There were lots of questions swirling around in the news this week…Is there going to be a government shutdown? Is a deal going to be met on the debt limit? Will the exchanges open on October 1st? From the looks of things we won’t get answers to some of these questions until next week which makes for a stressful weekend for many. To help reduce some of the stress you might be feeling because you missed important health care news because you were focused (as we all have been on government shutdown and debt issues) we’ve got you covered, below are some of the interesting stories from the world of health care this week.
NPR’s Shots Blog ran a story that discusses how doctors are beginning to understand how pregnant women’s choices affect their babies. They believe one important factor is epigenetics, which involves the mechanisms that turn individual genes on and off in a cell. (more…)