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U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance | Reuters

July 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and testing guidance | Reuters

CDC’s expanded warnings on sexual exposure to Zika now caution against sex without a condom or other barrier method of protection with any person, male or female, who has traveled to or lives in an area with Zika, including female to female transmission with a pregnant partner. Source: U.S. health officials update Zika transmission and […]

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Montana’s ‘pain refugees’ leave state to get prescribed opioids

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Montana’s ‘pain refugees’ leave state to get prescribed opioids

By Corin Cates-Carney, Montana Public Radio Kaiser Health News Federal authorities say about 78 Americans die every day from opioid overdose. In Montana, health care officials report that abuse there is worse than the national average. But the casualties of the opioid epidemic are not all drug abusers. On a recent night, three Montana residents, […]

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Olympus told US executives no broad scope warning needed despite superbug outbreaks

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Olympus told US executives no broad scope warning needed despite superbug outbreaks

By Chad Terhune Kaiser Health News Faced with superbug outbreaks in three countries by early 2013, Japanese device giant Olympus Corp. told U.S. executives not to issue a broad warning to American hospitals about potentially deadly infections from tainted medical scopes, internal emails show. After two dozen infections were reported in French and Dutch hospitals, the […]

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Florida tests more than 200 residents in Zika probe | Reuters

July 25, 2016 | By | Reply More
Florida tests more than 200 residents in Zika probe | Reuters

Health authorities in Florida have tested about 200 people for the Zika virus as part of the state’s investigation of two possible cases of infections not related to travel to a region hit by an outbreak, officials said on Friday. Florida’s health department this week began looking into what may be the first cases in […]

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Public health officials seek help in investigation of Salmonella outbreak linked to Good Vibe Tribe Luau

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Public health officials seek help in investigation of Salmonella outbreak linked to Good Vibe Tribe Luau

From Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis (caused by Salmonellabacteria) associated with a Good Vibe Tribe Luau held on 7/3/16 from 6:00-11:00 PM at Golden Gardens Park in Seattle. You can read more details about what we know about the ongoing investigation here. Some questions you may have: […]

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Is your school’s plan right for your special needs child?

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Is your school’s plan right for your special needs child?

By T. Christian Miller ProPublica Recently, I got a plea from the mother of a child with special needs. She asked: “Can you do a column on how to investigate your child’s special education file?” Two thoughts flashed to my mind: 1) That’s such a fundamental and important thing to be able to investigate. And […]

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Frustrated you can’t find a therapists? They’re frustrated, too.

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Frustrated you can’t find a therapists? They’re frustrated, too.

By April Dembosky, KQED Kaiser Health News There are a lot of people suffering from a mental health condition who need therapy. And there are a lot of therapists who want to help them. But both sides believe the insurance companies that are supposed to bring them together are actually keeping them apart. Insurance companies, […]

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Confused about the SHOP Marketplace works for small businesses?

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Confused about the SHOP Marketplace works for small businesses?

Do you have questions about how the SHOP Marketplace works? Well, Healthcare.gov has answers. Learn more about how to browse, select, and enroll in a health and/or dental plans that makes sense for your business. Ready to learn more about the SHOP Marketplace? Need Assistance?: Call the SHOP Call Center at 1-800-706-7893 (TTY:711) Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm ET or […]

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E coli infections lead to temporary closure of Monroe preschool

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
E coli infections lead to temporary closure of Monroe preschool

Two Young Children Hospitalized Due to Complications From the Snohomish Health District Upon notification of two young children beinghospitalized due to complications from a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection, the Monroe Montessori School located at 733 Village Way in Monroe, Wash. has been temporarily closed. The Snohomish Health District is working closely with the Department of […]

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Brain map more than doubles cortex’s known regions

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Brain map more than doubles cortex’s known regions

Connectome map more than doubles human cortex’s known regions From the National Institutes of Health Researchers have mapped 180 distinct areas in our brain’s outer mantle, or cortex – more than twice the number previously known. They have also developed software that automatically detects the “fingerprint” of each of these areas in an individual’s brain […]

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