Six-Week Abortion Ban Lifted In Tennessee, Ending Access To Almost All Abortions


TENNESSEE (June 30, 2022)---The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted a block on Tennessee’s 6-week abortion ban Tuesday, allowing the 2020 near-total ban on abortions to take effect and effectively ending access to the nearly all abortions in Tennessee. The court’s decision means the so-called “heartbeat” abortion measure is law…

US Supreme Court Capped EPA’s Authority To Require States To Decarbonize Their Electricity Sectors


WASHINGTON (June 30, 2022)---The high court said a cap on power plants’ carbon dioxide emissions that forces a transition to other fuels may be a “sensible” solution to the climate crisis, but that Congress did not give the Environmental Protection Agency the broad authority to make such requirements. Texas was…

“Measuring Levels of Proteins in Eye Fluid May Accurately Predict Need for Lifelong Macular Degeneration Therapy”


MARYLAND (June 29, 2022)---In a study of eye fluid from 38 patients, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found that levels of a specific protein appears to help accurately predict whether people with the wet form of age-related macular degeneration may need lifelong, frequent eye injections to preserve vision…

Taking Care Of Your Heart: “Tips For Maintaining Cardiac Health While Exercising And Playing Sports”


ALABAMA (June 22, 2022)--- Irfan Asif, M.D., chair of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Family and Community Medicine, offers tips for maintaining cardiac health while exercising and playing sports.  How can regular exercise strengthen the heart? Regular exercise has many benefits, including building muscle endurance and strength. Exercising can…

SCOTUS Sided With Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Benefit Group Health Plan


WASHINGTON,DC (June 21, 2022)---today the U,S, Supreme Court sided with Marietta and the Medicare Secondary Payer statute regarding an employer-sponsored group health plan.  Marietta is a health insurance group... and this case involves the insurer... refusing to pay for certain outpatient dialysis treatments. Marietta Memorial Hospital Employee Health Benefit Plan…

FDA Regulators Authorized COVID-19 Shots For Infants And Preschoolers


WASHINGTON, DC (June 17, 2022)---U.S. regulators on Friday authorized the first COVID-19 shots for infants and preschoolers, paving the way for vaccinations to begin next week. The Food and Drug Administration’s action follows its advisory panel’s unanimous recommendation for the shots from Moderna and Pfizer. That means U.S. kids under 5 —…