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Officials Struggle To Overcome Parents’ Reluctance Over HPV Vaccinations

KHN Morning Briefing

Because the virus is sexually transmitted, many shy away from getting their pre-teen children vaccinated, but officials say that’s not the right way to think about it. In other public health news, pregnant women and marijuana, restaurant menus, the purpose of sleep, heart defects and Zika.

Immigration Ban Jeopardizes Health Of Rural, Underserved Areas Dependent On Foreign-Born Doctors

KHN Morning Briefing

Foreign-born doctors often are willing to work in the isolated rural areas, small towns and blighted urban centers that many American-born doctors shun, but many worry the executive order on immigration will affect those professionals’ decision to practice in the U.S. Meanwhile, hundreds of health care providers are protesting the Cleveland Clinic to show support for one of their colleagues who was detained under the ban.

Aid-In-Dying Advocates, Disheartened By Supreme Court Pick, Brace For New Fight

KHN Morning Briefing

In his book “The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia,” Neil Gorsuch, the president’s Supreme Court nominee, refers to physician-assisted suicide as “essentially a right to consensual homicide.” In other news, an Associated Press review of Gorsuch’s decisions reveal few clues on how he’ll vote on abortion, and Rhode Island moves to protect access at a state-level.

Once Quiet Vaccine Advocates Find Their Voices In New Skeptical Era

KHN Morning Briefing

With a president in the White House who is sympathetic toward the anti-vaccination movement, many who had never found a need to do so before are rising up in protest. In other public health news, lung cancer screenings, pinworm medication, strokes, baby-monitoring apps and teething tablets.