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The Weekly Gist: The Social Determinants of Death Edition

The tragic school shooting in Texas underscores the fact that gun violence is the leading cause of death for American children. Meanwhile, vaccines for children show promise in fighting another epidemic, COVID-19.
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The Weekly Gist: The Chin Diaper Voters Edition

A new, super-regional health system merger is announced, possibly signaling a new wave of cross-state hospital M&A. Meanwhile, physician residents at two California health systems vote to unionize.
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The Weekly Gist: The Citrus Collector’s Item Edition

The leaked Supreme Court ruling on abortion rights sparks concern among providers about post-Roe challenges, from access to emergency services to impact on clinical training programs.
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The Weekly Gist: The Timing is Everything Edition

A Florida judge invalidates the federal mask mandate for transportation, forcing the CDC to fight to preserve its authority. Meanwhile, hospitals call their Medicare pay increase insufficient.
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The Weekly Gist: The Lime in the Coconut Edition

Optum is said to be set to acquire a large multispecialty group in Houston, bolstering UnitedHealth Group’s position as the largest employer of physicians in the US. Meanwhile, Walmart is bringing its clinic model to Florida.
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