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SUNDAY, 25 JUNE 2017, 16:01


Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes

Yesterday at 22:18 PM, via New York Times

Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care.

Opinion: Men Can Be So Hormonal

Yesterday at 20:30 PM, via New York Times

High levels of testosterone can make them overconfident, even when they’re wrong.

Could Senate health care bill make opioid crisis ‘worse’?

Yesterday at 12:52 PM, via CNN

During a contentious interview with CNN, Kellyanne Conway said Friday that the news media needs to cover the nation’s opioid crisis more, and she beat back at suggestions that the new health care bill does nothing to improve the epidemic.

Rep. Steve Scalise released from intensive care unit

Yesterday at 02:20 AM, via CNN

Republican Rep. Steve Scalise has been released from the intensive care unit after being shot in the hip last week, according to a statement by MedStar Washington Hospital Center Friday.

Trump Signs Bill Meant to Restore Trust in V.A.

Yesterday at 02:09 AM, via New York Times

The legislation aims to make it easier for the Department of Veterans Affairs to remove poor-performing employees and to promote whistle-blowing.

How Medicaid Works, and Who It Covers

Yesterday at 01:20 AM, via New York Times

One of the biggest flash points in the debate over Republican health care legislation is the future of Medicaid. Here are some basic facts about the 52-year-old program.

USDA finds abscesses, unidentified material in raw Brazil beef: USDA

Friday at 22:25 PM, via Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has found repeated import violations in raw Brazilian beef, including abscesses and unidentified foreign material, a top agency official said, explaining reasons for a U.S. ban on imports of fresh Brazilian beef.

More consistent guidelines needed for therapy animals

Friday at 21:26 PM, via Reuters

(Reuters Health) – Hospitals and other healthcare facilities don’t consistently follow guidelines to ensure the safety of therapy animals and the people they aim to help, according to a survey of U.S. hospitals, eldercare facilities, and therapy animal organizations.

Health insurers says Senate bill’s Medicaid cuts to hurt states

Friday at 21:24 PM, via Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Health insurers are concerned about the U.S. Senate’s plans to cut the Medicaid program for the poor and the impact such a move would have on state governments, the industry’s largest lobbyist said on Friday.

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