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Looking for restaurant health ratings online? Public Health – Seattle & King County has a new search tool!

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Looking for restaurant health ratings online? Public Health – Seattle & King County has a new search tool!

We have always valued making information available to the public and this new search tool makes it even easier to find information to make informed decisions when eating out.

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Nonprofit linked to PhRMA rolls out campaign to block drug imports

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Nonprofit linked to PhRMA rolls out campaign to block drug imports

A nonprofit organization that has orchestrated a wide-reaching campaign against foreign drug imports has deep ties to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, or PhRMA, the powerhouse lobbying group.

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Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

April 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Medieval medical books could hold the recipe for new antibiotics

For a long time, medieval medicine has been dismissed as irrelevant. This time period is popularly referred to as the “Dark Ages,” which erroneously suggests that it was unenlightened by science or reason. However, some medievalists and scientists are now looking back to history for clues to inform the search for new antibiotics.

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Secret hospital inspections may become public at last

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Secret hospital inspections may become public at last

The public could soon get a look at confidential reports about errors, mishaps and mix-ups in the nation’s hospitals that put patients’ health and safety at risk, under a groundbreaking proposal from federal health officials.

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Florida congressman draws jeers at home for backing failed GOP health care plan

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Florida congressman draws jeers at home for backing failed GOP health care plan

Party leaders and the Trump administration are negotiating elements for a new plan to bring to Congress. At the same time, some Republicans back in their home districts for the Easter recess have endured heated town hall meetings with constituents.

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Joint Replacement: Weighing Individual Goals, Risks and Benefits Key to Success

April 18, 2017 | By | Reply More
Joint Replacement: Weighing Individual Goals, Risks and Benefits Key to Success

Joint replacement is a surgical procedure where parts of an arthritic or damaged joint are removed and replaced with a metal, plastic or ceramic device called a “prosthesis.” The prosthesis is designed to replicate the movement of a normal, healthy joint.

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Grasping for the middle ground on Obamacare

April 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Grasping for the middle ground on Obamacare

One plan would allow people under the age of 65 to buy into Medicaid. Their premiums would be based on family income and a surcharge would be assessed on those who are uninsured at the time they apply.

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Tax day is zero hour for health insurance, too

April 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Tax day is zero hour for health insurance, too

For the majority of tax filers, who had insurance through an employer or government program for 2016, all they have to do is check the box on Form 1040 that says they were covered for a full year. That’s it.

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In ‘Stealth Move,’ a state refines vaccine waivers, Improves rate among kids

April 15, 2017 | By | Reply More
In ‘Stealth Move,’ a state refines vaccine waivers, Improves rate among kids

Michigan’s experience demonstrates a way for governments to increase immunization rates without having to address religious or philosophical opposition to vaccines.

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Can we tax away the opioid crisis?

April 14, 2017 | By | Reply More
Can we tax away the opioid crisis?

California lawmakers this month will consider legislation that would impose a tax on prescription opioids such as OxyContin to raise money for addiction treatment and prevention programs.

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