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Examining the Rush for Contraceptives After the 2016 Election

Examining the Rush for Contraceptives After the 2016 Election

Researchers compared long-acting reversible contraceptive insertion rates in the 30 days before and after the 2016 presidential election.

Weighing the Consequences of Self-Disclosure as an Undocumented Clinician

Weighing the Consequences of Self-Disclosure as an Undocumented Clinician

Clinicians must weigh the benefits and challenges linked with self-disclosure of immigration status.

Advocating for Access to Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants: Challenges and Benefits Examined

Advocating for Access to Prenatal Care for Undocumented Immigrants: Challenges and Benefits Examined

Despite giving birth to children who are American citizens, undocumented women struggle to receive adequate prenatal care.

Examining the Ethical Question of Using Workarounds for Undocumented Patients

Examining the Ethical Question of Using Workarounds for Undocumented Patients

Navigating the dichotomy between providing quality health care and dealing with a patient's reality can be a challenge.

In the Face of Immigration Concerns, Good Sanctuary Doctoring Is Key

In the Face of Immigration Concerns, Good Sanctuary Doctoring Is Key

As the Trump White House continues to enact its approach to immigration, it's important for physicians to apply principles of sanctuary doctoring to help patients feel safe.

As Shutdown Drags On, Opioid Crisis Looms Large

As Shutdown Drags On, Opioid Crisis Looms Large

As the government shutdown drags in to its second month, physicians who treat opioid use disorders are being backed against a wall.

FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications

FDA Down to 5 Weeks of Funding to Review New Drug Applications

Due to the federal government shutdown, the US Food and Drug Administration has only about 5 weeks of funding left to review new drug applications.

How Has the Medicaid Expansion Affected Patients Hospitalized With Acute MI?

How Has the Medicaid Expansion Affected Patients Hospitalized With Acute MI?

While recent Medicaid expansion has reduced uninsured rates among patients with AMI, it has not improved quality of care or patient outcomes.

Global Migration and Health Outcomes: Examining a Complex Relationship

Global Migration and Health Outcomes: Examining a Complex Relationship

A UCL-Lancet Commission set out to examine data related to the health and well-being of international migrants.

FDA to Resume Inspections of Riskier Foods

FDA to Resume Inspections of Riskier Foods

The agency will resume inspection of foods like produce, infant formula, and cheeses.

Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year

Enrollment Under the Affordable Care Act Down From Last Year

Enrollment for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act is down since 2017.

Debating the First Amendment: Is False Speech Constitutionally Protected?

Debating the First Amendment: Is False Speech Constitutionally Protected?

False beliefs are common in society and have permeated the healthcare industry.

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

ACC: Smoking Cessation Expert Decision Pathway Emphasizes Team-Based Support

The ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway provides guidance to clinicians who treat patients with cardiovascular disease who are also smokers.

AAP Responds to Tear Gas Use at US-Mexico Border

AAP Responds to Tear Gas Use at US-Mexico Border

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released a statement responding to the use of tear gas on families and children seeking asylum at the US-Mexico border.

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

Patient, Consumer Groups Push for Injunction Against Short-Term Insurance Rule

The American Heart Association and others are urging the court to reconsider changes to short-term limited-duration insurance plans.

ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets

ACA Coverage Substantial, but Did Not Impact Labor Markets

Millions of workers gained insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act without adverse effects on labor markets.

Anti-Immigration Laws Have Negative Health Effects on Undocumented Youth

Anti-Immigration Laws Have Negative Health Effects on Undocumented Youth

Dreamers have expressed lower self-esteem and higher rates of chronic disease after the repeal of DACA.

Decreased Health, Social Service Utilization Among Immigrants Following 2016 Presidential Election

Decreased Health, Social Service Utilization Among Immigrants Following 2016 Presidential Election

Health and social service utilization decreased in immigrant communities after the 2016 presidential election.

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Multisector Goal Alignment May Curb Medicare Expenditures

Medicare costs may be contained by incentivizing multisector health activities, according to researchers.

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

Trump Administration Finalizes Birth Control Coverage Opt-Out

A birth control coverage opt-out for employers was finalized by the Trump administration.

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