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Ruling Striking Down Obamacare Moves Health Debate to Center Stage  The New York Times

WASHINGTON — The decision by a federal judge in Texas to strike down all of the Affordable Care Act has thrust the volatile debate over health care onto ...



Health Law Could Be Hard to Knock Down Despite Judge’s Ruling  The New York Times

Legal scholars on opposite sides of previous Obamacare court decisions find the legal argument in this one shaky.


Boys need better access to mental health care. Why aren't they getting it?  NBC News

Mental health has become a crisis among America's youth, and experts say the unique challenges and needs of young men are not receiving enough attention.


Health-care law ruling puts Republicans on the defensive after campaign promises  The Washington Post

Republicans are facing a moment of reckoning on health care after a federal judge struck down the Affordable Care Act, imperiling the landmark law the GOP ...


Trust WHO: The Business of Global Health | World Health Organization  Aljazeera.com

Investigating the hidden motives behind actions of the World Health Organisation and the real powers that control it.


Father says girl who died at border was previously in good health  NBC News

Father says 7-year-old girl, Jakelin Caal, who died in U.S. Border Patrol custody, didn't lack food, water and had been healthy before they were detained.


'I lost everything going through this': Kaiser mental health patients speak out about long wait for therapy  The Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Mental health patients who said they experienced lengthy waits to see a therapist and were unsatisfied with their treatment at Kaiser are sharing their stories, ...


Costs Of A Good Health Plan Can Feel Crushing Without Subsidies : Shots - Health News  NPR

Rising costs have driven millions who don't get a subsidy for their Affordable Care Act health plan to drop the coverage or turn to cheaper, less comprehensive ...


Health Ratings | Business  Times Daily

The following businesses were inspected by the Alabama Department of Public Health before Dec. 7. Scores are based on a 100-point system. Restaurants ...


Justice Ginsburg: Health is 'fine' after fall  CNN

More than a month after falling and fracturing three ribs, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says that she is "almost repaired."


Eat This Type Of Nut For Better Skin Health & Sleep  mindbodygreen.com

For those of you who needed an excuse to whip up some healthy Nutella—and then slather it on anything from bananas to pancakes to your morning oatmeal—I ...


State Police, mental-health workers, make highest overtime pay  CTPost

HARTFORD — In 2018, at least 97 state employees will each take home more than $100,000 in overtime pay. They are Connecticut State Police officers, nurses ...


7 Foods That Can Improve Your Gut Health, According To Science  Bustle

One of the least understood keys to our health may be the gut microbiome, that complicated mix of bacteria that lives in your digestive system. Researchers know ...


Amazon has explored getting into consumer health diagnostics — testing for disease at home  CNBC

Amazon looked at buying Confer, a start-up developing at-home health tests prior to its acquisition of PillPack.


Challenges to health equality go beyond having insurance  Arizona Daily Star

As open enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act comes to a close this year, access to quality health care is a topic of much debate.


Family: Memphis father turned away from mental health institute days before getting killed by MPD | FOX13  FOX13 Memphis

A Memphis father of six is dead after Memphis police shot and killed him Thursday night.


Pete Davidson Suddenly Deletes Instagram Page After Speaking Out On Mental Health  HuffPost

Pete Davidson worried friends and fans when he deleted his Instagram account on Saturday shortly after he praised Kanye West for speaking out about mental ...


Health insurance enrollment deadline extended for Alaskans in quake area  KTUU.com

Alaskans affected by the Nov. 30 earthquake will have extra time to enroll in healthcare insurance through the Affordable Care Act.


Coconut oil is still not healthy, dietitians say  USA TODAY

There still isn't any solid research on health benefits of coconut oil, experts say. Dietitians say avoid more than a tablespoon a day.


Kanye West Calls Out Ariana Grande in Tweets About Mental Health  Complex

Kanye West took to Twitter early Saturday morning to call Ariana Grande out for a tweet she made on Dec. 13.


U.S. Navy offers what Venezuelan regime can't: Urgent health care  Fox News

BOGOTA, Colombia – It's a softer face of U.S. military *service* not often shown to the world: Sailors and medical personnel spending weeks on-end to treat those ...


Meritus Health's President and CEO announces retirement  Martinsburg Journal

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — President and CEO Joseph P. Ross recently announced that he is retiring from his position of nearly eight years with Meritus Health ...


Fuji Japanese Steakhouse shut down by Macon County Health Department  Herald & Review

DECATUR — The Macon County Health Department closed down Fuji Japanese Steakhouse following an inspection on Friday. A notice of closure was placed ...


New USW contract with ArcelorMittal preserves health care benefits, strengthens pensions  The Times of Northwest Indiana

This year, for the first time in more than a decade, the United Steelworkers union entered contract talks with steelmakers at a time of prosperity, when the steel ...


