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Medical Residents Can Work Longer

by Lindsey Tanner, Associated Press / March 23, 2017

CHICAGO — Rookie doctors can work up to 24 hours straight under new work limits taking effect this summer — a move supporters say will enhance training and foes maintain will do just the opposite. A Chicago-based group that establishes work standards for U.S. medical school graduates has voted to eliminate a 16-hour cap for […]

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N.M. Dems Push Assisted Suicide Plan

by Russell Contreras, Associated Press / March 21, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Democrats are pushing a proposal that would allow terminally ill patients in New Mexico to end their lives with help from doctors. The measure — opposed by the Catholic Church and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez — would prevent New Mexico doctors from facing prosecution in such cases. In June, the New […]


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U.S. Infant Mortality Dips 15%

by Robert Jimison, CNN / March 23, 2017

(CNN) — Infant mortality rates have reached new lows, according to a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday. From 2005 to 2014, the infant mortality rate in the US dropped 15%, from 6.86 infant deaths per 1,000 live births to 5.82. Sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, declined […]

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Asthma Study Yields Data Using Smartphones

by Meg Bryant / March 21, 2017

A research team at Mount Sinai Hospital showed its possible to produce reliable health data using smartphones, The Verge reported. In the study, published Monday in Nature Biotechnology, the researchers used Apple ResearchKit to create an iOS app to assess asthmatics’ symptoms, presumed triggers and medication adherence and compared the results with existing patient studies. […]


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Nurses Use High-Tech Sleep Pods for Students

by Damien Willis, Associated Press / March 23, 2017

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Students in Southern New Mexico are learning that often a short nap can save a day that isn’t going right. Two high schools in the Las Cruces Public Schools district and two in the Gadsden Independent School District are using sleep pods — EnergyPods made by MetroNaps. The high-tech pods, a […]

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GOP Leaders Boost Pressure on Healthcare

by Alan Fram and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press / March 23, 2017

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and House leaders are revving up pressure on balky conservatives and other Republican lawmakers as crunch time approaches on the party’s health care overhaul bill, a drive GOP leaders concede they can’t afford to lose. A day before the House planned votes on the measure, Trump was expected to continue […]


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How the Healthcare Bill Will Bankrupt Millennials

by Alexandra Svokos

Young people with decent incomes and employment — especially those younger than 26 — won’t see too many immediate changes to health insurance.People who rely on Medicaid, however, could see health care losses without support from the federal government. People who buy health insurance individually would also see changes. The GOP plan keeps the rules […]

Single-Payer Possible in California

by David Lazarus

Could California have its own single-payer health insurance system providing coverage for all residents? A bill has been introduced in the state Legislature that would do just that — and its chances of success could be vastly improved by President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. Thanks, guys! First, a little history lesson. Stick with me […]