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Doctors Say New Rule Will Mean Sicker Immigrants

Doctors Say New Rule Will Mean Sicker Immigrants

By Sophia Tareen | Aug 19
Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid

Is Burning Man's Playa Dust a Health Concern? Experts Say No

Is Burning Man's Playa Dust a Health Concern? Experts Say No

Aug 19
Breakfast, lunch and dinner at Burning Man is served with a side of playa dust that covers cars and clothing and finds its way into places where the sun doesn't shine.

Health Plan's 'Cadillac Tax' May Finally Be Running Out Of Gas

Health Plan's 'Cadillac Tax' May Finally Be Running Out Of Gas

By Julie Rovner | Aug 19
The politics of health care are changing. And one of the most controversial parts of the Affordable Care Act — the so-called Cadillac tax — may be about to change with it

Backers of Rural Dental Care Find Something to Smile About

Backers of Rural Dental Care Find Something to Smile About

By Marina Villeneuve | Aug 18
It can be hard to keep smiles healthy in rural areas, where dentists are few and far between and residents often are poor and lack dental coverage. Efforts to remedy the problem have produced varying degrees of success. The biggest obstacle? Dentists.

French Police Suicide Rate Climbs, French Govt Is Flummoxed

French Police Suicide Rate Climbs, French Govt Is Flummoxed

By Elaine Ganley | Aug 18
Three riot police officers, a police commander, a police academy teacher — all are among eight French police officers who have killed themselves recently. That makes 64 so far this year — and the number just keeps on climbing.

Among Hurdles For Those With Opioid Addictions: Getting The Drug To Treat It

Among Hurdles For Those With Opioid Addictions: Getting The Drug To Treat It

By Nina Feldman, WHYY | Aug 16
Buprenorphine is a drug that curbs cravings and treats the symptoms of withdrawal from opioid addiction. But gaining access to it can be nearly impossible.

To Save Money, American Surgeons and Patients Meet in Cancun

To Save Money, American Surgeons and Patients Meet in Cancun

By Phil Galewitz | Aug 16
Hundreds of thousands of Americans seek lower-cost care outside the United States each year, with many going to Caribbean and Central American countries

Hepatitis A Races Across the Country

Hepatitis A Races Across the Country

By Laura Ungar | Aug 15
Like a shadow, it follows the opioid epidemic, spreading mostly among drug users and the homeless. But anyone who hasn't been vaccinated can get hepatitis A.

British Man Hospitalized with Life-Threatening Priapism

British Man Hospitalized with Life-Threatening Priapism

By Kilian Melloy | Aug 15
A British sex writer living in Berlin found himself in the hospital after combining Viagra and another ED medication, which interacted with his HIV meds to produce an erection that has persisted for weeks.

Want Better Sleep? Try a Warm Bath or Shower Before Bedtime

Want Better Sleep? Try a Warm Bath or Shower Before Bedtime

Aug 15
Many people try over-the-counter or prescribed sleep aids. But is there any way to fall asleep faster and get better sleep without medication?

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