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Top Ten Washington hospitals – US News & World Report

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Top Ten Washington hospitals – US News & World Report

US News & World Report released its national hospital rankings. The magazine ranked University of Washington Medical Center as top hospital in the state. Top ranked: University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle Nationally ranked in 11 adult specialties High Performing in 8 procedures/conditions 2. Providence Sacred Hearth Medical Center And Children’s Hospital, Spokane 3. Providence […]

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Florida travel warning issued for pregnant women after more Zika cases | Reuters

August 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Florida travel warning issued for pregnant women after more Zika cases | Reuters

U.S. health officials warned pregnant women to avoid traveling to a neighborhood in Miami on Monday after Florida said it had 10 more cases of Zika caused by the bite of local mosquitoes, bringing the total to 14. Source: Florida travel warning issued for pregnant women after more Zika cases | Reuters

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Breastfeeding and insurance: learn your rights

August 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Breastfeeding and insurance: learn your rights

From the Office of the Insurance Commissioner This week is World Breastfeeding Week, when people from all over the world celebrate breastfeeding. It may surprise you to hear that there’s a connection between breastfeeding and insurance. The Affordable Care Act requires most health insurance plans to provide breastfeeding and lactation support, equipment and counseling to women during […]

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Opioid epidemic leads to ‘tsunami’ of medical services, study

August 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Opioid epidemic leads to ‘tsunami’ of medical services, study

By July Appleby Kaiser Health News In one of the first looks at privately insured patients with opioid problems, researchers paint a grim picture: Medical services for people with opioid dependence diagnoses skyrocketed more than 3,000 percent between 2007 and 2014. The study considers a huge cohort of people who have either job-based insurance or […]

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Long-term care is an immediate problem — for the government

August 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Long-term care is an immediate problem — for the government

By Anna Gorman and Barbara Feder Ostrov Kaiser Health News Donna Nickerson spent her last working years as the activity and social services director at a Turlock, Calif., nursing home. But when she developed Alzheimer’s disease and needed that kind of care herself, she and her husband couldn’t afford it: A bed at a nearby home […]

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Zika has arrives in Florida

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Zika has arrives in Florida

From the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been informed by the State of Florida that Zika virus infections in four people were likely caused by bites of local Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The cases are likely the first known occurrence of local mosquito-borne Zika virus transmission in […]

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Seniors who live alone likeliest to rate their health highly, study

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Seniors who live alone likeliest to rate their health highly, study

By Rachel Bluth Kaiser Health News People over 65 who live alone were more likely to describe their health as excellent or very good than were seniors who live with others, according to a study exploring connections between older Americans’ health status and their living arrangements. Conversely, older people living with others — whether related […]

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Women and Zika: Smart questions and a few solid answers

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Women and Zika: Smart questions and a few solid answers

By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News This story was first published June 13; It was last updated July 29. The Zika virus is now being actively spread in the continental United  States, Florida officials announced Friday. The virus, which is principally transmitted by mosquitoes, has been triggering public health warnings — especially among women of […]

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One in three of children’s readmissions to hospitals may be preventable, study finds

July 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
One in three of children’s readmissions to hospitals may be preventable, study finds

By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News One of the key indicators of the quality of a hospital’s care is how frequently its patients are readmitted within a month after being discharged. A study this month examined readmission rates for pediatric patients and found that nearly 30 percent of them may have been preventable. The study, published online […]

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SRSLY: The Female Viagra: 0.5 Satisfying Sexual Events Per Month if You Don’t Pass Out

July 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
SRSLY: The Female Viagra: 0.5 Satisfying Sexual Events Per Month if You Don’t Pass Out

  by David Epstein ProPublica, July 22, 2016, 8 a.m. Welcome to SRSLY, an (experimental) newsletter highlighting under-exposed accountability journalism. We’ll distill the important information from investigative reporting you probably missed, and deliver it to you in three-minutes-or-less worth of reading. Sign up to have it delivered to your inbox. (You can, of course, unsubscribe […]

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