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New Medicare Initiative Aims to Fill Holes in Patient Health Records
Health
New Medicare Initiative Aims to Fill Holes in Patient Health Records

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on Tuesday unveiled a new initiative that aims to connect the dots between a patient’s health records held by different providers. The Data at the Point of Care, or DPC, demonstration... Read More

EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay
Environment
EPA Clears Path for Proposed Copper And Gold Mine Near Alaska’s Bristol Bay

SEATTLE — Federal officials said Tuesday they would not block a proposed copper and gold mine near Alaska’s Bristol Bay despite objections by critics who contend it would imperil a fishery and harm wetlands and streams. The U.S. Environmental Protection... Read More

Industrial Emissions Targeted in New Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation
Climate
Industrial Emissions Targeted in New Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation
2019-07-30 21:58:09
by Sean Trambley

Last week, a bipartisan, bicameral coalition led by freshman Representative Sean Casten D-Ill., introduced legislation aimed at encouraging innovation that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from industrial sources. Casten and his counterparts in the Senate, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., and... Read More

Despite Vaccine, Ebola Is Spreading
Health
Despite Vaccine, Ebola Is Spreading

When Ebola broke out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo a year ago, the global stockpile of a long-anticipated vaccine was 300,000 doses. At the time, that seemed like plenty. But as the virus spreads from the epicenter and... Read More

A Tech-Driven Approach to End Hunger and Food Waste
Opinions
A Tech-Driven Approach to End Hunger and Food Waste
2019-07-30 18:49:27
by Leah Lizarondo

Nearly each day reports chronicle the catastrophic ramifications of climate change, as well as the effects of poverty and hunger on growing children. The National Institutes of Health just released a study explaining that eating an unprocessed diet triggers an... Read More

How California Keeps Blocking Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks
State News
How California Keeps Blocking Trump’s Environmental Rollbacks

SAN JOSE, Calif. — California’s sweeping deal with four major automakers last week to boost gas mileage standards and cut tailpipe emissions wasn’t the first time the Golden State has outmaneuvered the Trump administration, which has been planning instead to... Read More

Democratic Governors Go On Offensive Over Health Care Access
State News
Democratic Governors Go On Offensive Over Health Care Access
2019-07-26 22:05:59
by Dan McCue

Clearly concerned about what will happen if a federal appeals court upholds a lower court ruling overturning the Affordable Care Act, Democrats at the National Governors Association summer meeting said Thursday that rolling back the health care law would be... Read More

Billions of Opioids Shipped to Ohio in Just 7 Years
Opioids
Billions of Opioids Shipped to Ohio in Just 7 Years

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Billions of pain pills distributed, more than a million years of life lost, thousands of deaths by overdose. Reports and data released last week offered a breathtaking view of the numbers behind Ohio’s epidemic of drug addiction,... Read More

3D-Printed Organs Are in Early Research Stages. Here’s How Doctors Are Using the Technology
Health
3D-Printed Organs Are in Early Research Stages. Here’s How Doctors Are Using the Technology

BALTIMORE — Scampering around the floor of her father’s family room in Cherry Hill, 1-year-old Syah Weddington is quicker on four limbs than two. After a few passes crawling from one end of the room to the other, her mom... Read More

4 Automakers Reach Emissions Deal With California, Bucking Rollback
In The News
4 Automakers Reach Emissions Deal With California, Bucking Rollback

Ford, Volkswagen, BMW and Honda have reached a deal with California to increase gas mileage standards and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, setting a national standard, a longtime auto industry goal. The deal between the four automakers and the California Air... Read More

Reps. Davis, Craig Introduce Bipartisan Disaster Loan Program Bill
In The News
Reps. Davis, Craig Introduce Bipartisan Disaster Loan Program Bill
2019-07-25 21:46:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Representatives Rodney Davis, R-Ill., and Angie Craig, D-Minn., proposed Wednesday to create a low-interest loan program administered by FEMA for states to fund projects that reduce the risks and costs of natural disasters. “Helping communities prepare for disasters... Read More

Senate Passes 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund on 97-2 Vote
U.S. Senate
Senate Passes 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund on 97-2 Vote

NEW YORK — Congress can never do anything about the growing numbers of people still dying from 9/11, but the Senate voted Tuesday to ensure the words “Never Forget” will never be just a slogan for the cops, firefighters and... Read More

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