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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.

HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

HHS: Updated Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Released

This guidance, updated for the first time since 2008, provides evidence-based recommendations for children (ages 3-17) and adults.

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Bradycardia Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

ACC/AHA/HRS Release Updated Bradycardia Diagnosis and Management Guidelines

The American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the Heart Rhythm Society have released a guideline on the evaluation and management of patients with bradycardia and cardiac conduction delay.

New AAN Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Consciousness

New AAN Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Consciousness

The new guidelines place a substantial emphasis on the importance of introducing high-quality rehabilitation early in these patients.

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care

Without Medicaid Expansion, Poor Patients Forgo Medical Care

Going without medical care is common among low-income residents of states that have not expanded Medicaid.

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among Clinical Practice Guideline Authors

Financial Conflicts of Interest Prevalent Among Clinical Practice Guideline Authors

There is a high prevalence of financial conflicts of interest among authors of clinical practice guidelines.

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

Persistent Expenses Associated With High-Cost Medicare, Medicaid Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries identified as "high cost" were likely to stay high cost over a 3 year period.

Bill to Fight US Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law

Bill to Fight US Opioid Crisis Signed Into Law

A bipartisan bill meant to combat the United States' opioid abuse epidemic was signed into law on October 24, 2018.

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Disagreements in Blood Pressure Guidelines Lead to Physician, Patient Confusion

Discord among international, organizational blood pressure guidelines have led to confusion between physicians and patients alike.

AHA, ADA and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

AHA, ADA and Others Concerned Over Latest Trump Administration ACA Guidance

More than 25 professional medical and patient advocacy organizations are in opposition to the Trump Administration's latest effort to undermine the Affordable Care Act.

AGA: New Opioid-Induced Constipation Management Guidelines Available

AGA: New Opioid-Induced Constipation Management Guidelines Available

The recommendations have been published in the AGA's official journal, Gastroenterology.

Maryland Legislature: Will Federal Courts Permit State Regulation of Drug Prices?

Maryland Legislature: Will Federal Courts Permit State Regulation of Drug Prices?

In response to the growing burden of pharmaceutical products on state budgets, Maryland introduced House Bill 631 to prohibit manufacturer price gouging.

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