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Health Care Report

Health Care Report

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 12, 2019
U.S. health officials announced a breakthrough Friday into the cause of a mysterious outbreak of vaping illnesses, reporting they have a "very strong culprit." The same chemical compound was found in fluid taken from the lungs of 29 patients across the country, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. The compound — vitamin E acetate — was previously found in liquid from electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices used by many of those who got sick.

Health Care Report

Health Care Report

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 10, 2019
Dignity Health said its employee, an ER nurse, failed to meet the deadline to add her premature newborn to its health plan, so she was responsible for the medical bills. It rejected her appeals for a year until ProPublica called.

Trump Watch

Trump Watch

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 9, 2019
Weeks before 4-year-old Paul Petersen’s surgery to close a hole in his stomach, he lost coverage. The administration’s latest enforcement of the Affordable Care Act burdened many Idaho Medicaid recipients, as a million kids nationwide lost coverage.

New York State Government

New York State Government

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 9, 2019
A state senator has proposed legislation that would establish a three-digit state suicide hotline.

Health Care Report

Health Care Report

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 7, 2019
The White House on Tuesday signaled President Donald Trump's blunt thumbs-down to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's plan allowing Medicare to negotiate drug prices. Her office's sharp retort: "Working people won't like it if he sells them out." Despite the House impeachment inquiry, the White House and top aides to the California Democrat have been in regular contact on efforts to curb drug prices, a mutual objective and a top concern for Americans across party lines.

Health Care Report

Health Care Report

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 7, 2019
More than a year after performing the world's most extensive penis transplant, doctors say their patient has recovered and reports "feeling whole" again.

New York State Government

New York State Government

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 7, 2019
The state enacted legislation this week requiring that death certificates in cases of opioid overdose specify which opioid was involved in the death, if known.

New York State Government

New York State Government

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 4, 2019
New York's law raising the minimum sales age for tobacco and electronic cigarette products goes into effect on Wednesday, Nov. 13.

Health Care Report

Health Care Report

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 4, 2019
Even some severely obese preteens should be considered for weight loss surgery, according to new recommendations. The guidance issued last Sunday by the American Academy of Pediatrics is based on a review of medical evidence, including several studies showing that surgery in teens can result in marked weight loss lasting at least several years, with few complications. In many cases, related health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure vanished after surgery.

Health Care Report

Health Care Report

NewsPlexus Media
Nov 4, 2019
Measles has a stealth side effect: New research shows it erases much of the immune system's memory of how to fight other germs, so children recover only to be left more vulnerable to bugs like flu or strep. Scientists dubbed the startling findings "immune amnesia." The body can rebuild those defenses — but it could take years.