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Must-Reads Of The Week (Some Flying Below The Radar)

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March 22, 2019 at 11:31 am

[khn_slabs slabs="898461"] Your wonderfully entertaining compiler of “The Friday Breeze,” Brianna Labuskes, is off today, so I’m jumping in to keep you abreast of this week’s vital health care news. ...

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Aspiring Doctors Seek Advanced Training In Addiction Medicine

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March 22, 2019 at 10:50 am | The U.S. Surgeon General’s office  estimates that more than 20 million people have a substance use disorder. Meanwhile, the nation’s drug overdose crisis shows no sign of slowing. Yet, by all account...

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Time-restricted eating is growing in popularity, but is it healthy?

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March 22, 2019 at 6:47 am | Tipping the scales at 233 pounds, Charles Joy realized he needed to make some changes. The 28-year-old Louisville, Kentucky, native already had tried many diet plans to varying degrees of success...

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Health Plans For State Employees Use Medicare’s Hammer On Hospital Bills

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March 21, 2019 at 5:00 am | States. They’re just as perplexed as the rest of us over the ever-rising cost of health care premiums. Now some states are moving to control costs of state employee health plans. And it’s trigger...

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FDA Chief Calls For Stricter Scrutiny Of Electronic Health Records

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March 21, 2019 at 11:00 am | Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb on Wednesday called for tighter scrutiny of electronic health records systems, which have prompted thousands of reports of patient injuries an...

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health’ Surprise! Fixing Surprise Medical Bills Is Harder Than it Looks

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March 21, 2019 at 10:02 am | Surprise medical bills — when patients receive an unexpected bill from a health provider not in their insurance network — are among the few problems in health care just about everyone wants to solve....

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Environment, culture, other social determinants play big role in heart health

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March 21, 2019 at 7:13 am | Eating a low-fat diet, getting regular exercise and watching your weight can help lower risk for heart disease and stroke. But environmental and cultural factors also make a difference. So can how mu...

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Newhouse provides retirement information at forum

March 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald OTHELLO — Despite some rumors to the contrary, nobody in the U.S. Congress is talking about reducing benefits for current recipients of federal retirement programs, said Congressman Dan Newhouse. “Fr...

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Does It Make Sense To Delay Children’s Vaccines?

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March 20, 2019 at 8:50 am | When Elyse Imamura’s son was an infant, she and her husband, Robert, chose to spread out his vaccinations at a more gradual pace than the official schedule recommended. “I was thinking, ‘OK, we’r...

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