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Cardiac rehab improves health, but cost and access issues can limit success

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Cardiac rehab improves health, but cost and access issues can limit success

By Julie Appleby Kaiser Health News CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Mario Oikonomides credits a massive heart attack when he was 38 for sparking his love of exercise, which he says helped keep him out of the hospital for decades after. While recovering, he did something that only a small percentage of patients do: He signed up for a medically […]

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Did Ohio’s abortion law hurt or help?

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Did Ohio’s abortion law hurt or help?

Did It Hurt Or Help? Researchers Analyze Ohio’s 2011 Abortion Law By Shefali Luthra Kaiser Health News Did a law regulating drug-induced abortions keep women safe or block them from access to this procedure? A study published Tuesday in the journal PLOS Medicine suggests an Ohio law limiting how women can obtain medical abortions may […]

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Alcohol, medicines and aging

August 31, 2016 | By | Reply More
Alcohol, medicines and aging

From the National Institutes of Health MedlinePlus You’ve probably seen warnings on medicines about mixing them with alcohol. Doing so can cause nausea and vomiting, headaches, drowsiness, fainting, or loss of coordination. You can be at risk for internal bleeding, heart problems, and difficulty breathing. Alcohol can make a medication less effective or even useless, […]

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Obama on Zika virus and response

August 30, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Obama on Zika virus and response

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Outbreak linked to Sammamish swimming beach

August 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
Outbreak linked to Sammamish swimming beach

By James Apa Public Health – Seattle & King County Public Health – Seattle & King County received a report that of up to 15 children becoming sick with vomiting and diarrhea after swimming at Tibbetts Beach on Lake Sammamish State Park on Friday, August 26. We are in the very earliest stages of investigating this possible […]

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HPV vaccination rate rises for teens especially boys

August 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
HPV vaccination rate rises for teens especially boys

By Michael Ollove Stateline The share of teenage boys getting the vaccine to prevent the cancer-causing human papillomavirus climbed significantly last year, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The vaccination rate among girls rose as well, but not as steeply. The CDC report says that 28.1 percent of boys between ages 13 […]

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A young woman dies, a teen is saved after amoebas infect the brain

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A young woman dies, a teen is saved after amoebas infect the brain

By Abe Aboraya, WMFE and Michael Tomsic, WFAE Kaiser Health News Doctors describe 16-year-old Sebastian DeLeon as a walking miracle — he is only the fourth person in the U.S. to survive an infection from the so-called brain-eating amoeba. Infection from Naegleria fowleri is extremely rare but almost always fatal. Between 1962 and 2015, there […]

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‘America’s other drug problem’: Copious prescriptions for hospitalized elderly

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‘America’s other drug problem’: Copious prescriptions for hospitalized elderly

By Anna Gorman / Photos by Heidi de Marco Kaiser Health News SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Dominick Bailey sat at his computer, scrutinizing the medication lists of patients in the geriatric unit. A doctor had prescribed blood pressure medication for a 99-year-old woman at a dose that could cause her to faint or fall. An 84-year-old […]

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Quick tips for finding your child’s (and your) medical records

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Quick tips for finding your child’s (and your) medical records

FAQ: Medical or Other Vital Records From the National Library of Medicine   To find a medical record: If the patient had health insurance at the time of care, contact the health plan to ask about medical records. If you know the doctor or place where treatment was provided, but you don’t have contact information, […]

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Screening positive for depression doesn’t mean you’ll get treatment, study

August 29, 2016 | By | Reply More
Screening positive for depression doesn’t mean you’ll get treatment, study

By Zhai Yun Tan Kaiser Health News Getting treatment for depression may sometimes be a regular part of health care for the “worried well” that leaves those who cannot afford it to suffer by themselves. A new study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine illustrates that phenomena. Most Americans who screen positive for depression don’t […]

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