Kaiser Health News Research Misconduct Allegations Shadow Likely CDC Appointee 2018-03-20T19:46:32.000000000+00:00 Critics say the Trump administration has failed to properly vet its leading candidate to lead the CDC as they point to a pattern of “ethically and morally questionable behavior.” Viewpoints: Reform Obamacare? GOP Is More Focused On Elections; Listen, Doctors: Opioid Crisis Cries Out For Trimming Prescriptions 2018-03-20T12:48:02.000000000+00:00 Editorial pages focus on these health topics and others. State Highlights: Minnesota To Require Documentation After Open Enrollment; Texas Revises Special Education Plans Without Extra Funds 2018-03-20T12:47:58.000000000+00:00 Media outlets report on news from Minnesota, Texas, Maryland, Ohio, Illinois, Arizona, California, Kansas and Florida. Teen Suicide Spiked By 70 Percent In Span Of Ten Years. What’s Going On? 2018-03-20T12:47:53.000000000+00:00 USA Today examines the unique struggles facing teens in a digital age. In other public health news: where to sit on an airplane to avoid getting sick; disparities in autism diagnoses; gut microbes; disease detectives; and more. Tennessee Lacks Legal Standing To Sue Over Medicaid Benefits For Refugees, Judge Rules 2018-03-20T12:47:49.000000000+00:00 Tennessee had sued the government over its requirement that the state provide Medicaid benefits to refugees or risk losing funds. Meanwhile, the Tennessee House voted to direct the governor to take steps toward adding work requirements to the state's program. Remarkable Cancer Drugs Come With Fatal Side Effect For Some, And Researchers Don’t Know Why 2018-03-20T12:47:45.000000000+00:00 The class of drugs known as checkpoint inhibitors causes an inflammation of the heart muscles. As the use of the drugs expands, researchers are sure that more people will develop deadly heart conditions. In other pharmaceutical news: FDA approval for rare drugs; lung cancer treatments; lawsuits o... Prominent GOP Senator Voices Support For Shulkin As Trump Mulls Possible Replacement 2018-03-20T12:47:42.000000000+00:00 Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Ga.) has made the case to President Donald Trump that VA Secretary David Shulkin has done “a great job” despite a few bumps in the road. Some reports have suggested Trump wants to replace him with Fox News personality Pete Hegseth, who Republicans know would be difficult to... Swift Legal Action Follows In Wake Of Miss. Governor Signing 15-Week Abortion Ban 2018-03-20T12:47:37.000000000+00:00 “We are saving more of the unborn than any state in America, and what better thing we could do,” Gov. Phil Bryant (R-Miss.) said. But some lawyers argue the law violates longstanding Supreme Court precedent that states may not ban abortions before they are deemed viable outside the womb, which is... Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In ‘Crisis Pregnancy Centers’ Case 2018-03-20T12:47:33.000000000+00:00 The case, coming out out of California, brings together two contentious issues: freedom of speech and abortion. However, whatever the court decides would affect the legality of the procedure. Abortion Continues To Jam Up Spending Bill Negotiations As Shutdown Deadline Ticks Ever Closer 2018-03-20T12:47:28.000000000+00:00 It's also unlikely that measures to shore up the health law marketplace will make it into the final version of the legislation. Lawmakers are facing down a third shutdown in as many months.