https://kaiserhealthnews.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/st-louis-public-radio.mp3 Can’t see the audio player? Click here to download. Lauren Weber, one of Kaiser Health News’ new Midwest correspondents, joined St. Louis Public Radio reporter Jeremy Goodwin on “St. Louis on the Air” Friday to discuss how syphilis is making inroads into rural counties across the Midwest and West. In Missouri, the total number…
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The legislation comes as Montana faces an expiration date on the the state’s Medicaid expansion, which was approved in 2015. “It was in our best interest to continue the program to help as many folks as we can, especially with drug addictions [and] mental illness. Those are big things that plague Montana, and they’re very…
CMS will allow insurers to implement the restrictions when there’s a generic drug available to the patient. CMS argues that the rule would encourage patients to use generic drugs and lower drug spending.
There are already laws protecting babies who are born alive, whether it is as a result of a botched abortion or not, said North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper. Meanwhile, a look at the rare occurrence where infants actually are born following an abortion attempt.
“People these days are constantly rearranging their facial appearance in ways that prevent engaging in facial mimicry, having no idea how much we use our faces to coordinate and manage social interactions,” said Paula Niedenthal, a professor of psychology. In other public health news: medicine’s racist past, a polio-like illness, and groundbreaking heart surgery.