Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Today's Headlines is prepared daily to help keep you informed about news affecting women's health care and ob-gyn. This brief is derived from the four major national newspapers: The New York Times, The Washington Post, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal. Please note that the WSJ requires a paid subscription to access articles.
The New York Times
"Judges Block Abortion Curb in Mississippi"
A federal appeals panel on Tuesday blocked a Mississippi law that would have shut the sole abortion clinic in the state by requiring its doctors to obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals, something they had been unable to do...Read more.
"The D.O. Is In Now"
Whatever the reasons for choosing a D.O. over an M.D., osteopathic medicine has, for decades now and increasingly so, been accepted as authoritative training by the medical establishment, including the residency programs that lead to licensure. This year, more than three-quarters of D.O. graduates successfully “matched” with a residency—half for M.D.-accredited programs and half for D.O.-accredited programs...Read more.
"Surgeon General Calls for Action to Reduce Skin Cancer Rate"
The nation’s top doctor called on Tuesday for immediate action to reduce the rate of skin cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the country and one that is often preventable...Read more.
"A Health Trade-Off That’s Here to Stay: Lower Cost, Limited Choice"
Plans sold this year in the new health insurance marketplaces were much more likely than previous ones to include what insurers call tailored or narrow networks...Read more.
"Mississippi’s Only Abortion Clinic: Still Standing"
Editorial: An underhanded effort to close Mississippi’s sole abortion clinic and deny women access to safe and legal abortion care in their home state has suffered a major setback...Read more.
The Washington Post
"The US Spends $15 Billion a Year to Train Doctors, but We Don't Know What We Get in Return"
A new comprehensive report finds that we don't have a good system of tracking the $15 billion the United States spends each year on training new doctors—a particularly pressing topic as 11,000 baby boomers become Medicare-eligible each day and about 25 million uninsured are projected to gain new coverage in the next few years under the Affordable Care Act...Read more.
"Woman in Legal Fight Over C-Section Delivers Baby"
A Cape Coral, Florida, woman who took a Charlotte County hospital to federal court to avoid having her fourth cesarean section delivered a boy this weekend after agreeing to deliver by c-section at Cape Coral Hospital...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
"Federal Court Blocks Mississippi Law Threatening Abortion Clinic"
In Tuesday's decision, a three-judge panel of the Fifth US Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans ruled 2-1 that the Mississippi law imposed an "undue burden" on a woman's right to a have an abortion... Last year, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Medical Association filed a joint amicus brief in a case challenging the Texas law, arguing there is no medical basis to require abortion providers to have admitting privileges...Read more.
"House Passes Bill to Speed FDA's Sunscreen Approvals"
The House passed legislation Monday to require the Food and Drug Administration to speed approval of new types of sunscreen in the wake of a regulatory backlog that has stalled their introduction...Read more.
"Researchers Fret as Social Media Lift Veil on Drug Trials"
Drug makers and researchers are increasingly concerned that online chatter could unravel the carefully built construct of the clinical trial, and perhaps put patients in danger. They worry that patients may drop out if they suspect they aren't getting the drug being tested, or may report symptoms inaccurately because of the influence or suggestions of others in the trial...Read more.
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