recipients instead of matching whatever states decide to spend.

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