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Trump admin will no longer defend transgender health protections in court

April 19, 2019

The Trump administration will no longer defend in court a rule issued under former President Barack Obama's administration that prohibits health care providers and insurance companies from discriminating against transgender individuals—but the Trump administration is expected to release an updated rule by the end of this month.

In the states: CDC ties multi-state E. coli outbreak to ground beef, Ohio gov. signs 'heartbeat' abortion ban into law, and more

April 19, 2019

American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

TIME names 2019's 'Most Influential.' See the 10 people who made waves in health care.

April 18, 2019

TIME on Tuesday released its annual "100 Most Influential People" list, which this year includes 10 individuals who have made major contributions to health care.

FDA has approved a new weight-loss device. Here's how it works.

April 18, 2019

FDA in a rare move recently approved a new prescription weight-loss device that allows users to feel satiated without altering the bloodstream or targeting the brain.

How Yale scientists were able to restore pig brains' cellular activity hours after death

April 18, 2019

Scientists at Yale University on Wednesday published findings in Nature showing that they were able to restore cellular activity in the brains of slaughtered pigs 10 hours after the pigs died, raising new ethical questions about the definition of brain death.

FDA halts US sales of vaginal mesh implants

April 17, 2019

FDA on Tuesday ordered the two remaining manufacturers of vaginal mesh implants to immediately stop selling and distributing the products in the United States, citing safety concerns.

CDC: Prescribing guidelines shouldn’t be used to deny opioids to cancer patients

April 17, 2019

In response to concerns about coverage denials for opioids, CDC officials in a letter sent last month to three oncology organizations clarified that its 2016 opioid prescribing guidelines should not be used to deny opioid drugs to patients experiencing chronic pain caused by cancer or sickle-cell disease.

Emergency department visits reached a record high in 2016, CDC reports

April 12, 2019

Emergency departments were busier than ever in 2016, and fewer of their patients arrived seeking non-urgent care, according to the latest CDC data.

'A shuttered wreck of rust and mold': Why one Puerto Rican hospital remains shuttered, 18 months after Hurricane Maria

April 12, 2019

Nearly 18 months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, a hospital on the nearby island of Vieques remains closed, forcing patients to travel to the main island to deliver babies and receive specialist care.

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