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Salmonella outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad

October 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Salmonella outbreak linked to Costco chicken salad

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert due to concerns about illnesses caused by Salmonella that may be associated with a chicken salad product sold from Costco’s Alderwood store in (Costco Store #1190), in Lynwood, Wash. The chicken salad — “Costco Rotisserie Chicken Salad” — was produced […]

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What happens when people with autism grow old?

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
What happens when people with autism grow old?

By Rebecca Ann Charlton Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London Originally published on The Conversation.  If you mention autism to most people they will think about children, but it is a lifelong diagnosis. Children with autism grow up to be adults with autism. Little is known about how the symptoms change with age. This is because autism is […]

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Beware of unapproved stem cell treatments

October 10, 2016 | By | Reply More
Beware of unapproved stem cell treatments

By Emily Bazar Kaiser Health News A website for five affiliated stem cell clinics, hails a “breakthrough” for Parkinson’s disease: “Stem Cells Replace Damaged Nerves, Reverse Symptoms.” For those of you whose lives — or whose loved ones’ lives — have been upended by chronic or incurable conditions such as Parkinson’s, that’s just the kind of breakthrough you’ve […]

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Even nurses aren’t immune to the stigma of suicide

October 9, 2016 | By | Reply More
Even nurses aren’t immune to the stigma of suicide

By Sarah Fitchett Lecturer in Neonatal Care, University of Salford Originally published on The Conversation In England, one person dies every two hours as a result of suicide. And it is the leading cause of death for young people, both male and female, in the UK – every year around 1,600 children and young people aged ten to […]

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President Trump wouldn’t have to wait for Congress to undo much of the health law

October 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
President Trump wouldn’t have to wait for Congress to undo much of the health law

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Republicans have been vowing for six years now to repeal the Affordable Care Act. They have voted to do so dozens of times, despite knowing any measures would be vetoed by President Barack Obama. But if elected, a President Donald Trump wouldn’t have to wait for lawmakers to once […]

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Got Zika? For pregnant women lab delays mean it’s often hard to know

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Got Zika? For pregnant women lab delays mean it’s often hard to know

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Houston-based Legacy Community Health Services, a federally qualified health center, is trying hard to fight the Zika virus. It’s screening pregnant women and following federal guidelines to test people at risk. But despite best efforts, there’s a problem, says Legacy’s chief medical officer, Dr. Ann Barnes. Women who could […]

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Drug addiction epidemic creates crisis in foster care

October 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Drug addiction epidemic creates crisis in foster care

By Teresa Wiltz Stateline The nation’s drug-addiction epidemic is driving a dramatic increase in the number of children entering foster care, forcing many states to take urgent steps to care for neglected children. Several states, such as New Hampshire and Vermont, have either changed laws to make it possible to pull children out of homes […]

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State immunization rates up

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
State immunization rates up

Immunization Survey Shows Washington’s Kids are Better Protected From the Washington State Department of Health According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this year’s annual National Immunization Survey shows Washington is better than the national average for most childhood vaccines. The state recorded increased rates over last year for nine out of 10 […]

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The opioid epidemic: Six essential reads

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
The opioid epidemic: Six essential reads

Jessie Schanzle, The Conversation Editor’s note: The following is a roundup of archival stories related to opioids. More people died from drug overdose in 2014 than in any other year, and six in 10 of those deaths involved an opioid, such as a painkiller or heroin. Hillary Clinton has proposed a US$10 billion plan to […]

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A Bygone Era: When bipartisanship led to health care transformation

October 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
A Bygone Era: When bipartisanship led to health care transformation

By John Henning Schumann Kaiser Health News People might be forgiven for thinking that the Affordable Care Act is the federal government’s boldest intrusion into the private business of health care. But few know about a 70-year-old law that is responsible for the construction of much of our health system’s infrastructure. The law’s latest anniversary […]

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