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Trump Picks Another Battle With Black Athletes

Puerto Rico still lacks power, millions of children are waiting for Congress to reauthorize a vital health insurance program, and a massive pipeline has leaked more than 200,000 gallons of oil into the American heartland. It’s possible President Trump is focused on these problems, but you wouldn’t know it from his Twitter feed. Show More Summary

House OKs children's health insurance bill without argument

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is advancing legislation to reauthorize the federally subsidized Children's Health Insurance Program after removing wording to prohibit coverage for gender or sex reassignment surgery. The … Click to Continue »

Substituting methadone for opioids could save billions

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(Reuters Health) - Policymakers and insurers have been pushing people addicted to opioids into abstinence-based detox programs, but a new study concludes that methadone and similar drug-maintenance treatments save lives and money.

Congress still hasn’t renewed much-needed funding for children’s health insurance coverage

It has been 51 days since Congress allowed the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire. Since then, states have been grappling with the reality that nine million children may soon lose critical health care coverage. While CHIP has historically received support from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, this year, Congress has allowed […]

UC San Diego Health Named Medical Provider of the Year

The UC San Diego Health International Patient Program was recognized as the 2017 Medical Provider of the Year by the International Travel & Health Insurance Journal (ITIJ). ITIJ recognizes leading health systems from around the globe for their ability to provide comprehensive, culturally-sensitive care to patients from international destinations.

Army Behavioral Health Program Focuses on Coordination

The Army's Child and Family Behavioral Health System serves as a central repository of providers and resources.

Renowned Surgeons Launch Acoustic Neuroma Program at UC San Diego Health

UC San Diego Health has expanded its treatment of rare brain tumors by launching a specialized program in the diagnosis and treatment of acoustic neuromas and complex skull base tumors. The new program will be led by Rick Friedman, MD,...Show More Summary

$2 million grant brings telemedicine to children with disabilities

(University of California - Davis Health System) The UC Davis Department of Pediatrics has received a $2 million, five-year grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to fund a new telemedicine program for children in remote communities. Show More Summary

8 Southern California doctors, health providers suspended from workers’ comp program

A convicted child molester, a doctor with dementia, and a healthcare marketer who participated in a $600 million kickback scheme are among those suspended.

West Virginia county considers needle exchange program

A West Virginia county is exploring a needle exchange program amid a spike in cases of hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV. WVVA-TV reports that the Beckley-Raleigh County Health Department … Click to Continue »

Mississippi considers job training for some on Medicaid

Mississippi Medicaid is considering a job training requirement for some able-bodied adults on the program. Medicaid is a health insurance program paid by federal and state money. It covers the … Click to Continue »

Drug Courts Produce Modest Results Per Federal Report

Observations Do drug and other specialty courts reduce recidivism? President Trump Wants Drug Courts-Do They Work? Like evaluations of programs for serious offenders, outcomes for drug, mental health, and veteran’s courts are limited to small decreases in recidivism. For many, the focus is on low-level, low-risk offenders who may not need intensive treatment. Author Leonard […]

Republican tax bill could slash $25 billion from Medicare, CBO says

The House of Representatives’ proposed tax reform bill could have some major unintended consequences, including slashing $25 billion from Medicare — the government-run health care program for seniors. Read morethis | Linking Blogs | Comments

Microbiome transplants provide disease resistance in critically-endangered Hawaiian plant

(University of Hawaii at Manoa) A team of researchers at the University of Hawai'i at M?noa and the O'ahu Army Natural Resources Program transplanted microbes to restore the health of a critically endangered Hawaiian plant that, until now, had been driven to extinction in the wild and only survived in managed greenhouses under heavy doses of fungicide.

Team Approach Helps Patients Regain Control of Diabetes

Before diabetes takes or disables a life, Harris Health System wants to step in. Through an ambitious program that places patients with uncontrolled diabetes with a team of medical experts and support staff, the aim is to change the course of the disease in dramatic fashion.

$8.5 million grant awarded to improve asthma care with the Navajo nation

(University of Arizona Health Sciences) National Jewish Health and the University of Arizona bring proven programs to assist underserved population

Q&A for federal workers: FEHBP premium anomaly

Question: I’m planning to elect self plus one coverage in the FEHBP for next year but that costs more in my plan than family coverage. Can that be right? Answer: The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers self only, family and self plus one options. As in past years, in some plans — 39 of the […]

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