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A mother’s response to the health-care debate: Her 3-year-old son’s $231000 hospital bill – Florida Times-Union

Alison Chandra’s unborn son faced daunting odds of making it to his first birthday. And keeping him alive meant risky, expensive surgeries that their small family couldn’t afford. Still, Chandra admits, she felt a bit of shame as she walked into the welfare office. “I remember sitting across the desk from the woman in the […]

7 things to know about the human plague, symptoms and how to protect yourself – Atlanta Journal Constitution

And lastly, the 1860s “Modern Plague,” which also began in China, spread to port cities around the world by rats on steamships, according to the CDC. 7 things to know about the human plague, symptoms and how to protect yourself – Atlanta Journal Constitution

Get Tested. Know Your Current HIV Status. Don’t Be Like Me! – HuffPost

Although I thought my doctor was testing me for HIV every year when I went for my annual checkup, we both found out in 2005 that, for some reason, he had no record of a test for the previous two years. I was not expecting him to open his follow-up call, three weeks to the […]

Boston Children’s Hospital named best pediatric hospital for 5th year in row by US News and World Report – The Boston Globe

Boston’s Children’s Hospital was named the best pediatric hospital in the country by U.S. News and World Reportfor the fifth year in a row on Tuesday. “It is certainly an honor to be named the number one pediatric hospital in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. This continued recognition speaks to the dedication […]

1 Out Of 3 Dogs And Cats Are Overweight And Its Costing Us – Forbes

1 Out Of 3 Dogs And Cats Are Overweight And Its Costing Us – Forbes

These two may not necessarily be overweight…but aren’t they cute? (Photo: Shutterstock) They say over time you and your dog may start looking like each other, as the BBC reported. Well, at first glance, dogs and cats seem to be just mirroring the human obesity epidemic. Over the past decade, dogs and cats have been getting more […]

Amid health care debate, mother’s photo of Boston Children’s Hospital bill goes viral – Boston.com

As Senate Republicans work to pass a health care bill, Alison Chandra thought it would be “fitting” to shed light on the financial realities of her son’s care at Boston Children’s Hospital. It seems fitting that, with the #TrumpCare debate raging, I got this bill in the mail today from Ethan’s most recent open heart […]

How the Senate’s Health-Care Bill Threatens the Nation’s Health – The New Yorker

To understand how the Senate Republicans’ health-care bill would affect people’s actual health, the first thing you have to understand is that incremental care—regular, ongoing care as opposed to heroic, emergency care—is the greatest source of value in modern medicine. There is clear evidence that people who get sufficient incremental care enjoy better prevention, earlier […]

The Year of the Tick – Slate Magazine

To give you an idea of just how awesome permethrin is: When members of the German army wore permethrin-treated clothes in tick-infested areas in 2010 and 2011, a single tick bite was reported among the soldiers each year. By contrast, in 2009, when they weren’t wearing treated clothes, they had 262. (And the incidence of […]

More Health Problems Reported With Hair And Skin Care Products – NPR

Problems with hair care products are among the most common in the FDA’s database. RuslanDashinsky/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption RuslanDashinsky/Getty Images Problems with hair care products are among the most common in the FDA’s database. RuslanDashinsky/Getty Images We rub, pour, sprinkle and spray them all over our bodies, so you’d hope cosmetics would undergo […]

Secrets of breast-feeding from global moms in the know – Minnesota Public Radio News

Listen Story audio 6min 33sec In many ways, parenting newborns seems instinctual. We see a little baby, and we want to hold her. Snuggle and kiss her. Even just her smell seems magical. Many of us think breast-feeding is similar. “I had that idea before my first child was born,” says Brooke Scelza, an evolutionary […]

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