A Teacher Said Her Boss Wouldn't Allow Breast Milk Pumping. Now Georgia Lawmakers Are Pushing a Bill.
Federal law requires employers to provide certain accommodations for breastfeeding women, but some careers, including teachers, aren't covered.
After an HIV outbreak, the state legalized the exchanges. But five years later, they only exist in nine of Indiana's 92 counties.
COMMENTARY | During emergencies, state and local agencies will be lauded for their efforts and suddenly flush with funding. But then the money disappears. It’s time to break that cycle.
In King County, Washington, the public health department is relying on temporary staff hired for measles and hepatitis A outbreaks to help investigate a confirmed case of coronavirus.
Half of all charity care in Chicago falls to one health system.
A bill in Arizona would make it illegal for people to lick ice cream and return it to the store shelf, a response to a video that went viral last summer.
One of the world’s most crucial and selfless acts is still simply washing your hands.
Under the law, Medicare is mandated each year to punish the quarter of general care hospitals that have the highest rates of patient safety issues.
The controversial practice is condemned by major medical organizations, but still legal in most states.
Home health agencies across the country are grappling with a significant change in how Medicare pays for services.
New diseases are mirrors that reflect how a society works—and where it fails.
Across the country, tribal and non-English speaking communities are creating guidance and messages in a variety of languages to encourage Census 2020 participation.
Many states are focused on making improvements, both large and small, to address health care problems in rural areas.
Lawmakers in New York, one of only three states where paid surrogacy is illegal, are trying to repeal their ban. Meanwhile, in South Dakota, legislators say surrogacy has led to the commercialization of children and want to prohibit it.
A proposal in Utah would prevent certain people from obtaining hunting or fishing permits if they're behind on child support. Similar policies have been adopted by other states.
Some scientists caution that vaping regulations may do more harm than good.
Fewer Americans are binge drinking, but consumption among those who do is on the rise.
The quality-adjusted life year (QALY) seeks to determine the value of health care treatments. Some patients are wary.
A proposal by the governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors would mandate that cities, counties and the state reduce homelessness or be vulnerable to court action.
STATE AND LOCAL ROUNDUP | Ohio legislators want to curtail eminent domain claims … Massachusetts commits to net-zero emissions by 2050 … Michigan will allow the sale of Teslas in the state.
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