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Report: Fired US attorney was probing Tom Price’s stock trades

March 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Report: Fired US attorney was probing Tom Price’s stock trades

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara Said to Have Been Investigating HHS Secretary Tom Price By Robert Faturechi ProPublica Kaiser Health News Former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who was removed from his post by the Trump administration last week, was overseeing an investigation into stock trades made by the president’s health secretary, according to a person […]

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Cholesterol drug prevents heart attacks — but doesn’t come cheap

March 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Cholesterol drug prevents heart attacks — but doesn’t come cheap

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News WASHINGTON — For the first time, research shows that a pricey new medication called Repatha not only dramatically lowers LDL cholesterol, the “bad cholesterol,” it also reduces patients’ risk of dying or being hospitalized. Repatha, a man-made antibody also known as evolocumab, cut the combined risk of heart attack, […]

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Researchers call Trump’s proposed NIH cuts ‘shocking’

March 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Researchers call Trump’s proposed NIH cuts ‘shocking’

By Elaine Korry Kaiser Health News An estimated $5.8 billion in cuts to the National Institutes of Health in President Donald Trump’s proposed budget has California’s top universities and medical institutions sounding the alarm. Trump’s spending plan — running into opposition from Republicans and Democrats alike — would cut about 20 percent of the roughly […]

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American Hospital Association advert calls for Congress to preserve coverage provided by Obamacare

March 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
American Hospital Association advert calls for Congress to preserve coverage provided by Obamacare

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Second King County E. coli case linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Second King County E. coli case linked to I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter

By Carley Thompson Public Health – Seattle & King County A second child in King County was hospitalized for E. coli (STEC) O157:H7 linked to eating I.M. Healthy brand SoyNut Butter. The child is now recovering and has been discharged from the hospital. On March 10, 2017, The SoyNut Butter Company expanded its recall of SoyNut Butter products to include […]

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Health exchange enrollment misses Obama administration’s goal, but stays steady

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Health exchange enrollment misses Obama administration’s goal, but stays steady

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News An estimated 12.2 million people signed up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for 2017, federal officials reported Wednesday, down slightly from the 12.7 million who signed up for 2016. It was also fewer than the 13.8 million people the Obama administration predicted would sign up last […]

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Why US communities should be designing parks for older adults

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Why US communities should be designing parks for older adults

By Jay Maddock, Dean and Professor of Public Health Texas A&M University As America grays, healthy aging becomes essential. Physical activity or exercise is an important piece of this. Getting regular exercise of just 150 minutes of moderate physical activity per week has been linked to a reduction in heart disease, cancer, falls and cognitive impairment […]

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Inmates to be screened for TB after prison diagnosed with the infection

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Inmates to be screened for TB after prison diagnosed with the infection

TB evaluation at King County Jail By James Apa Public Health – Seattle & King County An inmate in the King County Jail system was recently diagnosed with infectious tuberculosis (TB). The person came into contact with other inmates and staff at times between November 20, 2016 and March 1, 2017, mostly at the Maleng Regional Justice Center […]

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Once nearly buried by medical bills, farmer braces for insurance drought

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Once nearly buried by medical bills, farmer braces for insurance drought

By Bram Sable-Smith, Side Effects Public Media Kaiser Health News Darvin Bentlage’s health insurance plan used to be the same as all the other cattle farmers in Barton County, Mo., he said: to stay healthy until he turned 65, then get on Medicare. But when he turned 50, things did not go according to plan. “Well, […]

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Where you live may determine how you die. Oregon leads the way

March 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Where you live may determine how you die. Oregon leads the way

By JoNel Aleccia Kaiser Health News Americans who want to ensure they have a say in how they die should examine the lessons of Oregon, a new analysis suggests. Seriously ill people in that state are more likely to have their end-of-life wishes honored — including fewer intensive-care hospitalizations and more home hospice enrollments — […]

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