Healthcare News September 8, 2012

  • Former Sen. Specter leaves hospital after receiving cancer treatment

    Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) was released from the hospital Friday where he received treatment for cancer, according to a report.

    Specter, who announced in late August that he had been hospitalized and was fighting cancer, will continue receiving treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital, CNN reported a statement from Specter’s lawyer said.

  • Third death reported in Yosemite viral outbreak

    A third visitor to Yosemite National Park has died after contracting hantavirus, a rodent-borne lung disease, according to reports.

    The most recent fatality occurred in West Virginia. The individual had visited the California park in “recent months,” according to local public health officials.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is warning that the 10,000 people who stayed in Yosemite Valley between June and August could be at risk. 

  • News bites: ‘Vouchercare’

    Obama: ‘I will never turn Medicare into a voucher.’

    Cardinal Timothy Dolan gives ‘life’ prayer at DNC.

    House panels take aim at health law provisions.

    Should Medicare’s eligibility age go up?

    Medicaid mostly covers children and moms, but mostly spends on the elderly and disabled.

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