Model Molly Simms Just Shared a 20-Minute Circuit Workout on Instagram—and Her Abs Look Amazing  

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Nursing Home Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk, Report Finds

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to protect their vulnerable residents from fires, earthquakes and other disasters. The results of their surprise inspections, which took place from …

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Research Roundup: Ethical Issues Of Genome Sequencing; Poor Sleep; Care For Young Transgender Patients

Each week, KHN compiles a selection of recently released health policy studies and briefs. Reuters: Genome Sequencing In Newborns Raises Ethical IssuesScreening newborns for health risks using genomic sequencing can raise ethical and equity questions, the authors of a new paper warn.Testing newborns for a handful of specific childhood conditions is already commonplace in the …

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Viewpoints: Like It Or Not, Warren’s ‘Medicare-For-All’ Plan Is Economically Feasible; Put Teens’ Health At Center Of Debate On Cracking Down On Vaping

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. CNN: Elizabeth Warren’s Medicare For All Plan Won’t Raise Taxes On The Middle ClassIt’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Medicare for All. That’s why I’m impressed that Senator Elizabeth Warren’s campaign reached out to me to independently review her proposed financing plan …

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State Highlights: New York Becomes First State To Name Hospitals, Nursing Homes Treating Patients With Deadly Fungus; Dayton, Ohio’s Last Abortion Clinic Granted Operating License

Media outlets report on news from New York, New Hampshire, Ohio, Georgia, California, Maryland, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota, and Florida. The New York Times: New York Identifies Hospitals And Nursing Homes With Deadly FungusNearly 35,000 people in the United States are dying each year from drug-resistant infections, public health officials said on Wednesday, an alarming problem …

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Hospital Group Involved In ‘Project Nightingale’ Defends Actions As Covered Under A Business Clause Of HIPAA

Federal regulators have launched an investigation into Google’s “Project Nightingale,” in which the company was amassing health data on millions of patients without their knowledge. Ascension, the hospital group involved in the initiative, said that the project is covered by what’s known as a business associate agreement. Meanwhile, a new study confirms that Apple’s smartwatches …

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Doctors Paint Dire Picture Of Climate Change’s Negative Health Effects On Children

A new report lays out health problems that will face the coming generations ranging from infectious diseases and worsening air pollution to rising temperatures and malnutrition. The New York Times: Climate Change Poses Threats To Children’s Health WorldwideThe health effects of climate change will be unevenly distributed and children will be among those especially harmed, …

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Talking About Mental Health At Work Can Still Be Taboo, But That Costs Businesses In The End

Mental health issues that are kept hidden can be an expensive problem for businesses. Depression alone costs the U.S. economy $210 billion a year, half of which is shouldered by employers in the form of missed work and lost productivity. Bloomberg: Mental Health Is Still A ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Subject At WorkWhile there are …

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Following Stark Report On Increase In Hate Crimes, Advocates Say Congressional Action Is Needed

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights says legislation is needed to incentivize police to report hate crimes. An FBI report this week showed the highest levels of violent hate crimes in the U.S. since 2001. In other public health news: alcohol, the pneumonic plague, trial results, gene editing, and texting while walking. ProPublica: Police Don’t …

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As Boomers Age Out Of Caring For Adult Disabled Children, Health System Is Unprepared To Take Over In Their Place

The children were the first generation to be raised at home rather than in institutions. But as their parents age, families and advocates wonder what will happen to the vulnerable population. In other health industry news: sky-high medical bills, supply chain tweaks, hospital care at home, and more. Politico: The Health Care System Isn’t Ready …

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Flavored E-Cigarette Ban Passes House Subcommittee; Senators Want Information On Administration’s Plans

The movement in Congress over e-cigarettes comes as the nation awaits the Trump administration’s decision on the matter. The Hill: House Panel Advances Flavored E-Cigarette BanA proposal to ban flavored e-cigarette products advanced out of a House health panel on Wednesday. Democrats, public health groups and some experts argue that flavors such as fruit and mint …

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Health Law Sign-Ups Drop 20% As Constitutionality Decision Looms, But Experts Point To Marketplace’s Past Resiliency

So far, more than 932,000 people have signed up for 2020 health insurance coverage down from 1.1 million sign-ups this time last year despite the marketplace being stronger than ever. Modern Healthcare: Early HealthCare.Gov Sign-Ups Trail Last YearSign-ups during the first two weeks of open enrollment for 2020 Affordable Care Act exchange coverage are trailing …

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‘An Arm And A Leg’: Mom Vs. Texas In A Fight To Get Kids’ Hearing Aids Covered

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen. About This Podcast Health care — and how much it costs — is scary. But you’re not alone with this stuff, and knowledge is power. “An Arm and a Leg” is a podcast about these issues, and its second season is co-produced by KHN. When Stephanie Wittels …

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A Regulatory Haze: Vape Marketers Are Online, Creating New Headaches For Feds

In one picture, Hannah — or, as her 133,000 Instagram followers know her, @__justpeachyy — reclines in a car, her blue vape accenting the matching tattoo ink on her arms. Her curls are messy by design, and eyes heavily lined. (The post has more than 1,300 likes.) In another, she gazes at the camera, her …

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The Llama as Therapist

STOCKDALE, Tex. — The 300-pound llamas strolled quietly through the corridors of the nursing home, lowering their heads to be petted by residents in wheelchairs and pausing patiently as staffers took selfies. “Did you get a bath today?” one resident, Jean Wyatt, asked Tic, a white male llama owned by Zoe Rutledge. (He had.) Zoe, …

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Dialysis Patients Panic As Financial ‘Life Raft’ Becomes Unmoored

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). Russell Desmond received a letter a few weeks ago from the American Kidney Fund that he said felt like “a smack on the face.” The organization informed Desmond, who has kidney failure and needs dialysis three times a week, that it will no longer …

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Listen: Focusing On Health Care Politics

Julie Rovner, the chief Washington correspondent for Kaiser Health News, was on the air Tuesday discussing current health politics and marketplace enrollment issues. She joined New York Times reporter Margot Sanger-Katz to talk with Radio Times host Marty Moss-Coane to break down Democratic presidential candidates’ debate on “Medicare for all” plans and other health initiatives. …

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Viewpoints: Supreme Court Ruling Against Gun Maker Is a Welcome Win For Gun Violence Victims; Prohibition Of E-Cigs Isn’t A Good Long-Term Public Health Option

Media outlets focus on these public heath topics and others health care issues. Los Angeles Times: Supreme Court Just Made U.S. Gun Industry VulnerableThe wall of invulnerability around U.S. gun manufacturers just cracked a bit.The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed a civil lawsuit to proceed against Remington Arms alleging the gunmaker bears some responsibility …

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State Highlights: Civil Trial Begins For Arizona Body Donation Facility Accused Of Fraud; Experts Link High Lung Cancer Rates In Missouri, Kentucky With Smoking

Media outlets report on news from Arizona, Missouri, Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland, North Carolina, California, Iowa, Massachusetts, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, and New Hampshire. The Associated Press: Case Of Former Phoenix Body Donation Facility Goes To JuryJurors have started deliberations in the civil trial involving a now-closed body donation facility in Phoenix. The relatives of …

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USC Officials Try To Quell Rumors Of Suicide Cluster As Total Number Of Student Deaths This Year Climbs To 9

While three of the deaths on the University of Southern California campus were suicides, officials still haven’t determined some of the causes. School administrators have faced a balancing act, trying to share adequate information with students without overloading them with unnecessary details. The Associated Press: USC Campus Left Shaken By 9 Student Deaths Since AugustThe …

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