Washington Post — USDA proposes SNAP change that would push 3 Million Americans off food stamps
The U.S. Department of Agriculture proposed new rules Tuesday to limit access to food stamps for households with savings and other assets, a measure that officials said would cut benefits to about 3 million people.

Wall Street Journal — Death rates rising for young, middle-aged U.S. adults
Death rates are rising for young and middle-aged U.S. adults, and the outcomes for whites, blacks and Hispanics are diverging, according to a new government analysis. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to be published Tuesday, adds new detail to a grim picture of worsening health trends across the nation, as the opioid epidemic and stalled progress against heart disease have dragged down life expectancy.

New York Times — Rabies kills tens of thousands yearly. Vaccinating dogs could stop it.
Worldwide, about 59,000 people a year die from rabies, most in Africa and Asia, 99 percent of them because they were bitten by a rabid dog. About 40 percent of the victims are children, according to the World Health Organization, which has announced a campaign to reduce human deaths from dog-transmitted rabies across the globe to zero by 2030.

Modern Healthcare — HHS urges broad reforms at some Indian Health Service hospitals
Two new HHS Office of the Inspector General reports identified major deficiencies in Indian Health Service management and policies that led to severe quality and safety problems, risky opioid prescribing and dispensing practices, and vulnerable information technology systems.

Kaiser Health News — Child drowning rates drop as communities adopt stricter building codes
Children are far less likely to drown than they were in the 1980s, in California and across the nation. Experts say state and local laws that require more fencing and security features around family swimming pools have made a difference and should be expanded nationwide.