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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

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November 16, 2018 at 11:47 am

[khn_slabs slabs="828733"] Welcome back to the Friday Breeze! Brace yourself, because with the midterms in the rear-view mirror (psshh, the 2018 elections are so five minutes ago), lawmakers, hopeful...

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For Wildfire Safety, Only Particular Masks Guard Against Toxic Particulate Matter

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November 15, 2018 at 5:00 am | SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Toby Lewsadder stepped outside an Ace Hardware store wearing a simple one-strap dust mask. He knew it wasn’t the right defense against the wildfire smoke lingering in the air, bu...

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Podcast: KHN’s ‘What The Health?’ Doctors, Guns And Lame Ducks

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November 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm | Election Day was Nov. 6, but results remain undetermined in some races at the state and federal levels. Nonetheless, it is already clear that the election could have major implications for health pol...

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Achilles tendon may be window into heart disease severity

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November 15, 2018 at 7:45 am | For people with coronary artery disease, the thickness of the Achilles tendon may be an indicator of the severity of their disease and how likely they are to have a heart attack, new research suggest...

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For caregivers of heart failure patients, challenges mount in rural areas

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November 15, 2018 at 7:49 am | Living in a rural area increases the difficulty of caring for someone with heart failure, according to new research. An estimated 6.5 million U.S. adults ages 20 and older have heart failure, a s...

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Two heart surgeries before his 1st birthday. Now he's 12 and healthy.

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November 14, 2018 at 9:05 am | Born weighing almost 10 pounds, Caden Konecny arrived pink and loud. His mom, Ashlea, loved everything about her first-born child, except his struggles to breastfeed. Perhaps she was doing someth...

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November 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the reason: Their partners have re-infected them. “While you tell peopl...

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An Underused Strategy For Surge In STDs: Treat Patients’ Partners Without A Doctor Visit

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November 13, 2018 at 5:00 am | If patients return to Dr. Crystal Bowe soon after taking medication for a sexually transmitted infection, she usually knows the reason: Their partners have re-infected them. “While you tell peopl...

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Coronary calcium test could help clarify heart disease risk – and control cholesterol

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November 13, 2018 at 8:33 am | When doctors are sorting out what to do about a patient's cholesterol, a key calculation is that patient's future risk for developing heart disease. But what if that risk is uncertain? New choles...

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