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Being Taken To Level 1 Trauma Center Can Boost Survival Rate By Up To 30 Percent

KHN Morning Briefing

Las Vegas only has one of these “gold standard” centers, but it’s not the only big city to have so few. Experts say that in situations such as Sunday’s mass shooting what matters most is not the number of high-level centers, but the degree of coordination across a region’s medical network.

Addiction Rehab Centers For Defendants Often Nothing More Than Lucrative Work Camps

KHN Morning Briefing

An investigation by Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting found that these facilities, which are meant to be an alternative to jail for those addicted to substances, can be nothing more than “slave camps.” In other public health news: genetic testing, the immune system, Pompe disease, pets and cancer, vaccinations, dementia and more.

Big Tobacco To Begin Running Court-Mandated Mea Culpa Ads

KHN Morning Briefing

“Altria, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco, Lorillard, and Philip Morris USA intentionally designed cigarettes to make them more addictive,” one ad will say. Another reads: “More people die every year from smoking than from murder, AIDS, suicide, drugs, car crashes, and alcohol, combined.” In other public health news: the importance of body clocks, help getting sober and children with anxiety.

Massachusetts To Begin Far-Reaching Probe Of Addiction Treatment Scams

KHN Morning Briefing

State Attorney General Maura Healey’s office is conducting an investigation of people who allegedly prey on those with an opioid addiction by sending them to treatment centers hundreds of miles from home for expensive and often shoddy care paid for by insurance benefits obtained by using fake addresses.

Western States Have Disproportionately High Suicide Rates For Veterans

KHN Morning Briefing

Epidemiologist Rajeev Ramchand, who has a background in studying suicide, said there could be several factors that led to the results, including gun ownership, difficulty accessing proper health care and isolation from communities. Meanwhile, after a series of disappointments from its supercomputer Watson, IBM is counting on Watson’s efforts with the VA health system.