Kaiser Health News

Transplants

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This gift voucher might just get you a kidney

Dementia

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

Senior Health

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The secret to chronic happiness as you age

Health Care

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Why one California county went surgery shopping

Cancer

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Writing your way through cancer

Health Care Costs

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Too few patients follow the adage: You better shop around

Obesity

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

Heroin

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

Senior Health

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

Medicaid

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

Surgery

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

Drugs

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

Senior Health

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Like hunger or thirst, loneliness in seniors can be eased

Medications

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

Health Insurance

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

Opioids

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Public restrooms become ground zero in the opioid epidemic

Orthopedics

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

Cancer

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

Pharmaceuticals

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

Health Insurance

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

Hearing

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

Vaccines

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In search of a vaccine to vanquish the plague

Life Insurance

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

Patient Care

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

Opioids

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Details on death certificates offer layers of clues to opioid epidemic

HIV

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People with HIV less likely to get cancer treatment

Child Abuse

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

Genetics

Genetic counselors struggle to keep up with huge new demand

Cancer

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

Health Care

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

Medical Records

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

Diseases

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

Hospitals

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

Mental Health Awareness

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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

Depression

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Managing depression a challenge in primary care settings, study finds

Medical Scopes

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

Violence Prevention

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