Thursday, November 30, 2023

Day Cares Aren't COVID 'Super Spreaders,' Study Finds

Day Cares Aren't COVID 'Super Spreaders,' Study Finds

Does Social Media Raise Teens' Odds for Drug Use, Risky Sex?

Does Social Media Raise Teens' Odds for Drug Use, Risky Sex?

U.S. Gun Suicides Keep Rising; Now Make Up Half of All Suicides

U.S. Gun Suicides Keep Rising; Now Make Up Half of All Suicides

CDC revamps wastewater COVID data reporting | CIDRAP

CDC revamps wastewater COVID data reporting | CIDRAP

Cigna, Humana reportedly in talks to merge

Cigna, Humana reportedly in talks to merge

Could Georgia adopt an Arkansas-style Medicaid plan?

Could Georgia adopt an Arkansas-style Medicaid plan?

Monday, November 20, 2023

Atlanta again extends redevelopment ban of former medical center site

Atlanta again extends redevelopment ban of former medical center site

Pot Use During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Premature

Pot Use During Pregnancy Increases Risk for Premature

Is Novavax, the Latecomer Covid Vaccine, Worth the Wait? - KFF Health News

Is Novavax, the Latecomer Covid Vaccine, Worth the Wait? - KFF Health News

Senate Democrats demand answers from manufacturers over RSV drug shortage | The Hill

Senate Democrats demand answers from manufacturers over RSV drug shortage | The Hill: A group of Senate Democrats are demanding answers about a shortage of a new drug that prevents respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in infants. In a letter led by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) sent Friday, the lawmakers asked manufacturers AstraZeneca and Sanofi for more information about the current supply of nirsevimab, when the companies first became…

The flu is soaring in seven US states, health officials say | AP News

The flu is soaring in seven US states, health officials say | AP News

Thursday, November 16, 2023

Compensation Is Key to Fixing Primary Care Shortage - KFF Health News

Compensation Is Key to Fixing Primary Care Shortage - KFF Health News

About 36M American adults have received the updated COVID vaccine: CDC - ABC News

About 36M American adults have received the updated COVID vaccine: CDC - ABC News

Drug Prices: Cigna Follows Mark Cuban’s Lead to Simplify Pricing - Bloomberg

Drug Prices: Cigna Follows Mark Cuban’s Lead to Simplify Pricing - Bloomberg

It’s Getting Harder to Find Long-Term Residential Behavioral Health Treatment for Kids - KFF Health News

It’s Getting Harder to Find Long-Term Residential Behavioral Health Treatment for Kids - KFF Health News

Community health center funding delay sparks anxiety | Modern Healthcare

Community health center funding delay sparks anxiety | Modern Healthcare

Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Most Kids With the Flu Don't Get Antiviral Tamiflu

Most Kids With the Flu Don't Get Antiviral Tamiflu

More Than 1 in 6 U.S. Adults, Teens Have Substance Use Disorder

More Than 1 in 6 U.S. Adults, Teens Have Substance Use Disorder

Underdiagnosed and Undertreated, Young Black Males With ADHD Get Left Behind - KFF Health News

Underdiagnosed and Undertreated, Young Black Males With ADHD Get Left Behind - KFF Health News

UnitedHealth used algorithms to deny care, staff say — STAT Investigation

UnitedHealth used algorithms to deny care, staff say — STAT Investigation

Nearly two dozen toddlers sickened by lead linked to tainted applesauce pouches, CDC says

Nearly two dozen toddlers sickened by lead linked to tainted applesauce pouches, CDC says

Monday, November 13, 2023

New report on state of autism care reveals barriers to diagnosis

New report on state of autism care reveals barriers to diagnosis

Babies Are Getting Salmonella After Handling Pet Food, FDA Warns

Babies Are Getting Salmonella After Handling Pet Food, FDA Warns

Major Study Confirms CT Scans' Link to Blood Cancer Risk in Kids

Major Study Confirms CT Scans' Link to Blood Cancer Risk in Kids

Why It’s So Tough to Reduce Unnecessary Medical Care - KFF Health News

Why It’s So Tough to Reduce Unnecessary Medical Care - KFF Health News

How Lawmakers in Texas and Florida Undermine Covid Vaccination Efforts - KFF Health News

How Lawmakers in Texas and Florida Undermine Covid Vaccination Efforts - KFF Health News

Physicians gather in Atlanta to march for Medicaid expansion, AMC site

Physicians gather in Atlanta to march for Medicaid expansion, AMC site

Friday, November 10, 2023

Childhood Vaccine Exemptons Hit Highest Level Yet: CDC

Childhood Vaccine Exemptons Hit Highest Level Yet: CDC

Senate panel clears PBM, hopsital reforms - STAT

Senate panel clears PBM, hopsital reforms - STAT: A prominent Senate panel on passed a new package of health policy reforms that would allow some seniors to benefit from drug discounts.

