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All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA....
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As more cases confirmed, CDC says evidence suggests 'viral association' for AFM

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
There are 10 more confirmed cases of acute flaccid myelitis, a polio-like illness that mostly affects children, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 90 in 27 states this year....
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Juul Withdraws Most Flavored E-Cigs From Market

Nov 14, 2018 , WebMD
Earlier in November, media reports suggested that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would soon ban sales of most flavored electronic cigarettes in retail stores and gas stations across the United...
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States may now broaden mental health treatment under Medicaid

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services may now allow for states to pursue Medicaid reimbursements for short-term inpatient treatment in mental health facilities despite a decades-old exclusion, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar announced Tuesday....
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CMS plans to overturn Medicaid ban on mental health facility pay

Nov 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
States may soon have a new waiver option to use federal funds to pay for Medicaid beneficiaries' treatment at inpatient mental health facilities. The CMS has had a ban on reimbursing those providers for...
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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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