US Obesity Problem Is Not Budging, New Data Shows

U.S. News

America’s weight problem isn’t getting any better, according to new government research.

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Trump to Scrap Critical Health Care Subsidies, Hitting Obamacare Again

New York Times

President Trump will scrap subsidies to health insurance companies that help pay out-of-pocket costs of low-income people, the White House said late Thursday.

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Nursing degrees increasing, but not on track to meet goal for acute care

Reuters

The proportion of registered nurses with nursing bachelor’s degrees has climbed in recent years to 57 percent in U.S. acute care settings, but it’s not rising fast enough to reach a goal of 80 percent by the year 2020, researchers say.

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Warren, Murkowski: Where’s the emergency declaration on opioids?

The Hill

A Democratic and Republican senator are questioning why President Trump hasn’t officially declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency, despite saying his administration was drafting the paperwork to do so two months ago.

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Study: Patients combine toxic medications with ‘alarming frequency’

Managed Healthcare Executive

The number of people combining toxic drugs is more than most physicians realize, according to a recent study comparing laboratory data to patient-reported data.

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Health care sector confronts data breaches

Buffalo Business First

Health care organizations face increasing threats from cyber criminals.

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