To Wage War On Superbugs, FDA Clears Way For Scope With A Disposable Piece

Agency says a removable cap will lower the risk of antibiotic resistant infections but some experts see it as a modest step in curbing the sort of deadly outbreaks that occurred a few years ago.

Money-Saving Offer For Medicare's Late Enrollees Is Expiring. Can They Buy Time?

Sept. 30 marks the end of Medicare’s temporary offer to waive penalties for certain late Medicare enrollees with Affordable Care Act insurance coverage.

Repeal & Replace Watch

Uncertainty Over Health Care's Future Hobbles Entrepreneurs

The Affordable Care Act gave some Americans the chance to strike out on their own in new business ventures because they didn't have to worry about keeping a job just for health insurance. But the repeal-and-replace efforts reignited this week create uncertainty about whether they can count on that insurance option in the future.

Open Your Mouth And Say Goo-Goo: Dentists Treating Ever-Younger Patients

A shift in dental guidelines encourages first dental visits for infants as young as 6 months, or when the first baby teeth emerge. That makes some dentists uncomfortable.

Repeal & Replace Watch

A Nail-Biter: California Nervously Awaits U.S. Senate's Verdict On Obamacare

The GOP’s Graham-Cassidy bill would bring dramatic changes to health coverage nationally, especially in states like California, which fully embraced the Affordable Care Act.

High On Drugs? Anthem Cites Soaring Drug Costs To Justify 35% Rate Hike in California

The company’s drug spending prediction, far above other insurers in the individual market, has experts scratching their heads. Anthem cites market volatility.  

Caregivers Draw Support By Mapping Their Relationships

Innovative CareMaps tool helps caregivers understand their roles and take steps to improve their lives.

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Schoolkids Skipping Shots

Total vaccine exemptions dropped sharply following the 2016 implementation of a state law that eliminated the exemption for personal beliefs. But researchers say a spike in medical exemptions — which more than tripled to 2,850, from 931 the previous year — could suggest that vaccine-reluctant parents are simply finding doctors who are willing to write them medical excuses.

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