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Blue States Fight Dismantling of ACA

by Mike Stankiewicz / April 18, 2018

Despite attempts by the Trump administration and Republican-controlled Congress to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, blue states are fighting back to prop up the 2010 law. New Jersey is nearly set to implement its own individual mandate for health care coverage after congress rolled back the requirement at the federal level. The New Jersey Health […]

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Trade Group: Short-Term Plan’s Impact Underestimated

by Susan Morse / April 18, 2018

The Trump Administration has underestimated the impact short-term limited duration insurance plans would have on the Affordable Care Act market, according to a study commissioned by the Associated for Community Affiliated Plans. While the White House projected that its short-term plans would decrease enrollment in Healthcare.gov by 100,000 to 200,000 ACA consumers in 2019, the […]


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Doctors Call for Action on Social Determinants

by Allison Inserro / April 18, 2018

The American College of Physicians (ACP) released a set of 9 recommendations today meant to address social determinants of health (SDOH) in order to improve patient care and health outcomes that are negatively impacted by the conditions in the United States under which patients live, grow, and work.1 However, in an accompanying editorial, 2 physicians wrote […]

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Pow-Wow Connects Community to Health Providers

by Sydney Widell / April 18, 2018

Speaking over the sound of powwow drums, UW-Madison pharmacy student Kym Ludwig compared the sugar contents in different energy drinks and helped administer free diabetes risk tests to Wunk Sheek Spring Powwow guests at an informational booth tucked between indigenous food vendors and stalls selling beaded jewelry. Ludwig, who is also a member of the Native […]


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Dillard Reinstates Nursing Offerings

by Tiffany Pennamon / March 12, 2018

Dillard University’s School of Nursing received initial approval from the Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN) last week to actualize its pre-licensure baccalaureate nursing programs for the 2018-2019 academic year. The announcement last week ended a period of inactive admissions at Dillard for the pre-licensure baccalaureate and LPN-BSN nursing programs during the 2017-2018 academic year, […]

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Fort Drum Area Models Private Care for Veterans

by Watertown Daily Times / April 18, 2018

The thought of privatizing their government health care worries many veterans. John Lambert, chairman of the North Country Veterans Advisory Committee, discussed a distressing report during the organization’s April 5 meeting. Prepared by the Rand Corps., the study indicates that physicians not affiliated with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs are not as familiar with […]


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Pro-Life Violence

by Kate Harveston

How many terrorist attacks have taken place on American soil over the last 40 years? The real answer is almost certainly larger and far sadder than you think. According to the National Abortion Federation, community health centers and abortion providers have witnessed the following atrocities since 1977: 655 anthrax threats 383 general death threats 373 property […]

Treating Alzheimer’s

by Jason Karlawish

I’m envious. One of my medical school classmates climbed a mountain with his patient, and not just any mountain. Dr. Malcolm Bilimoria, a surgical oncologist, and Ken Brown, “a survivor of adenocarcinoma of the pancreas,” ascended the 19,341-foot Mount Kilimanjaro. That’s right. Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. I’m envious because none of my […]