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White House To Announce New Resistant Bacteria Fight

Posted On March 27, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- The White House is getting into the fight against antibiotic resistant bacteria. The Obama administration is expected to announce a new plan to reduce deaths from so-called "superbugs" today. The government will require doctors and hospitals to monitor and report on antibiotic use, and implement stricter controls designed to reduce superbug infections.…

Pelosi Cheers Deal On “Doc Fix”

Posted On March 26, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is cheering a bipartisan bill that provides a so-called "doc fix." The compromise legislation seeks to change and improve the way doctors get reimbursed by Medicare. The bill also extends healthcare benefits for poor children and makes some structural changes in Medicare that are aimed at cutting…

Study Shows U.S. Premature Death Rates Are Falling

Posted On March 26, 2015

(Princeton, NJ) -- People are living longer in most of America. A new Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Report finds that rates of death in people younger than 75 have fallen in more than half of the counties in America. The report also shows that the healthiest counties in America have higher college attendance rates, better…

House Approves Bill Making Changes In Medicare

Posted On March 26, 2015

(Washington, DC) -- A bill making some structural changes in Medicare is headed to the Senate after passage by the House.   Republican House Speaker John Boehner said the measure will reduce costs and will improve the way doctors get reimbursed by Medicare. It also extends healthcare benefits for poor children. Boehner negotiated the compromise…

IN Governor Approves Needle Exchange In HIV Outbreak

Posted On March 26, 2015

(Indianapolis, IN) -- Indiana Governor Mike Pence is approving a short-term needle exchange to address the state's HIV epidemic. Pence had declared a public health emergency after 79 people in Scott County have become infected with the virus due to needle sharing. The new needle-exchange program will last for 30 days before it's re-evaluated. Pence…