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Which Catholic employers offer birth control? Look to the insurers
By National Public Radio | September 21, 2014
The Affordable Care Act requires that most health plans offer birth control to women. Around the country, Catholic employers have been arguing in court that having anything to do with insurance coverage of contraceptives violates their freedom of religion. But when the insurance companies...
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Kentucky aiming to revamp services for elderly
By Associated Press | September 21, 2014
Kentucky is overhauling its elderly services with the aim of stretching resources and helping aging baby boomers remain independent and live out their final years at home, rather than in an institution.
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Citing Joan Rivers, Texas' Perry backs abortion-clinic law
By Associated Press | September 21, 2014
Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday invoked comedian Joan Rivers' death at a surgical clinic while defending a law he signed that would close the majority of abortion facilities in the nation's second-most populous state.
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After surgery, surprise $117,000 medical bill from doctor he didn't know
By New York Times | September 21, 2014
In operating rooms and on hospital wards across the country, physicians and other health providers typically help one another in patient care. But in an increasingly common practice that some medical experts call drive-by doctoring, assistants, consultants and other hospital employees are charging...
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Texas hospital to work with CMS on TB exposure
By Associated Press | September 21, 2014
The West Texas hospital where more than 700 infants were exposed to tuberculosis over the past year says it will work with federal authorities to show its procedures were adequate.
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More choice, help coming to New Hampshire healthcare market
By Associated Press | September 21, 2014
New Hampshire residents signing up for insurance under the federal healthcare law will have both more choices and more places to turn for help in November.
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U.S. troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday.
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Are U.S. soldiers dying from survivable wounds?
By Wall Street Journal | September 20, 2014
Despite advances in care, the military failed to save some troops in Iraq and Afghanistan from 'potentially survivable' wounds.
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Tennessee officials say doc-shopping for painkillers is down
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
Tennessee officials say doctor shopping has decreased in the three years since the passage of a state law requiring drug history checks before filling painkiller prescriptions.
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700 babies possibly exposed to TB at Texas hospital
By Associated Press | September 20, 2014
More than 700 infants may have been exposed to tuberculosis at an El Paso hospital over the past year by an employee recently diagnosed with the illness, health officials said Friday.
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