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National Minority Health Month: Bridging Observance and Action to Achieve Health Equity
4/27/2017 11:23:58 AM
By Cara V. James, PhD, Director, CMS Office of Minority Health Each April we observe National Minority Health Month. This year’s theme is, Bridging Health Equity Across Communities. This theme acknowledges the important role that social determinants of health play in individual and community well-being. It also evokes action and activity around health equity. For it […]
Viewpoints: Reducing Harm Reduces Overdose Deaths; Trump Undermines Women’s Access To Health Care
4/27/2017 09:04:35 AM
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Contemplating Health System Reform: Trump Could Save Obamacare; Anthem’s Earnings Alter The Narrative
4/27/2017 09:04:27 AM
Opinion writers offer their thoughts on what is happening with efforts to repeal and replace the health law as well as other steps that could result in meaningful health care change.
Longer Looks: Black Market Insulin; Opioid Deaths; Birth Control Access
4/27/2017 09:04:22 AM
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the web.
State Highlights: Grand Jury Indicts Doctors In Genital Mutilation Case; Doctors’ Salaries In Baltimore Some Of Lowest In Country
4/27/2017 09:04:17 AM
Media outlets report on news from Michigan, Kansas, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Iowa and Illinois.
California’s Long-Shot Single-Payer Health Bill Advances
4/27/2017 09:04:13 AM
"It is time to say once and for all that health care is a right, not a privilege for those who can afford it," said Democratic state Sen. Ricardo Lara of Bell Gardens, who wrote the bill along with Democratic state Sen. Toni Atkins of San Diego. However, an essential question is unanswered: Where will the money come from?
Motivated By Current Political Climate, International Group To Provide Abortion Pill Advice In U.S.
4/27/2017 09:04:09 AM
Women Help Women is a business headquartered in the Netherlands that provides women with counseling on abortion medication through its websites. And, media outlets report on other women's health news out of Louisiana, Kansas, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Texas.
Stem Cells Touted As Miraculous Cure For Some Diseases Found To Have Cancer-Causing Mutations
4/27/2017 09:04:05 AM
Five out of 140 registered stem lines have cells with the mutation, two of which had been used in clinical trials in an unknown number of patients. In other public health news: tracing the origins of autism and epilepsy; reality meets hype when it comes to cancer drugs; funding the Zika battle; caregiving and dementia; and more.
Escalation To Elephant Tranquilizers Marks New Normal In Rampant Opioid Epidemic
4/27/2017 09:04:01 AM
Recent deaths in a handful of states have been tied to carfentanil, which is 100 times more potent than the already-powerful fentanyl. “It shows how callous these drug dealers are,” Synan said. “It has no human use whatsoever and they’re putting it out on the street and wreaking havoc.”
Little-Known, Cheap Blood-Clotting Drug Could Reduce Hemorrhages For Women After Labor
4/27/2017 09:03:58 AM
The drug costs less than $2 and doesn't need to be refrigerated, a boon for developing countries.