GOP governor backs Medicaid expansion in state

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (THE TENNESSEAN) In a major policy move, Gov. Bill Haslam has announced the new Insure Tennessee plan, a two-year pilot program that would provide health care coverage to more…

Senate confirms NRA foe as surgeon general

by -NO AUTHOR- -- [jwplayer xB9ESQg1] (WASHINGTON POST) President Obama's pick to serve as the next surgeon general was confirmed Monday evening more than a year and half after being nominated, the more…

'Nobody is born gay'

by Jack Minor -- [caption id="attachment_1507615" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Billboard by Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays, or PFOX[/caption] An organization supporting what has been called the least protected of all minority more…

Supremes won't lift block on abortion law

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (USA TODAY) The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to weigh in on a controversial Arizona law that would have restricted medication abortions. Planned Parenthood Arizona and Tucson Women's more…

Men who like spicy food have higher testosterone

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (TELEGRAPH) — French gourmets have traditionally shunned hot, spicy food – so they may be a little piqued by a study indicating that curry-loving men have higher testosterone. more…

Single Ebola outbreak gives virus new life

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NBC NEWS) An especially deadly outbreak of Ebola burned unseen in a remote part of Sierra Leone for several weeks, giving public health experts a reality check. It's more…

Salty food, belching cows win in final budget

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (NYTIMES) — WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies preserved their tax breaks. Farmers and ranchers were spared having to report on pollution from manure. Tourist destinations like Las Vegas more…

Obamacare blamed for killing hospitals

by -NO AUTHOR- -- By Paul Bremmer Eighteen acute-care hospitals across the United States shut their doors in 2013. At least 12 more hospitals have closed this year in rural areas alone. more…