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Suburbs Go Gray: Part Three

July 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Suburbs Go Gray: Part Three

Grocery Stores, Grab Bars and ‘Golden Girls’ Going Gray: How Aging Boomers Will Challenge Suburbia © The Pew Charitable Trusts “Golden Girls” Carol Gee, Landa Williams, Paula Gee and dog Ace share a suburban home in Overland Park, Kansas. The three baby boomers moved in together for support and companionship and chose the house because […]

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‘Stem cell tourists’ don’t have to travel abroad, study

July 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Stem cell tourists’ don’t have to travel abroad, study

By Zhai Yun Tan Kaiser Health News The phenomenon of stem cell tourism has been associated with travel to exotic locations such as China, Argentina or Mexico, where commercial clinics offer high hopes, expectations and — sometimes — the idea of miracle treatments for diseases ranging from muscular dystrophy to spinal cord injury, with little accountability. However, […]

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More states consider family, medical leave laws

July 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
More states consider family, medical leave laws

More States Consider Family Leave Laws, But Barriers Remain   By Teresa Wiltz Stateline Early this year, in his State of the State address, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo got personal: He confessed that he “kicked” himself every day for not spending more time with his father when he was on his deathbed. And then Cuomo made […]

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Lawsuit targets insurer, benefits manager over drug prices

July 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lawsuit targets insurer, benefits manager over drug prices

Anthem, Express Scripts Face Legal Challenge Over Prescription Drug Prices By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News Anthem and its pharmacy manager Express Scripts overcharged patients with job-based insurance for prescription drugs, alleges a lawsuit that seeks class action status for what could be tens of thousands of Americans. It’s the latest wrinkle in a battle that has […]

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5 things to know about the Supreme Court’s Texas abortion decision

July 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
5 things to know about the Supreme Court’s Texas abortion decision

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News The Supreme Court this week delivered its strongest affirmation of a women’s right to abortion in two and a half decades. By a margin of 5-3, it struck down two key provisions of a Texas law restricting the procedure. But where does the decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt fit […]

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Are copay coupons making drugs more expensive?

June 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Are copay coupons making drugs more expensive?

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica, June 30, 2016 A few months back, after returning from a family vacation that involved lots of pool time, my 9-year-old son complained that his ear hurt. A Sunday morning trip to urgent care brought a diagnosis of swimmer’s ear 2014 an infection of the outer ear canal 2014 and a […]

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Most Americans want more federal money to stop Zika: poll

June 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Most Americans want more federal money to stop Zika: poll

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News A large majority of Americans want the federal government to increase funding to prevent Zika’s spread in the U.S. and also help women at risk in affected areas get access to abortion, contraception and family planning services, according to a poll released Thursday. The virus, which has reached epidemic […]

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First confirmed case of Zika virus in Snohomish County

June 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
First confirmed case of Zika virus in Snohomish County

Adult Male Exposed to Virus During Travel in the Caribbean From Snohomish County Department of Health A Snohomish County male in his 30’s has tested positive for the Zika virus according to results released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He had recently traveled to the Caribbean, one of the areas known […]

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FDA wants to know if hand sanitizers actually work | AP

June 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
FDA wants to know if hand sanitizers actually work | AP

Federal health officials want to know whether hand sanitizers used by millions of Americans work as well as manufacturers claim – and whether there are any health risks to their growing use Source: News from The Associated Press

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Divided Supreme Court rejects family pharmacy’s religious claim | Reuters

June 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Divided Supreme Court rejects family pharmacy’s religious claim | Reuters

Washington state permits a religiously objecting individual pharmacist to deny medicine, as long as another pharmacist working at the location provides timely delivery. The rules require a pharmacy to deliver all medicine, even if the owner objects. Source: Divided Supreme Court rejects family pharmacy’s religious claim | Reuters

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