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6 Minnesota Children Contract ‘Polio-Like’ Disease

by Alex Lasker / October 10, 2018

Six Minnesota children under the age of 10 have been diagnosed with a rare disease described as “polio-like” since mid-September, according to state officials. The Minnesota Department of Health said it is investigating six cases of acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a serious condition that affects the spinal cord and nervous system and causes muscles to […]

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Healthcare Law Takes Center Stage in Midterms

by Mary Ellen McIntire / October 10, 2018

WASHINGTON—Missouri Democratic senator Claire McCaskill is taking an approach in her fight for re-election that would have been unthinkable in her race six years ago — she’s defending the health care law. The two-term, red-state senator has attacked her opponent, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, for joining a suit brought by conservative state officials seeking […]

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Therapy Dogs Carry Infection Risks, Hospital Finds

by Mike Stobbe / October 10, 2018

NEW YORK — Therapy dogs can bring more than joy and comfort to hospitalized kids. They can also bring stubborn germs. Doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore were suspicious that the dogs might pose an infection risk to patients with weakened immune systems. So they conducted some tests when Pippi, Poppy, Badger and Winnie […]

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Morehouse Med School Fights Cancer with Research

by Morehouse School of Medicine / October 08, 2018

Some of the highest cancer morbidity and mortality rates in United States exist in Georgia, according to American Cancer Society. Racial and ethnic cancer health disparities undermine our communities and our health care system. African Americans are more likely to suffer from cancer health inequities and get sicker, develop complications, and die from cancer, than […]

NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network Expands Current News

NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Network Expands

by NIH / September 24, 2018

Grants to improve and accelerate the diagnosis of rare and undiagnosed conditions were made to academic medical centers across the nation Monday. The new awards are part of the second phase of the National Institutes of Health’s Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN). The total investment planned for the UDN over the next four years will be […]

Immigrants’ Health Premiums Far Exceed Costs for Their Care Current News

Immigrants’ Health Premiums Far Exceed Costs for Their Care

/ October 10, 2018

President Donald Trump has repeatedly condemned U.S. immigration policy, arguing that many immigrants pose a threat to the nation and drain U.S. resources. But a study released Monday about health insurance challenges the president’s portrayal. The study in the journal Health Affairs found that immigrants covered by private health insurance and their employers contributed nearly […]


Safer Care

by Michael Wong

“A jury in the Essex County Superior Court in Lawrence, Massachusetts found that a Steward Health Care owned Holy Family Hospital nurse was negligent in her care of Helen Marie Bousquet on Monday, Sept. 17.” Helen Marie Bousquet tragically passed away after what has been described by her son, Brian Evans, singer and nominee for […]

Addressing Sickle Cell

by Danette Mitchell

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced in a recent press release the launch of a new “Cure Sickle Cell Initiative” to help accelerate cures for sickle cell disease. The goal of the Initiative is to advance the development of the latest gene- and cell-based therapies safely into clinical trials for sickle cell disease within […]