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US has highest rate of drug overdoses, study says

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
The United States has more than double the rate of premature overdose deaths of at least 12 other countries, according to a new study....
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State Highlights: Study Finds Vast Disparity In What Colorado Hospitals Charge Over Other States; Athenahealth Agrees To Buyout From New York Financial Firms

Nov 13, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Colorado, New York, Utah, Georgia, Kansas, Virginia, Minnesota, South Carolina, Delaware, Illinois and...
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Cancer surpasses heart disease as leading cause of death in many US counties

Nov 13, 2018 , CNN Health
An important transition is happening across the United States: Cancer was the leading cause of death in more counties in 2015 than 13 years earlier, a new study finds. However, the opposite was true for heart disease during that period; fewer counties reported it as the top killer....
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Turkey Salmonella Outbreak Has Sickened 164: How This May Affect Thanksgiving

Nov 10, 2018 , Forbes
The CDC announced that so far at least 164 people have become ill in 35 states, resulting in 63 hospitalizations and one...
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Medicaid Expansion Approved by Voters in Three Republican-Leaning States

Nov 10, 2018 , MedicineNet
Title: Medicaid Expansion Approved by Voters in Three Republican-Leaning StatesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/8/2018 12:00:00...
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Nearly 1 In 10 in U.S. Battle Sexual Urges

Nov 10, 2018 , WebMD
Almost 9 percent of people in the United States have distress caused by difficulty controlling their sexual feelings, urges and behaviors, new research...
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CMS will tweak, not overhaul, Medicaid managed care

Nov 09, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS wants to make a series of smaller changes to an Obama-era rulemaking that revamped managed Medicaid policy two years ago. The proposals fall short of the overhaul that states...
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Tulane Researcher Studies Why Black Women Are More Likely To Die During Or After Pregnancy

Nov 09, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
The U.S. has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world, and Louisiana consistently ranks among the top US states for rates of death among pregnant and postpartum women. Two new studies by a Tulane University epidemiologist aim to figure out why. Maeve Wallace, a reproductive and pe......
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U.S. concerned about Ebola outbreak in Congo conflict zone: official

Nov 09, 2018 , Reuters
The United States is worried about the outbreak of Ebola in conflict-hit eastern Congo where there are 312 confirmed and probable cases and 191 deaths, a USAID official said on Thursday....
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Medicaid, Drug Prices Could See Big Election Impacts

Nov 09, 2018 , Healthcare Business News
Nov. 7—On Tuesday, voters in three states approved expanding Medicaid eligibility to a total of more than 300,000 people....
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Salmonella Tied to Turkey Sickens 164 in 35 States

Nov 09, 2018 , WebMD
Sixty-three people have been hospitalized, and one death was reported in California. Illnesses in the outbreak began between Nov. 20, 2017 and Oct. 20,...
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Different Takes: Democrats Can Finally Focus On Health Care Reforms; It’s Time For Other States To Expand Medicaid

Nov 09, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on the impact the midterm elections will have on the health...
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New Medicaid Expansion States Could Boost UnitedHealth, Centene

Nov 08, 2018 , Forbes
Votes to expand Medicaid in Nebraska, Idaho and Utah could benefit health insurance companies like Centene and UnitedHealth...
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Nevada becomes the 10th state to eliminate a 'pink tax' on menstrual products

Nov 08, 2018 , CNN Health
You can add Nevada to the list of states that don't levy a "pink tax" on feminine hygiene products....
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CMS is developing a rule that could curtail Medicaid transportation access

Nov 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The CMS is drafting a rule that would make it easier for states to stop offering Medicaid beneficiaries paid transportation to medical appointments, a move that could affect providers' revenue...
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Hy-Vee offers free A1C screenings this month

Nov 08, 2018 , Drug Store News - Retail
Hy-Vee is providing free hemoglobin A1C screenings to customers throughout November in 168 stores in eight states. Read More...
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HPV Vaccine Uptake Low Despite Prior Calls to Action

Nov 08, 2018 , RxList
The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine continues to be underused in eligible adolescents. Thus, it continues to fall short of its potential to protect against HPV-related cancers in the United States. Such cancers include cancer of the cervix, oropharyngeal cancer, and penile, vulvar, and vaginal malignancies, according to a new report from the President's Cancer...
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Midterm elections buoy healthcare stocks

Nov 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Insurer and hospital stocks are trading higher in the wake of the midterm elections, in which Democrats won the majority of seats in the House of Representatives and several states passed ballot initiatives to expand...
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Medicaid expansion scores election wins and losses across the country

Nov 08, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
From the Rocky Mountains to the Great Plains to New England, Medicaid expansion got a big boost Tuesday from successful ballot initiatives in three states and gubernatorial victories by two Democrats who made expansion a central...
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Health concerns drive voters to back Medicaid, weed and trans rights

Nov 08, 2018 , CNN Health
Voters in 37 states had more than candidates to choose Tuesday. There were more than 150 statewide measures on ballots this midterm election and several involved health-related issues ranging from the taxes on feminine hygiene products to Medicaid expansion, to abortion access, and legalizing the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana. Based on the preliminary vote results, here's what some voters went for and what they rejected....
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