Paul-Booker Fall Game Hits in Kentucky Senate Race | Health, Medicine and Fitness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul won his party’s nomination Tuesday to seek a third term, setting up a campaign of contrasting agendas that pits his vision of limited government against the challenger’s backing Democrat Charles Booker for the sweep of health care and anti-poverty programs. The libertarian-leaning Paul swept to victory … Read more

California Governor: $98 Billion Surplus Supports True Pro-Life State | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By ADAM BEAM and KATHLEEN RONAYNE – Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Governor Gavin Newsom pledged Friday to use the state’s record $300 billion budget, including an unprecedented surplus of nearly $100 billion, to “save” the state from the impacts of a volatile midterm election cycle that he says will undermine abortion access, … Read more

Likely Senate contest in Kentucky pits ideological opposites | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By BRUCE SCHREINER and PIPER HUDSPETH BLACKBURN – Associated Press LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul rarely targets his likely Democratic challenger by name, but Republican campaign attacks in Kentucky are undoubtedly targeting Charles Booker’s agenda — in what’s to come as a populist-themed battle with radically different characters ideas to win people … Read more

Missouri lawmakers pass $48 billion budget | Health, Medicine and Fitness

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led legislature passed a state budget of about $48 billion on Friday, with additional funding for teacher pay, school transportation, Medicaid and public colleges and universities. The budget package won broadly bipartisan support, although some Republicans criticized spending so much money on government programs. The GOP’s heartburn over rising … Read more

Homeless shelters are starting to see the value in making room for pets | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and battling addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn’t imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white Chihuahua mix, with helping her avoid drugs and giving her a reason to … Read more

Homeless shelters work to end the choice between the streets and pets | Health, Medicine and Fitness

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER – Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — Being homeless in Los Angeles and battling addiction is hard enough, but Rachel Niebur couldn’t imagine enduring it without her dog Petey. Niebur credits her constant companion, an energetic black and white Chihuahua mix, with helping her avoid drugs and giving her a reason to … Read more

Former Chief Medical Officer of Aetna Medicare, Dr. Robert Mirsky, Joins Better Health’s Advisory Board | News

Former Chief Medical Officer of Aetna Medicare, Dr. Robert Mirsky, Joins Better Health's Advisory Board |  News

SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Apr 19, 2022– Better Health, the nationwide medical supply and care provider, announced today that Robert Mirsky, MD, MMM, FAAFP, has joined the company’s board of advisors. Dr. Mirsky is a seasoned physician executive with extensive health plan experience across Medicare, Medicaid and commercial lines of business. Dr. Mirsky most recently served as … Read more