Thursday, May 23, 2013
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. For more up-to-the-minute news articles in ob-gyn and women’s health, visit the ACOG News Room daily news feed at acog.org/newsroom!
The New York Times, May 23, 2013
"A Modern Stone Age Family? A Neanderthal's Molar Suggests Early Weaning"
Modern mothers love to debate how long to breast-feed, a topic that stirs both guilt and pride. Now—in a very preliminary finding—the Neanderthals are weighing in...Read more.
"Aftermath of an Unfounded Vaccine Scare"
Editorial: Britain is experiencing serious outbreaks of measles that look to be a delayed consequence of a failure to vaccinate infants and young children more than a decade ago...Read more.
The Washington Post, May 23, 2013
"Health Law's Contraceptive Decree Spurs Court Battles"
Religiously devout business owners are waging a broad rebellion against providing their employees with contraceptive coverage, bringing dozens of lawsuits that seem certain to land the issue before the Supreme Court...Read more.
"Compounding Pharmacies Oversight Bill Advances"
Public health and consumer advocacy groups are attacking Senate legislation designed to tighten oversight of specialized pharmacies such as the one at the center of this past fall’s deadly meningitis outbreak, saying it does not adequately address health risks...Read more.
"Chemical Safety Bill May Be Revised"
Lautenberg has noted that the Centers on Disease Control have found at least 212 industrial chemicals in human bodies, "including at least six known carcinogens and dozens that are linked to cancer, birth defects, and other diseases"...Read more.
"Lack of A Bank Account Could Be Obstacle for Uninsured"
Americans shopping for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act next year might hit an unexpected obstacle: If they don't have a bank account, they might not be able to receive aid...Read more.
"Hagel: Defense, VA Need Better System for Health Records"
The inability of the Department of Defense and the VA to develop a single, integrated electronic health record has been the source of much frustration on Capitol Hill...Read more.
USA Today, May 23, 2013
"Medical Records Are Going Electronic"
More than half of doctors' offices and 80% of hospitals that provide Medicare or Medicaid will have electronic health records by the end of the year, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Wednesday...Read more.
The Wall Street Journal, May 23, 2013
"Contraception Violates Beliefs, Firms Tell Court"
Two small-business owners challenging contraception-coverage mandates in the federal health-care law told a federal appellate court Wednesday the law would force them to violate their beliefs because they run their businesses in accordance with their religious faith...Read more. (Subscription only)
"States Seek Help With Health-Insurance Exchanges"
Two states that had planned to run their own health-insurance exchanges this fall are asking the federal government for help in the first year, a sign of the obstacles states face in carrying out a centerpiece of the health-care overhaul...Read more. (Subscription only)
"Kathleen Sebelius, Meet Oliver North"
Op-Ed: Major news outlets in recent days have reported that U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is raising money from the private sector—including from health-care executives—for use by a private entity that is helping to implement ObamaCare...Read more. (Subscription only)
*Disclaimer: ACOG does not endorse these articles, nor the views expressed in them.
ACOG Office of Communications
PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998
Copyright (C) 2013 The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. All rights reserved.