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Private accreditors OK troubled Calif. surgery centers

Private accreditors OK troubled Calif. surgery centers

A decade ago, California stopped licensing surgery centers and then gave approval power to private accreditors that are commonly paid by the centers they inspect. That system of oversight has created a troubling legacy of laxity, an invesigation finds.

2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

2 million U.S. teens are vaping marijuana

A school-based survey shows nearly 1 in 11 U.S. students have used marijuana in electronic cigarettes, heightening health concerns about the new popularity of vaping among teens.

Trendy electric scooters blamed for spike in accidents

Trendy electric scooters blamed for spike in accidents

San Francisco public health officials are teaming up with researchers to track injuries from electric scooters, since data so far is anecdotal. Some cities report spikes in severe injuries after the minibikes are unleashed for rental.

Hospitals in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence

Hospitals in the Carolinas prep for Hurricane Florence

Coastal hospitals that have long endured threats from hurricanes have launched into time-tested emergency preparations this week, while inland hospitals are gearing up to take in acute patients to be transferred from the coast.

Insulin's steep price leads to deadly rationing

Insulin's steep price leads to deadly rationing

The price of insulin in the U.S. has more than doubled since 2012 alone. That's put the life-saving hormone out of reach for some people with diabetes. It has left others scrambling for solutions to afford the one thing they need to live.

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