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It is known that antidepressants increase the risk of suicide in young people, but new data revealed after a lawsuit may demonstrate dangers for older patients as well.
That isn’t stopping companies from trying to strike while the iron’s hot, though. In other public health news: opioids in cough medicine, Sept. 11 first responders, obesity, the problems with a sedentary lifestyle, prostate cancer and more.
El seguimiento médico de miembros de una familia que portan una mutación genética ha ayudado a entender un poco más sobre una devastadora forma de demencia.
State officials say some of the services provided by the center in rural Appanoose County should qualify for Medicaid reimbursement, but they haven’t written rules to make such payments. The center, which opened three years ago, could close next month. Also in Maine, advocates hope that voters can push through a referendum to force the state to accept the health law’s Medicaid expansion.
An investigation by The Wall Street Journal finds that the Joint Commission, which is the accrediting organization for almost 80 percent of U.S. hospitals, typically takes no action to revoke or modify accreditation when state inspectors find serious safety violations. Meanwhile, an expert talks to Politico about hospitals and health care spending.
At least 35 hospitals in the states that are or have been affected by the storm had to be closed or partially evacuated though. Meanwhile, clinicians evaluate the theory that hurricanes induce labor, Georgia faces Irma, and mental health professionals prepare for the strain a natural disaster puts on children.
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A Washington state man inherited the mutated gene that stole his mother’s mind. He doesn’t have the disease, and doctors don’t know why.
However, while many states are focusing on pharmaceutical companies alone, New Mexico is also going after distributors. Media outlets report on news about the epidemic out of Arizona, Florida and Ohio, as well.
Under a five-year agreement with the federal government, California is using Medicaid dollars to expand drug treatment, including more inpatient care and a broader range of medications.
A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.
Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
The New York Times takes a look at the intricate plan to remove patients from the Baptist Beaumont Hospital after Harvey hit. The lingering public health effects from the storm are also in the news.
Media outlets report on news from Utah, Kentucky, Massachusetts, New York, Georgia, Minnesota, Colorado, New Hampshire, Wisconsin, Ohio and Tennessee.
These officials are tasked with the unenviable job of keeping the markets stable as uncertainty reigns supreme. Meanwhile, a look at one who’s made national headlines for her candid take on the state of the exchanges.
After weathering the catastrophe in New Orleans 12 years ago, Dr. Ruth Berggren moved to Texas, where she again finds herself in the center of a hurricane crisis. In a Q&A, she draws parallels between the harrowing events and pinpoints risks in Harvey’s aftermath.
Media outlets report on news from Wyoming, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, Missouri, Ohio, California, Washington, Georgia, Colorado and Massachusetts.
But a new plan aims to fix that geographical disparity. In other public health news: flu shots, salt, cancer patients and fertility support, the secret to happiness, vaccines, a medical mystery, the problem with sitting, and tanning salons.
Fentanyl deaths rose 540 percent according to the first government account of nationwide drug deaths in 2016. Meanwhile, new drug czar nominee Rep. Tom Marino (R-Pa.), the opioid over supply, the business of treatment centers and addiction research efforts are also in the news.
Those in shelters who need medical care the most can find themselves trapped. Other news on how the monster storm will impact the public health landscape cover health IT success stories, emergency rooms working around the clock, mental health care efforts and the risks of chemical exposure.