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Indiana, Pence’s home state, seeks federal OK to keep Medicaid expansion

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Indiana, Pence’s home state, seeks federal OK to keep Medicaid expansion

By Phil Galewitz Kaiser Health News As Congress weighs repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the home state of Vice President Mike Pence Tuesday sought to keep its conservative-style Medicaid expansion under the federal health law. Indiana applied to the Trump administration to extend a regulatory waiver and funding until Jan. 31, 2021, for its […]

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Heartburn or Heart Attack?

February 1, 2017 | By | Reply More
Heartburn or Heart Attack?

  Pay attention to symptoms, seek help immediately if condition warrants By Gordon L. Kritzer, MD, FACC Cardiologists, Virginia Mason Hospital and Seattle Medical Center Since large meals are often part of holiday celebrations, it is easy to over eat when celebrating Christmas, New Year’s, Valentine’s Day and other special occasions. If, after eating a big […]

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Trump’s executive order strands Brooklyn doctor in Sudan

January 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump’s executive order strands Brooklyn doctor in Sudan

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica On Saturday morning, Dr. Kamal Fadlalla traveled more than two hours from his family’s home in Wad Madani, Sudan, to the country’s capital of Khartoum to board a flight back to the United States. For Fadlalla, a second-year resident in internal medicine at Interfaith Medical Center in Brooklyn, this was to […]

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Prescribing opioids to seniors: It’s a balancing act

January 31, 2017 | By | Reply More
Prescribing opioids to seniors: It’s a balancing act

By Jenny Gold Kaiser Health News The national conversation about the opioid epidemic has mostly focused on young people who buy drugs illegally on the street. But the scrutiny of opioids has also changed the way doctors are prescribing medications to the elderly, to ease their pain from arthritis, cancer, neurological diseases and other illnesses […]

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Still time to sign up for health insurance … but not much!

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Still time to sign up for health insurance … but not much!

Hours Remain for Washington Healthplanfinder Customers Needing 2017 Coverage Individuals and families have until 11:59 p.m. tomorrow, Jan. 31, to sign up for health and dental plans FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 30, 2017 OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington Health Benefit Exchange is alerting customers that tomorrow, Jan. 31 is the deadline to sign up for 2017 […]

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Bike medics bring speedy emergency care to patients

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Bike medics bring speedy emergency care to patients

By Jenni Bergal Stateline When actress Carrie Fisher suffered cardiac arrest near the end of a flight to Los Angeles just before Christmas, some of the first emergency medical crews to arrive on the scene were on two wheels: medics on bicycles who helped resuscitate the “Star Wars” star. The Los Angeles Fire Department’s Bicycle Medic […]

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Getting patients hooked on an opioid overdose antidote, then raising the price

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Getting patients hooked on an opioid overdose antidote, then raising the price

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News First came Martin Shkreli, the brash young pharmaceutical entrepreneur who raised the price for an AIDS treatment by 5,000 percent. Then, Heather Bresch, the CEO of Mylan, who oversaw the price hike for its signature Epi-Pen to more than $600 for a twin-pack, though its active ingredient costs pennies […]

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Hours after landing in the US, Cleveland Clinic doctor forced to leave by Trump’s order

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Hours after landing in the US, Cleveland Clinic doctor forced to leave by Trump’s order

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica Hours after landing in New York on Saturday, a doctor at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic was forced to leave the country based on an executive order issued by President Donald Trump that bans visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries for 90 days. Her flight to Saudi Arabia took off minutes before […]

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Approval Ratings for Obamacare Jump With Law on Chopping Block – Morning Consult

January 30, 2017 | By | Reply More
Approval Ratings for Obamacare Jump With Law on Chopping Block – Morning Consult

President Donald Trump came into office with a clear message: He would do away with his predecessor’s health care law. But a growing number of U.S. voters may not be on board with that plan, according to Morning Consult/POLITICO survey data. Approval ratings for the Affordable Care Act jumped to 47 percent immediately after Trump came into office, […]

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One in seven Ebola survivors continue to suffer from ‘post-Ebola’ syndrome

January 29, 2017 | By | Reply More
One in seven Ebola survivors continue to suffer from ‘post-Ebola’ syndrome

Ebola’s forgotten victims – what we can learn from them and what we can do By Eric Delaporte, professor of Infectious  Diseases Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD) Inserm, université de Montpellier, France The 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa caused thousands of deaths – precisely 11,310, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). But what […]

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