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Kimberly Leonard
Works at U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
Attended University of Richmond
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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Transgender rights in health have come under fire again -- would the Obamacare rule mandate gender reassignment surgery?
Plaintiffs say the rule would force doctors to perform sex change operations on children even if they think the procedure would be unethical or medically risky.
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Aetna is withdrawing its presence in about 500 counties -- many Americans who buy health insurance on the exchange will have few options.
The largest health insurer is leaving exchanges in more than 500 U.S. counties.
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With the expansion of LGBTQ rights we are looking at how to also distribute health care more fairly -- that could mean more access to infertility treatments to accommodate today's modern family.
The focus on LGBT rights could lead to more options for those seeking to have biological children.
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The number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome because of opioids like heroin or prescription painkillers quadrupled in 15 years, according to the CDC.
A new CDC report shows the rate of newborns suffering from a drug withdrawal syndrome has skyrocketed.
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Some of the babies who have Zika will need to use a wheelchair. A study shows they can develop arthrogryposis, a condition of curved arms and legs.
A joint condition that appears linked to Zika can limit children's ability to walk.
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Health officials are testing people in a neighborhood in Palm Beach, Florida, to see if mosquitoes are carrying Zika there. The virus has already been confirmed in Wynwood, an area in Miami.
Officials are investigating a potential case of local transmission outside of the Wynwood area in Miami-Dade.
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Colleges and universities are preparing for the spread of Zika, whether anticipating it through international students, students who have traveled abroad, or through the spread of mosquitoes.
Colleges are handing out fliers, condoms and insect repellent.
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GMO mosquitoes are one approach to combating Zika. Some Key Haven residents are protesting their proposed release in the area.
The insects, billed as a way to fight the Zika virus, could be set free in the Keys in the coming months.
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Men can carry Zika in their semen for longer than we thought ... guidance to hold back pregnancy may change.
The finding could change health guidance on how long couples should wait to conceive.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton urged Congress to return to Washington, D.C. and pass an emergency spending bill to fight the Zika virus.
The Democratic nominee stressed the importance of public health measures.
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A baby in Harris County, Texas, was born with microcephaly caused by the Zika virus. She died soon after birth.
The baby's mother is believed to have become infected with the virus while traveling in Latin America.
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E-cigarette rules change on Monday. Here is what the FDA's requirements are.
Undercover FDA agents will be going into stores to make sure they are not selling to underage customers.
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  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Care Reporter, 2014 - present
    I write daily, breaking and long-form stories for our news desk about public health, medical studies, health care reform and the health industry.
  • U.S. News & World Report, L.P.
    Health Producer, 2012 - present
    I write consumer, health-related stories for USNews.com. My stories focus on senior care, hospital trends, Medicare and other health insurance, and pediatric care. I also assist with our rankings projects, including Best Hospitals, Best Children's Hospitals and Best Nursing Homes. Early this year I introduced U.S. News's first regular Twitter chats on health topics, resulting in higher numbers of audience members, reporting material for stories, and opportunities for connecting with hospitals and health care associations.
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  • University of Richmond
    2009
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