Using AI to Improve Electronic Health Records  HBR.org Daily

Smarter EHRs could reduce clinician burnout and improve patient care.


Why Health Insurance Innovations Plunged Today  Motley Fool

Shares of Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) plunged 18.3% as of 3:53 p.m. EST on Friday. The health insurance platform company didn't announce ...


Deep in the troubled heart of Texas, health care suffers  NBCNews.com

Texas is an economic powerhouse, yet it fails to take care of its residents' health, statistics show, and is home to some of the most extreme entrepreneurial ...


Mental health center member charged with setting fire to College Park facility  WTOP

LAUREL, Md. — Prince George's County police arrested a man for starting a fire at a mental health center in College Park and they say he was a member of the ...


Enrollment In HealthCare.gov Plans May Be Down For 2019 : Shots - Health News  NPR

The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people ...


AMLO proposes including assisted dying in new federal health plan  Mexico News Daily

President López Obrador has announced more details about a new health system, including the news that he favours allowing assisted dying.


What U.S. senators from Oregon are saying about the Obama health-care ruling  OregonLive.com

U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden, right, at the Democratic Party of Oregon election night gathering at the Oregon Convention Center, Nov. 8, 2016.


Ex-Minneapolis officer Mohamed Noor dismissed as defendant from mental health hold lawsuit  Star Tribune

A federal judge has dismissed former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor and two of his police colleagues as defendants in a lawsuit accusing them of ...


Mountain of Evidence Confirms: Climate Change Is Really, Really Bad for Human Health and Well-Being  Live Science

Greenhouse gases will affect the health and welfare of people everywhere, a comprehensive review finds.


How our body clocks can make or break our health  Medical News Today

A *fresh* discovery offers a more detailed picture of how disrupted body clocks can lead to poor health, exposing us to problems such as diabetes or cancer.


Medicare-for-all: The design and costs for Democratic health care plans  Vox.com

Sure, Democrats are lining up behind Medicare-for-all. But what exactly does that mean? This year, dozens of Democratic candidates ran — and won — on a ...


CrossFit’s founder Greg Glassman is amassing a doctor army to disrupt health care  Vox.com

Glassman calls his program the "elegant solution" that can end chronic diseases like obesity and diabetes.


Medicare-for-all: company health insurance at risk under single-payer  Vox.com

Passing single-payer means disrupting health insurance for 160 million people who get coverage through their jobs.


12 Health Benefits and Uses of Sage  Healthline

Sage is a staple cooking herb as well as a natural cleaning agent, pesticide and ritual object. This article provides 12 surprising health benefits of sage.


18 Pima County eateries failed county health inspections in November  Arizona Daily Star

Eighteen food *service* establishments failed Pima County Health Department inspections in November. Sixteen passed follow-up inspections, one is awaiting ...


Pennsylvania Holds Naloxone Giveaway : Shots - Health News  NPR

Across the state, volunteers in Pennsylvania distributed naloxone on Thursday. The drug reverses the effects of opioid overdose. The giveaway was part of a ...


This is the least-healthy city in Alabama  AL.com

Alabama has a health problem. The state is historically ranked among the least-healthy in the country, with high rates of heart disease and obesity and low ...


Dems to reframe gun violence as public health issue | TheHill  The Hill

House Democrats are planning to vote next year on bills that address gun violence as a public health concern, marking the party's first steps back into a divisive ...


Police call this mental health crisis program 'a godsend.' Could it work in Idaho?  Twin Falls Times-News

LINCOLN, Neb. — Travis Parker in 2005 took the first-ever call to a special hotline.


5 remarkable health benefits of a plant-based diet  Treehugger

Aside from being so much better for the planet, a plant-based diet may be best for human health as well. The importance of eating less meat and dairy from an ...


Doctors cite climate change for rise in animal bites, U.S. health care costs  NBCNews.com

Stanford researchers warn that the number of animal bites is likely to rise amid climate change and developmental pressures.


ESPN finds 'high-level' health violations at U.S. Bank Stadium  MPR News

U.S. Bank Stadium, *fresh* off hosting the 2018 Super Bowl, might be getting some less-than-friendly attention following a new ESPN report. ESPN's Outside the ...


Illegal meat business called “public health hazard  WOWT

The Washington County Attorney has filed an injunction against a Fort Calhoun couple for what it deemed a “public health hazard.” The two are accused of ...


Sutter Health Medicaid Advantage lawsuit joined by Justice Department  ModernHealthcare.com

The U.S. Department of Justice has intervened in a whistle-blower lawsuit against Sutter Health that accuses the health system of submitting unsupported ...


Health officials shut down medical marijuana dispensary over pesticide concerns  WCVB Boston

The company's two dispensaries were shut down, and their products are quarantined.


