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Autism risk often associated with new mutations, UW researchers find

Autism risk often associated with new mutations, UW researchers find

The mutations, which occurred in children but not their parents, were found in both protein-coding and regulatory portions of the genome, researchers report.

October 13, 2017 | By | Reply More
Kreidler: Trump’s order threatens health insurance markets nationwide

Kreidler: Trump’s order threatens health insurance markets nationwide

The executive order President Trump issued today proposes a misguided and simplistic solutions to fix a complex problem – the growing costs of health care…. But here’s the reality behind such a simplistic approach — it ignores the reality of how insurance works.”

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Mobile clinics assume greater role in preventive care

Mobile clinics assume greater role in preventive care

Mobile health clinics like it have been around for decades, but they are assuming a more prominent role as the U.S. health care system places a greater emphasis on preventive care.

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Giving birth is hard enough. Try it in the middle of a wildfire.

Giving birth is hard enough. Try it in the middle of a wildfire.

By April Dembosky, KQED Kaiser Health News Days before there was any sign of fire, Nicole and Ben Veum of Santa Rosa, Calif., had been waiting and waiting for their baby to arrive. Nicole’s due date came and went. Her doctor called her into the hospital — Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital — to induce labor. […]

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
Trump’s order advances GOP go-to ideas to broaden insurance choice, curb costs

Trump’s order advances GOP go-to ideas to broaden insurance choice, curb costs

Trump’s order would signals a shift in the administration’s strategy, which relied on Congress to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump is now using the force of his executive rule-making authority to implement long-favored GOP policy alternatives.

October 12, 2017 | By | Reply More
More syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in King County

More syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia in King County

Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise across the U.S. and Washington and King County data show a similar trend towards more syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

October 11, 2017 | By | Reply More
Long-term disability insurance gets little attention but can pay off big time

Long-term disability insurance gets little attention but can pay off big time

Benefits consultants agree that although long-term disability coverage lacks the novelty appeal of some other benefits that companies are offering these days — hello, pet insurance — it can prove much more valuable in the long run.

October 10, 2017 | By | Reply More
Training new doctors right where they’re needed

Training new doctors right where they’re needed

Dr. Olga Meave didn’t mind the dry, 105-degree heat that scorched this Central Valley city on a recent afternoon. The sweltering summer days remind her of home in Sonora, Mexico. So do the people of the Valley — especially the Latino first-generation immigrants present here in large numbers, toiling in the fields or piloting big rigs laden with fruits and vegetables.

October 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Chilled proteins and 3-D images: The cryo-electron microscopy technology that just won a Nobel Prize

Chilled proteins and 3-D images: The cryo-electron microscopy technology that just won a Nobel Prize

Cryo-electron microscopy – or cryo-EM – is an imaging technology that allows scientists to obtain pictures of the biological “machines” that work inside our cells. Most amazingly, it can reconstruct individual snapshots into movie-like scenes that show how protein components of these biological machines move and interact with each other.

October 7, 2017 | By | Reply More
Are self-driving cars the future of mobility for disabled people?

Are self-driving cars the future of mobility for disabled people?

Self-driving cars could revolutionize how disabled people get around their communities and even travel far from home. People who can’t see well or with physical or mental difficulties that prevent them from driving safely often rely on others – or local government or nonprofit agencies – to help them get around.

October 6, 2017 | By | Reply More