A new study in the Journal of the American Medical Association was picked up by both ABC and NBC. It found a high-incidence of post-partum depression among first-time mothers. ABC's John McKenzie (subscription required) calculated that two weeks after childbirth, "massive hormonal changes," plus sleep deprivation, make them seven times more likely to be mentally ill than other women. ABC's in-house physician Timothy Johnson (no link) insisted on competent mandatory mental health screening for all mothers of newborns.
CBS' Prescription for Saving series focused on healthcare at the other end of the human lifespan…actually beyond the other end. Armen Keteyian revealed that Omnicare, the $2.1bn-a-year pharmacy chain that sells prescription drugs to nursing homes, stands accused of defrauding Medicaid in Michigan by continuing to supply pills to patients, even post mortem.
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