Friday, August 29, 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
"The Dawn of the Post-Clinic Abortion"
The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reviewed the medical literature and concluded that women can “safely and effectively” use telemedicine to have a medical abortion, including taking misoprostol at home...Read more.
"In Plastics and Cans, a Threat to Women"
The accumulating research fuels rising concern among scientists that childhood exposure to BPA may well contribute to female infertility, and that adult exposure may result in a shorter reproductive life span...Read more.
"Pennsylvania to Purchase Private Care for Its Poor"
Pennsylvania will become the 27th state to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration announced Thursday, using federal funds to buy private health insurance for about 500,000 low-income residents starting next year...Read more.
"What Doctors Can’t Do"
Op-Ed: Doctors can’t help patients change their behavior in the 15 minutes they spend with each patient. But community health workers can...Read more.
The Washington Post
"Pennsylvania’s Republican Governor Expands Medicaid"
Pennsylvania won federal approval to expand its Medicaid program to nearly 500,000 low-income adults on Thursday, becoming the ninth state led by a Republican governor to join the expansion under the president's health-care law...Read more.
"VA Is Looking for a Few Good Doctors and Nurses"
One of the first steps to rebuilding confidence in the scandal-plagued Department of Veterans Affairs is getting enough of the right people to do the job. VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald is trying to do that by launching a new recruitment effort to boost the number of medical professionals...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal
"Obama Administration, Pennsylvania Governor Reach Deal to Expand Medicaid"
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett reached a deal with the Obama administration to extend the state's Medicaid program to half a million low-income residents under the Affordable Care Act, officials said Thursday...Read more.
"States Expand Access to Overdose-Reversal Drug"
Faced with an unrelenting epidemic of heroin and pain-pill deaths, many states are pushing to make more widely available a drug called naloxone that can reverse overdoses from such opioid drugs within minutes...Read more.
*Disclaimer: ACOG does not endorse these articles, nor the views expressed in them.
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