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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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Abortion Foes And Supporters Warn Tenn. Lawmakers Against Bill That Would Ban The Procedure

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The proposed legislation would prohibit abortions anytime after a pregnancy is detected, and its supporters suggest this may be a good option to take before the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade. In other states, lawmakers are looking at problems in the Minnesota Department of Human Services and protections for the supplement kratom in...
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Local Air Testing for Toxic Gas Closer to Reality

Aug 15, 2019 , WebMD
Meanwhile, the state Environmental Protection Division this week revealed results of an initial sample test for ethylene oxide at its South DeKalb monitoring...
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Kansas Rejects Aetna’s Plan To Correct Problems With Its Private Medicaid Services

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Aetna's $1 billion-a-year business with Kansas is in jeopardy after the state rejects the contractor's plan to fix problems with its services to KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program. A letter from Kansas regulators says Aetna does not "present a clear path to compliance" and gives the company another shot to submit a corrective proposal. And other Medicaid news comes out of Louisiana and New...
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State Highlights: 8th Police Officer’s Suicide Rattles N.Y.C.; Minn. Officials Raise Concerns About Vaping’s Harm

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news about health issues around the country, including in New York, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Connecticut and...
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Medical abortions can be safely supervised via telemedicine: study

Aug 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Terminating a pregnancy with medication under virtual supervision from a clinician is just as effective and safe as doing so at a medical facility, a study across four U.S states suggests....
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From The State Capitals: Tennessee Lawmakers Consider Near Ban On Abortion; New Hampshire Governor Signs Bill Regulating Health Care Mergers

Aug 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
News from state legislatures comes from Tennessee and New...
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Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Harm the Heart: Study

Aug 14, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Hormone Therapy for Prostate Cancer Might Harm the Heart: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/13/2019 12:00:00...
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Centene To Expand Obamacare Sales In 10 States

Aug 14, 2019 , Forbes
Centene is once again expanding its Obamacare footprint, expanding in 10 states where it already sells subsidized individual coverage under the Affordable Care...
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State Highlights: Calif. Mayor Proposes Insurance Mandate For Gun Owners; Texas Health Officials Wary Of Vaccine Exemptions

Aug 14, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A selection of stories from around the country, including news from Texas, Tennesseee, California, Georgia and...
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Little Progress Seen in Diabetes Care in Past 15 Years

Aug 14, 2019 , RxList
There have been few improvements in diabetes diagnosis, linkage of patients to care, or achievement of treatment targets in the United States since 2005 despite advances in care, new research...
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New Hampshire law to expand telemedicine reimbursement

Aug 14, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The bill will impact patients with Medicaid coverage and private insurance living in the largely rural...
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