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Center for Healthcare: News of the Day
  1. Research Gaps Leave Doctors Guessing About Treatments For Pregnant Women
    To protect a developing fetus from experimental drugs or treatments that might cause birth defects, pregnant women aren't included in many clinical trials. But that limits the safety evidence, too.

  2. 'We're Fighting For Our Lives': Patients Protest Sky-High Insulin Prices
    The price of insulin keeps going up. For people with Type 1 diabetes, high prices can be a life and death issue. Now a grassroots movement is pushing for change.

  3. For One Rural Community, Fighting Addiction Started With Recruiting The Right Doctor
    While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol too. One clinic is building up capacity to treat all of them, using both medicine and counseling.

  4. Facing Critical Labor Shortage, Japan Opens Door Wider To Foreign Workers
    An aging population and low birth rate have led lawmakers to accept semi-skilled non-Japanese temporary laborers.

  5. Poll: Young People More Likely To Defer Health Care Because Of Cost
    A third of people under 35 said cost led them to put off some form of health care, compared with only 8 percent of people 65 and older, a poll by NPR and IBM Watson Health found.

  6. Federal Legislation Seeks Ban On Shackling Of Pregnant Inmates
    Incarcerated pregnant women are often shackled during medical appointments and childbirth. A provision in a criminal justice bill aims to end the practice in federal facilities.

  7. A Push For Diversity In Medical School Is Slowly Paying Off
    American medical schools have historically been disproportionately white, but they are starting to attract more diverse students. The change may be the result of a diversity policy with teeth.

  8. Medicare To Cut Payments To Nursing Homes Whose Patients End Up Back In The Hospital
    Medicare's incentive program to discourage nursing homes from discharging patients too quickly will also give bonuses to facilities that have fewer rehospitalizations.

  9. Trump's Move To Give States More Flexibility Undercuts Obamacare, Critics Say
    The Trump administration offered states specific examples Thursday of how they could change the way they implement the Affordable Care Act. Critics say Trump's plan could drive up premiums for many.

  10. Another Drug Crisis: Methamphetamine Use By Pregnant Women
    As illegal meth use has made a comeback across the U.S., pregnant women have not been spared, doctors say. New research shows rural areas in the South, Midwest and West have been hit hardest.

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