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Health Care Stayed Front and Center at Democratic Debate

Health Care Stayed Front and Center at Democratic Debate

By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 16
Voters got a better look at Democrats' health care priorities on Tuesday, as 12 of the leading candidates vowed to codify abortion access, threatened to jail opioid company executives and added a few more details to their health plans.

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

Patients Eligible For Charity Care Instead Get Big Bills

By Jordan Rau | Oct 16
Under the Affordable Care Act, nonprofit hospitals are required to provide free or discounted care to patients of meager incomes — or risk losing their tax-exempt status. These price breaks can help people avoid financial catastrophe.

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

France OK's Bill Legalizing IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

By Sylvie Corbet, Catherine Gaschka | Oct 16
France's lower house of parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a bill that aims to give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication.

Think 'Medicare For All' Is The Only Democratic Health Plan? Think Again

Think 'Medicare For All' Is The Only Democratic Health Plan? Think Again

By Emmarie Huetteman | Oct 15
Voters are more concerned with how much they have to pay for medical care, like prescription drugs, but whose plan is most comprehensive?

Where You Die Can Affect Your Chance of Being an Organ Donor

Where You Die Can Affect Your Chance of Being an Organ Donor

By Lauren Neergaard, Nicky Forster | Oct 15
If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved.

France: Vote Set to Legalize IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

France: Vote Set to Legalize IVF for Lesbians, Single Women

By Sylvie Corbet and Catherine Gaschka | Oct 15
France's lower house of parliament is expected to approve a bill that would give single women and lesbian couples legal access to in vitro fertilization, egg freezing and fertility medication.

Where You Die Can Affect Your Chance of Being An Organ Donor

Where You Die Can Affect Your Chance of Being An Organ Donor

By Lauran Neergaard and Nicky Forster | Oct 15
If Roland Henry had died in a different part of the country, his organs might have been recovered. And lives could have been saved.

As Vaping Illnesses Rise, So Do Pleas To Quit-Smoking Help Lines

As Vaping Illnesses Rise, So Do Pleas To Quit-Smoking Help Lines

By Anna Almendrala | Oct 15
Even though "quitlines" were designed to help people kick cigarette habits, calls and texts from people who use e-cigarettes are climbing as more people fall ill with a mysterious and devastating respiratory illness linked to vaping.

Taking The Cops Out Of Mental Health-Related 911 Rescues

Taking The Cops Out Of Mental Health-Related 911 Rescues

By LJ Dawswon | Oct 15
Low-level offenses can land those with paranoia, hallucinations or a reduced ability to communicate in the criminal justice system.

Increased Number of STDs in Hawaii Linked to Online Dating

Increased Number of STDs in Hawaii Linked to Online Dating

Oct 14
An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said.

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