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‘Complete Eats’ program helps SNAP/EBT enrollees buy vegetables and fruit

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Complete Eats’ program helps SNAP/EBT enrollees buy vegetables and fruit

If you or your family uses SNAP/Basic Food/EBT, you can earn extra savings when you buy fruits and vegetables at any Safeway store in Washington.

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Despite a growing appetite for flat-fee ‘direct primary care,’ Qliance clinics shutter in Seattle

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Despite a growing appetite for flat-fee ‘direct primary care,’ Qliance clinics shutter in Seattle

After a pioneering practice in Seattle shut its doors earlier this month, some question whether “direct primary care,” as it’s called, can succeed.

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Bodybuilding products can be risky, FDA warns

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bodybuilding products can be risky, FDA warns

Bodybuilding products that contain steroids or steroid-like substances are associated with potentially serious health risks, including life-threatening reactions such as kidney damage, heart attack, and stroke.

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Ear to the door: 5 things being weighed in secret health bill also weigh it down

June 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ear to the door: 5 things being weighed in secret health bill also weigh it down

Although specifics of the GOP health bill, to the extent there are any, have largely stayed secret, some of the policies under consideration have slipped out, and pressure points of the debate are fairly clear. Anything can happen, but here’s what we know so far:

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Descent into secrecy: Senate health talks speak to steady retreat from transparency

June 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Descent into secrecy: Senate health talks speak to steady retreat from transparency

The extreme secrecy is without precedent, at least in creating health law. Still, it’s not hard to see how we got here — and there is plenty of bipartisan blame to go around.

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Lead detected in 20% of baby food samples, surprising even researchers

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lead detected in 20% of baby food samples, surprising even researchers

The study found detectable levels of lead in 20 percent of 2,164 baby food samples. The toxic metal was most commonly found in fruit juices such as grape and apple, root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots, and cookies such as teething biscuits.

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Interactive medical drones: No longer science fiction

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Interactive medical drones: No longer science fiction

By combining the two technologies, drones and telemedicine, a medical supplies could be flown into a disaster area and doctor miles away could instruct a layman at the scene in how to provide rudimentary, but perhaps life-saving, medical care.

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Support grows for civil commitment of opioid users

June 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Support grows for civil commitment of opioid users

Amid an opioid addiction epidemic that is killing more than 90 Americans every day, there is a growing movement to make it easier for relatives and health care providers to quickly secure court orders to forcibly confine and treat people who are addicted to drugs.

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Long waits and long odds for those who need Social Security disability

June 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Long waits and long odds for those who need Social  Security disability

In the U.S., less than half of all people who apply for disability benefits — about 45 percent — are ultimately accepted. Getting a hearing takes an average of nearly 600 days.

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Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems

June 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
Some seniors just want to be left alone, which can lead to problems

As many as 28 percent of patients offered home health care when they’re being discharged from a hospital — mostly older adults — say “no” to those services, according to a new report.

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