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Map: The healthiest (and unhealthiest) states, according to the Commonwealth Fund

June 17, 2019


The Commonwealth Fund on Wednesday released its 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which ranks all 50 states on key measures of health.

Can medical marijuana reduce fatal opioid overdoses? Maybe not.

June 13, 2019


A study published Monday casts doubt on claims that medical marijuana legalization could reduce opioid-related overdose deaths by giving patients an alternative pain treatment.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announces presidential run. Here's where he stands on health care.

May 16, 2019


New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) on Thursday announced he is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, and touted his plan to implement universal health coverage in the city.

Warren unveils $100B plan to fight the US opioid epidemic

May 10, 2019


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) this week unveiled a $100 billion proposal to combat the U.S. opioid epidemic that would emphasize employment and evidenced-based treatment for those struggling with substance use disorders, as well as provider training on treatment methods.

Do nurses with substance use disorders need to lose their licenses? New Hampshire is trying a different approach.

May 7, 2019


A law in New Hampshire aims to help nurses with substance use disorders recover and keep their licenses by encouraging them to self-report their conditions.

Bennet, a 'Medicare for All' critic, enters 2020 presidential race

May 3, 2019


Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), who last month introduced a so-called "Medicare X" proposal that would implement a public option health plan in the United States, on Thursday became the latest candidate to announce he is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president.

Why millennials' health is getting worse, in 4 charts

May 1, 2019


One-third of millennials have a health condition that will lower their life expectancy and quality of life, according to a recent study from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Health Index—which also found that millennials' overall health is significantly worse than Gen Xers' health was at the same age.

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