Michelle Andrews

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Name: Michelle Andrews
Date registered: July 19, 2012
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science?wprss=rss_health-science

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  1. As Measles Outbreak Fades, N.Y. Sets In Motion New Rules On School Vaccinations — September 5, 2019
  2. Joe Camel Was Forced Out Of Ads. So Why Is Juul Allowed On TV? — August 21, 2019
  3. Federal Experts’ Advice On HPV Vaccine Could Leave Adults Confused — August 8, 2019
  4. Federal Experts’ Advice On HPV Vaccine Could Leave Adults Confused — August 8, 2019
  5. Retiring Abroad? Prepare To Possibly Mix And Match Health Insurance — July 23, 2019

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As Measles Outbreak Fades, N.Y. Sets In Motion New Rules On School Vaccinations

New York, where nearly 900 people contracted measles this year, has enacted contentious requirements for immunizations.

Joe Camel Was Forced Out Of Ads. So Why Is Juul Allowed On TV?

For nearly 50 years, cigarette advertising has been banned from TV and radio. But the marketing of electronic cigarettes isn’t constrained by that law.

Federal Experts’ Advice On HPV Vaccine Could Leave Adults Confused

A federal advisory panel says people between ages 27 and 45 may benefit from the vaccine to fight the human papillomavirus. But some public health advocates worry that the advice doesn’t provide doctors and patients clear guidance about who in this large age group are good candidates for the vaccine.

Federal Experts’ Advice On HPV Vaccine Could Leave Adults Confused

A federal advisory panel says people between ages 27 and 45 may benefit from the vaccine to fight the human papillomavirus. But some public health advocates worry that the advice doesn’t provide doctors and patients clear guidance about who in this large age group are good candidates for the vaccine.

Retiring Abroad? Prepare To Possibly Mix And Match Health Insurance

More than 400,000 U.S. workers have retired in foreign countries and their ranks are rising. But Medicare doesn’t cover most expenses overseas, so these expats will need to confront the cost of finding alternative insurance.

Even When HIV Prevention Drug Is Covered, Other Costs Block Treatment

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended that people who are at high risk of contracting HIV take PrEP, a preventive treatment. The decision means most health plans will be required to cover the drugs without charging patients. But the recommendation doesn’t apply to the other clinical and lab services people need.

Despite Federal Protections, Rape Victims Still Get Billed For Forensic Exams

Under federal law, people who have been raped don’t have to pay for medical forensic exams, yet many get billed and have trouble getting the hospitals or collection agencies to stop dunning them for payment.

Years After Sexual Assault, Survivors Hounded To Pay Bills For The Rape Kit Exam

Under federal law, people sexually assaulted don’t have to pay for their medical forensic exams. Yet some have trouble getting the hospitals or collection agencies to stop dunning them for payment.

FAQ: How Does New Trump Fetal Tissue Policy Impact Medical Research?

The scientific use of tissue from aborted fetuses has frequently been a hot point of contention between anti-abortion forces and researchers. It heats up again as federal officials announced this week they were ending NIH research using the tissue.

Mired In Medical Debt? Federal Plan Would Update Overdue-Bill Collection Methods

More than half of Americans contacted about an overdue bill said it related to medical debt. A federal agency has proposed new guidance for what debt collectors are allowed to do when pursuing many types of overdue consumer bills, including medical debt. But some consumer advocates have panned the effort.

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