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Can GPS navigation really 'ruin your brain'?

August 7, 2019


An opinion piece recently published in the Washington Post argued that the rise of GPS navigation might be undermining humans' brain function, but in an interview with Vox's Brian Resnick, neuroscientist Kate Jeffery explains why that is unlikely.

The 'alarming' increase in colorectal cancer in young adults—and what providers are doing about it

August 7, 2019


Rates of colorectal cancer are rising among U.S. residents under 50 years old, according to a study published last month in the journal Cancer, leading some provider groups to lower their recommended screening age for the disease.

The best (and worst) states for health care, ranked

August 6, 2019


WalletHub on Monday released its latest list of the Best & Worst States for Health Care. See where your state ranks with American Health Line's interactive map.

Trump calls for mental health reform in wake of mass shootings, but AMA, APA call for focus on gun laws

August 6, 2019


President Trump on Monday called for mental health care reform in the wake of mass shootings that occurred over the weekend—but some health care groups are pushing back, and instead calling on policymakers to reform the United States' gun laws.

US infant mortality, in 3 charts

August 6, 2019


The U.S. infant mortality rate remained stable in 2017 at 5.79 infants per 1,000 live births, and racial disparities in infant mortality persisted, according to a CDC report released Thursday.

Trump signs bill providing $10B in compensation for 9/11 first responders

August 6, 2019


President Trump last week signed into law a bill that will extend aid to first responders of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks through 2092.

Why AdventHealth is offering 10,000 Floridians free DNA testing

August 6, 2019


AdventHealth last month launched a $2 million DNA test project and began offering free DNA tests to 10,000 Florida patients—but some ethics experts warn that participants might not be fully aware as to how their DNA data can be used.

What's inside CMS' 2,273-page IPPS final rule?

August 5, 2019


CMS on Friday issued its Inpatient Prospective Payment System final rule for fiscal year 2020, which aims to address payment disparities for rural and urban health facilities and increase add-on payments for emerging technologies and therapies.

How hospitals responded to the mass shootings in El Paso, Dayton

August 5, 2019


Providers at hospitals in Texas and Ohio rushed to treat victims of two mass shootings over the weekend—one in El Paso that left 20 dead and 26 injured, and one in Dayton that left nine dead and at least 27 injured.

In the states: Arizona brings opioid case to US Supreme Court, California reaches largest 'pay-for-delay' settlements, and more

August 2, 2019


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

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