Listen: Five Oklahoma Hospitals Collapsed – What Happened?

KHN Midwest correspondent Lauren Weber joined StateImpact Oklahoma reporter Jackie Fortiér to discuss why a series of rural hospitals collapsed, leaving hundreds of residents without jobs and their communities without lifesaving emergenc…

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CDC Reports The Number Of Lung Illnesses Tied To Vaping Surpasses 1,000

That’s an increase of 275 cases in the past week. About half of those people were hospitalized during the week and the rest are older cases just now linked to the outbreak.

The A…

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend.

The Friday Breeze

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes, who reads everything on health care to compile our daily Morning Briefing, offers the best and most provocative stories for the weekend.

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South African study highlights links between low language ability and poor mental health

Newswise — One of the first studies of its kind focusing on South African children’s language ability and mental health outcomes, has found clear evidence for a link between low language ability and depression in young people.

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Vaping May Harm Fertility in Young Women

  E-cigarette use during pregnancy impairs metabolic health in daughters, mouse study finds     CITATIONS Journal of the Endocrine

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Creator Of Brain Exam That Trump Aced Demands New Training For Testers

Geriatricians are outraged over a new requirement to pay for training in order to administer the MoCA test, a widely used tool to screen for cognitive problems. The test’s creator said he was worried about accuracy and liability.

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E-Cig Dangers: Doctors Suspect Vaping Sent Wis. Teens To Hospital With Seriously Damaged Lungs; WHO Warns About False Safety Claims

All the teen patients had recently started vaping and tested negative for infectious disease. Some have needed assistance in order to breathe. Scans and X-rays showed inflammation or swelling throughout both lungs. Any long-term effects are not known, doctors said. In other news on e-cigarettes, WHO claims the product isn’t helping fight cancer.

All the teen patients had recently started vaping and tested negative for infectious disease. Some have needed assistance in order to breathe. Scans and X-rays showed inflammation or swelling throughout …

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Viewpoints: Keep Momentum Going To Stop Sky-High Surprise Medical Bills; Count The Reasons For Trying Disease-Control Approach To Gun Violence

Opinion pages focus on these health care issues and others.

Opinion pages focus on these health care issues and others.

The Washington Post:
Surprise! Congress Might Actually End Big, Unexpected Medical Bills.
Congress is …

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Viewpoints: Biden’s Health Care Ideas Could Take U.S. One Step Closer To Single Payer; Health Care Is A Market Failure

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others.

The Washington Post:
Joe Biden Proposes Radical Leftist Health-Care Plan
The 2020 Democratic pres…

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Judge Slashes Roundup Weedkiller Verdict From $80 Million To $25 Million For California Man With Cancer

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said Monday the higher award was “constitutionally impermissible” because it was nearly 15 times the compensatory damages award. He denied Bayer’s request for a new trial.

U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said Monday the higher award was “constitutionally impermissible” because it was nearly 15 times the compensatory damages award. He denied Bayer’s req…

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