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Viewpoints: Problems In The Meat Industry; Trump’s ‘Global Gag Rule’; Opioid Fight Stumbles
5/22/2017 09:12:52 AM
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Thoughts On Health Reform: Decision On Subsidies Due Today; Protect Kids In Medicaid
5/22/2017 09:12:49 AM
Opinion writers reflect on changes for the nation's health care system.
State Highlights: Texas Vaccination Bill Concerns Doctors; Major Reforms Sought In Iowa After Deaths Of Teens In Foster Care
5/22/2017 09:12:45 AM
Media outlets report on news from Virginia, Texas, California, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Georgia, Florida, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Merger Would Make Steward Health Care The Largest Private For-Profit Hospital Operator
5/22/2017 09:12:41 AM
Boston-based Steward Health Care System announces that it will acquire Franklin, Tenn.-based IASIS Healthcare for $2 billion.
Dwindling Supply Of Vital But Simple Drug Setting Hospitals On Edge
5/22/2017 09:12:37 AM
Because of the shortage, doctors are having to make tough decisions on how they treat their patients. “Does the immediate need of a patient outweigh the expected need of a patient?” one asked. “It’s a medical and ethical question that goes beyond anything I’ve had to experience before.” In other public health news: infertility, pumping breast milk, services for deaf patients, neuroscience, probiotics and more.
Pediatricians: Babies Shouldn’t Drink Juice In First Year Of Life
5/22/2017 09:12:34 AM
The doctors want to battle the misconception that children need the sugary drinks.
Carfentanil Intensifying Already Deadly Opioid Epidemic
5/22/2017 09:12:29 AM
The synthetic drug is 10,000 times more potent than morphine.
Hospital Sepsis Protocols Can Increase Survival Chances, Study Finds
5/22/2017 09:12:25 AM
Many doctors have been skeptical about proposed regulations for screening and treating the life-threatening complication that afflicts tens of thousands of Americans.
Texas Lawmakers Pass Strict Abortion Bill, Shifting Priority From Protecting Mother To Protecting Fetus
5/22/2017 09:12:21 AM
The legislation bans a commonly used procedure for second-trimester abortions, similar to laws that courts have blocked in other states. And Missouri asks an appellate court to step in over a judge's decision to block the state's abortion restrictions.
Georgia Appears To Dodge A Bullet As Blue Cross Doesn’t Signal Plans To Pull Back Operations
5/22/2017 09:12:16 AM
In its initial filings with the state, the company says it will continue to sell individual policies in all 159 counties. In other news, a New Hampshire paper reports indications that premiums could go up significantly and California Healthline examines which companies are enticing customers on that exchange.