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2015's record temperatures worry public health officials, experts

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 20, 2016

Experts say the health effects related to the steady and prolonged warming of the planet will force public health officials to take an even greater role in addressing the impact of climate change in the coming years.

Blog: Location, location, location may impact hospital readmission rates

By Sabriya Rice  |  January 05, 2016

The socio-economic status of patients may explain some of the variation in hospital 30-day readmission rates. But it's the quality of the facilities where patients go when they are discharged that could play a key role, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Health Affairs.

New Ky. governor to overhaul Medicaid expansion

New Ky. governor to overhaul Medicaid expansion

By Bob Herman  |  December 30, 2015

Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, a staunch opponent of the Affordable Care Act, plans to overhaul the state's expanded Medicaid program with an ACA-based waiver. He cited Indiana's cost-sharing model as one to possibly replicate.

Fairview blames hep C drugs for drop in earnings

By Michael Sandler and Shannon Muchmore  |  October 24, 2015

Fairview Health Services is blaming its second-quarter drop in operating income on a drop in demand for pricey hepatitis C drugs. The surplus also was reduced by the continuing shift from inpatient to outpatient settings, the Minneapolis-based system said in its recent financial filing.

McConnell moves ahead with bipartisan stopgap spending bill

By Associated Press  |  September 25, 2015

The Senate's top Republican moved swiftly to avoid a government shutdown in six days, pushing legislation that would keep agencies operating without a contentious fight over money for Planned Parenthood.

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