New Law: California Teens Must Be Immunized for Whooping Cough

Published on
July 1, 2011

Image removed.Whooping Cough: All California teens will need to be immunized for whooping cough before attending school this fall under a new state law that takes effect today, Leidhra Johnson reports for Reuters.  

Health Reform: Parent immigration status could block as many as 220,000 California children from health reform benefits, Joanna Lin reports for California Watch.

Doctor Training: First-year medical residents will now be limited to still-grueling 16-hour shifts rather than the 30-hour ones they traditionally worked, sparking debate in medical circles about the benefits for patients and risks to medical education. Jenny Gold reports for NPR.

Drug Costs: Medicare will continue to cover two high-cost cancer drugs, Avastin and Provenge, whose effectiveness has been questioned by FDA advisory panels, Andrew Pollack reports for the New York Times.

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