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A fractured system: where do you go when you need urgent health care?

A fractured system: where do you go when you need urgent health care?

By Keith E. Kocher and John Z. Ayanian University of Michigan Consider the last time you, a family member, or a friend encountered an unexpected health concern. Did you twist your ankle and weren’t sure if it was broken? Did you develop discomfort in your chest and weren’t sure if it was indigestion or a heart attack? […]

October 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Will a study save victims of violence or gamble with their lives?

Will a study save victims of violence or gamble with their lives?

By Aaron Moselle, WHYY Kaiser Health News Dr. Zoe Maher has never been busier. In addition to being a trauma surgeon and a new mom, she’s spent the last year and a half talking to hospital patients and community groups across Philadelphia about a study she’s confident will save more adult gunshot and stab wound […]

October 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
A perfect stranger

A perfect stranger

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September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Emergency preparedness for people with diabetes – Tips from CDC

Emergency preparedness for people with diabetes – Tips from CDC

From the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Living with diabetes requires a lot of scheduling and planning, so emergencies or natural disasters can be a big problem. Be prepared for emergency situations with these resources. Being Prepared for a Disaster When You Have Diabetes[PDF-167KB]Use this tip sheet to help you build a plan, […]

August 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
After Louisiana flooding, the Red Cross draws a deluge of complaints

After Louisiana flooding, the Red Cross draws a deluge of complaints

By Sarah Smith ProPublica Three months after record floods swept through Louisiana in March, the government officials in charge of disaster response set up a post-mortem with area Red Cross staffers. The meeting’s purpose: Airing officials’ many complaints with the charity’s performance. “Basically, during the Miss. River flooding and the recent severe weather events, most […]

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
The costs of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando

The costs of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando

By Abe Aboraya Kaiser Health News Mario Perez lives in Miami, but he was in Orlando for a housewarming party Saturday, June 11. After the party, the 34-year-old went to the Pulse nightclub for Latin night. At 2 a.m., he heard gunshots. Loud. He knew it was real. “And the minute he started shooting, I […]

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