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Even nurses aren’t immune to the stigma of suicide

October 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Even nurses aren’t immune to the stigma of suicide

By Sarah Fitchett Lecturer in Neonatal Care, University of Salford Originally published on The Conversation In England, one person dies every two hours as a result of suicide. And it is the leading cause of death for young people, both male and female, in the UK – every year around 1,600 children and young people aged ten to […]

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President Trump wouldn’t have to wait for Congress to undo much of the health law

October 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
President Trump wouldn’t have to wait for Congress to undo much of the health law

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Republicans have been vowing for six years now to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They have voted to do so dozens of times, despite knowing any measures would be vetoed by President Barack Obama. But if elected, a President Donald Trump wouldn’t have to wait for lawmakers to once […]

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Got Zika? For pregnant women lab delays mean it’s often hard to know

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Got Zika? For pregnant women lab delays mean it’s often hard to know

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Houston-based Legacy Community Health Services, a federally qualified health center, is trying hard to fight the Zika virus. It’s screening pregnant women and following federal guidelines to test people at risk. But despite best efforts, there’s a problem, says Legacy’s chief medical officer, Dr. Ann Barnes. Women who could […]

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Drug addiction epidemic creates crisis in foster care

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Drug addiction epidemic creates crisis in foster care

By Teresa Wiltz Stateline The nation’s drug-addiction epidemic is driving a dramatic increase in the number of children entering foster care, forcing many states to take urgent steps to care for neglected children. Several states, such as New Hampshire and Vermont, have either changed laws to make it possible to pull children out of homes […]

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State immunization rates up

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
State immunization rates up

Immunization Survey Shows Washington’s Kids are Better Protected From the Washington State Department of Health According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s annual National Immunization Survey shows Washington is better than the national average for most childhood vaccines. The state recorded increased rates over last year for nine out of 10 […]

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The opioid epidemic: Six essential reads

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
The opioid epidemic: Six essential reads

Jessie Schanzle, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to opioids. More people died from drug overdose in 2014 than in any other year, and six in 10 of those deaths involved an opioid, such as a painkiller or heroin. Hillary Clinton has proposed a US$10 billion plan to […]

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A Bygone Era: When bipartisanship led to health care transformation

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Bygone Era: When bipartisanship led to health care transformation

By John Henning Schumann Kaiser Health News People might be forgiven for thinking that the Affordable Care Act is the federal government’s boldest intrusion into the private business of health care. But few know about a 70-year-old law that is responsible for the construction of much of our health system’s infrastructure. The law’s latest anniversary […]

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Who makes money on a brand-name drug?

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Who makes money on a brand-name drug?

By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News Download a PDF of this graphic here. KHN’s coverage of prescription drug development, costs and pricing is supported in part by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation.

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U.S. Labor Department: States are failing injured workers

October 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
U.S. Labor Department: States are failing injured workers

By Michael Grabell ProPublica A U.S. Department of Labor report released today details the bleak fate facing the nation’s injured workers, noting that those hurt on the job are at “great risk of falling into poverty” because state workers’ compensation systems are failing to provide them with adequate benefits. The report lays the groundwork for […]

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Caring for the opioid epidemic’s youngest victims

October 5, 2016 | By | Reply More
Caring for the opioid epidemic’s youngest victims

By Christine Vestal Stateline HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — Before hospitals in the rest of the country started seeing a surge in the number of infants born with severe drug withdrawal symptoms, this town of 50,000 was already facing a crisis. In 2010, babies born to mothers using heroin were filling up so many beds in the […]

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