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California Rejects Unique Intersex Surgery Ban for Some Kids

California Rejects Unique Intersex Surgery Ban for Some Kids

By Adam Beam | Jan 14
California lawmakers have rejected what would have been a first-of-its-kind ban on medically unnecessary treatment for infants born with ambiguous or conflicting genitalia.

NYT Op-Ed Notes THIS Crucial Difference Between Gay & Straight Youths' Approach to Sex

NYT Op-Ed Notes THIS Crucial Difference Between Gay & Straight Youths' Approach to Sex

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 13
In a Jan. 10 New York Times op-ed piece, author Peggy Orenstein offered her insights around the sexual attitudes of America's youth - and identified one crucial difference between how straight and LGBTQ youths approach sex.

Family Doctors In Rural America Tackle Crisis Of Addiction And Pain

Family Doctors In Rural America Tackle Crisis Of Addiction And Pain

By Bram Sable-Smith | Jan 13
In many ways, rural communities have become the face of the nation's opioid epidemic. Drug overdose deaths are more common by population size in rural areas than in urban ones.

Are Tweets About Cannabis' Health Benefits Full of Mistruths?

Are Tweets About Cannabis' Health Benefits Full of Mistruths?

Jan 13
Are social bots taking part in the conversation about the correlation between recreational cannabis and health issues?

Universal Coverage, Single-Payer, Medicare-for-All: What Does it Mean?

Universal Coverage, Single-Payer, Medicare-for-All: What Does it Mean?

Jan 11
Collectively, health care is our biggest industry. Most Americans are befuddled by it, and the political debate surrounding it only makes it more confusing.

Obamacare Mandate: Hot for Lawyers, Ho-Hum to Consumers

Obamacare Mandate: Hot for Lawyers, Ho-Hum to Consumers

By Ricardo Alosno-Zaldivar | Jan 10
The repeal of an unpopular fine for people without health insurance has had little impact on "Obamacare" sign-ups or premiums, a gap between the real world and legal arguments from conservatives again challenging the Affordable Care Act.

California Starts Screening Children for Toxic Stress

California Starts Screening Children for Toxic Stress

By Barbara Feder Ostrov | Jan 10
Starting this year, routine pediatric visits for millions of California children could involve questions about touchy family topics, such as divorce, unstable housing or a parent who struggles with alcoholism.

Program Meant to Curb Repeat Hospital Stays Fails Big Test

Program Meant to Curb Repeat Hospital Stays Fails Big Test

By Marilynn Marchione | Jan 9
Researchers thought they had a way to keep hard-to-treat patients from constantly returning to the hospital and racking up big medical bills. But it hasn't worked.

'Obamacare' Mandate: Hot for Lawyers, Ho-Hum to Consumers

'Obamacare' Mandate: Hot for Lawyers, Ho-Hum to Consumers

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jan 9
The 10-year-old law has proved more resilient than its creators or detractors imagined, even as the Supreme Court considers whether to take up the latest effort to roll it back.

Justin Bieber Says He's Been Battling Lyme Disease

Justin Bieber Says He's Been Battling Lyme Disease

Jan 9
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, the pop star wrote that "it's been a rough couple years but (I'm) getting the right treatment that will help treat this so far incurable disease and I will be back and better than ever."

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