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A Safety-Net Medical Center Wrestles With Specter of ‘Repeal’

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February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am

SAN MATEO — Little surprises Lynda Sutherland, who has been a licensed vocational nurse for 35 years at San Mateo Medical Center. But in the past few years, Sutherland said, she’s been surprised by w...

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Support For Health Law Grows, Leaving Republicans In A Bind

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February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Republican members of Congress are at home this week, with many of them getting an earful from anxious constituents about their plans to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. A poll out Frida...

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Threat Of Obamacare Repeal Leaves Community Health Centers In Limbo

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February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am | Treating people for free or for very little money has been the role of community health centers across the U.S. for decades. In 2015, 1 in 12 Americans sought care at one of these clinics; nearly 6 i...

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Sprint To Find Zika Vaccine Could Hinge On Summer Outbreaks

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February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | As warmer temperatures herald the arrival of pesky mosquitoes, researchers are feverishly working on several promising vaccines against Zika, a virus notorious for infecting humans through this insec...

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The U.S. is Poised to Set a Record-Setting Record

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February 23, 2017 at 7:23 am | California's biblical deluge has occupied many a meteorologists’ mind this February. But another notable story is unfolding across the eastern U.S. Unseasonable warmth has kickstarted spring up t...

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Senate Mulls ‘Kill Switch’ for Obama Methane Rule

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February 23, 2017 at 5:13 am | The U.S. Senate is expected to vote soon on whether to use the Congressional Review Act to kill an Obama administration climate regulation that cuts methane emissions from oil and gas wells on federa...

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KHN On Call: When Is ACA Repeal For Real?

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February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | “KHN On Call” is a new regular feature, a product of our ongoing partnership with NPR. Each week, Julie Rovner, KHN’s chief Washington correspondent, will answer a few audience questions about the new...

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Geriatricians Can Help Aging Patients Navigate Multiple Ailments

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February 23, 2017 at 5:00 am | For months, Teresa Christensen’s 87-year-old mother, Genevieve, complained of pain from a nasty sore on her right foot. She stopped going to church. She couldn’t sleep at night. Eventually, she stopp...

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Popular Charity Heart Screenings For Teens May Cause More Problems Than They Solve

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February 22, 2017 at 2:10 pm | Dozens of not-for-profit organizations have formed in the past decade to promote free or low-cost heart screenings for teens. These groups often claim such tests save lives by finding abnormalities t...

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