Fearing the loss of Medicaid, many search for answers and find frustration

Fearing the loss of Medicaid, many search for answers and find frustration

Gwinnett named metro county of the year for child death review work

Gwinnett named metro county of the year for child death review work

Scientists Are Debating Whether Social Media is Addictive | TIME

Scientists Are Debating Whether Social Media is Addictive | TIME

Friday, November 3, 2023

There’s a Shortage of RSV Treatments. Here’s What to Know | TIME

There’s a Shortage of RSV Treatments. Here’s What to Know | TIME

U.S. Teens Are Driving Drowsy at High Rates

U.S. Teens Are Driving Drowsy at High Rates

States Reconsider Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations in Child Care - KFF Health News

States Reconsider Religious Exemptions for Vaccinations in Child Care - KFF Health News

USDA report: Around half of those eligible for WIC in 2021 received benefits | The Hill

USDA report: Around half of those eligible for WIC in 2021 received benefits | The Hill

Fewer high school students are vaping this year: US report | AP News

Fewer high school students are vaping this year: US report | AP News

Medicare cuts doctor and hospital payments

Medicare cuts doctor and hospital payments

Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Many Antibiotics No Longer Work Against Common Childhood Infections

Many Antibiotics No Longer Work Against Common Childhood Infections

How Biden's AI executive order applies to healthcare | Modern Healthcare

How Biden's AI executive order applies to healthcare | Modern Healthcare

Information blocking rule from HHS would penalize providers | Modern Healthcare

Information blocking rule from HHS would penalize providers | Modern Healthcare

Ga. allegedly asked judges to consider detaining special needs kids

Ga. allegedly asked judges to consider detaining special needs kids

What to do with $16 billion: child care, bonuses, school buses, tax cuts?

What to do with $16 billion: child care, bonuses, school buses, tax cuts?

Friday, October 20, 2023

Kids Are Still Getting Injured After Swallowing High-Powered Magnets - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Kids Are Still Getting Injured After Swallowing High-Powered Magnets - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Mom's Curling Iron Can Be a Big Burn Hazard for Kids - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Mom's Curling Iron Can Be a Big Burn Hazard for Kids - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

CVS Pulls Popular Cold Meds From Shelves - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

CVS Pulls Popular Cold Meds From Shelves - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Female Teens With Family History of Mood Disorder Prone to Weight Gain - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Female Teens With Family History of Mood Disorder Prone to Weight Gain - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

California Moves Ahead of the FDA in Banning Common Candy Additives - KFF Health News

California Moves Ahead of the FDA in Banning Common Candy Additives - KFF Health News

Ozempic Maker is Testing Weight-Loss Drugs For Kids - Bloomberg

Ozempic Maker is Testing Weight-Loss Drugs For Kids - Bloomberg

Biden Pick to Lead NIH Finally Has Her Day, but Still Gets Caught Up in Drug Price Debate - KFF Health News

Biden Pick to Lead NIH Finally Has Her Day, but Still Gets Caught Up in Drug Price Debate - KFF Health News

The Jolt: Democratic state lawmakers renew calls for Medicaid expansion

The Jolt: Democratic state lawmakers renew calls for Medicaid expansion

Monday, October 16, 2023

The New Vaccines and You: Americans Better Armed Than Ever Against the Winter Blechs - KFF Health News

The New Vaccines and You: Americans Better Armed Than Ever Against the Winter Blechs - KFF Health News

A Third of Schools Don’t Have a Nurse. Here’s Why That’s a Problem. - KFF Health News

A Third of Schools Don’t Have a Nurse. Here’s Why That’s a Problem. - KFF Health News

Next-generation Covid vaccines get $500 million in federal funding - STAT

Next-generation Covid vaccines get $500 million in federal funding - STAT

Maternity units risk closure amid payment, staffing problems | Modern Healthcare

Maternity units risk closure amid payment, staffing problems | Modern Healthcare

Primary care, mental health clinician shortage jeopardizes access | Modern Healthcare

Primary care, mental health clinician shortage jeopardizes access | Modern Healthcare

Prior authorization cuts from Cigna, UnitedHealth meet skepticism | Modern Healthcare

