Stories tagged: Medical
Tue., April 25, 2017, 1:41 p.m.
Hardball health care option may cost Trump and taxpayers
Counting down to a budget deadline, the White House has toyed with a hardball health care tactic to force Democrats to yield on President Donald Trump’s priorities.
UPDATED: Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:27 p.m.
Avoid fake ‘miracle’ cancer treatments sold on internet, FDA warns
U.S. regulators are warning consumers to avoid 65 bogus products hawked on the internet with false claims that they can cure, treat or prevent cancer.
UPDATED: Thu., April 13, 2017, 3:28 p.m.
Trump allowing states to block some Planned Parenthood money
President Donald Trump signed legislation Thursday allowing states to withhold federal family planning dollars from clinics that provide abortion services, a move that effectively deprives Planned Parenthood and several other …
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 6:48 p.m.
VA unveils new website on quality of care, touts accountability
The Department of Veterans Affairs unveiled a new website Wednesday aimed at providing information on the quality of care at VA medical centers, touting new accountability even as it grappled …
Tue., April 11, 2017, 9:56 a.m.
Prostate cancer tests are now OK with U.S. panel, with caveats
An influential U.S. government advisory panel is dropping its opposition to routine prostate cancer screening in favor of letting men decide for themselves after talking with their doctor.
Tue., April 4, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Vaccinations significantly reduce flu death risk, CDC study finds
Children who were vaccinated in recent years significantly lowered their chances of dying from the flu, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
UPDATED: Wed., March 22, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Ex-pharmacy exec convicted in deadly meningitis outbreak
The former head of a Massachusetts pharmacy was acquitted Wednesday of murder allegations but convicted of racketeering and other crimes in a meningitis outbreak that was traced to fungus-contaminated drugs …
Thu., March 2, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
Donors pledge nearly $200 million for family planning after Trump pulled funding
Nations and philanthropists pledged close to $200 million Thursday for family planning at an international conference that aimed to make up for the gap left by President Donald Trump’s ban …
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:41 a.m.
U.S. flu vaccine a good match; season moderate so far
This season’s flu vaccine seems to be working pretty well, weakening the punch of a nasty bug that’s going around, U.S. health officials said Thursday. Preliminary figures suggest the vaccine …
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Justices: Makers have duty to warn hospitals about devices
The Washington Supreme Court says a lower court erred when it didn’t tell a jury that a manufacturer had a duty to warn the hospital about its products.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:01 p.m.
Doctors consider removing tube for President
Doctors treating former President George H.W. Bush for pneumonia considered Thursday whether to take out a breathing tube while his wife, Barbara, said she was feeling much better after undergoing …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
Cancer death rate projected to be 25 percent lower than 25 years ago, report says
In the year to come, an estimated 1,688,780 in the United States are expected to get a cancer diagnosis, and cancer will claim the lives of a projected 600,920.
Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 3:52 p.m.
Planned Parenthood would lose funding as part of Obamacare repeal, Ryan says
Republicans plan to strip Planned Parenthood of hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding as part of their rapid push to repeal President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul, House Speaker …
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 10:32 a.m.
State regulators endorse Kaiser acquisition of Group Health
State regulators have endorsed the acquisition of Washington’s Group Health Cooperative by California-based Kaiser Permanente.
Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 5:28 a.m.
108 cases of mumps in King County, health officials say
Officials say the number of people in the greater Seattle area believed to have mumps is now 108.
Wed., Dec. 28, 2016, 9:50 a.m.
North Idaho doctor volunteers at free medical clinic he started
When Glenn Jefferson was in high school in Virginia, he had aspirations of becoming a medical missionary. That’s still on his to-do list, but the Lewiston resident answered another call …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 10:05 a.m.
Planned Parenthood says other Idaho clinic harasses patients
Planned Parenthood is suing a women’s clinic in Idaho over the harassment of Planned Parenthood patients and employees in a parking lot shared by the two organizations.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 10:27 a.m.
Deadline Friday for Jan. 1 health insurance coverage
Washington residents have until late Friday to sign up for a health or dental plan through the state’s health exchange if they want coverage to begin Jan. 1.
Tue., Dec. 20, 2016, 4:35 a.m.
Does a doctor’s gender affect your chance of survival?
What if your doctor’s gender could influence your chance of surviving a visit to the hospital? A big study of older patients hospitalized for common illnesses raises that provocative possibility …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 12:37 p.m.
Without Obamacare, 52 million Americans could be denied insurance
One in four non-elderly adults has a medical condition, ranging from diabetes to pregnancy to severe obesity to arthritis, that would make them uninsurable under the health coverage rules that …
Mon., Dec. 12, 2016, 10:30 a.m.
Lawsuit challenges new Texas rules over fetal remains
A coalition of national advocacy groups has sued to block Texas’ soon-to-be-implemented rules mandating the burial or cremation of fetal remains.
Thu., Dec. 8, 2016, 2:56 p.m.
Leading cancer group calls on GOP to slow Obamacare repeal push
One of the nation’s leading patient advocacy organizations Thursday urged congressional Republicans not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without first offering a replacement, joining the growing list of voices …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 10:37 a.m.
Nurses at St. Joseph in Tacoma get $5 million settlement
Nurses at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma will receive $5 million in back pay after CHI Franciscan Health agreed to a settlement regarding meal and rest breaks.
Sat., Dec. 3, 2016, 8:38 a.m.
Lawsuit ‘likely’ amid new Texas rules over fetal remains
New Texas rules requiring the burial or cremation of fetal remains are likely to face a court challenge before taking effect, an abortion-rights attorney said Friday, months after the U.S. …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 1:09 p.m.
GOP prepares for House vote on medical research bill
Democrats pressed for changes Tuesday to a $6.3 billion medical research bill as Republican leaders prepared to try pushing the measure through the lame-duck Congress by next week.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 11:44 a.m.
U.S. abortion rate falls to lowest level in decades, CDC reports
The number and rate of abortions tallied by federal authorities have fallen to their lowest level in decades, according to new data released Wednesday.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:39 p.m.
Doctor who hid $3.6 million to evade taxes loses medical license
State officials have permanently revoked the medical license of a New Jersey doctor who recently admitted concealing more than $3.6 million to evade taxes and pay kickbacks for referrals.
Fri., Nov. 4, 2016, 10:14 a.m.
First-year doctors would be allowed to work 24-hour shifts under new rules
The organization that oversees the training of young doctors recommended Friday that first-year physicians in hospitals be allowed to work 24-hour shifts – eight hours longer than they are permitted …
Sun., Oct. 23, 2016, 10:45 a.m.
‘Like something out of a horror movie’: Flesh-eating bacteria infection kills man in four days
About 80,000 people get some form of vibriosis every year, usually from eating raw or undercooked shellfish, according to the Centers for Disease Control. For most, the worst symptoms are …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 11:11 a.m.
Two city workers hospitalized in Seattle after being burned at Spokane Waste-to-Energy Plant
Two workers were taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center after they were burned in an incident at the city’s Waste to Energy plant on Geiger Boulevard.