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With Health Care Costs As A Top Concern Among Voters, State Legislatures Eye Ways To Make Care More Affordable

April 8, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

State lawmakers across the country are trying to find ways to make health care cheaper, from expanding Medicaid programs to creating a public option to addressing high drug prices. Sacramento Bee: Cheaper And More Accessible Health Care Sought By CA […]


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FDA sets first public hearing on legalizing CBD to add to food and drinks

April 2, 2019

Via: CNBC Healthcare

The Food and Drug Administration has set its first public hearing looking to legalize CBD in food and drinks for May 31. The agency wants data on CBD’s safety in food products and feedback on how it might regulate manufacturing, […]


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Trump Administration Changes Course, Asks Court To Strike Down ACA

March 26, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

In a dramatic move that will have implications for the coming 2020 election, the Trump administration Monday night reversed its previous position and asked a federal appeals court to strike down the entire the Affordable Care Act. The Justice Department […]


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This Year’s Flu Season Wasn’t As Extreme As The Last One, But It’s The Longest Lasting In Decades

March 25, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

Usually, flulike symptoms drop quickly after the peak of the season, which usually occurs mid- to late-February, but this season those symptoms have plateaued. “It looks like we still have a ways to go,” said Lynnette Brammer, the head of […]


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As Hospitals Post Price Lists, Consumers Are Asked To Check Up On Them

March 8, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

With much fanfare, federal officials required hospitals nationwide this year to post their “list” prices online. But it’s not yet clear how many are doing it, even as the government has taken the rare step of asking consumers to monitor […]


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What Role Should Big Social Media Companies Play In Public Health Issues?

February 20, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

The recent attempts from social media companies to limit antivaccination posts highlights both the struggles of trying to monitor such content and the impact the tech leaders can have on the national conversation. In other health technology news: the limits […]


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New Legislation About Drug Trials Offers Hope For Children With Incurable Cancers

January 16, 2019

Via: Kaiser Health News

The U.S. is set to begin testing drugs on children, a step researchers say many drugmakers skipped because it was risky and costly. “It is an incredibly exciting time,” said Crystal Mackall, a pediatric-cancer researcher. “We have lots of drug […]


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16 Things to Know About Your New Medicare Card

January 2, 2019

Via: The Caregiver Space

Since April, the government has been rolling out new Medicare cards to almost 60 million seniors enrolled in the program. The year-long effort seems to be going well, helped in part by a government marketing effort to get the word […]


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Transitioning From 24-Hour Care to Live-In Care

December 7, 2018

Via: The Caregiver Space

Making care decisions for elderly parents or loved ones can be difficult, especially since so many factors influence care — from personal preference to location to health requirements. Professional caregivers provide a wide range of services, including 24-hour care and […]


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Vaccination Exemptions Threaten ‘Decades Of Progress’ As Measles Cases Surge Worldwide

November 30, 2018

Via: Kaiser Health News

The number of officially reported measles cases in 2017 totaled 173,330, the report said, 31 percent higher than levels in 2016. In other public health news: suicide, depression, shingles, schizophrenia, stomach bugs, strokes, palliative care, and more. Reported cases of […]