Prior authorization cuts from Cigna, UnitedHealth meet skepticism | Modern Healthcare

After a year, questions remain on Atlanta Medical Center’s closure

After a year, questions remain on Atlanta Medical Center’s closure

Friday, October 13, 2023

Georgia parents, daycares face crisis as federal subsidies are ending

Georgia parents, daycares face crisis as federal subsidies are ending

New Clues to How Inflammation in Young Children’s Brains Might Spur Autism - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

New Clues to How Inflammation in Young Children’s Brains Might Spur Autism - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Severity of Flu Season Was High for Children, Teens in 2022 to 2023 - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Severity of Flu Season Was High for Children, Teens in 2022 to 2023 - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

The New Vaccines and You: Americans Better Armed Than Ever Against the Winter Blechs - KFF Health News

The New Vaccines and You: Americans Better Armed Than Ever Against the Winter Blechs - KFF Health News

Georgia Court of Appeals issues ruling in medical marijuana dispute

Georgia Court of Appeals issues ruling in medical marijuana dispute

Pediatric RSV Hospitalizations Increased in 2021 to 2022 Season - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Pediatric RSV Hospitalizations Increased in 2021 to 2022 Season - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Thursday, September 28, 2023

Amazon's $4B investment moves it deeper into healthcare AI

Amazon's $4B investment moves it deeper into healthcare AI

Coffee Won't Raise Preemie Birth Risk, But Smoking Certainly Will - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Coffee Won't Raise Preemie Birth Risk, But Smoking Certainly Will - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

How a shutdown would impact key health care programs | The Hill

How a shutdown would impact key health care programs | The Hill

FDA updates Ozempic label with potential blocked intestines side effect, also reported with Wegovy and Mounjaro - CBS News

FDA updates Ozempic label with potential blocked intestines side effect, also reported with Wegovy and Mounjaro - CBS News

Montana judge blocks state ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth | The Hill

Montana judge blocks state ban on gender-affirming care for trans youth | The Hill

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Playtime with Dad Helps Boost Kids’ Grades Significantly - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Playtime with Dad Helps Boost Kids’ Grades Significantly - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

A Decades-Long Drop in Teen Births Is Slowing, and Advocates Worry a Reversal Is Coming - KFF Health News

A Decades-Long Drop in Teen Births Is Slowing, and Advocates Worry a Reversal Is Coming - KFF Health News

Biden, US officials warn of hunger for millions in a government shutdown | Reuters

Biden, US officials warn of hunger for millions in a government shutdown | Reuters

In new effort to reset flu shot expectations, CDC to avoid messages that "could be seen as a scare tactic" - CBS News

In new effort to reset flu shot expectations, CDC to avoid messages that "could be seen as a scare tactic" - CBS News

Government shutdown threat risks HHS programs, staffing | Modern Healthcare

Government shutdown threat risks HHS programs, staffing | Modern Healthcare: The Health and Human Services Department would furlough 42% of employees if Congress fails to fund the government by Saturday, triggering unpredictable outcomes for the healthcare system.

Government shutdown threat risks HHS programs, staffing | Modern Healthcare

Government shutdown threat risks HHS programs, staffing | Modern Healthcare

Monday, September 25, 2023

Bath Water Beads Can Expand Inside Body, Causing Kids Serious Harm - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Bath Water Beads Can Expand Inside Body, Causing Kids Serious Harm - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

RSV vaccine recommended during pregnancy as a second option to protect newborns | AP News

RSV vaccine recommended during pregnancy as a second option to protect newborns | AP News

Organ transplant system overhaul bill signed by Biden | Modern Healthcare

Organ transplant system overhaul bill signed by Biden | Modern Healthcare

Why anti-steering contracts in healthcare are under fire in Congress | Modern Healthcare

Why anti-steering contracts in healthcare are under fire in Congress | Modern Healthcare

COVID-19: How to order test kits by mail in Georgia

COVID-19: How to order test kits by mail in Georgia

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Fatal Drug Overdoses Quadrupled From 1999 to 2020 - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Fatal Drug Overdoses Quadrupled From 1999 to 2020 - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Future of 'Artificial Womb' to Be Weighed by FDA Advisors - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Future of 'Artificial Womb' to Be Weighed by FDA Advisors - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Study finds errors with ADHD meds in kids has increased last two decades - CBS Boston

Study finds errors with ADHD meds in kids has increased last two decades - CBS Boston

How Will Rural Americans Fare During Medicaid Unwinding? Experts Fear They’re on Their Own - KFF Health News

