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Several unpublished studies getting attention at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this week point to new research on people who have gone on to develop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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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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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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