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Overdose deaths eclipse murders, coroner says

While Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Jeffrey Rouse admitted recently that he is pleased with the city’s lower murder rate in 2016, he added that his

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Health gadgets and apps outpace privacy protections, report finds

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica The federal patient privacy law known as HIPAA has not kept pace with wearable fitness trackers, mobile health apps and online

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As cases multiply, officials scramble to stop abuse of nursing home residents on Social Media
By Charles Ornstein and Jessica Huseman ProPublica When a certified nursing assistant in Hubbard, Iowa, shared a photo online in March of a nursing home resident with his pants around his ankles, ...
Are co-pay coupons actually making drugs more expensive?
By Charles Ornstein ProPublica A few months back, after returning from a family vacation that involved lots of pool time, my 9-year-old son complained that his ear hurt. A Sunday morning trip ...
VA officials pledge new studies into effects of Agent Orange
By Charles Ornstein and Terry Parris Jr., ProPublica, and Mike Hixenbaugh The Virginian-Pilot The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its efforts to determine how Vietnam veterans and their children have been ...
Obama administration gives positive status report for ACA at annual NNPA convention
By Stacy Brown Contributing Writer (Special from The Washington Informer) — Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, the nation has seen the largest reduction in the uninsured in four decades ...
One in 500 African Americans still living with Sickle Cell disease
By Florence Neal Cooper-Smith Contributing Writer (Special to the Trice Edney News Wire from the Richmond Free Press) — Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a group of inherited red blood cell disorders. ...
HHS acts to help more ex-inmates get Medicaid
By Jay Hancock Contributing Writer (Kaiser Health News) – Administration officials moved in May of this year to improve low Medicaid enrollment for emerging prisoners, urging states to start signups before ...
Pfizer officials call for Blacks to participate in Sickle Cell disease clinical trials
By Joan H. Allen Contributing Writer (NNPA News Wire) — In a desire to help create a greater awareness of sickle cell disease (SCD) and increase their efforts to find a ...
THE GUARDIANSHIP TRAP: Fighting the greed factor in elder abuse
By Emily Gurnon Contributing Writer Second in a three-part series (Special from PBS NextAve-nue/New America Media) — Much of it starts with greed, said Bernard A. Krooks, founding partner of the New York ...

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