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Poll: Voters wary of GOP health care bill – POLITICO

Poll: Voters wary of GOP health care bill – POLITICO

“Asked whether the bill, which GOP leaders call the American Health Care Act, will make the health care system better or worse, 34 percent say it will make it better, while 33 percent think it will make it worse. “The rest either say it won’t have an impact (11 percent) or don’t have an opinion […]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office launches investigation of Swedish neurosurgery unit | The Seattle Times

U.S. Attorney’s Office launches investigation of Swedish neurosurgery unit | The Seattle Times

The U.S. Attorney’s Office has launched an investigation of Swedish Health’s neurosurgery unit, officials said Wednesday. The Seattle Times published an investigation of the Swedish Neuroscience Institute last month, exposing turmoil and a range of internal concerns about patient care. The Times documented how some surgeons ran multiple operating rooms at the same time. And […]

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Expedited Partner Therapy: An Important STD Prevention Tool

Expedited Partner Therapy: An Important STD Prevention Tool

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UW Medical School ranked top in primary care

UW Medical School ranked top in primary care

The University of Washington’s School of Medicine is No. 1 for training in primary care, according to the latest US News & World Report rankings. The school was ranked No. 12 in the magazine’s rankings of top research institutions.

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Kaiser doctors take pains to slash opioid prescriptions

Kaiser doctors take pains to slash opioid prescriptions

By Sam Quinones Kaiser Health News On a summer afternoon in 2009, eight Kaiser Permanente doctors met in Pasadena to review the HMO’s most prescribed drugs in Southern California. Sun blasted through the windows and the room had no air conditioning, but what unsettled the doctors most were the slides a pharmacist was presenting. “We were […]

March 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
GOP HEALTH BILL WOULD CUT CDC’S $1B DISEASE FIGHTING FUND | AP

GOP HEALTH BILL WOULD CUT CDC’S $1B DISEASE FIGHTING FUND | AP

A proposal to replace the Obama health care law would cut out a pillar of funding for the nation’s lead public health agency, and experts say that would likely curtail programs across the country to prevent problems like lead poisoning and hospital infections. The Republican bill calls for the elimination of a $1 billion-a-year fund […]

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Americans drank more bottled water than soda in 2016 | Reuters

Americans drank more bottled water than soda in 2016 | Reuters

After decades-long streak of strong growth, bottled water surpassed carbonated soft drinks to become the largest beverage category by volume in the United States in 2016, according to research and consulting firm Beverage Marketing Corp. The shift comes amid widespread concerns about the health effects of sugary beverages. Source: Americans drank more bottled water than […]

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Mumps outbreak widens at UW

Mumps outbreak widens at UW

By Meredith Li-Vollmer Public Health Insider Blog Public Health – Seattle & King County The number of mumps cases continues to rise across the state of Washington, including at the University of Washington. As of March 8, 2017, the UW has reported 12 cases of mumps. Statewide there have been more than 550 cases. All of the […]

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Top neurosurgeon Johnny Delashaw resigns from Swedish | The Seattle Times

Top neurosurgeon Johnny Delashaw resigns from Swedish | The Seattle Times

The high-producing neurosurgeon who has led a dramatic shift in the business at Swedish Health has resigned, officials said Wednesday, less than three weeks after a Seattle Times investigation exposed widespread concerns about his practices. Source: Top neurosurgeon Johnny Delashaw resigns from Swedish | The Seattle Times

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Recent Warmth Toward Affordable Care Act Persists, WSJ/NBC Poll Shows – WSJ

Recent Warmth Toward Affordable Care Act Persists, WSJ/NBC Poll Shows – WSJ

In the new poll, 43% of respondents thought the Affordable Care Act was a good idea, compared with 45% expressing similar sentiments in January. The new poll suggests Republicans are struggling to garner confidence in their ability to craft a better law. Some 31% of respondents said they had a great deal or some confidence […]

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