Kaiser Health News

Patient Care

In Oregon, end-of-life wishes are just a click away

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Autism

Nowhere to go: Young people with severe autism languish In hospitals

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Children's Health

Open your mouth and say goo-goo: dentists treating ever-younger patients

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Transplants

This gift voucher might just get you a kidney

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Dementia

A rare dementia gene runs in the family, but he’s fine – so far

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Senior Health

The secret to chronic happiness as you age

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Health Care

Why one California county went surgery shopping

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Cancer

Writing your way through cancer

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Health Care Costs

Too few patients follow the adage: You better shop around

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Obesity

Obesity and depression are entwined, yet scientists don’t know why

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Heroin

A long and winding road: Kicking heroin in an opioid ‘treatment desert’

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Senior Health

Asthma, more deadly with age, takes heavy toll on older adults

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Medicaid

Counting on Medicaid to avoid life in a nursing home? That’s now up to Congress

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Surgery

Double-booked: When surgeons operate on two patients at once

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Drugs

DIY detox can be ‘Freddy Krueger’ scary — and usually fails

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Senior Health

Like hunger or thirst, loneliness in seniors can be eased

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Medications

Do best-selling drugs that calm stomachs damage kidneys? The answer’s unclear

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Health Insurance

Parents of sick children fear trap if states have say on ‘preexisting conditions’

Orthopedics

For knee pain, experts say don’t think about scoping it

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Opioids

Public restrooms become ground zero in the opioid epidemic

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Cancer

Urgent care sites cater to cancer patients, letting them check some worries at door

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Pharmaceuticals

Women fear drug they used to halt puberty led to health problems

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Health Insurance

In Pennsylvania, health insurance customers look to Trump to ease their burden

Hearing

Cheaper over-the-counter hearing aids could be on the way

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Vaccines

In search of a vaccine to vanquish the plague

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Life Insurance

Customers’ pot smoking may not be a deal breaker for life insurers

Patient Care

Hospital discharge: It’s one of the most dangerous periods for patients

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Opioids

Details on death certificates offer layers of clues to opioid epidemic

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HIV

People with HIV less likely to get cancer treatment

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Child Abuse

Cities begin to count the scars of childhood, and try to prevent new damage

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Genetics

Genetic counselors struggle to keep up with huge new demand

Cancer

Rise in oncologists working for hospitals spurs higher chemo costs: Study

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Health Care

Prices and health care quality: Many consumers don’t see a link

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Medical Records

Electronic records offer chance to ensure patients’ end-of-life plans aren’t lost in critical moments

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Diseases

More sickle cell patients survive, but care is hard to find for adults

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Hospitals

It’s not just doctors and nurses, patients need to wash their hands, too

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Mental Health Awareness

Saving Amanda: One family’s struggle to deal with a daughter’s mental illness

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Prevention experts, eye doctors disagree on vision tests for seniors

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Depression

Managing depression a challenge in primary care settings, study finds

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Medical Scopes

Lehigh Valley scope maker to pay hefty settlement for alleged kickbacks and bribery

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Violence Prevention

For CHOP and others, treating violence beyond the ER is good medicine and good business

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