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Trump Proposes Cutting Planned Parenthood Funds. What Does That Mean?
5/18/2018 04:52:55 PM
The Trump administration is pulling out an old regulation that it believes will be able to meet a key conservative goal: withholding some federal funding for Planned Parenthood in the government’s family planning program.
Trump Nominates Acting VA Secretary To Lead Troubled Agency
5/18/2018 01:21:22 PM
President Donald Trump surprised Robert Wilkie Friday with the Veterans Affairs nomination announcement. “The president’s gift underscores his promise to do all that he can for veterans, which includes supporting those who care for our veterans,” Wilkie said at the briefing.
Best Reads Of The Week With Brianna Labuskes
5/18/2018 12:46:24 PM
KHN’s newsletter editor, Brianna Labuskes, wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.
Readers And Tweeters Are Buzzing Over ‘Bill Of The Month’
5/18/2018 12:35:23 PM
A crowdsourced investigation by KHN and NPR gives voice to those who are puzzled and outraged by medical invoices.
Viewpoints: Tougher Work Rules For Poor People Getting SNAP Creates Fatter Government; Get Med Students Up To Speed On Addiction Treatment
5/18/2018 08:49:59 AM
Opinion writers look at these and other health topics.
State Highlights: Patients Suffer Some Of Worst Heart Transplant Outcomes At Renowned Houston Center; Report Criticizes Hepatitis A Crisis Response In San Diego
5/18/2018 08:49:52 AM
Media outlets report on news from Texas, California, Minnesota, Florida, Arizona, New Hampshire and Ohio.
Increased Spending From Georgia Expanding Medicaid Would Be Offset By Savings From Benefits Of The Decision
5/18/2018 08:49:49 AM
A new report finds that if the state expanded its Medicaid program, 473,000 more residents would have health coverage next year. Medicaid news comes out of Virginia, New Mexico, and Alaska, as well.
The Big Risks And Rewards Of Artificial Intelligence Playing A Role In Doctors’ Visits
5/18/2018 08:49:44 AM
The technology could improve care and revolutionize burdensome record-keeping practices, but it also carries thorny questions about who owns the data and how it’s used. In other public health news: strokes, emergency contacts, suicide, labor, acupuncture, cancer, the E. coli outbreak, and more.
New Allegations Emerge Against University of Southern California’s Longtime Campus Gynecologist
5/18/2018 08:49:39 AM
For years, medical workers had accused the Dr. George Tyndall of touching women inappropriately during pelvic exams, as well as making racist and sexual remarks about patients’ bodies. The University of Southern California has come under fire for not immediately reporting him to the state medical board and for not making the allegations about him public until only after the university was approached by The Los Angeles Times.
Most Americans Think The Opioid Epidemic Is A Problem — Just Not One That’s In Their Backyard
5/18/2018 08:49:35 AM
Less than a quarter of the people surveyed feel it's an emergency in their community, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said. In other news on the crisis: the FDA criticizes a big data provider over a mistake concerning the amount of fentanyl prescribed over the past year; Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) wants information on steps a drugmaker has taken to mitigate the opioid epidemic; a House panel advances a package of bills dealing with the epidemic; and more.