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TV news stories about birth control quote politicians and priests more often than medical experts

September 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
TV news stories about birth control quote politicians and priests more often than medical experts

By Elizabeth W. Patton, clinical lecturer, and Michelle Moniz, assistant professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Michigan From TheConversation.com Ninety-nine percent of reproductive age U.S. women who have ever had sex have used contraception at some point in their lives. And thanks to the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate, more people have access to contraception than ever before. As […]

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Better bedside manner can help address health disparities, study

September 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Better bedside manner can help address health disparities, study

Attending to the ‘human element’ is key to keeping patients healthy By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Racial minorities and lower-income people typically fare far worse when it comes to health outcomes. And figuring out why has long been one of health care’s black boxes. Forthcoming research may help shed light on what’s driving those […]

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Drop in teen pregnancies due to more contraception, not less sex

September 2, 2016 | By | Reply More
Drop in teen pregnancies due to more contraception, not less sex

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Teen pregnancy is way down. And a study suggests that the reason is increased, and increasingly effective, use of contraceptives. From 2007 to 2013, births to teens age 15 to 19 dropped by 36 percent; pregnancies fell by 25 percent from 2007 to 2011, according to federal data. But […]

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A perfect stranger

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
A perfect stranger

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Learn more about insurance through the SHOP Marketplace

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Learn more about insurance through the SHOP Marketplace

School is back in session and there’s lots to learn this year.  Start by finding out about getting health coverage through the SHOP Marketplace at HealthCare.gov. Find the right health and/or dental insurance for your business and your budget. We’re here to help. Get started today with these great resources. About the SHOP Marketplace: At a […]

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Amid opioid epidemic, states experiment with recovery high schools

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
Amid opioid epidemic, states experiment with recovery high schools

By Teresa Wiltz Stateline BOSTON — This summer, Melvin Matos did something that he never thought he would do: Graduate from high school. He’d started drinking at 14, and quickly moved on to pills and pot. By the time he turned 16, Matos could see where his life was heading — some of his buddies already […]

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How to fight for yourself at the hospital – and avoid readmission

September 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
How to fight for yourself at the hospital – and avoid readmission

By Judith Graham Kaiser Health News Everything initially went well with Barbara Charnes’ surgery to fix a troublesome ankle. But after leaving the hospital, the 83-year-old soon found herself in a bad way. Dazed by a bad response to anesthesia, the Denver resident stopped eating and drinking. Within days, she was dangerously weak, almost entirely […]

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FDA warns against the use of opioids with anti-anxiety drugs

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
FDA warns against the use of opioids with anti-anxiety drugs

From the US Food and Drug Administration A U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) review has found that the growing combined use of opioid medicines with benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system (CNS) has resulted in serious side effects, including slowed or difficult breathing and deaths. Opioids are used to treat […]

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Quartermaster Harbor beaches closed for shellfish harvesting

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Quartermaster Harbor beaches closed for shellfish harvesting

Paralytic shellfish poison found at unsafe levels Summary: Paralytic Shellfish Poison has been detected at unsafe levels in Quartermaster Harbor and as a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed the Harbor to recreational shellfish harvest. The commercial harvest is not affected. People should always check the DOH shellfish safety website before harvesting shellfish. […]

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Nurses step in to boost treatment for opioid addiction

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Nurses step in to boost treatment for opioid addiction

By Christine Vestal Stateline BOSTON — As the opioid epidemic advances, public health officials nationwide are calling on doctors to help stanch overdose deaths and salvage shattered lives by prescribing medications that have proven highly effective at keeping people away from drugs. So far, though, not enough doctors are signing up, and less than half of the […]

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