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Alabama doctors want patients to know they’re still providing abortions

“For as long as we are able, we will continue to provide the full range of women’s health care,” Dr. Yashica Robinson, medical director at the Alabama Women’s Center in Huntsville, told reporters Friday, two days after the state’s Republican governor signed a law that could subject doctors who perform the procedure to 10 to… Read More »

Mental health patients insured by marketplace health plan less likely to receive a medical appointment

Among adults with mental health needs, those covered by Medicare or employer-sponsored health insurance have greater access to medical treatment, less out-of-pocket cost and are more likely to receive care than those seeking an appointment through an Affordable Care Act marketplace-sponsored plan, according to findings from researchers at Drexel University’s Dornsife School of Public Health.… Read More »

Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

Under the threat of financial penalty, hospitals are always on the lookout for ways to reduce their 30-day readmissions. For heart attack patients in particular,conducting a simple mobility test might be the best means of forecasting which patients are likely to return. Close to 20 percent of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack… Read More »