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Target to pay $3M to resolve Massachusetts Medicaid claim

Dec 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Federal and Massachusetts authorities allege Minneapolis-based Target violated federal and state False Claims Acts by automatically refilling Medicaid recipients' prescriptions and seeking payment from...
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Healthcare groups rip Trump proposal penalizing legal immigrants for using Medicaid

Dec 12, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Healthcare industry groups uniformly blasted the Trump administration's so-called public charge rule, warning it would have broad negative effects on the healthcare system, government budgets and public...
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UnitedHealth Renews Contract With ER Doctors After Months Of Hardball

Dec 12, 2018 , Forbes
UnitedHealth Group said it has renewed a contract with Envision Healthcare after months of hardball tactics and threats to terminate a...
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Twix’s new cookie bars add triple the chocolate

Dec 12, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Twix Triple Chocolate Cookie Bars feature chocolate cookie bars, caramel and milk chocolate, the company said. Read More...
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McDonald's to curb antibiotic use in its beef supply

Dec 12, 2018 , Reuters
McDonald's Corp said on Tuesday it plans to reduce the use of antibiotics in its global beef supply, fueling projections that other restaurants will follow suit....
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3-D Printing Offers Helping Hand To Patients With Arthritis

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Adaptive aids are expensive. Additive manufacturing, using low-cost 3-D printers, can save upwards of 94% for simple household items. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that almost a quarter of the U.S. population lives with some form of arthritis. Daily tasks — like openin......
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What More Could We Do To Prevent Veteran Suicides? Survey Reveals Clues

Dec 12, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Every day, 20 veterans across America die by suicide -- and most of them choose a firearm to do it. New research could guide suicide prevention efforts for veterans and others. The new survey of veterans who receive mental health care through the Veterans Health Administration finds that 93% said t......
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Proposed ‘Public Charge’ Policy Would Have ‘Deleterious Impact’ On Dallas’ Economy And Public Health, Mayor Says

Dec 12, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The city is the latest to take a stand against the Trump administration's proposed policy that would penalize legal immigrants who are seeking green cards for accepting government aid such as Medicaid. Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers at the national level are coming out against the proposal....
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CoverGirl intros Full Spectrum collection

Dec 12, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
CoverGirl's Full Spectrum collection features cosmetics for the eyes, lips and face, inspired by multicultural women, the company said. Read More...
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South Sudan health workers to get Ebola shots as Congo outbreak grows

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
Some 2,000 healthcare and frontline workers in South Sudan are to be offered Ebola vaccines to try to stop any importation of the viral disease from an epidemic in Congo, the World Health Organization said on Monday....
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Congress to pass children's health home legislation by year-end

Dec 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Congress is considering a revised bill to establish provider-coordinated health homes for chronically ill children during its lame duck session. The U.S. House of Representatives has cut the amount of federal Medicaid money that would fund the...
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Planned Parenthood’s State Funding Protected With Supreme Court’s Decision Not To Hear Case

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Five Supreme Court justices rejected an appeals case from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to withhold Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood. As a result, two lower court rulings stay in place that block the states from stripping funds from the women's reproductive health organization. Justice Clarence Thomas, one of the three dissenting judges, accused his colleagues of avoiding the case for political...
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China bans raising pigs in wild boar areas to block swine fever

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
China's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will ban pig farming in areas inhabited by wild boars to prevent the spread of highly contagious African swine fever....
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U.S. top court, Kavanaugh spurn Planned Parenthood defunding case

Dec 11, 2018 , Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end their public funding to women's healthcare and abortion provider Planned Parenthood through the Medicaid program, with President Donald Trump's appointee Brett Kavanaugh among the justices who rebuffed the states....
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Rite Aid Foundation brings Prescription Drug Safety Initiative to Scranton

Dec 11, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
The Rite Aid Foundation's efforts to help address adolescent drug abuse and misuse will bring the Prescription Drug Safety program to Scranton, Pa.-area high schools. Read More...
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Justices won't hear states' appeal over Planned Parenthood

Dec 11, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Supreme Court avoided a high-profile case by rejecting appeals from Kansas and Louisiana in their effort to strip Medicaid money from Planned Parenthood, over the dissenting votes of three...
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7 Impactful Tips To Prevent Home Fires This Holiday Season

Dec 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
According to the United States Fire Administration, two of five home-decoration fires are caused by unattended candles, and one in four Christmas tree fires is caused by home electrical problems. “Practicing winter holiday safety is extremely important,” said Robert Emmons, campus safety manager fo......
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Living With Cancer: Some Men With Prostate Cancer Opt Out Of Surgery

Dec 11, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Dale White was diagnosed with prostate cancer six years ago. His doctor told him that surviving prostate cancer depended on one treatment option: surgery. ''I was shocked. I thought that was too radical,'' said White, 69. ''So I searched for other options and ended up at Cedars-Sinai, where Dr. Pos......
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Brain-Eating Amoeba Tied to Tap Water in Neti Pot

Dec 11, 2018 , WebMD
This a rare case that serves as a reminder for people to follow the directions when using a Neti pot, and to use only boiled or distilled water, said Dr. Charles Cobbs, a neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle who treated the woman, CBS...
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Doctors Who Treat Gunshot Victims Tell NRA Why Gun Safety Is Their ‘Highway’

Dec 11, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
After the NRA said "anti-gun" physicians should stay in their lane, a growing number of doctors join the social media campaign with the hashtag "#ThisIsOurLane," gaining support from the U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams. Other gun violence news looks at a lack of CDC gun studies, a faulty high school active shooter drill and disturbing writings from the Sandy Hook...
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