Health & Science

Shots - Health News
2:44 am
Thu September 26, 2013

A Medicaid Expansion In Pennsylvania May Take Time

Susan Mull is a substitute teacher in Lancaster County, Pa. She's lived with HIV for 21 years, the past 13 without health insurance. She says an expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania would be "life-changing."
Jeff Brady NPR

Originally published on Mon September 30, 2013 7:26 am

In Pennsylvania, more than a half-million people who don't have insurance are waiting to hear whether the state will take advantage of a Medicaid expansion that's part of the Affordable Care Act.

The federal law would allow people earning up to 138 percent of federal poverty guidelines to sign up for Medicaid. But a Supreme Court ruling that largely upheld the law gave states the choice whether to expand their Medicaid programs.

Read more
The Two-Way
4:57 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

iPhone Map Leads To The Tarmac At Fairbanks Airport

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 5:14 pm

You might think twice about using your iPhone's map app if you're trying to reach the Fairbanks International Airport, unless you want to end up on the runway.

As The Alaska Dispatch reports:

"[The] directions take you on a turn-by-turn route to Taxiway Bravo. From there, it's a direct shot across the main runway to the terminal.

Read more
Health & Science
3:20 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Wisconsin Launches Campaign to Fight Heroin

The awareness campaign Att. Gen. J.B. Van Hollen kicked-off Wednesday will include media ads and videos on You Tube.

Read more
Health & Science
3:13 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

'Scary' CT Scans Get Kid-Friendly Makeover

A coral-themed CT scanner is one of the many designs created by Doug Dietz as part of his Adventure Series of imaging machines.
GE Healthcare

Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Doug Dietz, innovation architect at Waukesha-based GE Healthcare.

Anyone whose gotten a CT scan knows how disconcerting the process can be. The machines might do excellent diagnostic work, but they also frighten many young patients.

Read more
The Two-Way
2:40 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Ancient Fish With Strong Jawline Could Rewrite History Of Faces

A reconstruction of Entelognathus primordialis, with the fossil find highlighted above.
Nature

Originally published on Wed September 25, 2013 3:18 pm

As faces go, Entelognathus primordialis isn't much to look at, even for a fish.

But consider that the 419 million-year-old, armor-plated fish is the earliest known creature to have what humans might recognize as a face, according to research published Wednesday in Nature. That's mostly due to its bony, modern jaw.

As USA Today reports:

Read more

Pages