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State appeals court reinstates California's right-to-die law

By Associated Press  |  June 18, 2018

California health officials reported that 111 terminally ill people took drugs to end their lives in the first six months after the law went into effect June 9, 2016, making the option legal in the nation's most populous state.

Neurosurgeons lean in to learn Michael Jackson's secret move

Neurosurgeons lean in to learn Michael Jackson's secret move

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 16, 2018

Michael Jackson's music video dance moves are as iconic as they are impressive. One particularly famous move has apparently long fascinated three neurosurgeons in Chandigarh, India—Jackson's mind-boggling 45-degree lean in the "Smooth Criminal" video.

Harris will be AMA's first black female president-elect

Harris will be AMA's first black female president-elect

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 12, 2018

The American Medical Association's House of Delegates elected Dr. Patrice Harris to become its next president in 2019, becoming the first black woman to lead the organization in its 171-year history.

AMA supports assault weapons ban

AMA supports assault weapons ban

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  June 12, 2018

The American Medical Association voted Tuesday in favor of supporting a ban on all assault-style weapons as part of a sweeping agenda focused on addressing gun violence.

White House taps the brakes on HHS religious rule

White House taps the brakes on HHS religious rule

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 11, 2018

The White House urged HHS to hold off on finalizing a rule outlining when providers can refuse care because of conflicts with their religious or moral beliefs, saying the agency has not done enough to estimate the industry impact.

White House officials call for ACO rule changes

White House officials call for ACO rule changes

By Virgil Dickson  |  June 07, 2018

Accountable care organizations are failing to meet their promise to save Medicare money, and regulations governing the model need to change, according to senior White House officials.

Ups and downs of insurer-physician consolidation

Ups and downs of insurer-physician consolidation

By Shelby Livingston  |  June 02, 2018

Health insurers have been buying physician practices for decades. The Affordable Care Act was expected to prompt a surge of such purchases. While that never fully materialized, some pretty significant deals emerged.

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