Giving Birth Is Hard Enough. Try It In The Middle Of A Wildfire.

Moms-to-be in labor had to be evacuated from Santa Rosa hospitals in the midst of the California wildfires.

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Viewpoints: The Last Happy Doctor; The Controversial Notion The Government Should Boost It’s Citizens’ Wellbeing

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

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Health News Roundup: California Scrambles To Contain ‘Unprecedented’ Hepatitis A Outbreaks

Today’s early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

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As Loyal Blood Donors Age, Industry Is Out For Young Blood

Nearly 60 percent of the U.S. blood supply is provided by people older than 40 — and most of that is from folks in their 50s and 60s. Why is it so hard to find young donors?

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Viewpoints: Mohammad Ali’s Experiences Offer Insights About Athletes And Brain Disease; What About That National Opioid Emergency?

A selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

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State Highlights: Fla. Lawmaker Raised Red Flag About Nursing Homes’ Struggles After Irma; Judge Strikes Down Provisions In Ind. Abortion Law

Media outlets report on news from Florida, Indiana, Connecticut, California, Georgia and Kansas.

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Nowhere To Go: Young People With Severe Autism Languish In Hospitals

Some teens and young adults are spending weeks or even months in retrofitted emergency rooms — even in mesh-covered tents — until specialized care can be found. ‘It’s a huge problem,’ one doctor says.

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State Highlights: Nurses At Mass. Hospital Plan One-Day Strike; Calif. Free Health Clinic Draws 1,500 Patients

Media outlets report on news from Massachusetts, California, Missouri, Maryland and Virginia.

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Despite Flu Vaccine’s Possible Link To Miscarriage, Experts Implore Pregnant Women To Still Get The Shot

While scientists look into the potential link, experts also say it is still very important for women to protect themselves and their babies from the flu. In other public health news: tetanus and other world health problems; mosquitoes; Zika; brain injuries and violence; restrictions on blood donors; and a quadruplet-success story.

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As Heat Rose In Fla. Nursing Home, Staff Asked For Help But Few Understood The Emergency

Florida officials say they didn’t have any indication from the nursing home where 11 people would die that residents were in distress. But records show that phone calls went out to the power company, the governor and local officials and a facility that shared the building reported that the conditions were &adversely affecting patients, according to The New York Times.

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