Kaiser Permanente

Bill Gates made these 15 scarily accurate predictions in 1999

In 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled <i>Business @ the Speed of Thought</i>.<p>In the book, Gates made 15 bold predictions that at the time might have …

Bill Gates

GOP lacking votes to avoid shutdown - and using CHIP as bargaining tool

HHS is making a major move on conscience protections today, and — in a quiet, interesting move — Uber just added a health care and privacy lobbyist.<p>But first: Congress haggles over a deal to keep the government open, with funding scheduled to run out on Friday night.<p><b>GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN DRAWS CLOSER</b> …

Health Care

Hospital staff dumped a mentally ill patient in freezing weather wearing only a hospital gown

“Patient dumping” is a symptom of a broken healthcare system<p>On a night with temperatures dropping below freezing, hospital personnel at the University of Maryland Medical Center dumped a 22-year-old woman out onto the curbside, clad in nothing but a hospital gown. No shoes. No underwear.<p>Imamu …

Health Care

New Group of Doctors, Health Care Providers Joins Ramped-Up Opposition to California Single-Payer Proposal

The political battle lines over single-payer healthcare in California are growing starker, with an alliance of doctors, dentists, nurse practitioners …

Health Care

What Is Floating? Inside the Fitness Trend That Steph Curry and Joe Rogan Swear By

Celebrities love it. Trainers swear by it. But are sensory deprivation tanks actually legit?<p>Most athletes will do just about anything to step up their game and get better, bigger, faster, and stronger. But the latest performance and recovery trend that's sweeping the sports world doesn’t require …

Joe Rogan

So You Might Actually Not Be Allergic to Penicillin

Nearly 90 percent of patients who had ‘penicillin allergy’ listed on their medical charts were found to actually have no such allergy at all. How did …

Medicine

Breastfeeding for six months slashes type 2 diabetes risk by 47 per cent, study shows

Breastfeeding for six months or longer cuts the risk of developing type 2 diabetes nearly in half for women during their childbearing years, the longest ever study has shown.<p>Researchers in the US analysed data from women who enrolled in a heart health study more than 30 years ago, and whose …

Diabetes

Home Care Agencies Often Wrongly Deny Medicare Help To The Chronically Ill

Colin Campbell needs help dressing, bathing and moving between his bed and his wheelchair. He has a feeding tube because his partially paralyzed tongue makes swallowing "almost impossible," he says.<p>Campbell, 58, spends $4,000 a month on home health care services so he can continue to live in his …

Health Care

Saving America's Hospitals: Why Recent Megamergers Will Fail

<i>“Saving America’s Hospitals” is an ongoing series by</i> <i>Dr. Robert Pearl</i> <i>that examines the rising struggles of U.S. hospitals along with solutions for improving their performance.</i><p>In the early 1960s, President John F. Kennedy said, “The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining.” It was a …

Health Care

Former Cleveland Clinic doctor on leave due to sexual assault allegations reacts to similar accusations against "estranged" identical twin

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Dr. Ryan Williams, a former Cleveland Clinic doctor placed on administrative leave from his job at Ohio State University Wexner …

Cleveland

Will a 3-D breast cancer screening save your life?

When I went to the imaging center for my regular mammogram last year, the woman behind the desk asked me if I’d like to get a “3-D” mammogram instead …

Health Care

Breast-Feeding Tied to Reduced Risk of Diabetes

Breast-feeding may reduce a woman’s risk for Type 2 diabetes, a new study reports.<p>Researchers followed 1,238 women, average age 24 at the start, for up to 30 years. Each delivered at least one baby, and none had diabetes before the study began. The scientists collected data on health and lifestyle …

Diabetes

Breast-feeding for six months halves maternal diabetes risk

US longitudinal data finds long-term protection arises after just one pregnancy. Andrew Masterson reports.

Diabetes

Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable

Rebeca Gonzalez grew up eating artichokes from her grandmother's farm in the central Mexican state of Tlaxcala. But for years after emigrating to the U.S., she did not feed them to her own kids because the spiky, fibrous vegetables were too expensive on this side of the border.<p>When she prepared …

Poverty

Portland Police Chief Outlaw, along with hundreds of others, volunteers on MLK Day

Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw is just one of hundreds of Portlanders who spent their day volunteering in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. who …

Portland, OR

MLK Day Is Day Of Service For Many

<b>DENVER (CBS4) –</b> In addition to the marade held in Denver on Martin Luther King, Jr. day, hundreds of volunteers honored Dr. King by dedicating the …

Habitat for Humanity

With CHIP funds running low, doctors and parents scramble to cover kids’ needs

Dr. Mahendra Patel, a pediatric cancer doctor, has begun giving away medications to some of his patients, determined not to disrupt their treatments …

Health Care

Another Buyout Sign From Humana As Insurer Exits Trade Group

News this week that Humana would depart as a member of the nation’s powerful health insurance trade group is the latest cost-cutting move amid speculation the insurer is looking for a merger partner.<p>Humana is leaving America’s Health Insurance Plans, the lobby that includes Anthem, Centene, Cigna …

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