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1 hr ago | Business Journal

Franciscan Hospital for Children to receive enhanced Medicaid funding despite governor veto

A patients is treated at the Franciscan Hospital for Children. Executives will put enhanced Medicaid funding towards the hospital's inpatient rehabilitative services.


Related Topix: Law

5 hrs ago | KCRA-TV Sacramento

90% of hospitals and clinics lose their patients' data

Recent data shows 90 percent of health care organizations have exposed their patients' data -- or had it stolen -- in 2012 and 2013, according to privacy researchers at the Ponemon Institute.


Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Computer Security, Science / Technology

9 hrs ago | Marysville Globe

Arlington passes smoke-free parks law

The City Council's unanimous decision to adopt a tobacco- and smoke-free law for all city parks Aug. 18 was preceded by some unorthodox testimony.


Related Topix: Law, Criminal Defense Law, Arlington, WA, Food and Drug Administration

13 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Intervention helps smokers quit following hospital stay

Among hospitalized adult smokers who wanted to quit, a postdischarge intervention that included automated telephone calls and free medication resulted in higher sustained smoking cessation rates at six months than standard postdischarge advice to use smoking cessation medication and counseling, according to a study in the August 20 issue of JAMA .


Related Topix: Smoking, Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration, Law

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Mead wins the GOP primary for Wyoming governor

Mead, 52, defeated spirited challenges from Dr. Taylor Haynes and Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill to win the nomination.


Related Topix: US News, Law

Arizona GOP battles itself in legislative races

The campaign is particularly vicious in Chandler, where Rep. Bob Robson was accused of removing signs opposing his re-election and now faces misdemeanor tampering charges.


Related Topix: Law, US News, US Governors, Jan Brewer, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Barack Obama, Mesa, AZ

Merced Sun-Star

Senate Democrats demand liquid nicotine rules

Backed by 12 Senate Democrats, it's the latest effort seeking regulations of the battery-powered devices smokers use to inhale vapor from a heated liquid nicotine solution and accessories such as liquid nicotine refill bottles.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Law, Smoking, Medicine, Health, Food and Drug Administration

The Willits News

Obamacare poll: Californians of all political stripes show increased support of health care law

The nation's new health care law is surging in popularity in the Golden State, according to a Field Poll, which finds more Californians today -- of all political stripes -- support the Affordable Care Act than at any time since it was signed into law four years ago.


Related Topix: Law, California

The Mississippi Press

No welfare cut for kids if parents fail drug test under new Mississippi law

Mississippi children would not lose welfare if a parent's benefits are cut off because of positive tests for illegal drugs, according to rules set by the state Department of Human Services.


Related Topix: Drug Testing, Law, Mississippi Government, Mississippi, Family, Kids

Bellingham Herald

US won't reveal records on health website security

In this Nov. 5, 2013, file photo, Medicare chief Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, before the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.


Related Topix: Law, Medicare, Health, Washington, DC, Medicaid, Computers, Privacy

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Cybercast News Service

In new book, Ryan takes on stubborn GOP orthodoxy

As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Rep. Paul Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Barack Obama, Social Security, Personal Finance, Senator Ted Cruz, US Senate, Law

Bellingham Herald

Audit: Illinois overdrew federal Medicaid dollars

In this July 11, 2013 file photo, Julie Hamos, director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, speaks at a meeting in Chicago.


Related Topix: Law, Illinois, Illinois Government, Medicaid, Health

Medical News

FDA-approved drug eliminates immune cells that destroys hair follicles in people with alopecia areata

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have identified the immune cells responsible for destroying hair follicles in people with alopecia areata, a common autoimmune disease that causes hair loss, and have tested an FDA-approved drug that eliminated these immune cells and restored hair growth in a small number of patients.


Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration, Columbia University, Medicine, Dermatology, Genetics

Auditor questions data in Medicaid program review

Legislative Auditor Daryl Purpera's office raised questions about the report that Jindal's Department of Health and Hospitals submitted to lawmakers in January.


Related Topix: Law, Medicaid, Health, Bobby Jindal, US Governors, Louisiana, Louisiana Government

Iowa woman calls for lift of FDA donation ban

Sheryl Moore of Pleasant Hill was told that some of her son's tissues wouldn't be donated because his sexual history was unclear, The Des Moines Register reported.


Related Topix: Law, Food and Drug Administration, Gay/Lesbian, Suicide


NC session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

The 2013-14 General Assembly will be marked in North Carolina's history books as the first in more than 140 years in which the legislative and executive branches were simultaneously under Republican control.


Related Topix: Law, North Carolina Government, North Carolina, US News, Pat McCrory, US Governors


Gay teen's eye donation rejected

The most precious letter Sheryl Moore will ever receive told her what became of her son's kidneys, liver, heart and lungs.


Related Topix: Law, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Former CBS investigative journalist suing DHHS

Sharyl Attkisson , an Emmy award winning investigative journalist, author, and a former correspondent for CBS News is suing the Department of Health and Human Services for her Freedom of Information Act requests delays and obstructions, regarding that went into effect in October 2013, the Patriot Action Network reported on Friday.


Related Topix: Law, Emmy Awards, Entertainment, Television

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Inside Bay Area

California's proposed meat regulations believed too weak

A bill that would clamp down on the use of antibiotics in cattle and poultry is a pen stroke from becoming law in California -- so why aren't environmentalists happy? The author of the legislation, state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, touts SB 835 as a critical early step in fighting an emerging national health crisis: the rise of ... (more)


Related Topix: Law, California, San Mateo County, CA, San Mateo, CA, Jerry Brown, US Governors, Agriculture, Science


Clergy members charged in protest at Legislature

The 23 clergy members who were arrested in May for disrupting a session of the Missouri Senate are each now charged with two misdemeanors.


Related Topix: Law, Jefferson City, MO, Cole County, MO