Man dies in hot-dog-eating contest

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (RAPID CITY JOURNAL) — What should have been a fun way to kick off the Fourth of July weekend quickly turned tragic for a Custer man who choked more…

VA harassed, intimidated, demoted whistleblowers

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (POLITICO) — House lawmakers charged Tuesday that a culture of corruption at the Department of Veterans Affairs allowed the agency to freely retaliate against whistleblowers. At a hearing more…

Smallpox found sitting in Maryland storage

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONPOST) — Today in smallpox, apparently: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Tuesday that employees at the National Institutes of Health found some vials containing smallpox more…

More 1st-time moms give birth out of wedlock

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTONTIMES) — The percentage of first-born U.S. babies born to a married mother and father has fallen below 60 percent for the first time, the Census Bureau said more…

VA nurse: Morphine stolen from dying patients

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (DAILY CALLER) Vials of morphine were systemically stolen from a Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center and replaced with water and saline so that dying veterans got more…

Six Flags roller coaster derails

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="VicDVybjoAc7rGroNZWfXU3sYXfyVH1W" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (CNN) — Americans love roller coasters -- until something goes wrong. Attention turned to amusement park safety after a tree branch that fell on the more…

New blood test predicts Alzheimer's

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [ooyala code="c0bzVybjrIVT0JSnwkv6NqeQdOOgPO_c" player_id="29c9fd42b6564348812f1c7d4ff9252d"] (TELEGRAPH) — A blood test has been developed to predict if someone will develop Alzheimer’s within a year, raising hopes that the disease could become more…

VA whistleblowers to detail retribution

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (WASHINGTON POST) The House committee that has focused on the cover-up of long wait times for service at veterans hospitals will turn its attention to the federal employees more…

Rescuing America's health care from Obama

by Leo Hohmann -- [ooyala code="hzb3FxbjpR42uerGG58dDRNsjfk81o7D" player_id="40d9b99b682e4c5f990d970e4a0828cd"] Editor's Note: This is the second of a three-part series that began with "Ben Carson uncorks on what's wrong with America." Dr. Ben Carson may more…