Month: April 2017

Poll: Most don’t support Trump’s health bill negotiating tactics

President Trump said recently he may stop cost-sharing payments available under the Affordable Care Act in order to get Democrats to negotiate on a plan to replace Obamacare. But a new […]

Artificial womb kept lamb fetuses alive for weeks

Science is so cool. Researchers at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia created an artificial womb they hope to someday use for extremely premature human infants. The researchers created a bag-like container, filled with […]

Breast reconstruction education bill passes

A bill aimed at ensuring breast cancer survivors know their reconstruction rights is on its way to Gov. Jay Inslee’s desk. The bill, Senate Bill 5481, was unanimously passed by the […]

Diabetes diagnoses on the rise among kids, teens

The number of youth diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes increased nearly 5 percent per year over a decade. The SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth study looked at the rate of new […]

Vancouver-Portland metro area’s dirty air days

People in the Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro metro area had 57 dirty air days in 2015. The nonprofit Environment Washington Research & Policy Center issued a report – “Our Health at Risk: Why Are […]

Report breaks down costs of cancer by insurance types

Patient costs for cancer care range from nearly $6,000 per year to more than $10,000 depending on where the patient receives health coverage, according to a new report. The American Cancer […]

Maternal pertussis vaccine reduces risk for newborns by 91 percent

The risk of an infant contracting pertussis was reduced by about 91 percent when the mother received a booster shot during pregnancy, a new study found. The Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study […]

Poll: Trump, Republicans own Obamacare now

Love it or hate it, President Trump and Republicans now own Obamacare, a new poll found. The latest Kaiser Family Foundation monthly tracking poll found that 61 percent of people believe […]

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