TIME – What divorce does to women’s heart health
Dissolving a marriage is hard on everyone, but researchers say the psychological stress of a divorce can have serious physical effects on the heart, especially for women.
Women who divorced at least once were 24% more likely to experience a heart attack compared to women who remained married, and those divorcing two or more times saw their risk jump to 77%. In the study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes, Matthew Dupre of Duke University and his colleagues found that men weren’t at similar risk. Men only saw their heart attack chances go up if they divorced two or more times compared to men who didn’t split with their spouses. If men remarried, their heart risk did not go up, while for women who remarried, their chances of having a heart attack remained slightly higher, at 35%, than that of divorced women.

The Washington Post – Battle over Florida Medicaid expansion is a big, big deal
You really should be paying attention to the ongoing battle over the Medicaid expansion in Florida. If supporters of Obamacare get their way, it could help weaken the blockade of opposition that conservatives have successfully used to stall the expansion in multiple states this year, after it seemed to be progressing last year.
Now there’s been a new development in the Florida battle: The Obama administration appears to be playing hardball with Florida governor Rick Scott, who opposes expanding Medicaid, sending him a new letter increasing the budgetary pressure on him to take the Medicaid expansion money.

Forbes – E-Cigarette flavoring chemicals may pose risks when inhaled
New findings about the flavorings used in e-cigarettes continue to raise questions about the safety of currently used products and what kinds of regulation might be appropriate to apply to the industry. An investigation of two disposable-cartridge brands – BLU and NJOY – and half a dozen different brands of e-cigarette flavors found high levels of flavoring chemicals in the liquids, according to the study published yesterday in the journal Tobacco Control.
The researchers only analyzed the liquids themselves and did not explore possible health effects in e-cigarette users, or vapers, so the study can only raise questions. The challenge with studying the safety or possible harms of e-cigarettes is that many of the potential health concerns would show up over the long-term rather than the short-term, and e-cigarettes simply haven’t been around and used widely for long enough to determine what those might be.

Philadelphia Inquirer – Disney-linked measles outbreak soon to be over in California
A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland and reignited debate about vaccinations is nearing an end.
The outbreak will be declared over in California on Friday if no new cases pop up, according to the California Department of Public Health.
Disease investigators worked for months to contain the highly contagious disease that originated at Disney theme parks in December and spread to several other states and countries. In all, 131 people in California were infected.
The outbreak cast a spotlight on the small but vocal anti-vaccine movement. Many who fell ill in the Disneyland outbreak were not immunized or only had one dose of the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine.

The Atlantic – Should patients be able to find organ donors on Facebook?
The list for a donor organ in Belgium is 1,248 patients long. Many will wait more than three years to receive a kidney. Roel Marien, 39 and the father of two young girls, says he does not have the time to sit and wait. So he took matters into his own hands and began to search for a donor among his Facebook friends.
His move sparked a discussion among doctors and patients in Europe about the current system, which is based on strict laws and anonymity. Is it fair if people search for organ donors online to avoid endless waiting lists? Might social media give certain patients an advantage, if they can present their stories well online?
On January 12, Marien, a car salesman, posted a message on Facebook, between the photos of polished old Porsches and his daughters playing outdoors. “Urgent,” Marien wrote. “Looking for a kidney from a living donor.” He was looking for someone with blood type A-negative, between 18 and 45 years old.