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Boys Rescued in Thailand Being Treated at Hospital

by Matt Gutman, Mark Osborne, Morgan Winsor / July 11, 2018

The first video has emerged showing some of the 12 boys receiving treatment in a hospital after surviving more than two weeks inside a partly flooded cave in northern Thailand. The footage, released by Thai officials Wednesday, shows eight of the boys sitting up in their hospital beds, clad in hospital gowns and face masks. […]

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Trump Blasts Pfizer for Price Hikes

by Eric Sagonowsky / July 11, 2018

President Donald Trump is trying to shame the largest U.S. drugmaker for hiking prices after he earlier said industry players were planning “massive” price reductions. He said Pfizer and others “should be ashamed that they have raised drug prices for no reason” while suggesting some unspecified retaliation. A Pfizer spokesperson said the company markets more than 400 […]

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Neighborhood May Determine Breast Cancer Outcomes

by Darcel Rockett / July 11, 2018

In 2008, South Shore resident Cheryl King found a lump in her right breast. When she told a health professional at a South Side facility, he dismissed it, saying many African-Americans have lumps in their breasts. In the three months it took to get appointments and tests with other professionals to verify it was cancer, […]

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Trump Reversal on Race in Admissions Raises Concerns about Diversity Among Physicians

by Tina Reed / July 09, 2018

The Association of American Medical Colleges is raising concerns that the Trump administration’s recent rescission of guidance of consideration of race in university admissions might threaten efforts to improve diversity at medical schools. Earlier this week, the administration announced it would no longer support guidance created under the Obama administration encouraging schools to take a student’s […]

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Nurse Charged in Patient’s Death after a Fall

/ May 16, 2018

A nurse was charged Thursday in the death of the father of President Trump’s former national security advisor after authorities said she failed to give him a series of neurological exams after his fall at a Philadelphia senior care facility. Christann Shyvin Gainey, 30, was charged with involuntary manslaughter, neglect and records tampering in the […]

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Trump Choice for Family Planning Offers Odd Views

by Susan Rinkunas / July 11, 2018

The Trump administration’s pick to run the federal family planning program known as Title X compared abortion to slavery and the Holocaust, according to a memo shared exclusively with Tonic by Washington Senator Patty Murray. The memo outlines the ways in which Diane Foley, a political appointee with extreme and medically inaccurate views on women’s health, could reshape the nation’s […]


Kavanaugh & Health Care

by Arielle Kane

President Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to fill the seat on the Supreme Court vacated by Justice Anthony Kennedy have left many to wonder: What will replacing an often swing vote with a more conservative one mean for health care? There are many pending cases in lower courts that, if they make it a […]

An Alzheimer’s Patient’s Advice

by Dick Goodson

About a year ago, the Register published an essay I wrote about having Alzheimer’s or as I call it, ALZ. One thing to remember is Alzheimer’s has become a generic term covering many forms of dementia. I have seen three neurologists, at Mayo Clinic and in Des Moines, and have come away somewhat confused as different neurologists […]