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Health Jun 14How this mother keeps hope alive after Zika virus
Aryanna, who was born in late January, and the other infants are now at the center of efforts by U.S. officials to monitor the lasting effects of the devastating outbreak, even as another dangerous mosquito season begins.
Health Apr 05With GOP bill dead, Alaska gets creative to reduce health care costs
In Alaska, individual health insurance premiums here climbed almost 40 percent annually after the ACA went into effect, and high health care costs drove all but one provider out of the market in 2017.
Health Feb 15Doctors bill Medicare for end-of-life advice as ‘death panel’ fears reemerge
Federal program paid $16 million in first six months of 2016 to counsel 223,000 patients about treatment preferences in their last days.
Health Dec 16Think you’re too old to be an organ donor? Think again
Organ donations from senior citizens rarely happen. But older kidneys are an untapped resource and could help relieve the organ shortage, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Torino in northwest Italy.