Consider obesity surgery more often for diabetes: Guidelines

Diabetes Obesity Surgery

WASHINGTON (AP) — New guidelines say weight-loss surgery should become a more routine treatment option for diabetes, even for some patients who are mildly obese. Obesity and Type 2 diabetes are a deadly pair, and numerous studies show stomach-shrinking operations can dramatically improve diabetes....


House GOP gives election-year airing to IRS gripes

Congress IRS Commissioner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans gave an election-year airing to their complaints about IRS chief John Koskinen Tuesday, telling a GOP-run House committee that he should be impeached for lying to lawmakers and destroying evidence. “Mr. Koskinen was sent to the IRS to clean it up but it’s gotten worse,...


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Weber GOP convention candidates

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Canada's Snowbirds fly over Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — A formation of foreign military jets streaked over the nation’s capital on Tuesday, making passes along the National Mall in the name of friendship. The Canadian Armed Forces Snowbirds aerobatics team flew low and fast over Washington at midday. The nine Canadair CT-114 Tutor jets...


Majority Of Texans And Floridians Want Medicaid Expansion, Survey Shows

Americans who live in the two biggest states that haven’t expanded Medicaid have more complaints about health care costs and quality, according to a new survey released by the Texas Medical Center Health Policy Institute in Houston. They’d also like their states to expand Medicaid. The survey,...


Head of TSA security operations removed from position

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee said Monday that the head of security operations at the Transportation Security Administration has been replaced. “Kelly Hoggan has been removed from his position as head of security at TSA,” the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform posted on...


New Ogden Canyon Siphon finished on time with no injuries

Construction crews installed new pipe across Ogden Canyon

The project, conducted in the cold winter high above the traffic on State Road 39, was somewhat dangerous by nature.


Trump proposes wall to protect golf resort from rising seas

GOP 2016 Trump-Climate Change

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wants to build another huge wall, this time to keep out the rising seas threatening to swamp his luxury golf resort in Ireland. The Republican presidential candidate has called climate change a “con job” and a “hoax.” But in an application filed this month in County...


Doctors’ House Calls Saving Money For Medicare

Looking for ways to save money and improve care, Medicare officials are returning to an old-fashioned idea: house calls. But the experiment, called Independence at Home, is more than a nostalgic throwback to the way medicine was practiced decades ago when the doctor arrived at the patient’s door...


U.S. Leads Globe in Oil Production for Third Year

The U.S. led the world last year in producing both oil and gas, federal government estimates published Monday show, even as the country committed to cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The U.S. was the globe’s leading producer of crude oil for the third year in a row in 2015. Government estimates...

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