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2874 Articles Matching "states"

Nearly 1 in 4 Antibiotic Rx Still Inappropriate in US

Jan 20, 2019 , RxList
Almost one quarter (23.2%) of outpatient antibiotic prescriptions in the United States are inappropriate, according to an analysis of new diagnosis codes and insurance claims data from 19.2 million...
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Youth Suicide Rates Up In States Where Gun Ownership Is High, 10-Year Study Finds

Jan 19, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The lowest rates are reported in states where the average household gun ownership was 20 percent. Rates are highest in states with 52.5 percent ownership. News on mental health comes out of Minnesota, Virginia, Iowa and Texas,...
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Walmart expands its roster of grocery delivery providers

Jan 19, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Point Pickup, Skipcart, AxleHire and Roadie will help support Walmart’s online grocery deliveries in more than 100 metro areas across four states. Read More...
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New Clinical Trial Will Test Krill Oil For A Brighter Lupus Future

Jan 18, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Can krill oil improve the quality of life of people living with systemic lupus erythematous? A clinical trial, involving 20 centers in the United States, is currently enrolling patients to answer this question. Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), in New York City, is aiming to enroll four patients w......
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WHO Says Anti-Vaxxers Are Global Health Threat

Jan 18, 2019 , WebMD
The movement against vaccinations has taken hold in a number of countries, including the United States, making anti-vaxxers are among the top 10 health threats facing the world in 2019, the World Health Organization...
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Medicaid block grant waiver reports revive hospitals' funding worries

Jan 17, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Trump administration is quietly considering allowing states to apply to convert their Medicaid programs into block grants that cap federal spending, which some experts say would lead to lower Medicaid payments for safety-net...
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Maryland’s New Red Flag Law Is Saving Lives In Fight Against Gun Violence, Police Say

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
At least nine states have adopted a law allowing family members and friends to request court orders preventing people from having guns. In Maryland, police say it's already...
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UnitedHealth, Largest U.S. Health Insurer, Beats Expectations For Fourth-Quarter Profits

Jan 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
UnitedHealth says higher-than-expected medical costs in the fourth quarter of 2018 were limited to states for which it manages their Medicaid...
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Plans, providers split on easing Medicaid network adequacy standards

Jan 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Health plans clashed with providers and consumers in their reactions to the CMS' proposal to give states more flexibility in regulating the adequacy of provider networks in Medicaid managed-care...
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Happiness High in States With Lots of Parks, Libraries

Jan 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Happiness High in States With Lots of Parks, LibrariesCategory: Health NewsCreated: 1/14/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 1/14/2019 12:00:00...
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FDA approves expanded use of Adacel vaccine

Jan 16, 2019 , Drug Store News - Retail
Adacel is now the first and only Tdap vaccine in the United States approved for a repeat dose in people between the ages of 10-to-64 years old, administered eight or more years after the first vaccination. Read More...
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Hidden in Plain Sight: What Nurses Need to Know About Food Insecurity

Jan 15, 2019 , American Journal of Nursing
Are any of the people you see in your office or clinic “food insecure?” How about the college friends of your children? Or perhaps your own coworker? Food insecurity is all around us. The United States Department of Agriculture describes food insecurity as the lack of “consistent, dependable access to adequate food for active, healthy [...] The post Hidden in Plain Sight: What Nurses Need to Know About Food Insecurity appeared first on Off the...
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Odds of dying from accidental opioid overdose in the US surpass those of dying in car accident

Jan 15, 2019 , CNN Health
For the first time on record the odds of accidentally dying from an opioid overdose in the United States are now greater than those of dying in an automobile accident....
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Dynamic duos: Why science loves twins

Jan 15, 2019 , CNN Health
One of the broadest studies of twins in the United States suggests that our genes tend to influence the diseases that afflict us more than where we live, according to research published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics....
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Judge blocks Trump birth control coverage rules in 13 states

Jan 14, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal judge in California blocked Trump administration rules, which would allow more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control, from taking effect in 13 states and Washington,...
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U.S. Fertility Rate Drops to 30-Year Low

Jan 12, 2019 , WebMD
Only two states had fertility rate above replacement...
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U.S. Flu Cases Hit 7 Million Mark: CDC

Jan 12, 2019 , WebMD
As of Jan. 5, 15 states and New York City were reporting high flu activity, and it was widespread in 30...
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Surgeons fear pelvic mesh lawsuits will spook patients

Jan 12, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Doctors who specialize in female pelvic medicine say lawsuits by four states over products used to treat pelvic floor disorders might scare patients away from the best treatment...
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With up to 7.3 million people hit by flu so far this season, scientists search for better vaccine

Jan 12, 2019 , CNN Health
Between 6.2 million and 7.3 million people in the United States have developed the flu this season, according to data released Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention....
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E. Coli Outbreak Linked To Romaine Lettuce Is Finished After Spreading To 16 States, CDC reports

Jan 11, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
“Contaminated lettuce that made people sick in this outbreak should no longer be available,” the CDC said Wednesday. While there were no deaths, 25 people were...
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