Melania Trump Fears For Donald’s Health — He’s Under ‘Immense Stress’ From Investigations  Hollywood Life

Melania Trump is worrying about the stress Donald Trump is 'under' from the ongoing Mueller investigation! A source close to Melania told HL EXCLUSIVELY ...


Health insurers look to technology to offer better patient experience  ModernHealthcare.com

Health insurance customers generally report poor experiences with their health plans. Only utility and internet and television *service* providers have worse ...


Apple now has dozens of doctors on staff, showing it's serious about health tech  CNBC

Apple has dozens of medical doctors working across its various teams, say two people familiar with the company's hiring, showing how serious it is about health ...


“Landmark” Maternal Health Legislation Clears Major…  ProPublica

In the wake of the ProPublica and NPR series “Lost Mothers, ” the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill to fund state committees to…


The Best Moves To Make With Your Health Savings Account  Forbes

The Health Savings Account (HSA) is one of the best saving and investing tools available, but sadly, only 22 million Americans are taking advantage of this, ...


Life Insurance Application Denied Because Nurse Applicant Carries Naloxone : Shots - Health News  NPR

Bloodwork was supposed to be the last step in Isela's application for life insurance. But when she arrived at the lab, her appointment had been canceled.


Gilfillan to leave Trinity Health in 2019  ModernHealthcare.com

Trinity Health CEO Dr. Richard Gilfillan plans to step down from the helm of the Livonia, Mich.-based system in June 2019. He will be succeeded by Michael ...


Health experts offer solutions for unintended consequences of opioid crackdown  Fox News

This is the third of a three-part series on the nation's struggle to address its crippling opioid crisis, and the unintended victims left in its wake. Read Part 2 here: ...


10 Health Care Predictions for 2019 From a Pair of Venture Gurus  Fortune

Venrock healthcare investor gurus Bob Kocher and Bryan Roberts weigh in on the trends to watch in digital health and everything else in 2019.


Pink slime, mold, and fruit flies found during restaurant health evaluations  Knoxville News Sentinel

Knox County restaurants are inspected by health department personnel at least twice a year. If a priority violation is noted, a recheck is done within 15 days.


Some Americans are being denied 'life-saving' health care. It's because they are transgender  USA TODAY

Transgender patients face barriers to accessing health care, including doctors who deny services and lack training, as well as distance to competent care.


Kaiser Permanente mental health workers begin five-day strike  ModernHealthcare.com

Monday marked the first day of a five-day strike for 4000 mental health workers at about 100 Kaiser Permanente hospitals and clinics in California.


Legal plastic content in animal feed could harm human health, experts warn  The Guardian

Small bits of plastic packaging from waste food make their way into animal feed as part of the UK's permitted recycling process.


Fentanyl now America's deadliest drug, federal health officials say  USA TODAY

Fentanyl is now the deadliest drug in America, federal health officials announced Wednesday, with more than 18,000 overdose deaths in 2016, the most recent ...


When it comes to mental health, you need to trust your gut  The National

New research points to a two-way relationship between our digestive systems and our psychological wellbeing.


What Are Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts?  Motley Fool

When you sign up for health insurance during open enrollment at work, you may find your employer offers a healthcare reimbursement account, or HRA.


Diabetes Patients Pressure Drugmakers Over High Price Of Insulin : Shots - Health News  NPR

The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for ...


Tivity Health: Nutrisystem A Healthy Deal?  Seeking Alpha

Tivity Health buys Nutrisystem in a rather large deal, at a pretty sizeable premium. I see the strategic reason behind the deal, yet a steep premium is paid for.


Amazon's healthcare hiring spree: 4 things to know  Becker's Hospital Review

E-commerce giant Amazon is hiring top talent to help guide its push into the healthcare sector, according to Nasdaq. Here are four things to know: 1. Amazon ...


Millions of Americans’ healthcare under a 'possible cloud'  PBS NewsHour

A coalition of states with Democratic leadership is promising to appeal a Texas federal court ruling on Friday that aimed to invalidate the entire Affordable Care ...


Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate  The New York Times

Global warming is posing immediate health hazards around the world and in the United States, from kidney disease to dengue fever, two new studies say.


Lower utilization dampened health spending growth in 2017  ModernHealthcare.com

The rate of U.S. healthcare spending growth slowed from 2016 to 2017, driven by reduced use and intensity of hospital care, physician services and prescription ...


Gluten-free diet not healthy for everyone  CNN

A gluten-free diet is designed specifically for those with celiac disease and related conditions. Adopting the popular dietary restriction when you don't have a ...


Poll: Young People More Likely To Defer Health Care Because Of Cost  NPR

A third of people under 35 said cost led them to put off some form of health care, compared with only 8 percent of people 65 and older, a poll by NPR and IBM ...


How Climate Change Is Challenging American Health Care  The Atlantic

Experts say mounting environmental pressures will make people sicker, and that the health-care system will play a major role in averting disaster.


