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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: SCOTUS Punts On ACA Case — For Now

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January 23, 2020 at 12:20 pm

Can’t see the audio player?  Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The Supreme Court has declined to take up immediately a case out of Texas that could overturn th...

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What's blood type got to do with clot risk?

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January 23, 2020 at 8:33 am | People with blood types A and B may have higher risks for developing dangerous blood clots compared to people who have type O blood. That's according to new research that also showed a slightly highe...

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Patients Want A ‘Good Death’ At Home, But Hospice Care Can Badly Strain Families

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January 23, 2020 at 5:00 am | [protected-iframe id="87aa2942840da2033757b784be3c4b5f" height="250" width="100%" /] “I’m not anti-hospice at all,” said Joy Johnston, who relocated to New Mexico years ago at age 40 to care for her ...

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Can social media be good for your health?

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January 22, 2020 at 8:55 am | Combine the vast power and reach of social media, the unlimited resources of websites and apps, and the unquenchable thirst for health information and motivation. The result is a powerful tool for re...

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How Fast Can A New Internet Standard For Sharing Patient Data Catch Fire?

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January 22, 2020 at 5:00 am | Medical professionals have been storing personal health information in electronic form for more than a decade, but it is cumbersome for patients to gather disparate computer and paper records scatter...

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Get familiar with signs of a heart attack or stroke

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January 21, 2020 at 8:19 am | Most people realize getting medical help quickly is crucial in response to a heart attack or stroke. But it's important to know the signs so you can act. "It is an emergency. People need to call ...

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Diagnosed With Dementia, She Documented Her Wishes. They Said No.

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January 21, 2020 at 5:00 am | ITHACA, N.Y. — When she worked on the trading floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, long before cellphone calculators, Susan Saran could perform complex math problems in her head. Years later,...

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With Fate Of Roe V. Wade Unsure, Abortion Fight Shifts To New Territory

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January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am | Jan. 22 marks the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion nationwide. Those on both sides of the furious debate say this could be the year when everything changes. ...

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Employers’ Dream Of Controlling Health Costs Turns To Workers’ Sleep

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January 17, 2020 at 5:00 am | Charlie Blakey had a sense he was sleeping poorly since he often would wake up tired and hear from his wife how loudly he breathed during the night. So he jumped at the chance when his employer, ...

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