Health Headlines for Week of June 18, 2018

The Missouri Hospital Association publishes “Today's Headlines,” a summary of state and national health care news, as a service to our members. Questions about “Today's Headlines” and requests for articles that require a subscription should be directed to Renee Struemph

STATE/LOCAL

Gov. Parson stands by contract for COO's former employer AP/KRCGtv.com, 6/19/18 

Kehoe appointed as Missouri’s second in command 
Missourinet.com, 6/18/18 

Family caregivers feel the strain as more people choose to age at home
St. Louis Public Radio, 6/19/18 

Federal report: Radioactive waste in Coldwater Creek increases cancer risk
St. Louis Public Radio, 6/18/18 

Editorial: Suicide on the rise: What can Springfield do? Springfield News-Leader, 6/16/18

Running out of psychiatric beds despite growing demand Fox5KRBK.com, 6/15/18

Hawley, McCaskill ramp up their sparring over health care St. Louis Public Radio, 6/17/18

7 years after Joplin tornado, Mercy builds hospitals with disaster in mind St. Louis Public Radio, 6/18/18

St. Louis County resident bit by tick likely had Bourbon virus St. Louis Public Radio, 6/15/18

Here's what you need to know about getting help for opioid addiction in Springfield
Springfield News-Leader, 6/17/18

Opioid crisis: How it got started Whig.com, 6/17/18

Commentary: Missouri COO's former company wins Medicaid bid despite being 3 times higher than others St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 6/18/18 

FEDERAL

Trump to issue rule that weakens Affordable Care Act The New York Times, 6/18/18 

GOP, Dem governors back benefits for preexisting conditions 
AP/ABC News, 6/18/18 

Conservatives make new push to repeal Affordable Care Act 
The Wall Street Journal, 6/19/18  

Doctors group warns of health risks for migrant children separated from parents
The Hill, 6/16/18

The limits to Trump's Medicaid freedom for states Governing, 6/18/18 

PUBLIC HEALTH AND BUSINESS

An alternative to foster care for babies born to opioid-addicted moms
NPR, 6/19/18 

A troubling prognosis for migrant children in detention: ‘The earlier they’re out, the better’  
The New York Times, 6/18/18  

If you’ve got Hep C, spitting can be a felony Kaiser Health News, 6/19/18  

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes indicted on fraud charges The New York Times, 6/15/18

RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY AND WORKFORCE 

World Health Organization says video game addiction is a disease. Why American psychiatrists don’t  Los Angeles Times, 6/19/18 

Smoking hits new low; about 14 percent of US adults light up 
AP, 6/19/18  

Overtime pay for prison nurses costs millions of tax dollars AP/The New York Times, 6/18/18  

Video game addiction tries to move from basement to doctor’s office The New York Times, 6/17/18 

Controversial NIH study of ‘moderate drinking’ will be terminated after scathing report
STAT, 6/15/18

With suicide rates on rise, can therapy apps like Talkspace, BetterHelp help? USA TODAY, 6/15/18

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