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Study: Nearly Three-Quarters Of Commonly Used Medical Scopes Tainted By Bacteria

The ‘scary’ findings show a discouraging lack of progress in cleaning the devices, despite more vigorous efforts in the wake of deadly superbug outbreaks, experts say.

Texas Disability Groups Want A Voice At The Table In Gun Debate

A disability rights groups in Texas wants to make sure people who've been disabled by gun violence in Texas get a chance to talk to lawmakers.

Choice Of Bay Area For AIDS Conference Exposes Tension Among Activists

Numerous advocacy groups oppose the recent decision to hold the 2020 International AIDS conference in San Francisco and Oakland, and some argue it shouldn’t be in the U.S. at all. Those who support the decision say the predominantly liberal politics of the region make it an ideal venue for sending a message about the Trump administration’s perceived retreat from leadership on AIDS.

Calif. Leads Nation In Pushing Back Against Trump Administration Health Policies

In the face of federal efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, policymakers in the largest state are proposing laws and other changes to counter them. Beyond that, they’re aggressively pushing measures to expand health coverage beyond what the ACA envisioned.

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Nothing In Health Care Ever Goes Away

In this episode of KHN’s “What the Health?” Sarah Jane Tribble of Kaiser Health News, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Margot Sanger-Katz of The New York Times and Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post examine how even after Republicans failed to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, the health care debate continues to roil politics. They discuss how Republicans in Congress have shifted their ACA messaging and how the Democrats are looking to Medicare expansion. They also discuss state efforts to expand Medicaid and drug pricing. And they spend a moment talking about Congress’ push to do something about the opioid crisis.

In A Puerto Rican Mountain Town, Hope Ebbs And Health Suffers

More than six months after Hurricane Maria, daily life in Castañer, Puerto Rico, is nowhere close to normal as residents try to deal with the effects of trauma, chronic stress and the continued lack of electricity.

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New Medicare Perk For Diabetes Prevention Stumbles At Rollout

On April 1, Medicare launched a major initiative — a diabetes prevention program for seniors and people with serious disabilities— that is available in only a few cities.

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