Kaiser Health News

Health Insurance

How genetic tests muddy your odds of getting a long-term-care policy

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Health News

How soon is soon enough to learn you have Alzheimer’s?

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Health News

Out-of-pocket costs put HIV prevention drug out of reach for many at risk

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Health News

Under pressure, California lawmakers ban soda taxes for 12 years

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Mental Health

When erratic teenage behavior means something more

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Health Stories

Domestic violence’s overlooked damage: concussion and brain injury

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Health Stories

When is insurance not really insurance? When you need pricey dental care

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Addiction

Opioid overdoses are rising faster among Latinos than whites or blacks. Why?

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Senior Health

Living apart together: a new option for older adults

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Health News

Hoping to see your doctor via telemedicine? Here’s a quick guide

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Addiction

For the babies of the opioid crisis, the best care may be mom's recovery

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Illness

As proton centers struggle, a sign of a health care bubble?

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Mental Health

Tax-funded mental health programs not always easy to find

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Diseases

‘Rapid autopsy’ programs seek clues to cancer within hours of death

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Diseases

Hospitals lure diabetes patients with self-care courses, but costs can weigh heavily

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Public Health

In a Puerto Rican mountain town, hope ebbs and health suffers

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Patient Care

Barbara Bush’s end-of-life decision stirs debate over ‘comfort care’

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Diseases

‘Scary’ lung disease now afflicts more women than men in U.S.

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Memory

What we know and don’t know about memory loss after surgery

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Senior Health

Is there such a thing as normal aging?

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Pharma

How a drugmaker turned the abortion pill into a rare-disease profit machine

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Health Insurance

Medicare Advantage plans cleared to go beyond medical coverage — even groceries

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Senior Health

Older Americans are hooked on vitamins despite scarce evidence they work

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Hospitals

‘Nightmare bacteria’ stalk U.S. hospitals

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Patient Safety

Patient advocacy groups take in millions from drugmakers. Is there a payback?

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Addiction

Staying alive: How to fight an opioid addiction

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Dementia

‘Aggressive’ new advance directive would let dementia patients refuse food

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Opioids

Omissions on death certificates lead to undercounting of opioid overdoses

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Health Care

Women in medicine shout #MeToo about sexual harassment at work

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Public Health

Are there risks from secondhand marijuana smoke? Early science says yes

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Health Care

Medicaid is rural America’s financial midwife

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Medical Condition

Of ‘miracles’ and money: why hemophilia drugs are so expensive

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Patient Care

From the ER to inpatient care — at home

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Machine Learning

The training of Dr. Robot: Data wave hits medical care

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Senior Health

Changing the way we look at dementia

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Postpartum Depression

Nurse calls cops after new mom seeks help for depression. Right call?

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Drug Prices

As states target high drug prices, pharma targets state lawmakers

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Pregnancy

As marijuana laws relax, doctors say pregnant women shouldn’t partake

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Addiction

What’s next for ‘safe injection’ sites in Philadelphia?

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Diseases

States face costly conundrum: how to treat inmates with hepatitis C

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Senior Health

Home care agencies often wrongly deny Medicare help to the chronically ill

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Women's Health

When you need a breast screening, should you get a 3-D mammogram?

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Opioids

Hospital honchos hone new message in wake of opioid epidemic: expect pain

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Senior Health

For elder health, trips to the ER are often a tipping point

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Marijuana

High praise: Pot churches proliferate as states ease access to marijuana

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Illnesses

Obscure vomiting illness linked to long-term pot use