One Patient Dies Of Mold Infection That Forces Closure Of Seattle Children’s Hospital Operating Rooms

Five other patients also developed an Aspergillus infection. Aspergillus is a common mold tolerated by most people but poses a greater risk to those with weakened immune systems. Gaps in air filtration is believed to have been key in the presence of mold.

Five other patients also developed an Aspergillus infection. Aspergillus is a common mold tolerated by most people but poses a greater risk to those with weakened immune systems. Gaps in air filtration i…

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California Rolls Out Program On Background Checks For Ammunition Purchases, While Gun Advocates Stock Up, File Lawsuit

Background checks can help authorities discover guns that aren’t registered with the state, gun safety advocates say, adding that the program could have prevented last week’s fatal shooting of rookie Sacramento police officer Tara O’Sullivan.

Background checks can help authorities discover guns that aren’t registered with the state, gun safety advocates say, adding that the program could have prevented last week’s fatal shooting of rookie Sac…

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Fecal Parasite That Can Be Transmitted Via Swimming Pools On The Rise, CDC Warns

The parasite is a problem in pools because an infected swimmer can excrete the parasite at several orders of magnitude higher than the amount necessary to cause infection, officials warn. In other public health news: strokes, “shock therapy,” smiling, children’s care, hand dryers and hearing loss, infertility, body shape, and more.

The parasite is a problem in pools because an infected swimmer can excrete the parasite at several orders of magnitude higher than the amount necessary to cause infection, officials warn. In other public…

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Viewpoints: Talking About Ending Surprise Medical Bills Is the Easy Part; Lessons On The History Of Southern Women Taking Ill To Their Bed

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

Editorial writers weigh in on these health care topics and others.

Los Angeles Times:
Democrats And Republicans Both Want To End Surprise ER Bills. Good Luck With That&nbsp…

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FDA Ends Months-Long FOIA Battle Over Medical Device Failures, Says Putting Database Online ‘Satisfies’ KHN Request

The Food and Drug Administration responded Wednesday to a Freedom of Information Act request filed months ago, noting that the information sought by Kaiser Health News “is now posted online.”
KHN had filed a series of FOIA requests, beginning …

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Viewpoints: Health Care Needs To Be Top Focus Of Dems In 2020; Trump’s Plan For Transparency Is No Cure-All, But Can Help Lower Hospital Costs

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others.

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care issues and others.

USA Today:
2020 Democrats Must Focus On Health Care To Beat Trump
The firing pistol went off on t…

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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.

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Perspectives: Hurricane Maria Tragedy In Puerto Rico Is Trump’s Katrina; FEMA’s Role Is Only Supportive

Opinion writers focus on the government’s response to the devastating health situation in Puerto Rico.

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Watch: Beyond Puerto Rico’s Grim Statistics, Stories Of Lives And Deaths

KHN senior correspondent Sarah Varney reports from Puerto Rico in the aftermath of the devastating Sept. 20 hurricane.

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