Refereeing Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren On Public Support For ‘Medicare For All’

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

Polling supports Buttigieg's claim.

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Surprise Settlement In Sutter Health Antitrust Case

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

Sutter Health has reached a tentative settlement in an antitrust suit brought by the California Attorney General’s Office. Details have not been made public.

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Viewpoints: Ban Against Menthol Flavors Needs To Include Every Kind Of Cigarette; Stop Overlooking Surge Of STDS After Years Of Progress

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

Opinion writers weigh in on these public health issues and others.

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Different Takes: When Will Warren’s Pitch For ‘Medicare For All’ Get Explicit About Costs?; Expensive Lessons On The Many Failures Of Health Care

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

Editorial writers focus on policies impacting rising health care costs.

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State Highlights: Florida School Safety Panel Outlines Yearly Training Goals For Shooter Lockdown Drills; Missouri Appeals Court Reverses $100M Talc Verdict

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

Media outlets report on news from Florida, Missouri, Virginia, Maryland, Georgia, California, Pennsylvania, and Washington.

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‘Stay Far Away From Vapes’: 22-Year-Old College Student Talks About His Near Fatal Struggle With Daily Use Of Knock-Off Products

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

Gregory Rodriguez is one of the lucky ones, he tells The New York Times. Twenty-nine people, mostly young males, have died from vaping. Other news reports on declining national sales, as well as efforts underway in Michigan, Oregon, Ohio and Missouri to regulate or ban sales.

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Federal Judge Vacates Obama-Era Rule Banning Discrimination Against Transgender Patients

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

Judge Reed O'Connor for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas is the same federal judge who last year ruled that the entire 2010 health care law was invalid. The decision is likely to be appealed, as O'Connor also ruled that the American Civil Liberties Union and River City Gender Alliance could intervene in the case.

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Amid All The Buzzy Health Trends, What’s A Scam And What’s Worth Paying Attention To?

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

The New York Times looks at trends like CBD oil and turmeric to break down the claims, the benefits, and the harm of trying them out (which sometimes is none!). In other public health news: magic mushrooms, DNA, aging, exercise and cancer, and more.

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‘They Have Been Getting Second-Class Health Care, If Any At All’: Tribes Want To Wash Hands Of Long-Troubled Indian Health Service

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

Indian Health Service hospitals have severely struggled with providing their Native American patients any kind of quality care. Now, those patients want to run their own system. But the task will likely prove daunting.

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Amid Other Health Scuffles, Dem Candidates Agree That Drug Companies Should Be Held Accountable For Opioid Crisis

Posted on Oct 16, 2019

The debate took place in Ohio, a state that's been hit hard by the opioid epidemic. The candidates were asked about their stance on the issue ahead of a nationwide trial that is set to kick off in the state next week.

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