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Pregnancy, Privacy and Trump’s Promise: What Overturning Roe vs. Wade Would Actually Mean to America

David S. Cohen - NY Daily News

The future of privacy under the U.S. Constitution — and the critical protection of rights such as abortion and same-sex marriage — rests on the continued good health and mental acuity of three lawyers age 78 and older. If you care about these things, and you should, you really should be sending vitamin packets, kale salads and protein smoothies to Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg (83), Anthony Kennedy (80) and Stephen Breyer (78).

Reported Cases of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Are on Rise

Abby Goodnough - NY Times

WASHINGTON — There were more cases of sexually transmitted diseases reported in the United States last year than ever before, according to new federal data. Rates of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis — three of the most common S.T.D.s — grew for the second consecutive year, with sharper increases in the West than other regions. And while all three diseases are treatable with antibiotics, most cases continue to go undiagnosed, potentially causing infertility and other problems.

Can't Find a Plan on One May Be Picked for You

Robert Pear - New York Times

WASHINGTON — The federal government will choose health plans for hundreds of thousands of consumers whose insurers have left the Affordable Care Act marketplace unless those people opt out of the law’s exchanges or select plans on their own, under a new policy to make sure consumers maintain coverage in 2017.

Exploring High Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates in the Rural U.S. with Dr. Mokdad

Jenn Lukens - Rural Health Information Hub

Dr. Ali Mokdad has spent much of his career educating others about health. He is currently the Director of Middle Eastern Initiatives and Professor of Global Health at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) and Head Faculty Member of U.S. Studies at the University of Washington. Prior to joining IHME in 2009, Dr. Mokdad worked at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.