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Facility where H.R. McMaster Sr. died had uptick in deficiencies 20.4.2018 Philly.com News
The Philadelphia nursing home where H.R. McMaster Sr. died last Friday has had an uptick in deficiencies cited by health inspectors during annual inspections in recent years, federal records show. McMaster, the father of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster Jr., died Friday of "blunt impact head trauma."
Marijuana growers seek to extinguish Pa.'s cannabis research program 20.4.2018 Philly.com News
Calling it "disruptive" and "unlawful," a group of Pennsylvania marijuana growers and retailers want to snuff out the state's pioneering research scheme before it launches.
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The next big thing for Democrats: Medicare for all 19.4.2018 Washington Post
The next big thing for Democrats: Medicare for all
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California hospitals must cough up millions to meet charity care obligations 19.4.2018 LA Times: Business

California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra has ordered three California hospitals to pay out millions of dollars to local nonprofits, declining their requests to be freed from charity obligations required under state law.

The hospitals, based in the Central Valley and Los Angeles, argued that there isn’t...

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Unrest at Rowan as students prepare for Wellness Center insurance billing 19.4.2018 Philly.com News
Students at Rowan University now face extra fees and privacy concerns while visiting the campus Wellness Center, as the school moves forward with plans to begin insurance billing over the summer.
Ohio violated Planned Parenthood's freedom of speech in effort to defund it, federal court rules 19.4.2018 Washington Post
Ohio violated Planned Parenthood's freedom of speech in effort to defund it, federal court rules
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HHS secretary back in hospital for bowel condition 18.4.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A spokeswoman says U.S. health secretary Alex Azar is back in the hospital for additional treatment and observation. He's been diagnosed with a painful bowel condition called diverticulitis....
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The Health 202: Health industry giants get tax windfall. But it's unclear how it will be used. 18.4.2018 Washington Post
The Health 202: Health industry giants get tax windfall. But it's unclear how it will be used.
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Should California expand what it means to be 'gravely disabled'? 18.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

When Gov. Ronald Reagan signed the Mental Health Act of 1967, the legislation signaled a new era in the treatment of mentally ill Californians.

Also known as the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act, the law recognized that not everyone with a mental illness needed to be confined to a state-run psychiatric...

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Facebook knows a ton about your health. Now they want to make money off it. 18.4.2018 Washington Post
Facebook knows a ton about your health. Now they want to make money off it.
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How is health care in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? No one knows. 18.4.2018 Washington Post
How is health care in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria? No one knows.
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As insurance costs soar, more parents rely on school nurses for children's health care 18.4.2018 Philly.com News
Bensalem district officials have noticed that more parents now use school nurses as gatekeepers for their children's health care.
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Penn doctors test ideas for higher quality, lower cost health care 17.4.2018 Philly.com News
Now in its fifth year, the initiative by Penn's Center for Health Care Innovation gives doctors, nurses and others on the front line of patient care the resources to test their ideas for improving quality and reducing cost.
Trump’s pick to lead Veterans Affairs would oppose push to privatize health care, senator says 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Ronny Jackson is making the rounds on Capitol Hill, meeting with lawmakers ahead of his confirmation hearing next week.
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The Health 202: Trump is backing off the marijuana fight. But his attorney general has not. 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
Everyone is getting a bit confused.
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Minnetonka teen has battled brain cancer, will tackle BWCA next 17.4.2018 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A Minnetonka 16-year-old won an essay contest for a trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for herself and three of her friends. She's leaving behind her parents and her cancer.
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US health secretary released from hospital 17.4.2018 AP Politics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. health secretary Alex Azar has been released from an Indianapolis hospital following a one-night stay....
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Health and Human Services secretary discharged after overnight stay at hospital 17.4.2018 Washington Post: Politics
“Glad to be back at work,” Alex Azar says after receiving IV antibiotics for an infection.
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Pentagon wants to spot illnesses by monitoring service members' smartphones 16.4.2018 LA Times: Commentary

Imagine your smartphone's camera, microphone and motion sensors were monitoring you for signs of illness. That's the future envisioned by scientists at the Pentagon's secretive weapons development arm, where such a system is being built to keep tabs on deployed U.S. service members.

The Defense...

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'Daisies for Daisy’: 11-year-old battling cancer is showered with birthday gifts from strangers 16.4.2018 Washington Post
'Daisies for Daisy’: 11-year-old battling cancer is showered with birthday gifts from strangers
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