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Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Youth with type 2 diabetes develop complications more often than type 1 peers

NIH, CDC funded study finds many in both groups quickly develop kidney, nerve, eye diseases. Teens and young adults with type 2 diabetes develop kidney, nerve, and eye diseases – as well as some risk factors for heart disease – more often than their peers with type 1 diabetes in the years shortly after diagnosis. […]

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Do you know what the Affordable Care Act does? Here’s a primer to help

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
Do you know what the Affordable Care Act does? Here’s a primer to help

By Darius Lakdawalla, Professor of Public Policy, University of Southern California and Anup Malani, Chair professor, University of Chicago The Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare,” has generated controversy from its inception. Republicans vow to repeal it. Democrats vow to defend it. Yet, unfortunately, many ordinary Americans seem not to know what it does or why some people want […]

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Prediabetes, preventing type 2 diabetes, and healthy living with diabetes – CDC

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Prediabetes, preventing type 2 diabetes, and healthy living with diabetes – CDC

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For some hospice patients, a 911 call saves a trip to the ER

February 28, 2017 | By | Reply More
For some hospice patients, a 911 call saves a trip to the ER

By Charlotte Huff Kaiser Health News FORT WORTH, Texas — Her mother’s breathing had become labored in the wee hours of the night, during what would prove to be the Fort Worth woman’s final days living with lung cancer. Distraught, the daughter called 911. “Her mother was having some pretty severe shortness of breath,” said […]

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Hospitals, both rural and urban, dread losing ground with health law repeal

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Hospitals, both rural and urban, dread losing ground with health law repeal

Sarah Varney Kaiser Health News PRINCETON, Ill. — Commuting past the barren winter fields in northern Illinois, Cathie Chapman worries about the future. More than a year ago, she lost her job at a nearby rural hospital after it closed and, as Republicans work to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, wonders whether she’ll soon be […]

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Liberal Vermont to the waters GOP health care overhaul

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Liberal Vermont to the waters GOP health care overhaul

By Steven Findlay Kaiser Health News Tiny — and very blue — Vermont could be at the leading edge of the health reforms envisioned by the Trump administration and a Republican Congress. The Green Mountain State, population around 626,000, got a broad waiver last October from the federal government to redesign how its health care […]

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Internet’s cloak of invisibility: How trolls are made

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Internet’s cloak of invisibility: How trolls are made

By Pam Ramsden, Lecturer in Psychology University of Bradford,  Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Milo Yiannopoulos, a right-wing American journalist who is proud of his abusive online posts, was permanently banned from Twitter last year after a particularly offensive tirade. Yiannopoulos has often been described as a professional troll. So what makes a troll – professional or […]

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Drowning in a ‘high-risk’ insurance poll — At $18,000 a year.

February 27, 2017 | By | Reply More
Drowning in a ‘high-risk’ insurance poll — At $18,000 a year.

By Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio Kaiser Health News Some Republicans looking to scrap the Affordable Care Act say monthly health insurance premiums need to be lower for the individuals who have to buy insurance on their own. One way to do that, GOP leaders say, would be to return to the use of what […]

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Diabetic eye damage common among young with diabetes, study

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
Diabetic eye damage common among young with diabetes, study

Shantell M. Kirkendoll University of Michigan Health System A study including more than 4,000 people with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes — all under age 21 — revealed a troubling eye health trend. Blindness and eye problems may seem far in the future for children and teenagers with diabetes. But a new study […]

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A safety-net medical center wrestles with specter of ‘repeal’

February 25, 2017 | By | Reply More
A safety-net medical center wrestles with specter of ‘repeal’

By Anna Gorman Kaiser Health News SAN MATEO — Little surprises Lynda Sutherland, who has been a licensed vocational nurse for 35 years at San Mateo Medical Center. But in the past few years, Sutherland said, she’s been surprised by what’s missing: the patients who used to return again and again to the public hospital […]

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