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How two common medications became one $455 million specialty pill

June 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
How two common medications became one $455 million specialty pill

Vimovo was created using two readily and cheaply available generic, or over-the-counter, medicines: naproxen, also known by the brand Aleve, and esomeprazole magnesium, also known as Nexium.

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A UW clinic mix-up leaves pregnant woman in dark about Zika risk

June 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
A UW clinic mix-up leaves pregnant woman in dark about Zika risk

University of Washington officials have apologized after failing for months to inform a pregnant woman she was likely infected with the Zika virus that can cause devastating birth defects.

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Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

June 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Survivors of childhood diseases struggle to find care as adults

There are now more adults than kids living with congenital heart diseases, and medical training lags behind. Young adults who can’t find suitable doctors may drop out of care, and their conditions may worsen.

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‘Complete Eats’ program helps SNAP/EBT enrollees buy vegetables and fruit

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Complete Eats’ program helps SNAP/EBT enrollees buy vegetables and fruit

If you or your family uses SNAP/Basic Food/EBT, you can earn extra savings when you buy fruits and vegetables at any Safeway store in Washington.

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Despite a growing appetite for flat-fee ‘direct primary care,’ Qliance clinics shutter in Seattle

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Despite a growing appetite for flat-fee ‘direct primary care,’ Qliance clinics shutter in Seattle

After a pioneering practice in Seattle shut its doors earlier this month, some question whether “direct primary care,” as it’s called, can succeed.

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Bodybuilding products can be risky, FDA warns

June 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bodybuilding products can be risky, FDA warns

Bodybuilding products that contain steroids or steroid-like substances are associated with potentially serious health risks, including life-threatening reactions such as kidney damage, heart attack, and stroke.

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Ear to the door: 5 things being weighed in secret health bill also weigh it down

June 19, 2017 | By | Reply More
Ear to the door: 5 things being weighed in secret health bill also weigh it down

Although specifics of the GOP health bill, to the extent there are any, have largely stayed secret, some of the policies under consideration have slipped out, and pressure points of the debate are fairly clear. Anything can happen, but here’s what we know so far:

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Descent into secrecy: Senate health talks speak to steady retreat from transparency

June 17, 2017 | By | Reply More
Descent into secrecy: Senate health talks speak to steady retreat from transparency

The extreme secrecy is without precedent, at least in creating health law. Still, it’s not hard to see how we got here — and there is plenty of bipartisan blame to go around.

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Lead detected in 20% of baby food samples, surprising even researchers

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Lead detected in 20% of baby food samples, surprising even researchers

The study found detectable levels of lead in 20 percent of 2,164 baby food samples. The toxic metal was most commonly found in fruit juices such as grape and apple, root vegetables such as sweet potatoes and carrots, and cookies such as teething biscuits.

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Interactive medical drones: No longer science fiction

June 16, 2017 | By | Reply More
Interactive medical drones: No longer science fiction

By combining the two technologies, drones and telemedicine, a medical supplies could be flown into a disaster area and doctor miles away could instruct a layman at the scene in how to provide rudimentary, but perhaps life-saving, medical care.

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