Month: February 2020


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Climate and Energy Program Analyst / Robertson Foundation / New York, NY


• Do you have a track record of intellectual rigor and academic achievement?
• Do you have deep knowledge of fields related to the environment?
• Do you d…

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Watch: Reviewing Public Health Record Of New Coronavirus Commander Mike Pence

KHN Midwest editor and correspondent Laura Ungar appeared on “CNN Newsroom with Brooke Baldwin” to discuss Vice President Mike Pence’s appointment to lead the nation’s…

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Viewpoints: Women Need To Become Better Allies In Medicine, Especially Surgeons; What Happened To Trump’s Really Good Plan To Reduce Drug Costs?

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. Stat: Women In Medicine: Unite (Or At Least Stop Repressing Each Other) The #MeToo and #NeedHerScience…

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Different Takes: For The Good Of The Country, Can Partisan Politics About Coronavirus Stop?; Pence Is The Right Person To Oversee Response

Opinion writers weigh in on issues surrounding the coronavirus. Los Angeles Times: Stop Playing Politics And Protect Us From CoronavirusFor the good of the country,…

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Longer Looks: Overcrowded Morgues, Miners’ Health, And Pollution In Your Blood

Each week, KHN finds interesting reads from around the Web. The New York Times: Piled Bodies, Overflowing Morgues: Inside America’s Autopsy CrisisSay you are found…

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State Highlights: Insurers In Massachusetts Agree To Improve Access To Mental Health Care; Advocates Back Maryland Bills To Protect Consumers From Debt, Lawsuits

Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Maryland, Florida, Texas, District of Columbia, Colorado, New York, California, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois. WBUR: AG Healey…

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The Hidden ‘Abortion Tax’: Extra Fees, Unexpected Costs Take Toll On Clinics’ Budgets

Among the costs abortion clinics have to carry: security to protect staff and patients; airfare to get doctors to areas lacking trained physicians willing to…

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Drug Developers Study People Whose Brains Are Loaded With Signs Of Alzheimer’s Disease But Display No Symptoms

Researchers want to determine what protects them from the degenerative disease in order to “to mimic what these resilient people have with some kind of…

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Report Uncovers Bloomberg’s Helpful PR Role When Billionaire Sackler Family Was Under Fire For Opioid Crisis

The ProPublica report details the friendship between Michael Bloomberg and Mortimer Sackler and efforts taken to kill a Bloomberg Businessweek story on the Sackler’s role…

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Fate Of Menthol Flavor Ban Unclear As Some Democrats Argue That It Unfairly Targets African Americans

Congress shouldn’t “tell full-grown adults, those over 21, what they can and cannot do with a legal product,” said Rep. A. Donald McEachin (D-Va.), a…

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First Edition: February 28, 2020

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations. Kaiser Health News: New California Coronavirus Case Reveals Problems With U.S. Testing ProtocolsMultiple experts interviewed said…

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Colorado Forges Ahead On A New Model For Health Care While Nation Waits

This story also ran on USA Today. This story can be republished for free (details). DENVER — With the nation’s capital mired in gridlock and…

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High Court Revisits Abortion Law Akin To One Struck Down In 2016

About HealthBent KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, Julie Rovner, who has covered health care for more than 30 years, offers insight and analysis of policies and…

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Readers And Tweeters Dive Into Debate Over ‘Medicare For All’

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….

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Growing Concerns Of Coronavirus Should Spur Plans – Not Panic – In The Workplace

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Chances are, if you work for a large company, you received an email like…

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New California Coronavirus Case Reveals Problems with U.S. Testing Protocols

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Just weeks into the federal government’s efforts to contain the novel coronavirus, a new…

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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: Prepping For A Possible Pandemic

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. President Donald Trump has named Vice President Mike Pence to lead the nation’s effort to…

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Viewpoints: Overlooking Screening For Cognitive Impairment Would Be A Mistake For Some Patients; McConnell Bills On Abortion Aren’t About Infanticide

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. JAMA: Issues And Questions Surrounding Screening For Cognitive Impairment In Older Patients The importance of…

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Research Roundup: Flu Vaccine; Vitamin D And Pregnancy; Medical Student Mistreatment; And More

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. CIDRAP: Study Ranks Relative Effectiveness Of Influenza Vaccines In SeniorsA study…

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Perspectives: Political Careers At Stake In Age Of Coronavirus; U.S. Testing Is Far Behind On Coronavirus So We Don’t Know Where It Is

Editorial pages focus on issues surrounding the spread of coronavirus. The Wall Street Journal: Trump Versus The CoronavirusLet us simplify: If anything close to “community…

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Critics Assail J&J’s Sponsorship Of High-Profile Physician Conference Exploring Conflict Of Interests

Johnson & Johnson is underwriting the conference scheduled for June. “The pharmaceutical sponsorship is a problem for a conference on this topic. We need to…

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State Highlights: Georgia Health Price Transparency Bill Breezes Through Senate; Texas Governor Explores Options For Expanding Medicaid

Media outlets report on news from Georgia, Texas, Colorado, Mississippi, New York, California, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York and Massachusetts. Georgia Health News: State Senate…

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Teaching Police About Autism: Advocacy Groups Hold Seminars In N.J. About Why Some Children Might Run From Law Enforcement

They’ve trained hundreds of thousands of officers about how to approach people with special needs. Public health news is on pedestrian deaths, widowhood and dementia,…

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One Of Nation’s Largest PBMs Express Scripts May Be Hit With Subpoena Over Failing To Provide Insulin Price Info

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) threaten Cigna Corp.’s Express Scripts with a subpoena after they say the pharmacy benefit manager failed to…

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‘Unspeakable Tragedy’: Milwaukee Shooting At Molson Coors Plant Leaves 6 Dead Including Shooter Who Worked There

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes said it was Wisconsin’s 11th mass shooting since 2004, and he urged residents to “never grow comfortable in the face of…

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Biden Says Trump Wants To Fingerprint Food Stamp Recipients. Turns Out It Was Bloomberg Who Touted Such A Plan.

The Washington Post fact checks recent claims former Vice President Joe Biden made about the Trump administration’s food stamp policy changes. In other news from…

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First Edition: February 27, 2020

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations. California Healthline: Your School Assignment For The Day: Spelling And SpecsDaisy Leon struggles to sit still…

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Your School Assignment For The Day: Spelling And Specs

DELANO, Calif. — Daisy Leon struggles to sit still and read the letters on the eye chart. Her responses tumble out in a quiet, confused…

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They Fell In Love Helping Drug Users. But Fear Kept Him From Helping Himself.

This story is part of a partnership between NPR and Kaiser Health News. This story can be republished for free (details). She was in medical…

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Watch: One Father’s Fight Against ‘Predatory’ Drug Price

This story also ran on CBS News. This story can be republished for free (details). Dr. Sudeep Taksali tells “CBS This Morning” about his efforts…