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Geriatricians Can Help Aging Patients Navigate Multiple Ailments

For months, Teresa Christensen’s 87-year-old mother, Genevieve, complained of pain from a nasty sore on her right foot. She stopped going to church. She couldn’t sleep at night. 1,160 more words


Sprint To Find Zika Vaccine Could Hinge On Summer Outbreaks

As warmer temperatures herald the arrival of pesky mosquitoes, researchers are feverishly working on several promising vaccines against Zika, a virus notorious for infecting humans through this insect’s bite. 988 more words

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Alzheimer’s Looms Large For Latinos

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The number of Alzheimer’s cases in the United States is rising, especially among Latinos — the fastest growing minority in the country. 153 more words


GOP Fix To Insurance Markets Could Spike Premiums For Older Customers

Dale Marsh has not been enamored of his health insurance since the Affordable Care Act took effect. Premiums for Marsh, 53, and his wife, Tammy, rose, their deductibles grew, and they gave up access to their regular doctors to keep costs down. 1,216 more words


Health Law’s 10 Essential Benefits: A Look At What’s At Risk In GOP Overhaul

As Republicans look at ways to replace or repair the health law, many suggest shrinking the list of services insurers are required to offer in individual and small group plans would reduce costs and increase flexibility. 907 more words


A Safety-Net Medical Center Wrestles With What ‘Repeal’ Might Mean

SAN MATEO, Calif. — Little surprises Lynda Sutherland, who has been a licensed vocational nurse for 35 years at San Mateo Medical Center. But in the past few years, Sutherland said, she’s been surprised by what’s missing: the patients who used to return again and again to the public hospital for the same ailments. 1,202 more words

The Health Law

Bates Motel (S05E01) "Dark Paradise"

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It would be all too easy to start talking about the fifth season premiere of A&E’s Bates Motel by comparing it to other prequels. 1,200 more words

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