U.S. Charges 412, Including Doctors, in $1.3 Billion Health Fraud

New York Times

Hundreds of people nationwide, including dozens of doctors, have been charged in health care fraud prosecutions, accused of collectively defrauding the government of $1.3 billion, the Justice Department said on Thursday.

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A Tide of Opioid-Dependent Newborns Forces Doctors to Rethink Treatment

New York Times

Just 24 hours old, Jay’la Cy’anne Clay already was having a rough day.

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Stressed? Who isn’t? Here’s how to conquer it

USA Today

Americans are reporting record levels of stress. and it’s doing a number on our brains, says the author of a new book.

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Can a new lozenge help people quit smoking?

Reuters

A new lozenge containing the amino acid L-cysteine is an effective, nontoxic smoking-cessation product, according to researchers in Finland.

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Nursing while pregnant safe for most healthy mothers

Reuters

Healthy, well-nourished women who breastfeed while pregnant don’t seem to increase their risk of delivering prematurely, miscarrying, or having a low-birth-weight baby, the authors of a new research review conclude.

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Fewer U.S. hospitals can care for children

Reuters

In Massachusetts, a child who winds up in an emergency room – whether for a routine or a serious problem – is likely to be transferred to a second hospital for care, a “potentially concerning” trend that’s being reported by physicians throughout the United States, researchers say.

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