A group of eight senators on Tuesday unveiled bipartisan legislation that would increase funding for addiction treatment and prevention by roughly $1 billion and impose a sweeping three-day limit on opioid prescriptions for initial pain treatment

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According to a new study, states that give midwives a greater role in patient care achieve better results on key measures of maternal and neonatal health

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“Can I get it?” His tiny hands are outstretched, his feet firmly planted in the Target toy aisle. He is holding up another Lego set. Rowan is 6 years old, and his admiration for Lego building blocks is unending

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Highly accurate strips could unlock a life-saving public health approach to the overdose crisis

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Here’s why that’s a good thing. A new algorithm could ease critically ill patients’ final days.

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My grandfather was a statistician, and from a young age he taught me to always consider the odds. A pragmatic man, he couldn’t help teaching me when to hedge my bets, especially when it came to playing Uno. Unfortunately, he never could have prepared me for the odds I would face in the years to come

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By using an artificially intelligent algorithm to predict patient mortality, a research team from Stanford University is hoping to improve the timing of end-of-life care for critically ill patients. In tests, the system proved eerily accurate, correctly predicting mortality outcomes in 90 percent of cases. But while the system is able to predict when a patient might die, it still cannot tell doctors how it came to its conclusion

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Black Mothers Are Dying

January 12, 2018

The toll of racism on maternal health. The recent, high-profile death of Erica Garner, a 27-year-old African-American mother of two — one of them a 4-month-old infant — is a tragic example of how racism and access to health care for black mothers is a national crisis

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