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From: Kaiser Health News | By: Barbara Feder Ostrov | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Advocates emphasize peer support and community reintegration for people with behavioral health problems....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Taylor Sisk | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Residents of California, New York and Ohio approve of Medicaid expansion in those states, the survey by a Houston-based think tank found....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Carrie Feibel, Houston Public Media | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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A pilot project in which doctors provide primary care at home for very frail Medicaid beneficiaries saved $25 million in 2014, and nine of the 14 practices participating earned bonuses totaling nearly $12 million....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Susan Jaffe | Monday, May 23, 2016
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A proposal by state officials to let the private insurance companies that manage the Medicaid program designate preferred providers and pay them more was questioned by consumers and providers at a public hearing. Also, the recent decision on Medicaid...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Scientist Ira Pastor believes brain death is a potentially curable condition, given the right combination of stem cells, drugs, electrical currents, magnetic fields or other stimuli. But his quest to explore the idea is being greeted with skepticism,...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Concordia Healthcare bought a drug to treat irritable bowel syndrome when a prescription for the medication cost about $87. Now it sells at $782....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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News outlets report on the pharmaceutical drug industry.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The plastic mesh is used to treat pelvic organ prolapse. In response to thousands of injuries from the mesh, the Food and Drug Administration early this year re-labeled the products high risk instead of moderate and announced new federal scrutiny for...
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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In other news, Vice President Joe Biden will host a national cancer research summit in June.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Editorial and opinion writers offer their take on drug-cost issues.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Outlets report on health news from Vermont, California, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Florida, Detroit, Wisconsin, Delaware, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Ohio....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Studies have long shown that most obese diabetics who undergo bariatric surgery see their blood sugar control dramatically improve....
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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A proposal to change the way Medicare pays for some drugs has set off intense reaction and lobbying — all tied to a common theme: How far should the government go in setting prices for prescription drugs?...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Appleby | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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The FDA could soon approve an implantable form of a drug used to treat opioid addiction. While the approach helped patients avoid relapse in tests, its price may be prohibitive for some, doctors say....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Martha Bebinger, WBUR | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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Harris County, Texas, operates one of the largest mosquito control operations in the country, with more than 50 people who trap, freeze and test mosquitoes for threats such as Zika....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Carrie Feibel, Houston Public Media | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The authors of a new study say allowing patients total access to their medical records lets them find errors or request changes to their treatment. In other health IT news, people are turning to telemedicine for their mental health needs, and a robot...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett has granted a two-week stay, saying the law was enacted to make it difficult for women to obtain an abortion....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Arguing that gun violence is a public health issue, attorneys general from nearly a dozen states urge federal lawmakers to lift a restriction that keeps the health agency from studying gun violence. Meanwhile, news outlets report on death rate disparities...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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“When you go to Disneyland, do they measure the number of hours you wait in line?” Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald asked. “What’s important? What’s important is: What’s your satisfaction with the experience?” Critics are calling...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Between the 2016 race, the virus that causes devastating birth defects and ongoing court cases that could change the landscape of abortion access, the topic is at the forefront of public discourse this year. Meanwhile, activists are closely following...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Also in the news, a government-run hospital in South Dakota could lose federal funding for deficiencies. The hospital is run by the Indian Health Service....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The expense goes far beyond the $20 it costs to buy heroin on the streets. Also in the news, a look at the states that have the heaviest use of alcohol and drugs, Rikers Island's model opioid treatment program, a proposal to tax opioid pills and how...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's report shows that the smoking rate among adults in the U.S. fell to 15 percent, down two percentage points from 2014. In other news, Americans have begun to question the safety of using e-cigarettes, according...
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Outlets report on health news from Florida, Wyoming, Tennessee, California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Oregon....
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Dr. Abraham Nussbaum, author of a new book examining the drive toward quality metrics such as checklists, says he fears medicine could become just another job and not a “calling.”...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Michelle Andrews | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Prison helped Richie Tannerhill overcome substance abuse, but that was just the beginning of rebuilding his life....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Taylor Sisk | Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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Adzenys is geared toward treating children with ADHD, but experts worry that the chewable, fruity medication is problematic as the line between need and want for those types of drugs is increasingly blurry....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Other public health news covers hot topics like bone cement, penicillin shortages for people with syphilis, nerve damage in prediabetics and the discussion about whether women really need to have periods....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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As the opioid epidemic rages across the country, states have begun passing laws to rein in opioid prescriptions. Meanwhile, an analysis shows that the number of opioid prescriptions are in fact down in the past three years, but related deaths have gone...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Gov. Mary Fallin also said the legislation would not survive a constitutional challenge. Meanwhile, Oklahoma isn't the only state moving on measures that curb abortion access....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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The Wall Street Journal reports on problems developing between the two health insurers that are seeking to combine operations. Also in the news is a look at the growth of UnitedHealth....
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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In other legal action, the Texas high court ruled that a state law designed to protect health care providers from malpractice suits prevents a widow from suing a hospital after her husband's heart was misplaced in the autopsy. News outlets report on...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Outlets report on health news Michigan, Illinois, Connecticut, Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania.
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Experts weigh in on questions surrounding mandatory use of wearables and the danger of discrimination, based on the data. In other health information technology news, a Wisconsin-based company gets a $1.6 million grant from NIH to fund hospital training...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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A school in Alaska trains therapists to perform the most common procedures to work in areas where dentists are in short supply. Because most states bar dental therapists, a tribe in Washington created its own licensing system and gets private funding...
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.
From: Kaiser Health News | Monday, May 23, 2016
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A new label for mechanically tenderized beef helps consumers avoid foodborne illness.
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Lydia Zuraw | Monday, May 23, 2016
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