Different Takes: Alabama’s Not Alone When It Comes To Punishing Pregnant Women

Editorial writers focus on the manslaughter charges against Marshae Jones.

Editorial writers focus on the manslaughter charges against Marshae Jones.

The New York Times:
Alabama Isn’t The Only State That Punishes Pregnant Women
Last week…

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One Patient Dies Of Mold Infection That Forces Closure Of Seattle Children’s Hospital Operating Rooms

Five other patients also developed an Aspergillus infection. Aspergillus is a common mold tolerated by most people but poses a greater risk to those with weakened immune systems. Gaps in air filtration is believed to have been key in the presence of mold.

Five other patients also developed an Aspergillus infection. Aspergillus is a common mold tolerated by most people but poses a greater risk to those with weakened immune systems. Gaps in air filtration i…

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California Rolls Out Program On Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases, While Gun Advocates Stock Up, File Lawsuit

Background checks can help authorities discover guns that aren’t registered with the state, gun safety advocates say, adding that the program could have prevented last week’s fatal shooting of rookie Sacramento police officer Tara O’Sullivan.

Background checks can help authorities discover guns that aren’t registered with the state, gun safety advocates say, adding that the program could have prevented last week’s fatal shooting of rookie Sac…

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Viewpoints: Congress Needs To Raise Smoking Age To 21, Take Other Key Steps To Stop Teen Tobacco Use; What Does Hate Have To Do With Mental Health? Plenty

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

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

The Washington Post:
Congress Should Raise The Smoking Age — And Then Enforce It
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Woman Whose Fetus Died After She Was Shot Charged With Manslaughter, Yet Accused Shooter Goes Free

Marshae Jones of Birmingham was five months pregnant when she was shot during an argument.

Marshae Jones of Birmingham was five months pregnant when she was shot during an argument. On Wednesday, a grand jury indicted Jones on a manslaughter charge. But now Jefferson County prosecutors say the…

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Fecal Parasite That Can Be Transmitted Via Swimming Pools On The Rise, CDC Warns

The parasite is a problem in pools because an infected swimmer can excrete the parasite at several orders of magnitude higher than the amount necessary to cause infection, officials warn. In other public health news: strokes, “shock therapy,” smiling, children’s care, hand dryers and hearing loss, infertility, body shape, and more.

The parasite is a problem in pools because an infected swimmer can excrete the parasite at several orders of magnitude higher than the amount necessary to cause infection, officials warn. In other public…

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Perspectives: As Congress Debates Over Drug Prices, States Lead The Way With Innovative Experiments

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

Read recent commentaries about drug-cost issues.

The Baltimore Sun:
Md.’s Prescription Drug Affordability Board An Example For America
Lawmakers on both sides of …

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Viewpoints: Talking About Ending Surprise Medical Bills Is the Easy Part; Lessons On The History Of Southern Women Taking Ill To Their Bed

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

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

Los Angeles Times:
Democrats And Republicans Both Want To End Surprise ER Bills. Good Luck With That&nbsp…

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First Edition: July 3, 2019

While abortion bans in Republican-led states dominated headlines in recent weeks, a handful of other states have expanded abortion access.

NOTE TO READERS: KHN’s First Edition will not be published July 4-5. Look for it again in your inbox July 8. Happy holidays!

Kaiser Health News:
Newly Blue Maine Expands Ac…

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FDA Ends Months-Long FOIA Battle Over Medical Device Failures, Says Putting Database Online ‘Satisfies’ KHN Request

The Food and Drug Administration responded Wednesday to a Freedom of Information Act request filed months ago, noting that the information sought by Kaiser Health News “is now posted online.”
KHN had filed a series of FOIA requests, beginning …

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