Month: December 2016

New Year’s resolutions for kids

Have a kiddo in your life who wants to get in on the New Year’s resolutions craze? Well, the American Academy of Pediatrics has come up with a list of […]

ACA marketplace enrollees receive $32.8 billion in tax credits

New data shows an estimated 9.4 million people who purchased health plans through Affordable Care Act marketplaces will receive about $32.8 billion in tax credits for 2016. Should the ACA be […]

Kaiser Family Foundation compiles state breast cancer data

The Kaiser Family Foundation has compiled state-by-state date on breast cancer incidence into several handy tables. Nationwide, breast cancer affects 123.7 women per 100,000 women. Washington ranks No. 10, with an […]

Doctors to study shorter-duration antibiotics for kids

Physicians at five medical centers are launching a clinical trial to determine whether a five-day course of antibiotics – rather than 10 days – is effective at treating community-acquired pneumonia […]

Using aspirin to prevent cancer growth

Oregon researchers have identified how low-dose aspirin may inhibit cancer cell proliferation and metastasis. Aspirin reduces the ability of blood platelets to raise the levels of a protein that can support […]

Governor, insurance commissioner to Congress: Don’t repeal ACA

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler have a message for congressional Republicans: Don’t repeal or roll back the Affordable Care Act. Inslee and Kreidler sent a letter this […]

HIV vaccine clinical trial begins in South Africa

The first HIV vaccine efficacy study in seven years has begun in South Africa. The study involves a new version of the only HIV vaccine candidate ever shown to provide protection […]

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