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Several major not-for-profit hospital groups are trying their own solution to drug shortages and high medicine prices: creating a company to make cheaper generic drugs.
Diets don’t work. Anyone who says they have found the proven way to lose weight and keep it off is selling snake oil, and counting on repeat customers.
The study found that a protein in the bloodstream that has been associated with development of cancerous tumors, osteoporosis, arthritis and other problems associated with aging, was present at high levels in the bloodstreams of 28-year-olds who experienced chronic social conflict beginning as early as age 13, but not among those who handled conflict well.
Four Mid-Columbia women have died from the flu in the last three weeks. The women – from Benton, Franklin and Yakima counties – ranged in age from 40 to 79, local public health officials said.
President Donald Trump’s administration is aiming to curb the number of veteran suicides by improving mental health treatment for the high-risk group.
What can parents and adults do to help children develop tools for good mental health and emotional resilience?
If your blood pressure check at a recent doctor’s appointment didn’t raise concerns, new medical guidelines could change that.
A new University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing study found that children who ate fish regularly scored nearly five points higher on a standard IQ test that measures cognitive function in children. The kids who favored fish over traditionally kid-friendly items like, say, chicken fingers and fries, also slept better and had fewer sleep interruptions.
Vancouver nurse practitioner Kelly Bell prescribed more than $1.5 million worth of OxyContin in a six-month span in 2008 – months before federal agents raided the Payette Clinic, according to court documents filed Friday. The scope of Bell’s prescribing and her interactions with OxyContin manufacturer Purdue Pharma were included in an unredacted complaint against Purdue filed by Washington state Attorney General Bob Ferguson.
There is common ground on health care – the system isn’t working. Everyone has favorite anecdotes about what’s working the worst, either before or after the Affordable Care Act or both. Lots of both.
If you’d asked Jeannie Berzanski a year ago what she would be doing to ring in 2018, she might have said she’d be watching fireworks and hanging out with family. She never would’ve guessed that she’d be having a baby.
The Washington state Department of Health on Thursday announced a new rule that allows individuals to change their sex designation on their birth certificate.
PROVO, Utah – Orem police Detective Jeremy Jamison is learning to sift crimes from crises. In recent months, he has carved a role as a mental health officer building relationships with people experiencing issues that can be addressed with medication, therapy, housing or other resources, The Daily Herald in Provo reported Tuesday.
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension diet for the past seven years has gotten top billing on the US News & World Report list of best diets to promote weight loss and long-term health.
With substance abuse already a major issue from Philadelphia to the White House this year, the Inquirer interviewed experts in five areas of addiction. Each was asked the same basic questions: Where are we in this crisis? What’s coming next? What has to change?
Researchers interpreted radiographic images in a blinded fashion and compared residual size on imaging to pathology from surgical samples. Their results indicated that both imaging modalities demonstrate comparable accuracy in assessing residual cancer.
After testing gummy multivitamins, it reported that “some gummy supplements – particularly gummy multivitamins – do not contain their listed amounts of vitamins or minerals, or contain impurities.”
Deaths from opioid-related overdoses jumped nearly 160 percent in Vermont between 2010 and 2016 and continue to rise while more than half of the 266 young children in state custody are there due to opioid abuse issues, according to a draft report from the governor’s opioid council formed to bolster the state’s response to the crisis.
NEW YORK – U.S. deaths from drug overdoses skyrocketed 21 percent last year, and for the second straight year dragged down how long Americans are expected to live. The government figures released Thursday put drug deaths at 63,600, up from about 52,000 in 2015. For the first time, the powerful painkiller fentanyl and its close opioid cousins played a bigger role in the deaths than any other legal or illegal drug, surpassing prescription pain pills and heroin.
Kern Jackson of Medical Lake chose to get a Duopa device to help treat Parkinson’s disease. With the treatment, he’s regained some of his independence and mobility.
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