How Will Rural Americans Fare During Medicaid Unwinding? Experts Fear They’re on Their Own - KFF Health News

Are COVID vaccines still free? Why it’s not so simple anymore

Are COVID vaccines still free? Why it’s not so simple anymore

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Bacteria at Day Care Might Raise Kids' Odds for Asthma - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Bacteria at Day Care Might Raise Kids' Odds for Asthma - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

In Move to Slash CDC Budget, House Republicans Target Major HIV Program Trump Launched - KFF Health News

In Move to Slash CDC Budget, House Republicans Target Major HIV Program Trump Launched - KFF Health News

Pfizer and Moderna Are Pushing the New Covid Booster. Should You Get It? The CDC Is About to Decide. - KFF Health News

Pfizer and Moderna Are Pushing the New Covid Booster. Should You Get It? The CDC Is About to Decide. - KFF Health News

FDA approves updated Covid vaccines

FDA approves updated Covid vaccines

Walgreens, Pearl Health launch partnership | Modern Healthcare

Walgreens, Pearl Health launch partnership | Modern Healthcare

Monday, September 11, 2023

Respiratory Infections in Kids: Major Risk Factors - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Respiratory Infections in Kids: Major Risk Factors - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Georgia insurers fail to prove compliance with mental health law

Georgia insurers fail to prove compliance with mental health law

CDC faces dilemma over recommending new COVID-19 booster for all

CDC faces dilemma over recommending new COVID-19 booster for all

Flu Shots Expected to Work Well for the 2023-2024 Season | Time

Flu Shots Expected to Work Well for the 2023-2024 Season | Time

Moderna Says New COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Against BA.2.86 | Time

Moderna Says New COVID-19 Vaccine Protects Against BA.2.86 | Time

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

Gun Suicides Keep Rising Among U.S. Youth - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Gun Suicides Keep Rising Among U.S. Youth - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Climate Anxiety Is Real, and It’s Impacting Kids and Adults - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Climate Anxiety Is Real, and It’s Impacting Kids and Adults - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Cozy Images of Plush Toys and Blankets Counter Messaging on Safe Infant Sleep | KFF Health News

Cozy Images of Plush Toys and Blankets Counter Messaging on Safe Infant Sleep | KFF Health News

Physician compensation sees more incentives, some focus on quality | Modern Healthcare

Physician compensation sees more incentives, some focus on quality | Modern Healthcare

Federal judge reinstates Georgia’s ban on treatments for trans kids

Federal judge reinstates Georgia’s ban on treatments for trans kids

Thursday, August 31, 2023

Poorer Neighborhoods Linked to Higher Asthma Rates in Kids - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Poorer Neighborhoods Linked to Higher Asthma Rates in Kids - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Surgery for Isolate Cleft Palate at 6 Months Yields Better Outcomes Than at 12 Months - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Surgery for Isolate Cleft Palate at 6 Months Yields Better Outcomes Than at 12 Months - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Mergers, acquisitions, partnerships in healthcare: Latest updates | Modern Healthcare

Mergers, acquisitions, partnerships in healthcare: Latest updates | Modern Healthcare

Emory’s Dr. del Rio discusses concerns over a new, unique COVID variant

Emory’s Dr. del Rio discusses concerns over a new, unique COVID variant

A year later, the future of the former AMC site remains up in the air

A year later, the future of the former AMC site remains up in the air

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Millions More Americans May Have Long COVID Than Thought - Consumer Health News | HealthDay

Millions More Americans May Have Long COVID Than Thought - Consumer Health News | HealthDay: WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans swear they’re suffering the symptoms of long-haul COVID, but are greeted with eye rolls because they never were formally diagnosed with COVID-19.Their claims need to be taken more seriously by physicians, a new study argues, because ...

Timing and Cost of New Vaccines Vary by Virus and Health Insurance Status | KFF Health News

Timing and Cost of New Vaccines Vary by Virus and Health Insurance Status | KFF Health News

Doctors and Patients Try to Shame Insurers Online to Reverse Prior Authorization Denials | KFF Health News

Doctors and Patients Try to Shame Insurers Online to Reverse Prior Authorization Denials | KFF Health News

Medicaid unwinding in Florida prompts class-action lawsuit | Modern Healthcare

Medicaid unwinding in Florida prompts class-action lawsuit | Modern Healthcare

Legislation would control how private schools in Georgia address gender

Legislation would control how private schools in Georgia address gender

Back so soon? The unpredictable return of COVID-19

Back so soon? The unpredictable return of COVID-19