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Nurse Assisted Suicide, Without Drugs

Several years ago, a 99-year-old woman called Judith Schwarz to her Manhattan apartment. The woman had shingles and severe arthritis, and her eyesight and hearing were diminishing. She could no longer go to the orchestra; she was confined to a wheelchair. She hoped Schwarz could give her a pill to end her life.

With Low CHIPS Funding, Hospitals Promise Care

Congress’ failure to fund the Children’s Health Insurance Program is not some distant tale of political wrangling. U.S. states, which administer the program but rely on federal funds, and healthcare providers are now preparing for the shutdown they had desperately hoped to avoid.

Unpaid Student Debt Can Threaten The Jobs People Use To Pay For It

Few people realize that the loans they take out to pay for their education could eventually derail their careers. But in 19 states, government agencies can seize state-issued professional licenses from residents who default on their educational debts.

Radiation From Cellphones And Wi-Fi Linked To High Rate Of Miscarriages

A study of hundreds of pregnant women in the Bay Area found that those who were more exposed to the type of radiation produced by cell phones, wireless networks and power lines — radiation that grows more and more common — were nearly three times as likely to miscarry.

Report Claims Sugar Industry Hid Connection To Heart Disease For Decades

In the 1960s, a debate began over the effect of sugar and fats on cardiovascular disease. Researchers say that the sugar industry, wanting to influence the discussion, funded research to look into sugar consumption.

Nursing Shortage Hits Crisis And Immigrant Nurses May Provide Relief- If They Could Just Get Visas

A shortage of experienced nurses has hit the United States, particularly in rural communities, forcing many hospitals in the Midwest to recruit nurses from one another.

The Healthiest And Least Healthiest States In America

The 2017 report looks at 35 measures covering behaviors, community and environment, policy, clinical care and outcomes data. The report also serves as a benchmark for states – and the nation – to measure progress, identify emerging trends and drive action for improving public health.


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