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How Hurricanes Hammer Already Struggling Mental Health Systems

KHN Morning Briefing

Officials say the long-term psychological injuries after a hurricane outpace more immediate issues and swamp the health care system long after emergency workers go home and shelters shut down. Meanwhile, health care providers are flocking to Puerto Rico to offer their help, and a study finds that evacuating residents from a nursing home before a storm actually increases the chances of death or injury.

The Opioid Epidemic’s Deadly Grip On The Bronx

KHN Morning Briefing

Perhaps nowhere in New York City has the trajectory of opioid addiction been as complex as in the Bronx, which lost more residents to drug overdoses last year than any other New York City borough.

Liberal Groups See Political Advantage In Rollback Of Contraception Mandate

KHN Morning Briefing

“As millions of women watch this administration take away fundamental health care like birth control, they’re also paying attention to all those members of Congress who are not standing up to fight for them,” says Erica Sackin, political communications director for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

Video: Health After A Hurricane

KHN Original

In this Kaiser Health News video conversation, senior correspondent Julie Appleby and Georges Benjamin, the executive director of the American Public Health Association, hold a wide-ranging discussion about the continuing public and environmental health issues resulting from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as other natural disasters such as the wildfires ravaging California.

Missouri Abortion Restrictions Challenged In Court By Planned Parenthood And ACLU

KHN Morning Briefing

The groups argue that the requirements of the new state law are medically unnecessary and limit access to safe and legal reproductive services. Meanwhile, another American Civil Liberties Union lawsuit centers around a legal dispute over whether unaccompanied immigrant minors have the right to an abortion in the U.S.

For Leading Doctors’ Group There’s No Gray Area: Guns Kill People And Are A Public Health Threat

KHN Morning Briefing

“Guns do not make individuals, their families, or homes safer and they result in far more deaths to loved ones than to an intruder intending to cause harm,” Dr. Howard Bauchner, editor in chief of the influential Journal of the American Medical Association wrote. In other public health news: obesity rates in children, epidurals, social media and young people, fertility and more.

Gottlieb Says He Can Be Most Effective At FDA, But Dodges Question On Nomination Talks

KHN Morning Briefing

“I feel like I want to continue to follow through on the policies we’ve put out and it’s where I think I can be most effective,” said Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, whose name has been floated as a replacement for former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump names an acting secretary for the agency.