Thousands of retired first responders may not have health care because of pension changes  NBC4i.com

Drastic health care changes are on the way for retired police officers and firefighters all over the state of Ohio, and a deadline is looming that they might not even ...


Facing disciplinary action, Health Department head resigns  The News Herald

Administrator Doug Kent resigned from the Florida Department of Health in Bay County. Why he faced disciplinary action was still unclear on Tuesday, but the ...


The Secret to Good Health May Be a Walk in the Park  The New York Times

In Minneapolis-St. Paul, the nation's healthiest urban region, almost everyone lives within a 10-minute walk of a good public park. Shouldn't we all?


Under Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This Decade : Shots - Health News  NPR

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report ...


UPDATE: Columbia fire says blaze at condemned state mental health hospital under control  WIS10

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Columbia fire crews are on the scene of a 2-alarm fire at the abandoned and condemned state mental health hospital on Bull Street ...


The UCL–Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move  The Lancet

With one billion people on the move or having moved in 2018, migration is a global reality. International migration has increased to 258 million, and the numbers ...


How to Get the Most From a Health Savings Account  The New York Times

Choosing a health savings account can be daunting, especially for people funding one for the first time. But some comparison shopping can help minimize fees ...


Brazil’s New President Isn’t Even in Office Yet and He’s Already Damaged Our Health Care  The New York Times

SÃO PAULO, Brazil — A few weeks ago, the Cuban government announced it would withdraw from the Brazilian medical program Mais Médicos, which sends ...


Going once, going twice for open enrollment and getting the right health plan for 2019  CNBC

Under the Affordable Care Act, you can change your health care plan once a year during open enrollment. That period is about to end, and if you don't have ...


How can we lower healthcare costs? Key GOP senator seeks ideas  ModernHealthcare.com

Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) will focus the Senate health committee's 2019 agenda around healthcare costs. He has asked for specific proposals from ...


12 Health Food Trends to Be on the Lookout for in 2019  Self

What's going to be big next year. From snacks from the sea to reusable packaging, these are all the healthy food trends that will be big in 2019.


Seniors Who Exercise Regularly May Have Younger Hearts, Muscles : Shots - Health News  NPR

We know we need to exercise for our health, but a lifelong exercise habit may also help us feel younger and stay stronger well into our senior years. In fact ...


Will your therapist go on strike? 4,000 mental health workers protesting Kaiser Permanente  USA TODAY

Approximately 4000 mental health workers at Kaiser Permanente are striking in California Monday to demand better access to care for their patients.


'Kids are falling off': Why fewer children have health insurance now  NBC News

Raquel Cruz has a lot of stress in her life. A single mother of three daughters, she is the manager of a small health clinic and is going to school full-time for an ...


LA Galaxy to rename stadium Dignity Health Sports Park in 2019  MLSsoccer.com

The LA Galaxy will rename their stadium Dignity Health Sports Park in 2019, the club announced Thursday. It had been named StubHub Center since June 1, ...


Congress to pass children's health home legislation by year-end  ModernHealthcare.com

Congress is considering a revised bill to establish provider-coordinated health homes for chronically ill children during its lame duck session. The U.S. House of ...


Are Eggs Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say  TIME

Here's what to know about egg nutrition, including whether yolks will raise your cholesterol and the healthiest way to prepare eggs.


Jefferson Parish landfill blamed in fifth lawsuit by 85 plaintiffs for health issues  NOLA.com

Coughing, nausea, burning eyes, dizziness and lethargy are among the ailments that 85 plaintiffs in a new lawsuit blame on toxic releases from the Jefferson ...


Trump science adviser casts doubt on links between pollution and health problems  The Guardian

Comments by science review board chairman add weight to fears that Trump administration is aiming to discredit research to justify scrapping regulations.


Health MEC calls in army doctors to help with mortuary backlog | Sunday Tribune  Independent Online

ARMY doctors have been brought in to assist with autopsies following a stalemate between the KZN Department of Health and pathology staff.


Doctors warn of the tampon recall posing a serious health threat  WTOL

If these tampons are left inside, you might notice discharge, irritation, odor and if left unattended for a long time you can get an infection called toxic shock ...


Human migration is a pressing public health issue, report says  CNN

Migrants aren't a threat to American health or a strain on the health care system; in fact, they live longer than people in their host countries but more often die ...


A.I. will equalize health care in China, NovaVision CEO says  CNBC

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) will level out the quality of health care in China in the coming decades, particularly closing the gap between rural and urban parts of ...


Fired former Milwaukee health staffer loses bid to regain job over lead program failings  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Staffer who played a key role in city's program aimed at preventing lead poisoning among Milwaukee children lost his battle to get his job back.


AMLO announces new health system; Seguro Popular to be replaced  Mexico News Daily

President López Obrador has announced a new integrated federal health system that will incorporate all of Mexico's states within two years.