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Hidden pain: Opioids’ impact on home building

Posted by   /  August 3, 2017  /  Health Care, Real Estate  /  No Comments

Builders respond in various ways to a substance use problem that’s plaguing the nation. By Brian Croce | Builder In addition to running his construction company and serving on the Berkeley County Council in West Virginia, the responsibility that weighs heaviest on Dan Dulyea is helping his 34-year-old son avoid opioids and heroin. Dan Dulyea Jr. has […]

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Is America talking about opioids the wrong way?

Posted by   /  August 1, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

The current drug crisis is different from previous ones. Some say it requires a new mode of thinking. By Mattie Quinn | Governing The crowd was overflowing at a nondescript convention center in suburban Maryland, a few miles from the Baltimore airport. The event had originally been capped at 350, but organizers had to make […]

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NFL still owes more than half its brain research pledge

Posted by   /  July 29, 2017  /  Health Care, Sports  /  No Comments

The league’s $30 million deal with the National Institutes of Health to study CTE is dissolving in acrimony By Chris D’Angelo | The Huffington Post The National Institutes of Health is ending its partnership with the NFL to study concussions and brain disease, with more than half of the $30 million the league pledged unpaid, […]

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Gov. Doug Ducey reacts to health care bill defeat; wants cap placed on malpractice damages

Posted by   /  July 29, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Howard Fischer | Capitol Media Services via Arizona Daily Star Gov. Doug Ducey wants Congress to adopt limits on what jurors can award to medical-malpractice victims, a cap that Arizona voters have previously rejected multiple times. Ducey told Capitol Media Services that a limit on damages should be part of anything that becomes a […]

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How McCain tanked Obamacare repeal

Posted by   /  July 28, 2017  /  Featured News, Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

The maverick senator delivers a stunning rebuke to President Donald Trump and his own party leadership By Seung Min Kim, Burgess Everett and Jennifer Haberkorn | POLITICO Paul Ryan couldn’t persuade him. Neither could Mike Pence. And in the end, President Donald Trump couldn’t reel in John McCain either. Related: John McCain to begin cancer treatment […]

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McCain returning to Washington on eve of next Senate health care vote

Posted by   /  July 25, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By J.T. Lain | Cronkite News Monday, July 24, 2017 WASHINGTON – Less than a week after he was diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer, Arizona Sen. John McCain will return to Washington Tuesday, his office announced Monday night. McCain has hardly been inactive during his recovery from surgery to remove a blood clot over […]

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The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine — Arizona campus launches in Scottsdale

Posted by   /  July 20, 2017  /  Health Care  /  No Comments

Scottsdale Independent The Mayo Clinic School of Medicine — Arizona Campus has opened its doors to an inaugural class of 50 first-year medical students. This pursuit by the Mayo Clinic, which has been six years in the making, expands one of the most highly sought-after, affordable medical schools in the country to the Valley of […]

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McCain diagnosed with brain cancer; family asks for prayers

Posted by   /  July 20, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Ben Moffat | Cronkite News Arizona Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his doctors said Wednesday, less than a week after he was hospitalized for removal of a suspicious blood clot over his left eye. A statement from the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, where McCain underwent the blood-clot surgery Friday, said […]

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Flake: McCain ‘sounded great,’ as experts debate severity of condition

Posted by   /  July 19, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Joe Gilmore and Emma Lockhart | Cronkite News Tuesday, July 18, 2017 WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake said fellow Arizona Sen. John McCain “sounded great” in a phone conversation Monday, just three days after McCain underwent surgery to have a blood clot removed from above his left eye. “I hope that we can get […]

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McCain’s surgery might be more serious than thought, experts say

Posted by   /  July 17, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Health Care  /  No Comments

By Denise Grady and Robert Pear | The New York Times The condition for which Senator John McCain had surgery on Friday may be more serious than initial descriptions have implied, and it may delay his return to Washington by at least a week or two, medical experts said on Sunday. The Senate majority leader, […]

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