Understanding your electronic medical records

The days when doctors riffled through a folder bulging with papers to find crucial information about a patient’s medical history are disappearing. Today, health care providers at many physician practices, hospitals and health systems across America rely on electronic medical records that give the medical team, patients and their family members easy access to the […]

More Democrats crack open door for Biden presidential run

More prominent Democrats on Sunday cracked open the door for Vice President Joe Biden to enter the race for the Democratic presidential nomination as party front-runner Hillary Clinton battled questions over her use of a private email server. California Governor Jerry Brown told NBC’s Meet the Press program that, if he were Biden, he would […]

Louisiana trooper dies after being shot in head

A Louisiana trooper has died after being shot in the head by a man who told him, “you are going to die soon,” Louisiana state police said on Monday. Senior Trooper Steven Vincent, 43, had pulled over to assist the driver of Dodge pickup truck in a ditch on Sunday afternoon, state police said in […]

Wall Street pares dramatic losses in turbulent action

Wall Street dropped on Monday in tumultuous action, but stocks managed to rebound sharply from much heavier losses. The Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) skidded 162.1 points, or 0.95%, to 16304.60, the S&P 500 (^GSPC) dropped 23.2 points, or 1.2%, to 1947.8, and the Nasdaq Composite (^IXIC) fell 25.5 points, or 0.6%, to 4679.3. Despite […]

University of Texas considers moving Confederate statues on campus

A panel at the University of Texas recommended moving to museums or leaving in place, with notes of explanation, statues of Confederate leaders on campus that have been the subject to recent protests, the school said on Monday. The statues, placed decades ago on the campus of the left-leaning university in Austin, a liberal city […]

Questions abound in police shooting death of black Texas teen

Texas police on Sunday were trying to figure out what prompted a black teenager to smash his car into an auto dealership, and why a white police officer still in training fatally shot the unarmed 19-year-old four times. Christian Taylor became the latest unarmed black man to die at the hands of a white police […]

Donald Trump: Megyn Kelly should apologize to me

Donald Trump is not only refusing to apologize for his controversial comments about Megyn Kelly — the Republican frontrunner now says the Fox News host should apologize to him. “She should really be apologizing to me, you want to know the truth,” Trump said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Monday. “And other candidates have said that.” […]

Chronic marijuana use in teens not linked to later health issues

The study’s results show no differences in any of the mental or physical health outcomes that were measured regardless of the amount or frequency of marijuana use during adolescence. A team of researchers from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Rutgers University has indicated that smoking marijuana in your teens is not linked to […]

Shots fired during Ferguson police shooting anniversary

Shots were fired on Sunday during a march in Ferguson, Missouri, to mark the anniversary of the fatal shooting by a white police officer of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, police said. It was unclear who fired the shots or the extent of any injuries, a police spokesman told reporters, but initial reports suggested they […]

Senate blocks Planned Parenthood defunding measure

Republican legislation to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood failed to gather enough support in the U.S. Senate on Monday, halting at least for now moves to punish the women’s health group for its role in gathering fetal tissue from abortions for medical research. Senate Democrats succeeded in stopping the bill on a procedural […]

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