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Death By 1,000 Clicks: Where Electronic Health Records Went Wrong

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March 18, 2019 at 8:50 am

The pain radiated from the top of Annette Monachelli’s head, and it got worse when she changed positions. It didn’t feel like her usual migraine. The 47-year-old Vermont attorney turned innkeeper vis...

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New guidelines: Healthy lifestyle, managing risks are key to preventing heart attack, stroke

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March 17, 2019 at 9:37 am | Living a healthy lifestyle by getting plenty of exercise and eating a nutritious diet are the keys to preventing heart disease, according to new guidelines released Sunday. The guidelines from th...

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ The Karma Of Cutting Medicare

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March 15, 2019 at 10:07 am | Like those of his recent predecessors, President Donald Trump’s proposed budget for the fiscal year that starts in October will not be adopted by Congress. Still, a presidential budget plan is an imp...

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Nursing Home Fines Drop As Trump Administration Heeds Industry Complaints

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March 15, 2019 at 10:50 am | The Trump administration’s decision to alter the way it punishes nursing homes has resulted in lower fines against many facilities found to have endangered or injured residents. The average fine ...

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Overweight kids at higher risk for blood clots as adults

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March 15, 2019 at 9:09 am | Overweight children may be more likely than normal-weight children to develop life-threatening blood clots as adults, a new Danish study suggests. The good news is, getting to a healthy weight by age...

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Broker Websites Expand Health Plan Shopping Options While Glossing Over Details

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March 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | Some websites consumers use to buy their own health insurance don’t provide full information on plan choices or Medicaid eligibility, and appear to encourage selection of less comprehensive coverage ...

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Students With Disabilities Call College Admissions Cheating ‘Big Slap In The Face’

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March 14, 2019 at 4:02 pm | For Savannah Treviño-Casias, this week’s news about the college admissions cheating scandal was galling, considering how much red tape the Arizona State University senior went through to get disabili...

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Judge Vows To Rule On Medicaid Work Requirements By End Of March

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March 14, 2019 at 2:56 pm | The federal judge who shot down a Medicaid work requirement plan last June remained deeply skeptical Thursday of the Trump administration’s renewed strategy to force enrollees to work. U.S. Distr...

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Two young moms bond over heart failure, transplant experiences

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March 14, 2019 at 9:34 am | Sarah Bradley's second pregnancy was uneventful until 30 weeks, when she found herself swollen, breathless and unusually fatigued. When her chest and left side also began to hurt a few weeks late...

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