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‘Center of Excellence’ designation doesn’t rule out complications of bariatric surgery

‘Center of Excellence’ designation doesn’t rule out complications of bariatric surgery

Getting bariatric surgery at a “center of excellence” doesn’t mean that patients can be assured that they will avoid serious complications from the weight-loss procedure at the facility, according to a recent study.

April 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Only 37 percent say Trump should repeal and replace Obamacare (POLL) – ABC News

Only 37 percent say Trump should repeal and replace Obamacare (POLL) – ABC News

Americans by 79-13 percent says Trump should seek to make the current law work as well as possible, not to make it fail as soon as possible, a strategy he’s suggested.

April 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Health and Human Services warns consumers about phone scam

Health and Human Services warns consumers about phone scam

The US Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General fraud hotline —1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477) — had been spoofed, a malicious practice of making a phone number appear on caller ID to be legitimate in order to obtain confidential information.

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
Rural doctors’ training may be in jeopardy

Rural doctors’ training may be in jeopardy

At the end of September, the US government will stop funding the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program, part of the Affordable Care Act , which supports nearly 750 primary care residents in 27 states and Washington, D.C. Without congressional action, it might be shut down.

April 24, 2017 | By | Reply More
With drug costs in crosshairs, health first gave generously to Trump’s inauguration

With drug costs in crosshairs, health first gave generously to Trump’s inauguration

Facing acute risks to their businesses from Washington policymakers, health companies spent more than $2 million to buy access to the incoming Trump administration via candlelight dinners, black-tie balls and other inauguration events.

April 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Looking for restaurant health ratings online? Public Health – Seattle & King County has a new search tool!

Looking for restaurant health ratings online? Public Health – Seattle & King County has a new search tool!

We have always valued making information available to the public and this new search tool makes it even easier to find information to make informed decisions when eating out.

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Affordable Care Act Gains Majority Approval for First Time | Gallup

Affordable Care Act Gains Majority Approval for First Time | Gallup

Fifty-five percent of Americans now support the Affordable Care Act (ACA), a major turnaround from five months ago when 42% approved and 53% disapproved. This is the first time a majority of Americans have approved of the healthcare law, also known as Obamacare, since Gallup first asked about it in this format in November 2012. […]

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Want to live past 100? Centenarians share secrets of knee bends and nips of scotch

Want to live past 100? Centenarians share secrets of knee bends and nips of scotch

By Sharon Jayson Kaiser Health News Gertrude Siegel is 101 and hears it all the time. “Everyone says ‘I want to be just like you.’ I tell them to get in line,” she said. John and Charlotte Henderson, 104 and 102, often field questions from wannabes eager to learn their secrets. “Living in moderation,” he […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
States cut some red tape in prescriptions

States cut some red tape in prescriptions

  By Michael Ollove Kaiser Health News Cameron Credle was barely more than a toddler when he was diagnosed with abnormally high cholesterol. And over the years, despite being an avid runner and bicyclist and a careful eater, Credle has seen his numbers climb high into the 400s. Even the cholesterol medications he was taking […]

March 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ryan Pulls GOP Bill To Replace Obamacare

Ryan Pulls GOP Bill To Replace Obamacare

By Mary Agnes Carey Kaiser Health News Despite days of intense negotiations and last-minute concessions to win over wavering GOP conservatives and moderates, House Republican leaders Friday failed to win enough support to pass their plan to partially repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. House Speaker Paul Ryan made the announcement at the Capitol […]

March 24, 2017 | By | Reply More