Health Care

State Rep Blames Protesting Religious Leaders for MO's Refusal to Expand Medicaid

State Rep Blames Protesting Religious Leaders for MO's Refusal to Expand Medicaid
After 300 Missouri religious leaders interrupted House proceedings — 23 of whom were peaceably arrested — their voice was heard in its cry for Medicaid expansion. Unfortunately, Rep. Myron Neth didn't like their tone, and now pins its failed expansion on the protesters' lack of decorum.
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How the Right Wing is Killing Women

How the Right Wing is Killing Women
According to a report released last week in the widely-respected health research journal, The Lancet, the United States now ranks 60th out of 180 countries on maternal deaths occurring during pregnancy and childbirth.
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New Study Calls Out 17 Common Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer

New Study Calls Out 17 Common Chemicals Linked to Breast Cancer
A new study spotlights the ubiquity of environmental toxins, identifying 17 common chemicals that should be the target of breast cancer prevention efforts, and marking a "huge step forward" in the research called for by a federal committee.
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'I Should Not Have Had to Sue My Employer to Have a Healthy Pregnancy'

'I Should Not Have Had to Sue My Employer to Have a Healthy Pregnancy'
As a mother of three children, working in the manufacturing industry, I am truly in the minority: I'm one of 30 women in our facility and the only one with small children. Still, I hardly thought that in this day and age I would have to fight just to have a healthy pregnancy or continue breastfeeding after returning to work.
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Victory! VT Passes Landmark GMO Labeling Law

Victory! VT Passes Landmark GMO Labeling Law
Vermont made history on Thursday by becoming the first state to require the labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients following passage of a no "trigger clause" bill.
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Obamacare Hearing Ends In Disarray: GOPers Leave After Numbers Don't Back Their Faulty Claims

Obamacare Hearing Ends In Disarray: GOPers Leave After Numbers Don't Back Their Faulty Claims
An anti-Obamacare hearing ended in disarray when Republicans didn't hear the answers they were fishing for. Right wing House members left the committee hearing early, leaving the floor open for Democrats to celebrate Obama's signature achievement without any Republican response.
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Now That Obamacare is Up and Running, New HHS Sec Pick Makes the Rounds

Now That Obamacare is Up and Running, New HHS Sec Pick Makes the Rounds
Sylvia Mathews Burwell will have to run a Senate committee gauntlet before being confirmed as Health and Human Services Secretary. But detractors will have to call attention to Obama's now-successful healthcare overhaul, better known as Obamacare.
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Of Mice and Boys: Studies Say Young Blood Reverses Aging in Old Rodents

Of Mice and Boys: Studies Say Young Blood Reverses Aging in Old Rodents
Research has shown that the effects of aging in old mice are reversed by young blood, indicating that the blood transfusion could awaken stem cells and rejuvenate aging tissue. What does this mean for humans though?
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KS Bills Approaching Gov's Desk Double-Down on Extreme Anti-Woman Agenda

KS Bills Approaching Gov's Desk Double-Down on Extreme Anti-Woman Agenda
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is as right wing and ideologically-driven as they come, and nowhere is this more evident than in the sustained attacks he's made on women's health and reproductive rights in the Sunflower State.
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Obamacare Hater Now Loves Obamacare After It Saves His Life

Obamacare Hater Now Loves Obamacare After It Saves His Life
A 57-year-old logger, who had been uninsured since 2009, has learned that that darned Obamacare ain't so bad after all. When a valve in his pacemaker failed, the man had to either sign up for insurance through the Affordable Care Act or die. The man now agrees that Obamacare is better than death.
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