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Medical bills can wreck credit, even when paid off

March 4, 2012, 1:50 am by Associated Press Healthwire

CHICAGO (AP) -- Mike and Laura Park thought their credit record was spotless. The Texas couple wanted to take advantage of low interest rates, so they put their house on the market and talked to a lender about a mortgage on a bigger home in the Dallas-Fort Worth suburbs....


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Unusual ice cream recalls raise questions about cause
Associated Press Healthwire : April 24, 2015, 12:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Major recalls from two well-known ice cream companies due to the discovery of listeria bacteria raise questions about how the pathogen could have contaminated multiple ice cream manufacturing plants - and whether the discoveries are related....

Washington gov. signs overhaul of medical marijuana market
Associated Press Healthwire : April 24, 2015, 5:08 am
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Nearly two decades after voters passed a medical marijuana law that often left police, prosecutors and even patients confused about what was allowed, Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill Friday attempting to clean up that largely unregulated system and harmonize it with Washington's new market for recreational pot....

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Associated Press Healthwire : April 24, 2015, 3:23 am
HONOLULU (AP) -- A bill that would make Hawaii the first state to raise the legal smoking age to 21 cleared the Legislature on Friday and is headed to the governor....

Q&A: What's listeria and how is it traced to ice cream?
Associated Press Healthwire : April 23, 2015, 12:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New technologies account for one way that the government is tracking a life-threatening outbreak of listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products....

VA: Mismanagement of claims in Philadelphia an unusual case
Associated Press Healthwire : April 22, 2015, 12:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Veterans Affairs official overseeing benefits is rejecting notions that mismanagement at its Philadelphia office points to a broader, department-wide problem in handling veterans' claims and says an internal review will help determine fault....