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Heart Failure: If properly managed, this common condition isn’t a life changer

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heart Failure: If properly managed, this common condition isn’t a life changer

By Sara Weiss, MD Cardiologist and Heart Failure Specialist Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center According to the American Heart Association’s latest statistics, it affects 6.5 million Americans and is projected to increase 46 percent by 2030, resulting in more than 8 million people with the malady. Unfortunately, though, this common condition was given […]

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Few smokers seek CT scans to check for lung cancer, study

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Few smokers seek CT scans to check for lung cancer, study

Despite Prevention Guidelines, Few Smokers Seek CT Scans To Check For Lung Cancer By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Lung cancer screening rates have barely budged in recent years, according to a new study, even though under the health law many people don’t have to pay anything out-of-pocket for them because the test is recommended […]

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Influenza: The search for a universal vaccine

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Influenza: The search for a universal vaccine

By Ian Setliff, Ph.D. Student, Program in Chemical & Physical Biology aand Amyn Murji, Ph.D. Student, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Vanderbilt Vaccine Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee No one wants to catch the flu, and the best line of defense is the seasonal influenza vaccine. But producing an effective annual flu shot relies on accurately predicting which […]

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US health care adjusts to a more diverse America

February 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
US health care adjusts to a more diverse America

By Sophie Quinton This story was a collaboration between Stateline and Politico. WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — On any given day at the Salud Clinic, Lucrecia Maas might see 22 patients. They come to the community health center tucked away in an office park here needing cavities filled, prescriptions renewed and babies vaccinated. When they start to speak, it’s […]

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Thousands of California workers exposed to high lead levels

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Thousands of California workers exposed to high lead levels

By Barbara Feder Ostrov Kaiser Health News More than 6,000 California workers in munitions, manufacturing and other industries have elevated levels of lead in their blood that could cause serious health problems, according to a recent report from the state’s public health agency. The report, containing the results of tests conducted between 2012 and 2014, comes as the state’s workplace […]

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What made Obamacare succeed in some states? Hint: It’s not politics

February 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
What made Obamacare succeed in some states? Hint: It’s not politics

By Stephanie O’Neill Kaiser Health News Ask anyone about their health care and you are likely to hear about ailments, doctors, maybe costs and insurance hassles. Most people don’t go straight from “my health” to a political debate, and yet that is what our country has been embroiled in for almost a decade. A study out Thursday […]

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The most important thing you’re not discussing with your doctor

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
The most important thing you’re not discussing with your doctor

By Melissa J. Armstrong, Assistant Professor, Neurology University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida Politicians and policymakers are discussing what parts of the Affordable Care Act to change and what to keep. While most of us have little control over those discussions, there is one health care topic that we can control: what we talk about with our doctor. The […]

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Dozens of new cancer drugs do little to improve survival

February 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Dozens of new cancer drugs do little to improve survival

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News Marlene McCarthy’s breast cancer has grown relentlessly over the past seven years, spreading painfully through her bones and making it impossible to walk without a cane. Although the 73-year-old knows there’s no cure for her disease, she wants researchers to do better. It’s been years, she said, since she […]

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‘Springboard Beyond Cancer” an online tool for those diagnosed with cancer

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
‘Springboard Beyond Cancer” an online tool for those diagnosed with cancer

How do you go on with life after you’ve been diagnosed with cancer?  Do you just survive day by day—or do you live, really live? How do you set goals? How do you assert your role in managing your health care? A new web tool is helping cancer survivors take control of their life and […]

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King County among first to hit HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 target

February 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
King County among first to hit HIV/AIDS 90-90-90 target

King County among the first in the nation to achieve a global milestone in the fight against HIV/AIDS By Hilary N. Karasz Public Health – Seattle & King County King County is among the first major metropolitan regions in the United States – and possibly the first – to reach a major milestone set by the World […]

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