Senate votes to give states $26 billion in emergency Medicaid funds; FDA wants to redo medical-device approval rules;

> The Senate on Wednesday voted to give states $26 billion dollars in emergency Medicaid funding through the first half of 2011. A final vote on the bill is expected later in the week. Article

> The Food and Drug Administration has proposed a revamp of medical-device approval rules that were criticized as lax and inconsistent by consumer advocates and the agency itself.  Article

> The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has launched a new website devoted to providing resources for policymakers and researchers on the patient centered medical home. Website

> Having a therapist counsel kids who end up in the ER with a violent injury and who also admit to drinking alcohol can cut risky behavior. Article

And finally … These mothers are role models? Article