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Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 2:02pm

The quality of primary health care is suffering on many different levels. For example, research shows that one-fifth of primary care patients are not informed about their abnormal test results.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016 - 4:00am
From Colorado to San Francisco, recent headlines have cast a spotlight on the problem of kids ending up in the ER after ingesting marijuana disguised in sugary form. But the problem goes beyond pot.
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Monday, August 15, 2016 - 4:00am
The health insurance co-ops created under Obamacare have largely turned out to be a massive failure. How did so many co-ops run aground so quickly? A look at their short, troubled history.
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August 15, 2016 | 0 comments
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 12:00am

National AIDS Council (NAC) last week expressed concern over the number of sexual abuse cases that are being swept under the carpet, thereby exposing victims to HIV. This can be avoided by administering post exposure prophylaxis (PEP).

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Friday, August 12, 2016 - 4:00am

One of the biggest ways obesity can lead to arthritis is the way it works on joints. The extra pressure that comes with more pounds tends to break down the cartilage in the knees, hips and other joints.

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August 12, 2016 | 0 comments
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 8:45pm

Leading Washington news organization needs a reporter in its Health Care Group, covering behind-the-scenes health care policy development by CMS, state insurance exchanges, FDA and Congress.

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August 11, 2016 | 1 comments
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:51am

Diabetes rates are soaring across the nation. But in Rhode Island, the Hispanic population has seen the most dramatic increase of any other group over the past few years.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 4:00am

In recent years, there has been a growing emphasis on skills such as self-control and "grit" among children. But how do you properly measure such non-academic traits? It’s a critical question for schools, policymakers and researchers.

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August 11, 2016 | 1 comments
Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 12:24am

Did you know that we Americans throw away about 80,000,000,000 (80 billion) pounds of food a year and that only half of us are aware that food waste is a problem?

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:00am

Primary care doctors used to receive more feedback from specialists on the status of referred patients. That happens far less these days, to the detriment of doctors' ongoing clinical education.

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August 09, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:00am

The link between obesity and arthritis rates is fertile ground for reporters to explore. In areas of the south, the two strongly overlap. Is it possible that obesity is driving arthritis rates in these areas?

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August 05, 2016 | 0 comments
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 12:00am

KQED, Family Circle, Kaiser Family Foundation and Reveal News are all looking for new team members. Also, make sure to check out the National Cancer Reporting Fellowship provided by the National Cancer Institute & AHCJ.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 4:00am

A new study suggests the Great Recession greatly increased the likelihood of mental health problems among children. The pattern held true even in families in which no one lost their job.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 3:01pm

Dr. A. Norman Guthkelch, the pioneering pediatric neurosurgeon who first proposed in print that shaking an infant could cause bleeding in the lining of the brain, died quietly last week in Toledo, Ohio, a month short of his 101st birthday.

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August 03, 2016 | 0 comments
Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 11:28am

Hundreds of health professionals, community leaders, policymakers and advocates will gather September 16-18, 2016 in Newport Beach, California.

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