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Bellevue, WA

Seattle Children's Hospital notifying approximately 12,000 families after finding some surgical equipment in Bellevue, Wash., improperly sterilized - @GrahamKIRO7

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US states health insurance exchanges

Massachusetts removes 205,000 people from Medicaid rolls - @masslivenews

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Dallas, TX

US Justice Department: Dallas fake hospice nurse Jada Antoine, 34, sentenced to 4 years in federal prison for fraud; treated 243 patients - @startelegram

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United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Investigation finds up to half of all critical medical positions unfilled at some VA hospitals, with vets waiting weeks for care - @USATODAY

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United Kingdom

British health workers unsure how to spot, help trafficked patients- study


Obama health care law

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson says he backs keeping Medicaid expansion if new limits imposed - @AP

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2016 US elections

Scott Walker: 'On my first day as president, I will send legislation to the Congress that will repeal Obamacare entirely' - @FredLucasWH

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2016 US elections

GOP presidential candidate Scott Walker to unveil plan to replace President Obama's health care law - @politico

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West Palm Beach, FL

St. Mary's hospital in West Palm Beach, Fla., closing pediatric heart surgery program following @CNN report on mortality rates

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Food and Drug Administration

FDA sent warning letters to 3 medical device manufacturers whose endoscopes have been blamed for deadly bacteria - @BloombergNews

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Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Power back on at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney after a half-hour outage in the emergency department - @9NewsSyd

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Jimmy Carter diagnosed with cancer

Former President Jimmy Carter says he will undergo treatment for cancer at Atlanta's Emory Healthcare - @nytimes

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Los Angeles County, CA

Los Angeles County supervisors voted to consolidate 3 sprawling health agencies under a single director - @latimes

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Obama health care law

Blue Cross of North Carolina seeks 35% rate hike on Affordable Care Act plans - @ABC11_WTVD

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health care

IBM to buy Merge Healthcare for $1 billion in all-cash deal to incorporate imaging technology to Watson data analytics tool - @business


LGBT workplace rights

Chicago to cover gender reassignment services for city employees; largest US city yet to do so - @chibreakingbiz

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Yelp adding healthcare data to its site for medical businesses; info to include hospital wait times and fines paid by nursing homes - @bylenasun

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Veterans Affairs Health Administration scandal 2014

Baltimore VA says it has reduced backlog of disability claims by 60%, improved accuracy - @baltimoresun


Planned Parenthood targeted in activist videos

More: Jeb Bush issues follow-up statement regarding women's health funding, says he 'misspoke' - @moody

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Aetna profit beats expectations as government plans expand - @ReutersBiz