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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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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Parsing The Plan: Graham-Cassidy Is A ‘Horror’ And ‘Legislative Malpractice’

In between what appears to be a tendency among editorial writers to give the GOP repeal-and-replace plan a grim review, one writer offers a defense.

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