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How the Trump budget undercuts security risks posed by pandemics – viewpoint

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
How the Trump budget undercuts security risks posed by pandemics – viewpoint

The way the military protects America’s welfare is straightforward. The way that other U.S. agencies prevent pandemics is less understood.

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Another circle of hell: Surviving 0pioids in the fentanyl era

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Another circle of hell: Surviving 0pioids in the fentanyl era

About 75 percent of the state’s men and women who died after an unintentional overdose last year had fentanyl in their system, up from 57 percent in 2015.

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Getting the mentally lll out of jails

April 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Getting the mentally lll out of jails

By Michael Ollove Stateline A dearth of beds at state psychiatric hospitals in many parts of the country and shortages of mental health resources mean that mentally ill people who commit minor crimes often end up languishing in jails, which are poorly equipped to handle their illnesses. It’s a difficult problem that, without intervention, creates […]

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GOP has no choice but to keep pushing the health care rock up the hill

April 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
GOP has no choice but to keep pushing the health care rock up the hill

By Julie Rovner CaliforniaHealthline This week’s effort to resurrect the GOP bill to overhaul the Affordable Care Act has apparently met the same end as the first try in March — not even a vote on the floor of the House. Apparently the roadblock was the same, too. Efforts to gain votes from holdout conservatives repelled […]

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While Washington fiddles, California leaders forge ideas for universal health care

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While Washington fiddles, California leaders forge ideas for universal health care

By Pauline Bartolone CaliforniaHealthline As the nation’s Republican leaders huddle to reconsider their plans to “repeal and replace” the nation’s health law, advocates for universal health coverage press on in California, armed with renewed political will and a new set of proposals. Organized labor and two lawmakers are leading the charge for a single, government-financed […]

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In pain? Many doctors say opioids are not the answer

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In pain? Many doctors say opioids are not the answer

By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News Those of you who have experienced pain, especially gnawing, chronic pain, know that it affects your happiness, outlook and ability to function. In the past couple of years, the treatment of chronic pain has undergone an earthshaking transformation as opioid addiction continues to claim — and ruin — lives. Many […]

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Allen Institute’s web portal allows you to explore stem cells in 3-D online

April 5, 2017 | By | Reply More
Allen Institute’s web portal allows you to explore stem cells in 3-D online

The Allen Institute for Cell Science today launched a website were anyone can explore the 3-D structure of human stem cells online. The site, called the Allen Cell Explorer, will provide scientists a new way to study how diverse human stem cells are structured and organized, which should provide insight into what makes human cells healthy and what […]

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States seek Medicaid dollars for addiction treatment beds

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States seek Medicaid dollars for addiction treatment beds

By Christine Vestal Stateline BALTIMORE — Anthony Green says he woke up one morning in January and decided to quit drinking. “I said to myself, ‘If I want something better, I’ve got to do better.’ ” That’s what landed him at Gaudenzia, a residential drug and alcohol treatment center here in North Baltimore. Green, 38, […]

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Women and Zika: Key questions and a few solid answers

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Women and Zika: Key questions and a few solid answers

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News This story was first published June 13, 2016; it was most recently updated April 5. The Zika virus caused birth defects in about 10 percent of the 250 pregnant women confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to have contracted the virus, according to figures published April […]

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If there’s a will, there’s a way for Congress and Trump to fix health law

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If there’s a will, there’s a way for Congress and Trump to fix health law

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Now that the GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act is in limbo, is there a way to make it work better? Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on much when it comes to the controversial federal health law, but some party leaders from each side of […]

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