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Thyroid problems linked to worsening heart failure

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December 14, 2018 at 9:17 am

The thyroid is a tiny powerhouse. The gland, which is located at the base of the neck, releases hormones that control how the entire body uses energy and affects an array of organs throughout the bod...

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Nurse Denied Life Insurance Because She Carries Naloxone

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December 14, 2018 at 5:59 am | [protected-iframe id="739726f638abc031ce49649427b65818-7618883-99279322" info="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/674586548/676346873" width="100%" height="250" frameborder="0" scrolling="no"] Bloodwor...

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In California, Doctors Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Often Get Second Chances

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December 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | The doctor instructed his patient to stand in front of him. He cupped her crotch and inserted his fingers into her vagina through her clothes, moving his hand repeatedly to her rectal area. Then he s...

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Insurance Enrollment Is Lagging — And There Are Lots Of Reasons Why

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December 13, 2018 at 12:37 pm | [protected-iframe id="335919f4915a28ccb39b40d280d958bf-7618883-121704370" info="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/544468320&color=%23eb6530&auto_play=false&hide_...

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Seeing into the future for high blood pressure threats

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December 13, 2018 at 8:04 am | When Dr. William White shines a bright light in his patient's eye, he's looking for more than just vision problems. He's searching for clues indicating the effects of high blood pressure, or hype...

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For The Asking, A Check Is In The Mail To Help Pay For Costly Drugs

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December 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | Kip Burgess was relieved last year when pharmaceutical giant Amgen overnighted him a $2,976 check to help pay for his go-to arthritis drug, Enbrel. The 36-year-old psychologist had run into an in...

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Exercise after heart attack may improve survival

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December 11, 2018 at 9:42 am | Exercising after a heart attack, even a long walk around the neighborhood, can be frightening for survivors. But those fears may be eased by new research that found regular physical activity could he...

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One Implant, Two Prices. It Depends On Who’s Paying.

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December 11, 2018 at 5:00 am | Kim Daniels didn’t have to pay a penny for her double mastectomy or the reconstructive surgery she had after treatment for breast cancer in June 2018. Her health insurance, PennCare, administered thr...

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Bill to protect salmon, steelhead from sea lions clears U.S. Senate

December 10, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald WASHINGTON D.C. — A bill designed to curb sea lions preying on at-risk fish populations on the Columbia River and select tributaries passed through the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Senate Bill 3119 amend...

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