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‘Crime against humanity’: passionate parents speak out against vaccine bill 25.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Hundreds of parents lined the corridors of the state Capitol on Wednesday, alternatively pleading and demanding that lawmakers reject a bill that would tighten the state’s school immunization law.

The emotional testimony on the controversial bill comes as a measles outbreak has put public health...

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Trump, Ocasio-Cortez Have Agreed on Something—Sort Of 25.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
It is unlikely Ocasio-Cortez will welcome the president telling her she was "correct" about her comments on veterans' health care, however.
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Polis wants to tax vaping, increase cigarette tax to pay for preschool, health care 24.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
Gov. Jared Polis has a plan to pay for preschool and a program that would lower health care costs for people on the Western Slope: Add an excise tax on vaping and increase taxes on cigarettes.
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AG Ellison to lawmakers: For-profit insurers could raid Minnesota reserves 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Attorney General Keith Ellison has called on lawmakers to reverse a 2017 law that repealed Minnesota's ban on for-profit health insurance companies.
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Google searches for ways to put artificial intelligence to use in health care 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The search giant's push into artificial intelligence as a tool for health improvement is a natural evolution for a company that has developed algorithms that reach deep into our lives through the Web.
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These California bills would train nurses, judges and police how to spot their own biases 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California saw a decrease in the number of women who died giving birth in 2013, as the maternal mortality rate climbed across the country, according to state officials. But expectant black mothers across the state are still three to four times more likely to die from complications at childbirth...

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UnitedHealth clients needed more mental health care; United said no 22.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A federal judge in a California class action suit says Twin Cities-based UnitedHealth Group wrongly refused to pay mental health treatment costs for tens of thousands of customers. The judge said the insurer restricted coverage to protect its bottom line.
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Amid opioid prescriber crackdown, health officials reach out to pain patients 20.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
After dozens of health care workers were charged with illegally prescribing opioids in Appalachia, local health agencies are trying to make sure chronic pain patients don't fall through the cracks.
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Catholic hospital chain Dignity Health defends its UC deal — with a misrepresentation 20.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Struggling to justify its proposed affiliation deal with UC San Francisco, the Catholic hospital chain Dignity Health complains that my recent column about this disturbing proposal “gives the wrong impression about how Dignity Health provides care.”

That’s according a letter to the editor by Dr....

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A promising anti-HIV drug poses a dilemma 19.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Science
The medication is very effective, but there's concern it might cause birth defects if taken by a pregnant woman. Different countries address that issue in very different ways.
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Dignity Health and UCSF are good partners, even if their values aren’t totally the same 19.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: Michael Hiltzik’s column “UC’s deal with Catholic hospitals threatens the health of women and LGBTQ patients” gives the wrong impression about how Dignity Health provides care.

At Dignity Health hospitals, all healthcare decisions are made between patients and their doctors. Treatment...

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Kaiser Permanente starts contract talks with union after recent Colorado job cuts 19.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Kaiser Permanente, a health care company with roughly 7,000 employees in Colorado, began negotiations on new contracts with union workers in Colorado and six other states on Thursday.
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High-deductible health policies linked to delayed diagnosis and treatment 18.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Her employer offered only a high-deductible health plan; that meant she'd have to pay up to $6,000 out of pocket each year. Advocates for patients say this sort of underinsurance is snatching lives.
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What President Trump Gets Wrong About Abortion 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
It would be ethically irresponsible of me to provide misinformation to patients. Politicians should be held to the same standard.
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Babies with Bubble Boy Disease Cured in World’s First 18.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
David Vetter, known as "bubble boy," who died in 1984, is perhaps the most famous sufferer of severe combined immunodeficiency.
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Coming up: Vaccines, public health and personal choice 18.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Measles are making a comeback. Vaccination rates have a lot to do with that. When preventable diseases threaten, is there a way to balance personal choice with public safety?
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Telemedicine, walk-in clinics cloud role of family doctor 17.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Convenience rules in health care now, where patients can use technology or growing options such as walk-in clinics and urgent care centers to get help whenever they need it.
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UnitedHealth beats expectations all around, stock still lags 17.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
UnitedHealth Group beat first-quarter expectations and hiked its 2019 forecast, but shares of the nation's largest health insurer continued their slump as investors worry about growing Congressional scrutiny of how the company and its competitors do business.
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Nation’s biggest health insurer wades into the ‘Medicare for all’ fight 17.4.2019 LA Times: Business

UnitedHealth Group Inc., the United States’ biggest health insurer, sharply criticized the “Medicare for all” proposals being debated by Democrats — wading into a heated political debate that’s likely to dominate the 2020 presidential race and the conversation about the future of private health...

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Can California Stop Anti-Vaxxers by Going After Their Doctors? 16.4.2019 Mother Jones
When public health officials began investigating a Bay Area measles outbreak last year, the case led them to two boys who were supposed to be medically exempt from vaccinations. But neither of the boys had cancer, nor were they recent transplant recipients, nor did they have any number of medical concerns that would make inoculation […]
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