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By Shawn Rossi | Daily news & updates from the Mississippi Hospital Association

Health and pharmaceutical lobbies were big donors to the committees drafting the House healthcare bill

On Thursday, New York Magazine's Gabriel Sherman reported that sources are saying Steve Bannon is unhappy with the House Republican healthcare bill, …

Run Up For Downs severe weather back-up plan

We will put out the announcement tomorrow on Facebook and through email. Also, we will have packet pick-up TOMORROW at Fleet Feet in Ridgeland from …

Teens

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A Citizen's Guide to Radon: The Guide to Protecting Yourself and Your Family from Radon

Contains basic information about Radon in the home, how to test and read the results. Revised December 2016.<p>You may need Adobe Reader to view files …

GOP Health Care Bill Would Save Health Insurers Tens Of Millions, Liberal Group Says

The Republican health care plan would relax taxes on health insurance executive salaries, saving the five large health insurers around $63 million per year combined, according to a liberal advocacy group. Republicans say the change is necessary to avoid treating insurers differently than other …

Health Care

8 things we won’t know about the AHCA until after the House votes on it

Huge questions remain unanswered as House Republicans vote to reshape one-sixth of the economy.<p>Apparently, the House of Representatives is voting on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the first part of the Republican strategy to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, on Friday afternoon, before the …

Health Care

Two-Part Webinar Series with ASPPH | Public Health Law Research

The Center for Public Health Law Research is joining forces with the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health for a free, two-part …

Public Health

Urban Institute Details State Impact of AHCA Cuts

The American Health Care Act (AHCA) would cut federal and state Medicaid spending by $734 billion over 10 years, with 57 percent of that reduction …

Health Care

How Health Care Laundry Impacts Patient Survival

Patient Safety While many industries have a need to provide clean linens for their clients, for health care professionals properly cleaned laundry …

Blood fatty acids reveal your child's diet

Eating lots of sugary candy may strain the liver, alter the body’s fatty acid metabolism and increase the risk of cardiometabolic diseases already in …

Nutrition

Everyday Struggles Of Our Organs In 20+ Funny Comics

Nick Seluk, the artist behind the Awkward Yeti webcomic, loves to explore medical topics through hilarious personifications of organs. He brings the …

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Doctors and patient advocates sound louder warnings as Trump and GOP push Obamacare repeal

As House Republicans move toward a vote to roll back the Affordable Care Act, nearly every major organization representing patients and doctors now opposes the legislation.<p>The American Cancer Society’s advocacy arm warned in a letter to lawmakers this week that the House bill threatens patients’ …

Health Care

Asthma study using Apple's ResearchKit proven accurate when compared to existing research

A study reports ResearchKit is an extremely effective way to conduct medical research, with patient data collected from asthma sufferers via Apple's …

iOS

Solving the Informatics Challenges in Precision Medicine

Advances in genomics hold promise for delivering clinical care that will be personalized to the needs of individual patients. But as healthcare IT …

Rep. Holland reveals diagnosis of dementia, plans to retire

An emotional Rep. Steve Holland on Friday addressed the House, telling his colleagues he has been diagnosed with dementia and plans to retire at the …

Revised Republican health care bill is more costly, but doesn't insure more people

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Recent revisions to the Republican health care bill means it would cost more, and still leave 24 million fewer people insured …

Health Care

How the GOP health bill could affect health benefits, including addiction

Samuel Hedgepeth, who is recovering from substance abuse disorder and Linda Rosenberg, the CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health, speak with USA TODAY health care policy reporter Jayne O'Donnell about the AHCA. USA TODAY<p>Eliminating required health insurance benefits, a move discussed as …

Health Care

State Sen. Josh Harkins: Reforms could save MS $40 million annually in Medicaid spending

Critics complain all these examples come from out-of-state and they want in-state examples to justify these reforms. But we have these out-of-state …

Health Care

How will your representative vote on healthcare bill?

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>The Clarion-Ledger spoke with Mississippi Congressman about how they'll vote Thursday.<p>U.S. House members are scheduled Thursday to …

Health Care

Trump Warns House Republicans: Repeal Health Law or Lose Your Seats

WASHINGTON — President Trump offered a closing argument on Tuesday to on-the-fence lawmakers, warning House Republicans that they risked losing re-election next year if they failed to get behind legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.<p>Mr. Trump’s warning, delivered in a …

U.S. Congress

Trump, GOP leaders lack votes to pass Obamacare repeal

With less than 48 hours to go before a vote, the president and senior House Republicans are scrambling to corral wayward members.<p>Updated 03/21/17 06:29 PM EDT<p>Despite a frantic lobbying effort, President Donald Trump and House GOP leaders are still short of the votes they need to pass their …

Health Care

Washington Senate Republicans Propose $5 Billion Boost In State Funding

Washington Senate Republicans have proposed a $5 billion increase in state spending over the next two years, including $1.8 billion more for public …

Government

House Republicans look for more support with revised health care bill

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Trump to GOP critics of health-care bill: ‘I’m gonna come after you’

President Trump spent Tuesday selling the Republican health-care overhaul to skeptical House members, warning his party that failure would endanger his legislative agenda and their own political careers.<p>But more than two dozen GOP lawmakers remained firmly opposed to the legislation amid the …

U.S. Congress

Trump tells GOP House members they will lose midterm races if they oppose health bill

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump on Tuesday (March 21) warned House Republicans they would lose their seats in next year's midterm elections if …

Health leaders call for immediate action to curb smoking in the U.S.

Every year cigarette smoking contributes to about 1 in 5 deaths in the United States. A group of prominent health leaders called for the immediate implementation of national action to reduce the number of smokers in the country by 15 million in a report published last week.<p>The call to action aims …

Public Health