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Another case of Hantavirus suspected in King County

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Another case of Hantavirus suspected in King County

By Public Health Insider Public Health – Seattle & King County Local public health officials are investigating a new suspected case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) in an Issaquah woman. Test results are expected by Thursday, April 6, and an investigation is already underway to determine how and where the person may have been exposed to […]

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Trump’s plan to lower exchange premiums could lead to skimpier plans

April 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump’s plan to lower exchange premiums could lead to skimpier plans

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Will opening the door to cheaper, skimpier marketplace plans with higher deductibles and copays attract consumers and insurers to the exchanges next year? That’s what the Trump administration is betting on. In February, the administration proposed a rule that would take a bit of the shine off of bronze, silver, gold […]

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Boomerang Seniors: Aging adults move to be near mom or dad

April 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Boomerang Seniors: Aging adults move to be near mom or dad

By Sharon Jayson Kaiser Health News Like many peers in their 70s, Lois and Richard Jones of Media, Pa., sold their home and downsized, opting for an apartment in a nearby senior living community they had come to know well. For 13 years, they have visited Lois’ mother, Madge Wertzberger, there. Wertzberger, 95, is in assisted living at […]

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IVF has little effect on health of the child

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
IVF has little effect on health of the child

  By Jordana Bell, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London; Jeffrey Craig, Principal Research Fellow, Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, and Juan Castillo-Fernandez, PhD candidate, King’s College London The rate of IVF births has risen dramatically in recent years as fertility rates continue to fall worldwide. To date, over 5m babies have been born with the help of […]

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Beware of claims that mindful eating will help you lose weight

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Beware of claims that mindful eating will help you lose weight

By Katy Tapper, Senior Lecturer in Psychology City, University of London Mindful eating is increasingly being promoted as a solution to being overweight. Mindful eating, we are promised, will help us eat less, transform our relationship with food and end our battle with weight once and for all. The truth is, we simply can’t say with confidence […]

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Women with coverage for IVF more likely to have procedure again, give birth

April 2, 2017 | By | Reply More
Women with coverage for IVF more likely to have procedure again, give birth

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Women whose health insurance covered in-vitro fertilization were more likely to repeat the procedure if necessary, boosting their likelihood of having a baby, compared with women who had to pay out-of-pocket for the pricey reproductive procedure, a new study found. The study, published this week in JAMA, analyzed the probability that […]

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Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed

Restaurants pledged to make kids’ meals healthier – but the data show not much has changed An All-American meal. Cropped from firsttubedotcom/flickr, CC BY By Alyssa Moran, Harvard University and Christina Roberto, University of Pennsylvania Chain restaurants are not known for serving up healthy kids’ meals. Most entrees on a kids’ menu are either fried, breaded […]

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Next health reform battleground: subsidies for out-of-pocket costs

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Next health reform battleground: subsidies for out-of-pocket  costs

By Ana B. Ibarra Kaiser Health News When Republicans pulled their Affordable Care Act replacement bill last Friday, Lauren Lake’s primary reaction was relief. But like a lot of people who depend on state exchanges for coverage, the 51-year-old consultant also was wary. That’s because she knows the Trump administration could still undo an important […]

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Workers who give care to the homebound often can’t afford to get their own health care

April 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Workers who give care to the homebound often can’t afford to get their own health care

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News For more than two decades, Celeste Thompson, 57, a home care worker in Missoula, Mont., had not had regular contact with a doctor — no annual physicals and limited sick visits. She also needed new glasses. Like many others who work in the lower rungs of the health care system, […]

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Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Not Delay Filing Taxes

March 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Washington Healthplanfinder Reminds Customers to Not Delay Filing Taxes

Failing to file on time using info from the 1095-A puts customers at risk of losing tax credits next year The Washington Health Benefit Exchange today is reminding Washington Healthplanfinder customers who have not yet filed a federal tax return to do so by the Tax Day deadline or risk losing access to future tax credits. Customers […]

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