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How much protein do you really need?

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
How much protein do you really need?

By Jennie Jackson, Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Dietetics Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland Andrew Taylor has eaten only potatoes for a whole year. Well, almost. He made his diet more nutritious by including sweet potatoes, and adding nut or soya milk to mashed potatoes. He also avoided vitamin B12 deficiency by taking supplements. His cardiovascular health appears […]

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FDA wants more minorities, elderly to participate in clinical trials

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
FDA wants more minorities, elderly to participate in clinical trials

FDA Encourages More Participation, Diversity in Clinical Trials From the US Food and Drug Administration: Clinical trials are voluntary human research studies designed to answer specific questions about the safety and effectiveness of drugs, vaccines, devices, and other therapies—or to study new ways of using existing treatments. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not […]

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One in three women with breast cancer treated unnecessarily, study concludes

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
One in three women with breast cancer treated unnecessarily, study concludes

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News One in three women with breast cancer detected by a mammogram is treated unnecessarily, because screening tests found tumors that are so slow-growing that they’re essentially harmless, according to a Danish study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine, which has renewed debate over the value of early detection. The study raises […]

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Got a raise? Congrats, but it could wreak havoc on your insurance subsidy calculation

January 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Got a raise? Congrats, but it could wreak havoc on your insurance subsidy calculation

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News This week, I answered questions from readers who were up in arms about having to repay premium tax credits or wait for insurer approval to fill a prescription. Another woman wanted details about the timing for switching from her Obamacare plan to her new husband’s employer plan after she […]

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Taking up running? Here’s what you need to know to make it to February

January 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Taking up running? Here’s what you need to know to make it to February

By Vybarr Cregan-Reid, University of Kent, UK If the statistics are correct, many millions of new runners have laced up for the first time in the last few days. If you are one of them, then, as I’ve written elsewhere, you are well on your way to being faster, stronger, more resilient, more intelligent and more […]

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Only 20 percent of Americans support health law repeal without replacement plan

January 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Only 20 percent of Americans support health law repeal without replacement plan

By Jordan Rau Kaiser Health News The Republican strategy of repealing the Affordable Health Care Act before devising a replacement plan has the support of only one in five Americans, a poll released Friday finds. The Kaiser Family Foundation survey also disclosed that shrinking the federal government’s involvement and spending in health care — the […]

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Obama’s challenge to GOP: Show me your plan before repealing mine

January 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Obama’s challenge to GOP: Show me your plan before repealing mine

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Trying to protect his signature Affordable Care Act from being hastily dismantled by the new GOP Congress, President Barack Obama took to the media to pressure Republicans to unveil a replacement proposal before they repeal major parts of the law. In an interview webcast by Vox.com and an op-ed […]

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Mumps cases top 120 in King County

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mumps cases top 120 in King County

Public Health – Seattle & King County reports that the number of mumps cases in the current outbreak has climbed to 123. Most of the cases have been in children under age 17 and most have been up-to-date with they measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. Ninety-four cases have been in Auburn. Kent has had 9 cases; Federal Way […]

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Flu, mumps strain Snohomish County health systems

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Flu, mumps strain Snohomish County health systems

Residents urged to save hospital visits for life-threatening conditions only From the Snohomish Health District: SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – As the Snohomish Health District released last week, this year’s influenza season is proving quite severe. Official numbers released this week report that the total number of flu hospitalizations for the week ending Dec. 31 were the highest […]

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Pennsylvania sees dramatic drop in opioid prescriptions

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Pennsylvania sees dramatic drop in opioid prescriptions

By Christine Vestal Stateline Within months of launching a registry to prevent patients from receiving opioids and other potentially addictive prescription drugs from more than one doctor, Pennsylvania saw a substantial drop in the number of prescriptions for painkillers such as Vicodin, OxyContin and Percocet. Authorized by the Legislature in 2014, Pennsylvania’s prescription drug monitoring program only began operation in […]

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