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How The Shutdown Might Affect Your Health
1/19/2018 06:00:49 PM
For some federal health programs, a shuttered government means business as usual. But the congressional impasse over funding will hit others hard.
Viewpoints: Reasons For Health Taxes On Soda; Weighing The Pros And Cons Of New Blood Pressure Guidelines
1/19/2018 08:45:53 AM
Opinion writers and medical experts from around the country express views on a number of health care issues.
Research Roundup: CHIP, Medicaid And High-Needs Patients
1/19/2018 08:45:50 AM
Here is a selection of news coverage of other recent research:
State Highlights: Mass.’s Largest Insurers Dropped By State’s Group Health Insurance Commission; In Phoenix, Program Taps Taxis To Take 911 Calls
1/19/2018 08:45:46 AM
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Arizona, Maryland, Ohio, Texas, Oregon, Louisiana and California.
N.H. Bill Introduced To Address School Nurse Shortage By Easing Certification Requirements
1/19/2018 08:45:42 AM
Meanwhile, in the news from other capitols around the country, the California Nurses Association stormed the state house Thursday to demonstrate in support of single-payer health care and Iowa's senate approves a measure to lighten the penalty for first-time possession of small amounts of marijuana.
A $500 Non-Invasive Blood Test Could Detect 8 Types Of Cancers — But It’s A Long Way Off
1/19/2018 08:45:39 AM
But scientists are excited about the possibilities offered by the test, which could offer a diagnosis even before symptoms start showing.
With Older Women Having Babies, Scientists See Glimmer Of Hope Amid Distressing Fertility Rates
1/19/2018 08:45:36 AM
The country's fertility rates are at a record low, which has serious consequences for the U.S.'s future, but more women in their 40s are now mothers. In other public health news: the brain and exercise, tobacco, ADHD drugs, medical research, liquid biopsies and more.
The Facts Beneath The Hyperbole: Flu Strain Is Definitely Vicious But Not Uniquely Lethal Or New
1/19/2018 08:45:32 AM
The New York Times offers some answers about this season's flu virus. Media outlets report on related news out of New York, Missouri, Kansas, California and Arizona, as well.
Letter From Democratic Senators Warns That Work Requirements For Medicaid May Not Be Legal
1/19/2018 08:45:29 AM
The letter, drafted by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said work requirements "contradict the plain text and purpose" of the Medicaid statute. In other Medicaid news, Colorado makes no progress on getting people with developmental disabilities off the waiting list for services, Rhode Island's governor proposes cuts that includes a freeze in reimbursement rates for hospitals and other news from Arizona and Alaska.
Experts Applaud Hospitals’ Gumption In Producing Own Drugs, But Question If It Will Make A Difference
1/19/2018 08:45:26 AM
"While it is an intriguing business opportunity, it is not without risks since it isn't cheap to become a manufacturer and generic competition is harsh," says Scott Knoer, Cleveland Clinic's chief pharmacy officer.