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Only weeks after Obamacare survived a Supreme Court challenge, Medicare and Medicaid mark a significant milestone: July 30 will be the 50th anniversary of the law that created them.

source: The Washington Post

Policymakers in Medicaid expansion states likely will try to wring some cash from hospitals starting in 2017 when the federal government no longer pays the full tab for the coverage expansion, experts say.

source: Modern Healthcare

A patient required surgery for removal of a retained button battery, which required subsequent surgeries to repair esophageal damage. Ingested button batteries remain conductive and can cause tissue erosion and significant damage if not removed in a timely manner. Here’s...

source: Children's Hospital Association

Although more American teens are using marijuana, their use of alcohol and cigarettes has decreased, a new study finds. Penn State researchers reviewed information from nearly 600,000 high school seniors surveyed about their substance use between 1976 and 2013.

source: Penn State via HealthDay News

Fathers who read to their infants with autism and take active roles in caregiving activities not only promote healthy development in their children, they boost moms' mental health too, new research suggests.

source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Medical Xpress

New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read — and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy. Scientists are looking for ways to tell, as young...

source: The Associated Press via U.S. News & World Report


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