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37 opioid overdoses reported within 7 days in Snohomish County

August 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
37 opioid overdoses reported within 7 days in Snohomish County

Overdoses were predominantly related to heroin. The youngest reported was 16 and the oldest was 52, with half of the overdoses being 21-30 years old.

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Solar eclipse could create once-in-a-lifetime road hazards

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Solar eclipse could create once-in-a-lifetime road hazards

“Don’t stand on the interstate. Don’t pull your car over. Don’t take a selfie from a bridge,” said Doug Hecox, a Federal Highway Administration spokesman. “The risk of driver distraction from this once-in-a lifetime event has never been greater. We don’t want anyone to have an ‘eclipse in judgment.’ ”

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Generic drug prices are declining, but many consumers aren’t benefiting

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Generic drug prices are declining, but many consumers aren’t benefiting

Outcry has been building over the rising cost of brand-name medications, but the price of generic drugs has been moving in the opposite direction. The stock prices of generic manufacturers have tumbled, but many consumers aren’t paying less at the pharmacy counter.

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Colon cancer rates rising among younger white adults — and falling among blacks

August 8, 2017 | By | Reply More
Colon cancer rates rising among younger white adults — and falling among blacks

Rates of colorectal cancer among adults under age 55 and the number of deaths among that age group are rising.
The number of whites being diagnosed with colorectal cancer and their mortality rates are rising, even as blacks are seeing a decline in both categories. 

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Medicine’s gender revolution: how women stopped being treated as ‘small men’

August 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Medicine’s gender revolution: how women stopped being treated as ‘small men’

Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons.

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‘Bureaucratic ninjas’ slice red-tape to battle health disparities

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‘Bureaucratic ninjas’ slice red-tape to battle health disparities

Shannon McGrath says its been a lot easier to make her medical appointments recently, thanks to help from the “patient navigator” Kaiser Permanente assigned her,

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Minoans and Mycenaeans shared common ancestry ancient DNA reveals

August 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Minoans and Mycenaeans shared common ancestry ancient DNA reveals

Since the discovery of the Minoan civilization on the island of Crete and the Mycenaean civilization on the Peloponnesian peninsula of mainland Greece, there have been many theories about where these people came from and whether they were related.

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For rural veterans, new approaches for health care

August 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
For rural veterans, new approaches for health care

The idea of shuttling veterans to and from their appointments is not new. But the Volunteers of America North Louisiana program was different: It used paid drivers, picked rural veterans up at their homes, and transported veterans in wheelchairs, which the other program does not do.

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Are high heels bad for your health?

August 4, 2017 | By | Reply More
Are high heels bad for your health?

Given the evidence that more frequent wear is worse for women’s health, it is especially important that women are not required to wear high heels at work.

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Florida law will let patients get all their drug renewals at the same time

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Florida law will let patients get all their drug renewals at the same time

For people who take multiple medications to manage chronic conditions, traipsing back and forth from the pharmacy to pick up pills can make it harder to stick to their doctors’ orders.

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