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8137 Articles Matching "state"

CDC, state health officials investigating link between vaping and severe lung disease

Aug 21, 2019 , CNN Health
At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury that could be linked to vaping, a CNN survey of state health departments has found....
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State Highlights: North Carolina Nursing Homes Slow To Tap Into Long-Term Care Improvement Funds, Advocates Say; Union In NYC Pushes For Better Maternity Care

Aug 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from North Carolina, New York, Alaska, California, Florida, Nebraska, New Hampshire, Mississippi, Arizona, Missouri, Massachusetts and...
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State's Legal Moves Cause Mixed Messages on Toxic Air

Aug 21, 2019 , WebMD
In recent weeks, state officials have been moving swiftly to make legal agreements with Sterigenics that, in some cases, have bypassed public...
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Uptick In Abortions In Georgia Alarms Advocates While State Asks Judge To Dismiss Suit Against ‘Heartbeat Bill’

Aug 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
There was a similar spike in numbers in 2016, although the rates have been trending downward in the state over the past 25 years. Meanwhile, attorneys for the state defended recent anti-abortion legislation as "constitutional and...
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‘Financially Devastating’ Air Ambulance Rides Can Both Save Lives And Ruin Them

Aug 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Courts have ruled air ambulances can charge anything they want, and many patients are getting stuck with sky-high bills. Meanwhile, Texas lawmakers signed aggressive legislation into law that was meant to protect the state's residents from surprise medical bills, but millions remain unprotected....
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China adds 148 drugs to key insurance list: state media

Aug 21, 2019 , Reuters
China on Tuesday added 148 drugs to its list of medicines covered by basic medical insurance schemes, part of a push to lower patients' out-of-pocket costs in one of the world's largest drug markets, state media reported....
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Tide Is Starting To Turn In Battle Over Using Dental Therapists To Help Rural Patients Get Basic Care

Aug 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A handful of states are starting to pass legislation allowing dental therapists--a step down from a dentist--to practice basic procedures to help under-served populations. The powerful dental lobby has been active in trying to block such laws, but advocates for the therapists are starting to gain wins. In other public health news: pediatricians, supplements, juice boxes, antibiotics, race, Ebola and autoimmune conditions....
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U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week

Aug 20, 2019 , Reuters
The United States recorded 21 new measles cases last week, raising the total number of cases for the year to 1,203 across 30 states in the worst outbreak of the virus since 1992, federal health officials said on Monday....
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Georgia Residents Demand State Act on Toxic Air

Aug 20, 2019 , WebMD
Residents at a community meeting expressed displeasure with state and federal officials who said working with the company on a voluntary basis would be most...
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State Highlights: Workers, Patients From Closed D.C. Area Women’s Hospital Look Back On ‘Cutting Edge’ Treatment; Virginia Communities Work On Ways To Keep Mentally Ill Out Of Court Systems

Aug 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from the District Of Columbia, Virginia, Washington, Kansas, California, Ohio, Wisconsin, Massachusetts and...
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CDC Investigating Cluster Of Lung Disease Cases That May Be Linked To Vaping

Aug 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Officials can't say for certain that the illnesses were caused by vaping, but they said that there was no evidence that an infectious disease. At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of the disease....
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CDC probes lung illnesses linked to e-cigarette use

Aug 19, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a "cluster" of lung illnesses that it believes may be linked to e-cigarette use after such cases were reported in 14 states....
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More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping

Aug 18, 2019 , CNN Health
At least 15 states have identified more than 120 cases of lung disease or injury that could be linked to vaping, a CNN survey of state health departments has found....
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To Attract Docs To Rural Areas, Hospitals Promote Lifestyle, Importance Of Mission

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Hospital systems in rural America have to get creative in order to attract medical professionals to work there. NPR looks at some novel strategies that are yielding success. In other news impacting the industry: a new rule goes into effect next week that prohibits health care facilities from disposing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals into the public sewer system. Regional hospital news also comes out of Pennsylvania and Washington...
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Sky-High Surprise Bills From Air Ambulance Rides Under Scrutiny In Georgia

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More insured patients are being hit by surprise medical bills, with air ambulance charges among the worst. The prices can be in the tens of thousands of dollars and more than half of rides in the U.S. on air ambulances are not in the passenger’s insurance network. Georgia legislators say they want to do something about that. The state is also looking to overhaul other aspects of its EMS services. And in Virginia, regulators will seek public input from residents about actions the state could...
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State Highlights: Midwives In Rural States Try To Combat Maternity Dangers; Judge Puts Hold On Medically Assisted Suicide In New Jersey

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news about health issues around the country, including in Tennessee, Kentucky, New Jersey, Minnesota, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Alabama, Nebraska, Texas and...
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What Do Ohio Lawmakers Think About The Governor’s Proposed ‘Red Flag’ Law?

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Stateline notes that in most places, local governments are prohibited from passing measures that go beyond the state law. In other state capitol news, some N.C. legislators are taking steps to advance their cause of expanding...
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State Highlights: Shortage Of Elder Care Workers In Maine Is Warning To Nation; States Like Indiana Install ‘Baby Boxes’

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news about health issues around the country, including in Maine, Indiana, Arkansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Montana, New York, Florida, New Hampshire, California and...
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Research Shows Improvement In Curbing Docs’ Post-Surgical Prescribing, But There’s Still A Long Way To Go

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
And the Connecticut Mirror pulls from a database obtained by The Washington Post that offers an up-close look at the rates of opioid-pill dispensing by the state's pharmacies between 2006 and 2012....
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Push To Hold Public Vote On Missouri’s Abortion Law Faces Uphill Climb

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Abortion-rights advocates have a very short window of time in which to gather the signatures necessary to secure a public vote on the state's new restrictive abortion law. In Wisconsin, state GOP lawmakers broke with anti-abortion forces to advocate for a measure that broadens birth control access....
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