Pennsylvania governor wants to put limit on opioid prescriptions for minors | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Kids shouldn't be prescribed bottles full of addictive opioids, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday, adding to his legislative to-do list ahead of a major speech today on the overdose epidemic.
Nurses, Allina to resume talks after breaking for the night | Minnesota Public Radio
Following a marathon day of negotiations, Allina Health and striking union nurses will head back into bargaining Wednesday after agreeing to take a break late Tuesday night. Talks had resumed Tuesday morning after a federal mediator called negotiators back to the bargaining table more than three weeks into an open-ended strike.
Parkland Hospital slashes 300 jobs amid budget cuts | Dallas Morning News
Parkland Memorial Hospital will lay off 108 employees and cut 200 more unfilled jobs this week amid falling revenue from Dallas County and the federal government.
Hospital network to create seven urgent-care clinics in New Orleans | (New Orleans) Times Picayune
LCMC Health, the not-for-profit healthcare system made up of multiple hospitals in the New Orleans area, has announced plans to create a network of local urgent-care clinics in the region starting in the spring of 2017.
CDC whistleblower claims agency has been using wrong Zika test | Washington Post
In the midst of the fight to control Zika, the top public health agency in the United States has been engaged in an intense internal debate about the best way to test whether someone has been infected with the mosquito-borne virus.
A Blue Cross Blue Shield Association study says growing awareness of concussion risks is driving more families to seek and receive care for injuries than in the past. The health-insurance lobby is advocating for more cost-effective care upfront to avoid more serious and expensive problems down the road.
Expansion proposed for women's health services without a copay | National Public Radio
Draft recommendations from a group of medical providers propose lengthening the list of preventive services women can receive without paying anything out of pocket under the health law. One addition would be to allow women at average risk for breast cancer to begin screening as early as age 40.
Alaska and Xerox reach settlement over botched Medicaid payment system | Alaska Dispatch News
The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services has settled its complaints with Xerox over management of Medicaid claims, resetting its health-care contract with the business giant for an agreed-upon series of performance standards.