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Does Trump Need to Declare an Emergency on Opioids?

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 7:00am 8/1/2017 at 7:00am
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While the battle over Obamacare has raged, it has taken attention away from the ongoing opioid crisis. Now, Trump’s own commission on opioids has asked him to declare a national emergency.

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The Law and Charlie Gard

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, July 29, 2017 at 5:30pm 7/29/2017 at 5:30pm
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As expected, the news has come of the death of Charlie Gard.

This sad and troubling case has drawn worldwide discussion, and questions and concerns have been raised about what might happen in a similar case here.

Some analogies have been made to the well-known US case of Terry Schiavo, but there were...

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Elizabeth Warren Urges Democrats to Campaign On Single-payer

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 30, 2017 at 4:30pm 6/30/2017 at 4:30pm

Democrats have been struggling to find something positive to say, something to stand for and to campaign on.  Elizabeth Warren thinks that something should be single-payer health care.

The idea of single-payer is nothing new for Democrats.  Back in 2003, then-Illinois state senator Obama said:

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Start of summer sparking new Zika concerns

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 6/27/2017 at 4:00pm
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Last summer, American public health experts were deeply concerned about the rapid spread of the Zika virus, which has now been proven to cause birth defects and other health problems in infants. The United States reported over 5,000 cases of Zika and thousands more in American territories.

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Senate Delays GOP Health Care Vote Until After July 4th

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:46pm 6/27/2017 at 2:46pm

The Senate will delay a procedural vote to begin debate on the Republican Health Care bill until after the July Fourth recess, CNN reports.

Senate Majority Leader McConnel had hoped to open debate on...

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Pat Toomey: “The Senate bill will codify and make permanent the Medicaid expansion”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 5:00pm 6/25/2017 at 5:00pm
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Appearing this morning on Meet the Press, Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA) defended the Senate health care bill.

Pushing back against the premise that the Senate bill will destroy Medicaid and leave those who qualify for it under ObamaCare out in the cold, Toomey explained that the Senate bill “will codify and make...

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California Single Payer is dead….for the time being

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 12:30pm 6/24/2017 at 12:30pm
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I recently reported that California Senate Bill 562, which would establish a single payer healthcare system within the state, had recently cleared a major hurdle by passing through a state legislative committee.

However, the measure died upon entering the California Assembly.

A high-profile effort to establish a single-payer healthcare system in California sputtered...

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How did can of whipped cream kill French model?

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 23, 2017 at 11:30am 6/23/2017 at 11:30am
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Among the trending news items this week is the tale of a freak accident that took the life of a French model and aspiring social media star.

From the Daily Mail:

A French fitness blogger has been killed by an exploding whipped cream dispenser which hit her in the chest, giving her a...

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The Single-payer Party? Decimated Democratic Party Searches for a Winning Platform

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 1:00pm 6/4/2017 at 1:00pm
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Having sustained truly historic losses over the course of Obama’s presidency and into President Trump’s first term, the Democrats need a winning platform plank, and they think they’ve found it in single-payer health care.

With surprising Democrat base support for socialist Senator Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) in the 2016 Democrat primaries and with...

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New Miss USA Attacked for Expressing Conservative Views on Feminism, Health care

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, May 15, 2017 at 11:30am 5/15/2017 at 11:30am
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Oh boy. Another controversy over conservative comments at Miss USA.

Remember in 2009 when Miss California Carrie Prejean said she believes that m...

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New Ebola Outbreak Reported in Congo

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 5:00pm 5/14/2017 at 5:00pm

The last time we reported on Ebola, Sierra Leone was experiencing one of the last remaining cases in the West African epidemic of 2013-2016.

There are now reports that a new outbreak of the deadly, hemorrhagic virus is occurring in the Congo.

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Krauthammer Predicts Single-payer System Within Seven Years

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 3:00pm 5/6/2017 at 3:00pm
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One of the frustrations of the GOP ObamaCare repeal and replace effort is that their offering neither repeals nor replaces ObamaCare.  While there are a range of reasons provided for the GOP’s inability to pass a wholesale repeal, one of the more alarming is that Americans have apparently decided that the...

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California en route to becoming “Single Payer” State

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00pm 5/6/2017 at 2:00pm

As if being a “Sanctuary State” isn’t bad enough, California is posed to become a “Single Payer” state for healthcare!

Senate Bill 562, the Healthy California Act, promises to create universal health care in the state. It easily passed its first major legislative hurdle last week, clearing the state...

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Tucker Tangles With Guest Who Insists Breastfeeding is Not Natural

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 5:00pm 4/29/2017 at 5:00pm
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Last night, Tucker Carlson did a segment on a 2016 study published in Pediatrics, and it was a doozy.  The study reportedly claims, in part, that calling breastfeeding “natural” reinforces traditional gender roles.

Heat Street reports:

It’s “ethically inappropriate” for government and medical organizations to describe breastfeeding as “natural” because the term enforces...

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Measles Outbreak Widens in Minnesota

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 2:00pm 4/29/2017 at 2:00pm

A measles outbreak in Minnesota is widening as the state’s public health and emergency preparedness officials scramble to stop the spread.

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Is Dietary Science the Most “Unsettled Science” of All?

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 11:46am 4/26/2017 at 11:46am
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In honor of the recent “March for Science“, I have decided to review a scientific assertion that is completely settled.

Salt is bad for you because it raises blood pressure. A sample of this consensus is on the website for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, focused on salt safety:

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Study: Artificially-sweetened Drinks Associated with Strokes, Dementia

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 12:30pm 4/22/2017 at 12:30pm
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A study published in Stroke, an academic medical journal, associates artificially-sweetened beverages with an increased risk of ischemic stroke, all-cause dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease dementia.

From the study’s abstract:

Results—After adjustments for age, sex, education (for analysis of...

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