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  1. Planned Parenthood May Reject Federal Funds Over Changes To Title X
    It appears some health care providers that offer birth control, such as Planned Parenthood, are going to withdraw from the federal Title X program. Changes to Title X take effect Monday.
  2. News Brief: Afghan Bombing, Deadly Force, Title X Changes
    A suicide bomber killed 63 people at an Afghan wedding. California's governor is expected to sign a bill regarding when police can use deadly force. Title X changes take effect Monday.
  3. No Mercy: After The Hospital Closes, How Do People Get Emergency Care?
    The loss of the longtime hospital in Fort Scott, Kan., has forced a change in the way ER care is provided, including a greater reliance on air ambulances.
  4. This App Aims To Save New Moms' Lives
    The startup Mahmee hopes to help OB-GYNs, pediatricians and other health providers closely monitor a mother and baby's health so that any red flags can be assessed before they become life-threatening.
  5. Creative Recruiting Helps Rural Hospitals Overcome Doctor Shortages
    Recruiting doctors to come to work in rural hospitals has always been a challenge, especially in a hot job market. But some hospitals in remote areas are finding ways to lure much-needed talent.
  6. 'Cadillac Tax' On Generous Health Plans May Be Headed For Repeal
    The tax on an employer's generous health plan — originally envisioned as a way to get patients to avoid unneeded care — has never been implemented. Now Congress is considering a bipartisan repeal.
  7. Newark's Drinking Water Problem: Lead And Unreliable Filters
    Officials in the New Jersey city began to hand out water bottles this week after the Environmental Protection Agency said filtered drinking water samples exceeded government thresholds on lead levels.
  8. It's The Go-To Drug To Treat Opioid Addiction. Why Won't More Pharmacies Stock It?
    It can be hard enough finding a doctor who prescribes buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction. But patients also report difficulty with pharmacies that refuse to stock the drug.
  9. At 'High Five' Camp, Struggling With A Disability Is The Point
    A day camp in Nashville uses "constraint-induced therapy" to help kids who have physical weakness on one side — often because of a stroke or cerebral palsy — gain strength and independence.
  10. Trump Team Hits Brakes On Law That Would Curb Unneeded Medicare CT Scans, MRIs
    Critics worry that the administration's delays come at a steep cost: Medicare continues to pay for millions of unnecessary exams and patients are being subjected to radiation for no medical benefit.
  11. How The CDC's Reluctance To Use The 'F-Word' — Firearms — Hinders Suicide Prevention
    Congress has told the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention not to "advocate or promote gun control." That directive complicates the public health agency's efforts to prevent suicide.
  12. Why Competition Hasn't Brought Down The High Price Of Snakebite Treatment
    The snakebite antivenin CroFab, on the U.S. market since 2000, now faces competition from a drug called Anavip. But both are expensive. "Perverse incentives" keep prices high, says one legal scholar.
  13. Coordinating Care Of Mind And Body Might Help Medicaid Save Money And Lives
    Tennessee's innovative Medicaid program is offering bonuses to mental health providers who help make sure their Medicaid patients get preventive help and treatment for physical ailments too.
  14. Pain Rescue Team Helps Seriously Ill Kids Cope In Terrible Times
    An interdisciplinary team in San Francisco uses acupressure, massage, counseling and other methods, as well as medicine, to help kids get relief from chronic pain. But such pediatric centers are rare.
  15. Homeland Security's Civil Rights Unit Lacks Power To Protect Migrant Kids
    A former official in the civil rights office says the unit seems afraid to offend U.S. Customs and Border Protection and ICE. Meanwhile, the complaints of abuses of families continue to pile up.
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