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New momentum for addiction treatment behind bars

New momentum for addiction treatment behind bars

Fewer than 1 percent of the more than 5,000 U.S. prisons and jails, housing more than 2 million inmates, allow access to the FDA-approved medication for drug addiction, even though medical societies, addiction experts and correctional health organizations support their use.

April 5, 2018 | By | Reply More
New virus emerges from bats in China

New virus emerges from bats in China

A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), Although it does not appear to infect people, researchers say the finding is an important reminder that identifying new viruses in animals and quickly determining their potential to infect people is a key way to reduce global health threats.

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

Often, preliminary studies fuel irrational exuberance about a promising dietary supplement, leading millions of people to buy in to the trend. Many never stop. They continue even though more rigorous studies almost never find that vitamins prevent disease, and in some cases cause harm.

April 4, 2018 | By | Reply More
Americans have mixed feelings about the ACA’s future — but like their plans

Americans have mixed feelings about the ACA’s future — but like their plans

61 percent of people enrolled in marketplace plans are satisfied with their insurance choices and that a majority say they are not paying more this year compared with last year’s premium costs. Nine in 10 enrollees said they would still buy insurance without the penalty.

April 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
‘Nightmare bacteria’ stalk U.S. hospitals

‘Nightmare bacteria’ stalk U.S. hospitals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detected more than 220 cases last year of a rare breed of “nightmare bacteria” that are virtually untreatable and capable of spreading genes that make them impervious to most antibiotics.

April 3, 2018 | By | Reply More
Family members fight for right to visit ailing relatives

Family members fight for right to visit ailing relatives

At least 11 states to enact laws that help relatives who are being prevented from seeing infirm or disabled family members. Under the laws, relatives can seek a court order permitting visitation and communication. The order must be granted, unless the ailing relative is found to be mentally competent and objects to contact.

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Trump’s labor department eviscerates workplace safety panels

Trump’s labor department eviscerates workplace safety panels

But under President Donald Trump, workplace safety boards have been mothballed or outright killed. None of the boards has met for at least nine months. Some haven’t met for more than a year.

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
Medicaid minus stigma: In Indian Country, it’s part of the fabric of life

Medicaid minus stigma: In Indian Country, it’s part of the fabric of life

In Gallup, a city of about 23,000 people, Medicaid is as much a part of the fabric as Native American-crafted jewelry and green chile sauce. Recipients include the waitress at the downtown bar, the clerk at a loan store and the maid at the hotel.

April 2, 2018 | By | Reply More
How to get the most out of your dental insurance

How to get the most out of your dental insurance

More than 249 million Americans had dental coverage at the end of 2016, according to the National Association of Dental Plans. Here’s some information about how to get the most out of your dental plan.

March 30, 2018 | By | Reply More
Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?

Throwing injuries in young baseball players: Is there something we are not considering?

It is important for parents, players and coaches to be aware of simple methods to prevent these overuse injuries. Some approaches include not playing on multiple teams at the same time and throwing restrictions, such as taking a day of rest based on the number of pitches thrown. Also, players should keep their rotator cuff strong and never pitch if an arm is in pain.

March 29, 2018 | By | Reply More