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Many Dominican Republic immigrants in Florida and New York City brought Zika home after visiting the island, one of many destinations outside the U.S. where Zika has been active, say public health officials....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Phil Galewitz | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The rate of hospital treatment for mental health conditions or substance abuse problems was four times higher for people with diabetes aged 19 through 25 than for those without the disease....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michelle Andrews | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The government will soon give hospitals one to five stars to sum up their quality. Some safety hospitals and teaching hospitals won’t fare as well as other facilities....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jordan Rau | Friday, July 22, 2016
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With rising awareness of opioid abuse, some pain patients say doctors are less likely to prescribe them. One Montana sufferer goes to great lengths to get his prescription — he flies to California....
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The department says the Aetna-Humana and Anthem-Cigna mergers would lead to higher prices and reduced benefits for consumers....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Treating the virus and its effects will likely cost billions upon billions of dollars for 2016 alone. But so many unknowns remain about the long-term price tag. In other news, a research team has received the go-ahead to begin testing a vaccine on humans,...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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As governor of Indiana, Mike Pence expanded Medicaid with conservative tweaks, responded to an HIV outbreak with a limited needle-exchange program and signed one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jake Harper, WFYI | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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While a Mediterranean diet which includes healthy fats doesn't affect mortality, it does reduce a person's risk of heart issues as well as having benefits in connection with breast cancer and type 2 diabetes. In other news, a study finds that reducing...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Attorney General Pam Bondi's office filed a brief with the state's Supreme Court as part of a more than year-long legal dispute over the requirement. Elsewhere, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott is fundraising off rules regulating the disposal of fetal...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Most cases alleging a doctor's violation of patient privacy or medical information security are closed out of public view through these letters. ProPublica now posts hundreds of them in its HIPAA Helper tool. In other health IT news, a New York surgeon...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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A study has found that one in 10 U.S. adults reported experiencing tinnitus, a persistent ringing, roaring or buzzing in the ears. But surprisingly few doctors are recommending behavioral therapy, which has been found to be effective. In other public...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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The quality ratings were set to be released last spring but members of Congress and the hospital industry raised questions about the criteria....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs.
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Meanwhile, in New Hampshire, a new, 10-bed crisis unit at the state hospital is experiencing challenges and growing pains. Also, a new study details the reasons why rural hospitals struggle....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Anecdotal evidence suggests that the epidemic has also hit hard in immigrant communities that are unfamiliar with both the signs of drug abuse and the labyrinth of treatment options available....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Only makers of brand-name drugs have a legal duty to update their warning labels if they learn of new risks or side effects, the Supreme Court ruled five years ago. But that leaves millions of users in an unregulated safety gap. Meanwhile, startups are...
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Outlets report on health news from Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Nevada, Georgia, Iowa and California....
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Friday, July 22, 2016
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District Attorney Marian Ryan says Massachusetts' high court has previously ruled that the state law governing rape does not cover instances in which someone obtains consent through fraud. “There’s no real point in saying to someone let’s go forward...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Each week, KHN finds interesting reads from around the Web.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Meanwhile, a company has come up with a shoe designed to reduce hip, knee and back pain.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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A new report finds no significant difference between gay or bisexual male teens' sexual behavior and that of straight males. But they were over five times more likely to use injected drugs. In other public health news, prisons are a hotbed for infectious...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The American Cancer Society says the study’s methods do not pass muster with statistics experts, so the increase may not be real. In other news, a pilot program in California aims to better track cancer diagnoses....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Outlets report on health news from Vermont, Maine, Minnesota, Connecticut, Texas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Maryland, Ohio, Florida, California, Iowa and Georgia....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The analysis finds that the relationship between the opioid and heroin epidemics isn't consistent with a narrative that stricter control over the prescription drugs is causing users to turn to heroin. A different study finds that Medicare beneficiaries...
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Scientists created the map with advanced scanners and computers running artificial intelligence programs that “learned” to identify the brain’s hidden regions, resulting in a new atlas that details nearly 100 previously unknown regions....
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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Low payments and high hassles make many therapists shun insurance companies.
From: Kaiser Health News | By: April Dembosky | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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California is the first state to begin building an up-to-date database to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Anna Gorman | Thursday, July 21, 2016
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The incidence of opioid use disorder is growing rapidly within the Medicare population.
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Research suggests surgeons might be better off if they learn to quickly and directly explain what went wrong to the patient....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Zhai Yun Tan | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Outlets report on health news from Alabama, Minnesota, Texas, Massachusetts, Florida, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Watson, who with Francis Crick discovered the structure of DNA, tells Stat he isn't at war with the cancer research community, but he isn't impressed with some of the new strategies being explored. Also in the news, a study finds that fertility treatment...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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The report by federal officials offered no suggestions on what to do to fix the problem, however. In other health technology news, employers in an effort to address the high costs of untreated mental illnesses are turning to apps, "smart thread" is helping...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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The state's Medicaid program used to pay for Suboxone in dissolvable film for people addicted to opioids to help control cravings. But officials say they changed to Zubsolv tablets, because the strips were being smuggled into jails. Elsewhere, a Florida...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Editorial and opinion writers offer their takes on drug-cost issues.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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News outlets report on the pharmaceutical drug industry.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson expanded Medicaid coverage in his state under the health law. But, while speaking at the Republican National Convention he took the opportunity to criticize Hillary Clinton for wanting to continue to build out the Affordable...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Meanwhile, pharmaceutical business growth helps Johnson & Johnson to also top expectations. And in other marketplace news, Intuitive Surgical reports strong second-quarter earnings....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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The agreement postpones for a year implementation of federal rules that require Massachusetts to switch to a smaller set of factors that can be considered in setting rates. Also, a study examines the health law's surcharge on smokers, and new details...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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The drugmaker, Boston-based Zafgen, also announces that it will lay off a third of its employees. In other pharmaceutical news, biotech company Synthorx says it will enter the biologic drug market with two new synthetic nucleotides to add to DNA library....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Bloomberg surveys the chances of Medicaid expansion in Missouri, North Carolina and Utah. Also, a new study by the Urban Institute looks at the impact Medicaid expansion could have in the 19 hold-out states....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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Most experts believe the spread of the virus in the U.S. will be contained, though.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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