State Highlights: All Policemen In This Alaska Village Have Criminal Records, Including The Chief, Report Finds; Kansas To Phase In New Vaccine Rules For Schools

Media outlets report on new Alaska, Kansas, Ohio, Maryland, California, Texas, Virginia and Connecticut. ProPublica/Anchorage Daily News: The Village Where Every Cop Has Been Convicted Of Domestic ViolenceWhen Nimeron Mike applied to be a city police officer here last New […]

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What Role Do Seizures Play In Alzheimer’s? Perhaps They Were Once Overlooked, But Now Researchers Say They Might Cause Dementia

Several unpublished studies getting attention at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this week point to new research on people who have gone on to develop Alzheimer’s after having seizures. News on the disease also looks at how exercise might help […]

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UnitedHealth Reverses Course, Approves Coverage For $2.1 Million Gene Therapy For Family Racing Against Clock

Lauren Sullivan had been trying to appeal UnitedHealth’s initial refusal of the drug for her 21-month-old daughter, Daryn. The girl was running out of time to receive the treatment before her second birthday in October, when the drug has to […]

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First Edition: July 19, 2019

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations. California Healthline: Juul Hires Leading Teen Addiction Researcher As Medical DirectorJuul Labs, the nation’s leading manufacturer of e-cigarettes, has hired as its medical director a prominent University of California researcher known […]

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Biden Doubles Down On Obamacare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. Former Vice President Joe Biden has said if he’s elected president he would build on the Affordable Care Act rather than move to a whole new health care system, such […]

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Different Takes: Lessons On The Differences, If Any, Between Biden, Sanders On Health Care; Medicaid’s Future Needs To Be Front And Center In The Ongoing Discussions

Editorial pages focus on the debate about the future of health care. The Wall Street Journal: Biden Goes Half Way To BernieCareJoe Biden’s new health-care plan is supposed to show his moderation, not that this is a virtue to progressives. […]

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State Highlights: Lead Paint Suppliers Settle Decades-Long Battle With California For $305M; Lawmakers Call For Increased Scrutiny Over Puerto Rico’s Medicaid Program

Media outlets report on news from California, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Virginia, Florida, Minnesota, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Ohio, Arizona, Wisconsin and New Hampshire. Reuters: California Settles Decades-Long Lawsuit Over Lead Paint, But Outcome Is BittersweetWhen Californian counties and […]

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KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. In Defense Of Opioid Prescribers Articles such as this one are leaving elderly patients with […]

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Surprise Medical Bill Legislation Takes A Step Forward, But Will It Lead To A Step Back?

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). The House Energy and Commerce Committee Wednesday approved its version of legislation to curb surprise medical bills. Though this step was an important advance, there’s still a long way […]

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