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Viewpoints: Spare End-Of-Life Costs When Seeking Health Care Savings; Why It’s OK For A Doctor To Join A Protest At The Border
7/19/2018 08:52:45 AM
Editorial pages focus on these and other health issues.
Parsing Policy: Trump’s Set On Destroying ACA Even Though It’s Helped Tens Of Millions; Work Requirements Won’t Work
7/19/2018 08:52:42 AM
Opinion writers express views on issues related to the health law.
Longer Looks: Celebrities And Opioids; America’s Abortion Capital; And Guideline.gov
7/19/2018 08:52:39 AM
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the Web.
State Highlights: NYC To Pay Nurses Settlement After Excluding Them From ‘Physically Taxing’ Job Category; Boston Becomes Hot Spot For Tech Geared Toward Aging
7/19/2018 08:52:35 AM
Media outlets report on news from New York, Massachusetts, Texas, Missouri, Minnesota, Colorado, North Carolina, Virginia, Wisconsin, Georgia, California and Florida.
More Marijuana Legislation Focusing On Making Changes To Criminal Justice System, Helping Those Harmed By War On Drugs
7/19/2018 08:52:32 AM
“For me, the social justice piece of it is much larger than, I think, the taxing and regulating — although that is important,” said New York Assemblywoman Crystal Peoples-Stokes. News on marijuana comes from Oregon, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Ohio and Florida, also.
Pennsylvania’s High Court Allows Philadelphia’s Tax On Soda To Stand
7/19/2018 08:52:28 AM
The beverage industry argued that the tax duplicated another one, but the justices knocked that down. Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat, hailed the decision, saying the ruling "offers renewed hope for tens of thousands of Philadelphia children and families who struggle for better lives in the face of rampant poverty."
Doctors Wage War Against Trend Of Patients Posting Inaccurate, Negative Reviews Online
7/19/2018 08:52:25 AM
Several recent cases highlight the challenges doctors face when bringing suits against patients who post negative comments on their social media or platforms like Yelp.
Rep. Jim Jordan Pulled Deeper Into Scandal Involving Allegations Against OSU’s Former Team Doctor
7/19/2018 08:52:22 AM
A group of former students sue Ohio State University, and specifically name Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) in the case. Jordan maintains that he was not aware of sexual abuse allegations while he was a wrestling coach at the school.
Having 5 Or More Babies Increases Women’s Chance Of Being Diagnosed With Alzheimer’s By 70 Percent
7/19/2018 08:52:18 AM
The study also found that women who had experienced one or two incomplete pregnancies were much less likely to develop Alzheimer's than women who had never been pregnant. In other public health news: study backs up assumptions that children of lesbians have no difference in adulthood than others; CDC warns about another food-related illness; heart failure is on the decline but still more likely to strike women; and more.
‘Model Of Despair’ In Young People After Great Recession Blamed For Ballooning Rates Of Cirrhosis, Liver Cancer
7/19/2018 08:52:15 AM
Rates from cirrhosis had been on the decline, but then took a sharp turn upward starting in 2009. "Dying from cirrhosis, you never wish this on anybody," said lead author Elliot Tapper.