U.S. House approves funding for children’s healthcare program

Reuters

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved legislation to continue a federal insurance program for millions of lower-income children and pregnant women, but with an ongoing funding battle it could be weeks before the program gets more money.

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Many drivers ignore or don’t receive warnings about prescription meds

Reuters

One in five drivers in a random survey had taken prescription drugs that could impair their driving ability, and most were on the road despite having been warned about the risks, a U.S. study found.

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FDA chief urges ‘more dramatic action’ on opioids than past administrations

Washington Examiner

FDA chief urges ‘more dramatic action’ on opioids than past administrations

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Editorial: ACA alive and well in N.Y.

Albany Times Union

The enrollment period for coverage under the Affordable Care Act is underway.

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One must-do fix for addressing the opioid epidemic

New York Post

Fifty-six years ago, President John F. Kennedy challenged our country to land on the moon, which led to technological breakthroughs improving health, including the CAT scan and programmable pacemakers.

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Mumps Makes a Comeback, Even Among the Vaccinated

New York Times

If you think you’ve been seeing mumps in the news more often in the past couple of years, you’re absolutely right.

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Unlocking the Secrets of the Microbiome

New York Times

Modern technology is making it possible for medical scientists to analyze inhabitants of our innards that most people probably would rather not know about.

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