Liver Illness Strikes Latino Children Like A ‘Silent Tsunami’

Saira Diaz uses her fingers to count the establishments selling fast food and sweets near the South Los Angeles home she shares with her parents and 13-year-old son. “There’s one, two, three, four, five fast-food restaurants,” she says. “And a little mom and pop store that sells snacks and sodas and candy.” In that low-income, …

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Watch: Price of a Brace Brings Soccer Player to His Knees

Telemundo News featured KHN’s recent Bill of The Month story about a soccer player who was stuck paying big bucks for a fancy hinged knee brace. Paula Andalo, KHN’s ethnic media editor, offered advice about how to avoid overpaying for medical equipment you may not need. You can read KHN’s full story here.

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Watch: Price of a Brace Brings Soccer Player to His Knees

Telemundo News featured KHN’s recent Bill of The Month story about a soccer player who was stuck paying big bucks for a fancy hinged knee brace. Paula Andalo, KHN’s ethnic media editor, offered advice about how to avoid overpaying for medical equipment you may not need. You can read KHN’s full story here.

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News @jrovner Read Julie’s Stories Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times @jenhab Read Jennifer’s Stories Joanne Kenen Politico @JoanneKenen Read Joanne’s Stories Kimberly Leonard Washington Examiner @leonardkl Read Kimberly’s Stories This week, KHN’s “What the Health?” panelists answered questions submitted by listeners. Among the topics covered were what might happen to parts …

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News @jrovner Read Julie’s Stories Jennifer Haberkorn Los Angeles Times @jenhab Read Jennifer’s Stories Joanne Kenen Politico @JoanneKenen Read Joanne’s Stories Kimberly Leonard Washington Examiner @leonardkl Read Kimberly’s Stories This week, KHN’s “What the Health?” panelists answered questions submitted by listeners. Among the topics covered were what might happen to parts …

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Ups And Downs Of Artificial Intelligence: IBM Stops Sales, Development Of Watson For Drug Discovery; Hospitals Learn From EHRs

While revenue and earnings have been lackluster for Watson for Drug Discovery, other companies are making profits in developing software that improves the clinical trials process for drugs. Also in the news: Hospitals are making improvements by using data from certain electronic health record systems.

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Ups And Downs Of Artificial Intelligence: IBM Stops Sales, Development Of Watson For Drug Discovery; Hospitals Learn From EHRs

While revenue and earnings have been lackluster for Watson for Drug Discovery, other companies are making profits in developing software that improves the clinical trials process for drugs. Also in the news: Hospitals are making improvements by using data from certain electronic health record systems.

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Supreme Court Asked To Take Up Louisiana Abortion Law Requiring Doctors To Have Admitting Privileges

The justices voted in February to put the law on hold. It is similar to a Texas law the court struck down in 2016. News on abortion looks at a Florida bill requiring parental consent, an investigation into family planning funding for anti-abortion groups, and plans of a civil rights protector to defend abortion opponents, …

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Supreme Court Asked To Take Up Louisiana Abortion Law Requiring Doctors To Have Admitting Privileges

The justices voted in February to put the law on hold. It is similar to a Texas law the court struck down in 2016. News on abortion looks at a Florida bill requiring parental consent, an investigation into family planning funding for anti-abortion groups, and plans of a civil rights protector to defend abortion opponents, …

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Faced With High Deductibles, Patients Are Delaying Health Care So As Not To Rack Up High Bills

Even with insurance, health care bills can be daunting and prompt people to delay care for problems that could have been caught earlier. Women with low incomes who had high-deductible insurance plans waited an average of 1.6 months longer for diagnostic breast imaging, 2.7 months for first biopsy, 6.6 months for first early-stage breast cancer …

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Faced With High Deductibles, Patients Are Delaying Health Care So As Not To Rack Up High Bills

Even with insurance, health care bills can be daunting and prompt people to delay care for problems that could have been caught earlier. Women with low incomes who had high-deductible insurance plans waited an average of 1.6 months longer for diagnostic breast imaging, 2.7 months for first biopsy, 6.6 months for first early-stage breast cancer …

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Scam Alert: Seniors, Low-Income Neighborhoods Targeted By People Claiming To Collect DNA Swab Samples

People are going to these communities in vans and offering to swab residents’ cheeks purportedly for DNA checks for cancer and other diseases. It’s not clear who is behind the reported activity. In other public health news: asbestos, candida auris, prostate drugs, three-parent pregnancies, syphilis, and more.

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Scam Alert: Seniors, Low-Income Neighborhoods Targeted By People Claiming To Collect DNA Swab Samples

People are going to these communities in vans and offering to swab residents’ cheeks purportedly for DNA checks for cancer and other diseases. It’s not clear who is behind the reported activity. In other public health news: asbestos, candida auris, prostate drugs, three-parent pregnancies, syphilis, and more.

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