What Role Do Seizures Play In Alzheimer’s? Perhaps They Were Once Overlooked, But Now Researchers Say They Might Cause Dementia

Several unpublished studies getting attention at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference this week point to new research on people who have gone on to develop Alzheimer’s after having seizures. News on the disease also looks at how exercise might help […]

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KHN Investigation On Opioid Prescribers Pains Some Readers And Tweeters

Letters to the Editor is a periodic feature. We welcome all comments and will publish a selection. We edit for length and clarity and require full names. In Defense Of Opioid Prescribers Articles such as this one are leaving elderly patients with […]

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Viewpoints: Health Care Needs To Be Top Focus Of Dems In 2020; Trump’s Plan For Transparency Is No Cure-All, But Can Help Lower Hospital Costs

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others. USA Today: 2020 Democrats Must Focus On Health Care To Beat TrumpThe firing pistol went off on the 2020 election and the incumbent President Donald Trump aimed it in […]

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Viewpoints: The Best FDA E-Cig Policies Can Help Adults, Protect Teens; Time To Catch Up With Doctors Granting Risky Vaccine Exemptions

Editorial pages focus on these public health issues and others. The Wall Street Journal: The FDA’s Challenge On E-Cigs Electronic cigarettes are less harmful than traditional cigarettes, but they aren’t safe. There’s evidence they can damage the lungs, and they’re also […]

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Disappointment Surrounding Alzheimer’s Treatment Has Reached Almost Mythical Heights. But Is There A ‘Cabal’ Behind All Those Failures?

For some experts it is increasingly apparent that there is another, more disturbing reason for the tragic lack of progress being made in Alzheimer’s research. A group of researchers had been so determined that one approach would work, few tried […]

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Viewpoints: Reimagine The Roles Of Primary Care Physicians Or Keep Losing Them; Upcoming Demand For Health Care Workers Is Daunting

Editorial pages weigh in on these health care topics and others. Stat: After Training In Primary Care, We Aren’t Becoming Primary Care Docs Nearly three years ago, we began training as primary care doctors in two residency programs at a Harvard-affiliated […]

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Viewpoints: Rural Health Care Doesn’t Need To Keep Getting Worse; Lessons On How Red-Baiting Set The U.S. Behind On Health Care

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Hill: Rural Health Could Be A Powerful Issue In The 2020 Election As former senators from rural states, we’ve seen firsthand the importance of providing affordable, quality care to […]

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Illinois Clamps Down On Nursing Homes In Wake Of KHN-Chicago Tribune Investigation

In reaction to an investigation by Kaiser Health News and the Chicago Tribune, the Illinois legislature has passed a new law to impose fines on nursing homes that fail to meet minimum staffing requirements. Click here to read the story […]

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Viewpoints: Roundup’s Dangers Are Known. Why Isn’t The FDA Listening?; California Governor Adds To Nonsense About Vaccine Safety

Editorial pages focus on these health care topics and others. Bloomberg: Roundup Cancer Risk Is Only One Danger To Humans, Animals Chemicals giant Bayer AG is reeling after a jury awarded $2 billion in damages to people who say they contracted […]

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How To Find And Use New Federal Ratings For Rehab Services At Nursing Homes

Use Our Content This story can be republished for free (details). For the first time, the federal government is shining a spotlight on the quality of rehabilitation care at nursing homes — services used by nearly 2 million older adults […]

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Viewpoints: Latest White House Proposal Promises To Cut Programs For The Poor; Society Needs To Chime In Since Government Isn’t Addressing Health Disparities

Opinion writers weigh in on these health topics and others. The Washington Post: Trump Is Turning A Good Idea Into A Tricky Way To Hurt The PoorThe “chained CPI” is a good idea, despite its obscure, vaguely scary name. “CPI” […]

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ ‘Conscience’ Rules, Rx Prices and Still More Medicare

Can’t see the audio player? Click here to listen on SoundCloud. In a new set of rules, the Trump administration wants to let not just doctors but almost any health care worker or organization decline to provide, participate in or […]

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