All Americans should be deeply troubled by news that hundreds of nursing homes with a “persistent record of poor care” were kept secret by government authorities. They should be equally alarmed that, although the Trump administration says it really ...

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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A recent retirement party at a Peoria medical center looked like a typical farewell celebration — co-workers posed for pictures, shared a cookie cake and said their goodbyes. But the guest of honor sat silent as the small crowd ...

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Planned Parenthood is building a new clinic in Birmingham, Ala., despite a new law that will ban nearly all abortions in the state. The facility will be completed around November, which is around ...

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In June 2017, a married mother of four experiencing severe pelvic pain went to see a UCLA gynecologist. Dr. James Mason Heaps, she alleged, improperly touched her genitals, fondled her breast and buttock and made sexual remarks during the exam. She ...

Mom saves son's life after recognizing signs of sepsis
One mom in the United Kingdom made a split-second decision to take her son to the emergency room after the boy fell and injured himself during a zoo visit — and it turned out to be the right move. In a Facebook post that's gone viral, Alexandra Ruddy ...   Houston Chronicle  
MedPAC: End 'Incident To' Billing for NPs, PAs
WASHINGTON -- Medicare should ditch "incident to" billing by non-physician practitioners and develop national guidelines to prevent hospital emergency departments from inappropriately coding the care they deliver, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission ...   MedPage Today  
Addicted to meds: One nurse's story of addiction and recovery
*Name changed to protect anonymity. Samantha* had been a nurse for two and a half years before her use of controlled substances began. But when she started, it was an intravenous (IV) opiate right out of the gate. “I skipped right over pills and went for ...   Fox News  
‘The American healthcare system has just, quite literally, ruined my future,’ a disabled Georgetown student tweeted. Then she got a reprieve.
Local columnist who previously wrote for the local enterprise team about poverty, race and people with disabilities. Less than a week after she left Georgetown University for summer break, Anna Landre clicked on an email and realized everything she had ...   The Washington Post  
Obamacare still lives, but Trump’s rule on HRAs may remake health insurance in U.S.
President Trump’s attempt to transform American health insurance is almost complete. Twenty months ago, frustrated after attempts to repeal Obamacare fell apart in the Republican-controlled Senate, Trump pledged to use executive power to do what Congress ...   Los Angeles Times  
Spike in hepatitis C cases among injection drug users alarming to health experts
Health experts are concerned about a potential HIV outbreak among opioid users on Long Island amid a shift in recent years from prescription drugs such as OxyContin to injectable heroin and fentanyl. A worrying sign, they say, is the alarmingly high number ...   Newsday  
Dangerous skin bleaching has become a public health crisis. Corporate marketing lies behind it.
In the past several years, multinational corporations have heavily marketed the idea that lighter skin leads to more prosperity. As a result, dangerous skin bleaching has become a public health crisis, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).   The Washington Post  
Be Careful Of Fecal Transplants, Warns FDA, After Patient Death
Two people got very sick, and one died, during a trial of an experimental procedure known as fecal transplant, according to a statement issued Thursday from the Food and Drug Administration. As a result, the agency is suspending several clinical trials ...   NPR  
Rabies in humans comes from bats most of the time, not dogs
When you think about rabies, you might consider dogs or raccoons to be the first ones to pass the viral disease, but according to a new report, you’re more likely to get it from bats. Rabies is ...   ABC  
‘Amazing, life changing’; Cord blood donation program at Brookwood yields 4 life-saving transplants
If you had something that could potentially save lives, and that thing was going to be discarded anyway, would you give it away? That’s the question all laboring mothers face when they deliver at Brookwood Baptist Medical Center. Brookwood is the only ...   al.com