Eye health

July 19, 2018 - 8:18 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Dental and vision care benefits will be restored for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients in a sudden reversal by Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration following an outcry over the recent cuts. The coverage had been abruptly cut at the start of July after a federal...
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July 18, 2018 - 3:16 am
GENEVA (AP) — Novartis says net profit rose 3 percent in the second quarter amid strong growth for some of its top products, as the Swiss pharmaceuticals giant moves to spin off its Alcon eye-care business. New CEO Vas Narasimhan touted Novartis' plans to create a "focused medicines company,"...
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FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, an Uber car drives through LaGuardia Airport in New York. Starting Sunday, July 1, 2018, drivers for car services and ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft in New York will be able to get coverage for vision care as well as phone or video appointments with doctors, industry representatives announced. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
June 29, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Drivers for car services and ride-hailing apps like Uber and Lyft are usually on their own when it comes to buying health insurance, but starting Sunday in New York they will now be able to get coverage for vision care as well as phone or video appointments with doctors, industry...
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves after opening The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey in London, Friday, June 8, 2018. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries will open to the public on June 11. The new galleries are set more than 16 metres above the Abbey's floor in the medieval Triforium, an area that has never been open to the public before. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, Pool)
June 08, 2018 - 11:37 am
LONDON (AP) — Buckingham Palace says Queen Elizabeth II had successful eye surgery to treat a cataract last month. The palace made the announcement Friday after the queen was seen wearing sunglasses at a number of recent public engagements. It was not announced at the time of the procedure. The 92-...
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May 01, 2018 - 12:19 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — In a story April 27 about iconic SKILCRAFT pens, The Associated Press reported the incorrect Celsius equivalent for a Fahrenheit temperature included in the pen's specifications. The pens must be able to write at -40 degrees Celsius, not 4 degrees Celsius. A corrected...
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This March 7, 2018 photo shows University of Florida researcher Julian Brinkley as he starts a program meant to help blind people interact with self-driving cars in Ocala, Fla. Six years after a video went viral of a blind man going through a drive thru in a self-driving car, advocates for visually impaired people worry the industry is leaving them behind as they develop the cars of the future. So prominent groups are turning to university researchers like Brinkley to help build systems that will unlock the potential of autonomous cars' for the blind. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
April 13, 2018 - 1:04 am
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — In 2012, Steve Mahan, who is blind, climbed into the driver's seat of a self-driving car and rolled up to the drive-thru of a Taco Bell in a video that's been viewed more than 8 million times online. The piece, produced by Google, captured the potential of autonomous-car...
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FILE - This Jan. 18, 2017, file photo shows a CVS Pharmacy in Pittsburgh. CVS Health is now planning to treat kidney failure patients, as the drugstore operator continues to branch deeper into monitoring and providing care. The company said Wednesday, April 4, 2018, that it will offer home dialysis for patients through its Coram business, and it is working with another company to develop a new device for that. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)
April 04, 2018 - 11:59 am
WOONSOCKET, R.I. (AP) — CVS Health is now planning to treat kidney failure patients, as the national drugstore chain continues to branch deeper into monitoring and providing care. The company said Wednesday it will offer home dialysis for patients through its Coram business, and it is working with...
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Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates during his visit to the Regina Coeli detention center in Rome, Thursday, March 29, 2018, where he celebrated the "Missa in Coena Domini". Pope Francis visit to a prison on Holy Thursday to wash the feet of some inmates, stresses in a pre-Easter ritual that a pope must serve society's marginalized and give them hope. (Vatican Media via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 1:39 pm
ROME (AP) — Pope Francis urged inmates at a Rome prison on Thursday to never let their hopes be clouded like cataracts cloud the eyes — and revealed that he suffers from the condition and has to have surgery for it next year. Francis, 81, disclosed the news as he bid farewell to inmates and staff...
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Pope Francis waves prior to celebrate a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Thursday, March 29, 2018. During the Mass the pontiff blesses a token amount of oil that will be used to administer the sacraments for the year. (Vatican Media via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 12:33 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on Holy Thursday (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Pope Francis says he has to have cataracts surgery next year. Francis revealed the news as he bid farewell to prisoners at Rome's Regina Coeli prison, after he performed the Holy Thursday ritual of washing the feet of 12...
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FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2017, file photo, Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., speaks with members of the media during a news conference at the Republican congressional retreat in Philadelphia. Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, costing taxpayers millions at a time when the Trump administration is vowing to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. Lawmakers acted after a lobbying campaign by a small Washington state pharmaceutical company called Omeros. McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking House Republican, took the issue to Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., securing a place for the drug provision in the 2,232-page spending bill signed Friday by President Donald Trump, aides said. The provision restores the drug's expired reimbursement status for two years, making it more lucrative for hospitals to continue using it. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 24, 2018 - 12:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tucked in the massive congressional budget bill is a provision that props up the price Medicare pays for a handful of medications, costing taxpayers millions at a time when the Trump administration is vowing to reduce the cost of prescription drugs. Lawmakers acted after a...
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