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HPV vaccination rate rises for teens especially boys

August 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
HPV vaccination rate rises for teens especially boys

By Michael Ollove Stateline The share of teenage boys getting the vaccine to prevent the cancer-causing human papillomavirus climbed significantly last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vaccination rate among girls rose as well, but not as steeply. The CDC report says that 28.1 percent of boys between ages 13 […]

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A young woman dies, a teen is saved after amoebas infect the brain

August 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
A young woman dies, a teen is saved after amoebas infect the brain

By Abe Aboraya, WMFE and Michael Tomsic, WFAE Kaiser Health News Doctors describe 16-year-old Sebastian DeLeon as a walking miracle — he is only the fourth person in the U.S. to survive an infection from the so-called brain-eating amoeba. Infection from Naegleria fowleri is extremely rare but almost always fatal. Between 1962 and 2015, there […]

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‘America’s other drug problem’: Copious prescriptions for hospitalized elderly

August 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘America’s other drug problem’: Copious prescriptions for hospitalized elderly

By Anna Gorman / Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Dominick Bailey sat at his computer, scrutinizing the medication lists of patients in the geriatric unit. A doctor had prescribed blood pressure medication for a 99-year-old woman at a dose that could cause her to faint or fall. An 84-year-old […]

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Quick tips for finding your child’s (and your) medical records

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Quick tips for finding your child’s (and your) medical records

FAQ: Medical or Other Vital Records From the National Library of Medicine   To find a medical record: If the patient had health insurance at the time of care, contact the health plan to ask about medical records. If you know the doctor or place where treatment was provided, but you don’t have contact information, […]

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Screening positive for depression doesn’t mean you’ll get treatment, study

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Screening positive for depression doesn’t mean you’ll get treatment, study

By Zhai Yun Tan Kaiser Health News Getting treatment for depression may sometimes be a regular part of health care for the “worried well” that leaves those who cannot afford it to suffer by themselves. A new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine illustrates that phenomena. Most Americans who screen positive for depression don’t […]

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Snohomish to hold public forums on heroin and opioid epidemic

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Snohomish to hold public forums on heroin and opioid epidemic

Series of Heroin Forums Kicking Off in September Events Focused on Empowering Community with Information Following increased attention on Snohomish County’s heroin and opioid issues, a series of community forums have been scheduled to provide information and encourage dialogue. Residents and businesses are invited to attend one of four forums scheduled throughout the county: Thursday, […]

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Hidden stroke victims: The young

August 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hidden stroke victims: The young

Jamie Hancock, 38, at her house in Rocklin, Calif., in June 2016. Six years ago, Hancock suffered a stroke caused by a tear in her artery. (Heidi de Marco/KHN) By Anna Gorman Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News ROCKLIN, Calif. — The headaches were excruciating and wouldn’t go away. Her doctor said they were […]

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Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids sold as counterfeits in deadly new trend

August 27, 2016 | By | Reply More
Fentanyl and other synthetic opioids sold as counterfeits in deadly new trend

By Samuel Banister Research Fellow, Stanford University Axel Adams Medical Student and Masters Candidate in Public Health, University of California, San Francisco Roy Gerona Assistant Professor, University of California, San Francisco From TheConversation.com In March and April, 56 people in the Sacramento area were hospitalized after taking Norco brand hydrocodone pills. Fifteen died. But, as we […]

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The real reason the EpiPens and other off-patents are so expensive – viewpoint

August 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
The real reason the EpiPens and other off-patents are so expensive – viewpoint

By Timothy Holbrook Professor of Law, Emory University From TheConversation.com The rising price for EpiPens, a drug delivery system that is crucial for persons experiencing potentially life-threatening allergic reactions, has resulted in outrage. The price increase, from about US$94 for a two-pack of injectable epinephrine to more than $600 in just nine years, has members of Congress calling for investigations in […]

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Another reason to diet: Experts find additional evidence linking obesity with cancer

August 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Another reason to diet: Experts find additional evidence linking obesity with cancer

By Zhai Yun Tan Kaiser Health News There may be plenty of room for debate about whether some aspects of everyday life cause cancer — whether it’s drinking too much coffee, eating too much sugar or talking too much on a cell phone. But the opposite seems to be true regarding the causal link with obesity, […]

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