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4674 Articles Matching "state"

Spike In Accidental Deaths In U.S. Attributed To Opioid Overdoses

Jan 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
The category, which includes accidental drug overdoses, saw a 10 percent uptick in 2016. Meanwhile, states are starting to open their Medicaid programs to covering alternative pain treatments in an effort to combat the opioid...
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Chart-topping fitness app 'Sweatcoin' secures funding

Jan 18, 2018 , Reuters
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sweatcoin, a free smartphone app that pays people to be physically active, said on Wednesday it has secured its first round of institutional funding after topping download charts in Britain and the United States....
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Tough Talk: Millions More Uninsured Because Trump ‘Sabotaged’ ACA; Making The Case For Medicaid Work Requirements

Jan 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Opinion writers weigh in on how new national and state policies are impacting health...
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In Real Estate, It's Location; In Healthcare, It's Compliance

Jan 18, 2018 , Forbes
America’s hospitals must improve patient outcomes, and do it more cost effectively, or fall under the control of an acquirer that...
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U.S. court invalidates patent on J&J cancer drug Zytiga

Jan 18, 2018 , Reuters
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. administrative court on Wednesday invalidated a Johnson & Johnson patent on its blockbuster prostate cancer drug Zytiga, bringing rivals closer to selling generic versions....
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Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases

Jan 18, 2018 , Reuters
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil's largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of the country....
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Reduce Legal Blood-Alcohol Limit to Cut Drunk Driving Deaths: Report

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
All states should lower legal blood alcohol levels for drivers from 0.08 to 0.05 percent blood alcohol concentration (BAC), the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine...
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Weight-Loss Surgery's Benefits Wane for Diabetics

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
The study began with 120 patients with type 2 diabetes from the United States and Taiwan. Half underwent weight-loss surgery while the other half had only lifestyle...
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One Of Most Common Parasites In Country Is Also One Of Most Neglected

Jan 18, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
About five percent of the U.S. population has the parasite, but many doctors are unaware of the infection. In other public health news: prostate cancer, diabetes, health data, sneezing, and...
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Most states don’t require that kids be checked for health issues

Jan 18, 2018 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - - Most U.S. states don’t require that children be screened for health conditions that can affect learning, according to new research supported by the Children’s Health Fund (CHF)....
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Cycling Won't Sabotage a Man's Sex Life: Study

Jan 18, 2018 , WebMD
The new research on men surveyed 2,774 cyclists, 539 swimmers and 789 runners. All completed several research-validated questionnaires about sexual health, prostate symptoms, urinary tract infections, genital numbness and saddle sores, among other...
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Violent Crime Has Dropped In Border States With Legal Cannabis: Study

Jan 17, 2018 , Forbes
A new study suggests that legalized cannabis may be reducing violence in states that border Mexico, where U.S.-bound drug traffic has caused countless deaths and raised trillions for...
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IV bags in short supply across US after hurricane

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Before Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico on September 30, the United States had already experienced intermittent shortages of IV bags, which are used to administer and dilute medications. The devastation caused by the Category 4 hurricane -- the first to hit the island in more than eight decades -- amplified the IV bag shortage, in particular sodium chloride 0.9% injection bags, which are ubiquitous in medical facilities and hospitals....
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State Highlights: Mass. Lawmakers Urge Investigation Of Nursing Home Company; Measles Exposure Possible At Chicago’s O’Hare Airport

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Illinois, California, Connecticut, New York and Minnesota....
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With Individual Mandate Scrapped, Employers Say ‘It’s Our Turn’

Jan 17, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Employers have long-chafed at what they see as the onerous rules that came with the Affordable Care Act. But now that Congress has killed the individual mandate, employers say that their requirements should be the next to go. In other news: Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) says he expects bipartisan legislation aimed at stabilizing the marketplace to pass in the coming months; the Trump administration could approve short-term insurance plans soon; and a look at the health law and enrollment in...
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WHO recommends yellow fever shot to Sao Paulo visitors

Jan 17, 2018 , Reuters
BRASILIA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Tuesday that the whole of Sao Paulo state, which includes Brazil's largest city, Sao Paulo, should be considered at risk for yellow fever and recommended foreign travelers get vaccinated before visiting....
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The truth about those 7 words 'banned' at the CDC

Jan 17, 2018 , CNN Health
Media reports last month that the Trump administration banned officials at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using seven words may have been overstated, according to a government document obtained by CNN and interviews with two officials....
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Hospitals, Doctors Brace For Loss Of Children's Health Funds

Jan 16, 2018 , Forbes
More than 20 states face Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding shortfalls if Congress doesn’t act this month to fund the coverage for 9 million kids, a Georgetown University report...
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Walmart increases employee starting wage, expands parental leave

Jan 14, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Walmart is raising its starting wage for all hourly associates in the United States, handing out bonuses and expanding maternity and parental leave benefits including providing financial assistance for adoption. Read More...
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New York state tax officials seized, sold Shkreli's Nazi code machine — and more items

Jan 13, 2018 , CNBC Health
Even after the auction of the Enigma machine, Shkreli still owes New York state more than $450,000 in...
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