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Long-term care is an immediate problem — for the government

August 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Long-term care is an immediate problem — for the government

By Anna Gorman and Barbara Feder Ostrov Kaiser Health News Donna Nickerson spent her last working years as the activity and social services director at a Turlock, Calif., nursing home. But when she developed Alzheimer’s disease and needed that kind of care herself, she and her husband couldn’t afford it: A bed at a nearby home […]

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Zika has arrives in Florida

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zika has arrives in Florida

From the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the State of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were likely caused by bites of local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The cases are likely the first known occurrence of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in […]

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Seniors who live alone likeliest to rate their health highly, study

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Seniors who live alone likeliest to rate their health highly, study

By Rachel Bluth Kaiser Health News People over 65 who live alone were more likely to describe their health as excellent or very good than were seniors who live with others, according to a study exploring connections between older Americans’ health status and their living arrangements. Conversely, older people living with others — whether related […]

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Women and Zika: Smart questions and a few solid answers

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Women and Zika: Smart questions and a few solid answers

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News This story was first published June 13; It was last updated July 29. The Zika virus is now being actively spread in the continental United  States, Florida officials announced Friday. The virus, which is principally transmitted by mosquitoes, has been triggering public health warnings — especially among women of […]

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One in three of children’s readmissions to hospitals may be preventable, study finds

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
One in three of children’s readmissions to hospitals may be preventable, study finds

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News One of the key indicators of the quality of a hospital’s care is how frequently its patients are readmitted within a month after being discharged. A study this month examined readmission rates for pediatric patients and found that nearly 30 percent of them may have been preventable. The study, published online […]

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SRSLY: The Female Viagra: 0.5 Satisfying Sexual Events Per Month if You Don’t Pass Out

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
SRSLY: The Female Viagra: 0.5 Satisfying Sexual Events Per Month if You Don’t Pass Out

  by David Epstein ProPublica, July 22, 2016, 8 a.m. Welcome to SRSLY, an (experimental) newsletter highlighting under-exposed accountability journalism. We’ll distill the important information from investigative reporting you probably missed, and deliver it to you in three-minutes-or-less worth of reading. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox. (You can, of course, unsubscribe […]

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Children exposes to hepatitis C may be missing out on treatment

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Children exposes to hepatitis C may be missing out on treatment

  By Elana Gordon, WHYY Kaiser Health News Several times a month, Jessica Wen, a pediatrician specializing in liver diseases, has a teenager show up at her clinic at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with an unexpected diagnosis: hepatitis C. Hepatitis C virus, or HCV, is the most common bloodborne infection in the U.S. and […]

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Single woman’s search for autism therapist foiled by insurance companies

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Single woman’s search for autism therapist foiled by insurance companies

By April Dembosky, KQED Kaiser Health News A 12-year-old boy named Strazh hangs from the monkey bars, staring at the ground. The other kids in the park aren’t interested in him. And he’s not interested in them. “I just like to play by myself,” he says. Strazh has autism. Today is a good day. But […]

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Supplements Can Make You Sick – Consumer Reports

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Supplements Can Make You Sick – Consumer Reports

But there’s no reliable way to tell whether any given supplement is safe. And the fact remains that dietary supplements—which your doctor may recommend and may sit right alongside trusted over-the-counter medications or just across from the prescription drug counter—aren’t being regulated the same way as drugs. Source: Supplements Can Make You Sick – Consumer […]

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Lack of exercise costs world $67.5 billion and 5 million lives a year | Reuters

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Lack of exercise costs world $67.5 billion and 5 million lives a year | Reuters

A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in healthcare and productivity losses, but an hour a day of exercise could eliminate most of that. Sedentary lifestyles are linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers found, but activity – such […]

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