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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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New Contractor For Food Stamps Upsets Cart For Farmers Markets

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New Contractor For Food Stamps Upsets Cart For Farmers Markets Michelle Andrews When the woman stopped by Phil Munson’s stall at a Rochester, N.Y., farmers market recently, he noticed a change. A regular customer, she browsed his Fisher Hill Farm vegetables as usual and selected a few to buy. But this time, instead of offering cash for her pr...
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Midterm Election Boosts Medicaid Expansion, But Challenges Remain

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Midterm Election Boosts Medicaid Expansion, But Challenges Remain Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News Medicaid — which has been a political football between Washington and state capitols during the past decade — scored big in Tuesday’s election. Following the vote, nearly 500,000 uninsured adults in five states are poised to gain Me...
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Hello? It’s I, Robot, And Have I Got An Insurance Plan For You!

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Hello? It’s I, Robot, And Have I Got An Insurance Plan For You! Barbara Feder Ostrov, Kaiser Health News “Anna” will not stop calling. She really, really wants to sell you health insurance. What a lot of consumers really, really want is to smack Anna upside her robocalling head. As health insurance open-enrollment season gets unde...
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What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All and Single-Payer?

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Quick: What’s The Difference Between Medicare-For-All and Single-Payer? Samantha Young MODESTO, Calif. — Betsy Foster and Doug Dillon are devotees of Josh Harder. The Democratic upstart is attempting to topple Republican incumbent Jeff Denham in this conflicted, semi-rural district that is home to conservative agricultural interests, a ...
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Five Things to Know ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA

ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA: Five Things to Know Open enrollment is under way in Georgia for 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Ac... https://politics.myajc.com/news/state--regional-govt--politics/aca-open-enrollment-georgia-five-things-know/LcAmAwoVIVC61IBEtEIxJM/ ACA OPEN ENROLLMENT IN GEORGIA: Five Things to Know  ACA ...
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Nov. 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment for people buying their own coverage for 2019 in most states

Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Open Enrollment And A Midterm Preview Nov. 1 marks the start of Open Enrollment for people buying their own coverage for 2019 in most states. Despite the turmoil surrounding the Affordable Care Act, most consumers will have more choices and mostly flat — and in some cases lower — premi...
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In Search Of Insurance Savings, Consumers Can Get Unwittingly Wedged Into Narrow-Network Plans

In Search Of Insurance Savings, Consumers Can Get Unwittingly Wedged Into Narrow-Network Plans Steven Findlay As a breast cancer survivor, Donna Catanuchi said she knows she can’t go without health insurance. But her monthly premium of $855 was too high to afford. “It was my biggest expense and killing me,” said Catanuchi, 58, of ...
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Obamacare 2019 plans posted online for window shopping

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Obamacare 2019 plans posted online for window shopping Healthcare.gov, the ACA website homepage for 2019 enrollment. Before plans go on the market Thursday, people can browse plans and prices available to them. The federal website to enroll in 2019 health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act is now open for browsing. The website is. The pl...
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October 31, 2018 Mulberry Market

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Courtesy of "Lacey at the Mulberry Market" Volume 6, Issue 43 Happy Halloween week! I'm sad to be missing the market this week, we're on vacation on Ocracoke Island, and boy is it a beautiful place. Paige and Sarah will be running the market, and I know Paige has some fun things planned for the kiddos, so please join us! We are welcoming Bars ...
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Medicare Eases Readmission Penalties Against Safety-Net Hospitals

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Medicare Eases Readmission Penalties Against Safety-Net Hospitals Jordan Rau, Kaiser Health News On orders from Congress, Medicare is easing up on its annual readmission penalties on hundreds of hospitals serving the most low-income residents, records released last week show. Since 2012, Medicare has punished hospitals for having too many patients ...
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In Days Of Data Galore, Patients Have Trouble Getting Own Medical Records

In Days Of Data Galore, Patients Have Trouble Getting Own Medical Records Judith Graham Medical records can be hard for patients to get, even in this digital information age. But they shouldn’t be: Federal law guarantees that people have a right to see and obtain a copy of their medical records. New evidence of barriers to exercising this rig...
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Marketplace Subsidies May Be Option In 2020 For Plans That Skirt Obamacare

Marketplace Subsidies May Be Option In 2020 For Plans That Skirt Obamacare Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News and Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News States would be able to use federal funding to provide subsidies to people buying short-term health insurance policies, which typically don’t provide comprehensive coverage, under guidance released...
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Having an ideal blood pressure lowers your heart age

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Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report

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The Pink Picnic hosts 23rd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Luncheon

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Today was filled with fun along with an informative picnic luncheon highlighting awareness of breast health. Karen Mills, comedian and cancer survivor wat the guest speaker. Karen has made a career out of making people laugh. She's been a nationally touring comedian for 25 years and can be heard daily on Sirius/XM comedy channels. Karen has ap...
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Community Health Works hosts "On The Table Macon"

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​ In my new role as Director of Communications for Community Health Works, I am learning a lot about things that matter! Let me be more specific. Yesterday, "On the Table Macon", an initiative made possible with funding of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, leadership from the Community Foundation of Central Georgia. This event brought tho...
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History Making Hurricane Michael

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On Wednesday, hurricane Michael slammed into the Florida Panhandle as a Category 4, with maximum sustained winds of 155 mph. One of the hardest hit locations, Mexico Beach, Florida. Michael was the first Category 4 storm on record to make landfall along the Florida Panhandle. As a meteorologist, I started tracking the unorganized cluster of showers...
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