A lot has happened this week in health care and we want to make sure you have all the information you need to make the best health care choices. Our helpful health care links bring you the trending topics in health care news.
- The Zika Virus, a virus primarily spread by mosquitos, has become a Global Health Emergency. The virus has spread to 26 countries and territories in the Western Hemisphere, with over 30 cases of the virus here in the United States. Obama is now calling for emergency funding.
- An estimated one in seven mothers experience postpartum depression. New research reveals that the depression experienced during pregnancy, if left untreated, can potentially effect the well-being of their children. A panel suggests depression screenings both during and after pregnancy.
- The Flint Water Crisis that began in April of 2014 in Flint, Michigan, has now affected over six thousand children exposed to water with high-levels of lead. Officials in Flint are now being criticized for not taking the appropriate measures to prevent the crisis.
- The HHS (United States Department of Health & Human Services) looks to expand Medicaid to those that don’t earn enough to get subsidized ACA plans. Approximately, 30 million people in the U.S. remain uninsured.
- Health care is at the forefront of the 2016 election debate for both Democrats and Republicans. Millennials today may actually be able to change the health care system and to improve its customer service.
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