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7543 Articles Matching "state"

Montana Lawmakers Send Medicaid Expansion Bill With Work Requirements To Governor

Apr 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The legislation comes as Montana faces an expiration date on the state's Medicaid expansion, which was approved in 2015. "It was in our best interest to continue the program to help as many folks as we can, especially with drug addictions [and] mental illness. Those are big things that plague Montana, and they’re very expensive. And everyone that we can treat and have success in those areas is a huge win for everyone," said Republican state Rep. Ed Buttrey of Great...
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State Highlights: Money Hinders Push For Mental Health Urgent Care Clinics In Massachusetts; Calif. Drinking Water Contaminated With Carcinogenic Toxins From Wildfires

Apr 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, California, Washington, Colorado, Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, Minnesota and New Hampshire....
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Talk Of Medicare For All Unnerving Investors

Apr 20, 2019 , Forbes
Earlier this week, UnitedHealthCare CEO David Wichmann's statement that Medicare for All would lead to a "wholesale disruption" of the U.S. healthcare system, appeared to spook investors. This sent healthcare stocks tumbling and into volatility...
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From The State Capitols: Conn. Lawmakers Fret Over Price Tag For Covering Undocumented Children; Washington’s Long-Term Care Benefits Measure Gains Momentum

Apr 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News from state legislatures comes out of Connecticut, Washington, Arizona, Maryland, California and Florida....
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Higher state minimum wage tied to lower suicide rates

Apr 20, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Suicide rates grow more slowly in states that increase their minimum wage, according to a U.S. study that suggests this might be one strategy for curbing deaths by suicide....
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Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats, Cheeses in 4 States

Apr 20, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Listeria Outbreak Linked to Deli Meats, Cheeses in 4 StatesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/18/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/19/2019 12:00:00...
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Scam Alert: Seniors, Low-Income Neighborhoods Targeted By People Claiming To Collect DNA Swab Samples

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
People are going to these communities in vans and offering to swab residents' cheeks purportedly for DNA checks for cancer and other diseases. It’s not clear who is behind the reported activity. In other public health news: asbestos, candida auris, prostate drugs, three-parent pregnancies, syphilis, and...
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Chagas Disease: A Silent Killer With A Cure

Apr 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Among the most well-known disease carrying bugs in Texas are mosquitos, spiders, cockroaches and ticks. But the Kissing Bug is a serious, lesser known threat to Texans. While it has a cute name, many folks don’t know there’s a not-so-cute, deadly parasite the bug can transmit. Texas State Assistant......
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CDC investigating listeria infections linked to deli meats and cheeses

Apr 19, 2019 , CNN Health
Eight people in several states have been hospitalized with listeria infections, including one person who died, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said....
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Enlarged Prostate Meds May Increase Diabetes Risk

Apr 19, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Enlarged Prostate Meds May Increase Diabetes RiskCategory: Health NewsCreated: 4/17/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 4/18/2019 12:00:00...
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State Highlights: Connecticut House Passes Bill Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions; Judge Orders Chicago Hospital To Restore Services

Apr 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Wisconsin, Alaska, California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Maryland, Georgia, Kansas, Washington and...
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Strunk and White: Cutting clutter and throttling the passive voice

Apr 19, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
The famous ‘Elements of Style’ marks a century of lessons for writers: ‘Omit needless words,’ and use a ‘concise, comprehensive statement’ to anchor descriptive paragraphs, among others. If you ever head back to college to finish that master’s degree, William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s “The Elements of Style” could provide a refresher in term-paper […] The post Strunk and White: Cutting clutter and throttling the passive voice appeared first on Health Care...
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U.S. launches four-state study to find ways to reduce opioid overdose deaths

Apr 19, 2019 , Reuters
U.S. health officials on Thursday said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the nation's opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected communities in those states....
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The Medical Minute: The Importance Of Safely Disposing Of Opioids

Apr 19, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Cleaning out your medicine cabinet is about more than having a tidy bathroom. In an age of opioid addiction, it can also prevent leftover medications from getting into the wrong hands. Dr. Alexis Reedy-Cooper, a family medicine physician at Penn State Health, said opioid addiction continues to incr......
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Buyer Beware When Purchasing Medical Test Strips

Apr 19, 2019 , WebMD
Pre-owned test strips or test strips not authorized for sale in the United States may be sold online through Amazon, eBay and Craigslist, or directly from the seller, according to the...
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Washington State's Public Long-Term Care Program Is On The Verge Of Becoming Law

Apr 19, 2019 , Forbes
Washington State is on the verge of passing the nation's first universal public long-term care insurance program. How would it...
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Raw Tuna Linked to Salmonella Outbreak

Apr 18, 2019 , WebMD
A salmonella outbreak linked to frozen, raw ground tuna from Jensen Tuna has sickened 13 people in seven states, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
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Why one insurer is expanding a mental health integration pilot statewide

Apr 18, 2019 , Healthcare Business News
Early indications of savings and positive provider feedback led one Blue Cross plan to expand statewide a behavioral care telehealth...
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Artificial Intelligence Performs As Well As Experienced Radiologists In Detecting Prostate Cancer

Apr 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
FINDINGS UCLA researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence system to help radiologists improve their ability to diagnose prostate cancer. The system, called FocalNet, helps identify and predict the aggressiveness of the disease evaluating magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, scans, and i......
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State Highlights: Polluted Drinking Water Plagues Coal-Fueled County In Kentucky; Officials Probe Salmonella Outbreak In 7 States

Apr 18, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Kentucky, Connecticut, Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota, North Dakota, New York, Washington, Oregon, California, New Hampshire, Michigan, Georgia, Colorado, Ohio, Illinois, D.C. and...
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