The New York Times – Obama Vetoes Bill to Repeal Health Law and End Planned Parenthood Funding
President Obama vetoed legislation Friday that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act and stripped all federal funds from Planned Parenthood, writing in his veto message that the measure would “reverse the significant progress we have made in improving health care in America.”
Mr. Obama’s veto — only the eighth of his presidency — was expected, and his decision to issue a simple message without holding a public ceremony indicated that he did not wish to draw attention to the showdown. Republicans do not have the votes in the House or the Senate to override the veto.

HealthDay News via – Half of U.S. Teens Exposed to Secondhand Smoke, CDC Says
Despite widespread laws banning smoking in public places, new research indicates nearly half of American teens who’ve never used tobacco are exposed to harmful secondhand smoke — many in their homes and family cars.
Examining U.S. data from more than 18,000 middle school and high school students, researchers found that 48 percent reported exposure to secondhand smoke in 2013. Additionally, secondhand smoke exposure was reportedly nine times higher among never-smoking teens with no smoke-free rules in their home and car, compared to those with 100 percent smoke-free rules.

Associated Press via Sacramento Bee – Cancer now No. 1 killer in 22 states, including Washington
Cancer is becoming the No. 1 killer in more and more states as deaths from heart disease have declined, new health statistics show.
Nationwide, heart disease is still the leading cause of death, just ahead of cancer. While death rates for both have been falling for nearly 25 years, heart disease has dropped at a steeper rate.