Oregon Bill Would Give Students A ‘Mental Health Day’; Florida Schools Will Be Required To Provide Students With Mental Health Education

News from across the country focuses on young people’s mental health issues, the psychological toll of racism, bed shortages, prison care, and more. The Associated Press: Teen Activists Score Mental Health Days For Oregon StudentsOregon will allow students to take […]

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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Several unpublished studies getting attention at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this week point to new research on people who have gone on to develop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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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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Viewpoints: Biden’s Health Care Ideas Could Take U.S. One Step Closer To Single Payer; Health Care Is A Market Failure

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others. The Washington Post: Joe Biden Proposes Radical Leftist Health-Care PlanThe 2020 Democratic presidential primary campaign is in many ways an argument between liberals and moderates over the path the […]

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State Highlights: Rhode Island’s Laws On 911 Calls Hide Important Facts From Public; Hundreds Of Colorado Child Neglect Cases Sent To Wrong Email Account

Media outlets report on news from Rhode Island, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Georgia, Connecticut, Nevada, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania and California. ProPublica: Going Quiet: More States Are Hiding 911 Recordings From Families, Lawyers And The General PublicRhode […]

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State Highlights: Maryland Cites ‘Dickensian’ Abuse Conditions In Suit Against For-Profit Group Homes; Researchers Grapple With Problems Of Diagnosing Rat Lungworm Disease In Hawaii

Media outlets focus on news from Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Hawaii, Tennessee, Virginia, Connecticut, California, North Carolina, District of Columbia, New Hampshire, Missouri, Georgia, Washington, Maryland, Oregon, Colorado, Ohio, Florida and West Virginia. ProPublica: Maryland Sues Notorious For-Profit Group Homes. […]

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Viewpoints: Failure To Take Care Of Children In Detention Centers Is A National Disgrace; Opioid Epidemic Requires Effective Addiction Treatment Not Just Temporary Fixes

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others. USA Today: Donald Trump Earns Place In History With How USA Treats Migrant KidsOn a subject as fraught as immigration, there’s plenty of room for disagreement about border security, […]

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Judge Orders Improvements In Tracking, Caring For New York’s Severely Mentally Ill Living In Supported Housing

A ProPublica and Frontline investigation about gaps in oversight for patients living outside institutions prompted U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis to order a report and make recommendations for improving care. At least six had died and others struggled to live […]

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State Highlights: Parents File Lawsuit Over New York’s Ban On Religious Exemptions For Vaccinations; Publisher Cuts Off Online Subscription Access To UC Researchers

Media outlets report on news from New York, California, Maryland, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, Iowa, Oregon, Illinois, Virginia, Wisconsin and Florida. The Wall Street Journal: Parents Sue Over Ban On Religious Exemptions For VaccinationsThe first of several anticipated lawsuits challenging […]

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Viewpoints: Talking About Ending Surprise Medical Bills Is the Easy Part; Lessons On The History Of Southern Women Taking Ill To Their Bed

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. Los Angeles Times: Democrats And Republicans Both Want To End Surprise ER Bills. Good Luck With That Lawmakers from both parties and President Trump have talked about their shared desire […]

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Viewpoints: Congress Needs To Raise Smoking Age To 21, Take Other Key Steps To Stop Teen Tobacco Use; What Does Hate Have To Do With Mental Health? Plenty

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Washington Post: Congress Should Raise The Smoking Age — And Then Enforce ItApproximately 350 minors become regular smokers every day, with 1 in 3 eventually dying as a […]

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State Highlights: Utah Family Sues After School Bars Diabetic Son From Attending; Attorney General Declares Public Safety Emergency In Rural Alaska

Media outlets report on news from Utah, Alaska, Michigan, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Kansas, Louisiana, California, Colorado and Minnesota. The New York Times: Utah Family Sues After Son With Diabetes Is Kept From SchoolThe 8-year-old son of Caly and […]

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Viewpoints: Will All These Health Care Ideas Make Dems Winners Or Losers In 2020 Election?; Stop Treating Doctors Like Criminals, Let Them Prescribe Opioids

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. The New York Times: This Democratic Debate Issue Has Tremendous Promise — And Peril It would be an exaggeration to say that the Democratic primary race is entirely about health care, but […]

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Viewpoints: Health Care Needs To Be Top Focus Of Dems In 2020; Trump’s Plan For Transparency Is No Cure-All, But Can Help Lower Hospital Costs

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others. USA Today: 2020 Democrats Must Focus On Health Care To Beat TrumpThe firing pistol went off on the 2020 election and the incumbent President Donald Trump aimed it in […]

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State Highlights: Where Hope For The Best Fails: Nearly 60% Of Women Experience Violence In Alaska; Enforced Staffing Ratios Would Cost $3B Yearly, New York Hospital Group Claims

Media outlets report on news from Alaska, New York, Florida, Minnesota, Arizona, Louisiana, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Iowa, Texas and Michigan. USA Today: Deadliest State: For Women In Alaska, Rape And Murder Are Too CommonShe wore her hair […]

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Disappointment Surrounding Alzheimer’s Treatment Has Reached Almost Mythical Heights. But Is There A ‘Cabal’ Behind All Those Failures?

For some experts it is increasingly apparent that there is another, more disturbing reason for the tragic lack of progress being made in Alzheimer’s research. A group of researchers had been so determined that one approach would work, few tried […]

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Oregon Has Botched Efforts To Move Patients Out Of Restrictive Psychiatric Facilities, Investigation Finds

The Oregonian/OregonLive launched an investigation into the Oregon Health Authority’s management of moving patients out of specialized care. Chris Bouneff, director of Oregon’s branch of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, said the newsroom’s findings are “disturbing.” “We don’t have […]

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