Helpful Health Care Links: January 8, 2015

Attractive young scientist pipetting.Our helpful health care links focus on a variety of topics — Measles making an appearance at Disneyland  and a court making a decision of whether a teen can deny medical treatment. We also include an article from The Washington Post about a new antibiotic discovered to potentially fight drug resistance. All are worth your time. And, as always, if you ever come across a healthcare story that you think merits more attention, please send it our way!

Mickey, Minnie And Measles For Nine Disneyland Tourists

Public health officials in California and Utah confirmed nine cases Wednesday, all of them visitors of either Disneyland or Disney California Adventure Park in Anaheim between December 15 and December 20.

New Class Of Antibiotic Found In Dirt Could Prove Resistant To Resistance

The new antibiotic could be used for decades against MRSA and some TB before they get wise.

Crittenton Hospital In Rochester To Be Sold

One of the area’s last independent hospitals, Crittenton Hospital in Rochester, could soon be sold to St. Louis-based Ascension Health.

Connecticut Teen With Curable Cancer Fights To Stop Chemo

A Connecticut court is set to weigh whether a 17-year-old girl with life-threatening cancer can refuse a treatment she views as “poison.”

Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At ObamaCare

On Thursday, the House will debate, and likely pass, a bill that would make a change in Obamacare. It would raise the law’s definition of full-time work from 30 hours to 40 hours a week, reducing the number of workers to whom employers would have to offer health insurance.


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