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Playing On Fear And Fun, Hospitals Follow Pharma In Direct-To-Consumer Advertising

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Playing On Fear And Fun, Hospitals Follow Pharma In Direct-To-Consumer Advertising Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News The scene is shadowy, and the background music foreboding. On the TV screen, a stream of beleaguered humans stand in an unending line. “If you’re waiting patiently for a liver transplant, it could cost you your life,&rdq...
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In Throes Of Turkey Salmonella Outbreak, Don’t Invite Illness To Your Table

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In Throes Of Turkey Salmonella Outbreak, Don’t Invite Illness To Your Table JoNel Aleccia, Kaiser Health News As Americans prepare to cook and consume nearly 50 million turkeys on Thanksgiving Day, an ongoing outbreak of salmonella poisoning linked to the poultry means food safety at home is more critical than ever.  Federal health offic...
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With Hospitalization Losing Favor, Judges Order Outpatient Mental Health Treatment

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With Hospitalization Losing Favor, Judges Order Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News When mental illness hijacks Margaret Rodgers’ mind, she acts out. Rodgers, 35, lives with depression and bipolar disorder. When left unchecked, the conditions drive the Alabama woman to excessive spending, crying and...
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An Underused Strategy For Surge In STDs: Treat Patients’ Partners Without A Doctor Visit

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An Underused Strategy For Surge In STDs: Treat Patients’ Partners Without A Doctor Visit Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the reason: Their partners have re-infected them. “While you tell people not to have sex unti...
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High Stakes, Entrenched Interests And The Trump Rollback Of Environmental Regs

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High Stakes, Entrenched Interests And The Trump Rollback Of Environmental Regs Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News Since his days on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump has promised to roll back environmental regulations, boost the use of coal and pull out of the Paris climate agreement — and he’s moving toward doing all those thin...
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Deadly Shootings Are Rising In U.S. After Steady Declines

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Deadly Shootings Are Rising In U.S. After Steady Declines Carmen Heredia Rodriguez, Kaiser Health News After steadily declining for more than two decades, deadly shootings are rising across the country, according to a new government report. The researchers also said that the number of suicides involving a firearm grew 21 percent between 2006 and 20...
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