AP — Health care fight shifts to U.S. Senate, where GOP wants a reboot
It took blood, sweat and tears for Republican leaders to finally push their health care bill through the House last week. No one expects a new bill to be written quickly, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has started a process for producing one. Republican senators have made clear their measure will differ markedly from the House legislation, which has drawn withering criticism from Democrats who see it as a pathway to winning a House majority in the 2018 elections.

CBS News — Here is how the House GOP health care bill would affect employer-based insurance
Most of the conversation about the House GOP-passed health care plan concerned those buying insurance in the individual marketplace. But approximately half of all Americans have health insurance provided through their employers, so, how would the American Health Care Act affect their coverage if it were to become law?

Medpage Today — USPSTF says ‘no’ to thyroid cancer screening
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has recommended against screening for thyroid cancer in asymptomatic adults. The recommendation, published in JAMA, concluded that there wasn’t enough direct evidence demonstrating either the benefits or harms of screening. The agency noted that the incidence of thyroid cancer has increased by about 4.5 percent per year over the last decade — faster than any other cancer — but without a corresponding increase in the mortality rate, which remained at about 0.5 deaths per 100,000 persons in 2013.

Kaiser Health News — ‘Boot camp’ helps Alzheimer’s, dementia caregivers take care of themselves, too
Free, daylong sessions run by UCLA teach caregivers how to keep their loved ones safe and engaged, while minimizing the stress in their own lives. Similar programs exist in other states.

The New York Times — Why everything we know about salt may be wrong
The salt equation taught to doctors for more than 200 years is not hard to understand. The body relies on this essential mineral for a variety of functions, including blood pressure and the transmission of nerve impulses. Sodium levels in the blood must be carefully maintained. If you eat a lot of salt — sodium chloride — you will become thirsty and drink water, diluting your blood enough to maintain the proper concentration of sodium. Ultimately you will excrete much of the excess salt and water in urine. The theory is intuitive and simple. And it may be completely wrong.