Monday, June 26, 2017

Unauthorized and Sick, Some Immigrants Steer Clear of Medical Care


By JAN HOFFMAN from NYT Health Unauthorized and Sick, Some Immigrants Steer Clear of Medical Care
Around the country, clinics that serve immigrants report seeing fewer patients since the Trump administration issued broad deportation orders. Read more article at hafana

Nearly Half of Teens Have Had Sex by Age 19, Survey Finds


By NICHOLAS BAKALAR from NYT Health Nearly Half of Teens Have Had Sex by Age 19, Survey Finds
Sexual activity declined among adolescents in the 1990s, and rates have remained low. Still, teenagers in the United States are more likely to become pregnant than those in other western countries. Read more article at hafana

The Lab Says It’s Cancer. But Sometimes the Lab Is Wrong.


By GINA KOLATA from NYT Health The Lab Says It’s Cancer. But Sometimes the Lab Is Wrong.
Thousands of patients may receive incorrect cancer diagnoses each year because of biopsy mix-ups. New technology can help prevent the mistakes — if pathologists adopt it. Read more article at hafana

U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children


By DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. from NYT Health U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children
The President’s Malaria Initiative, started in 2005, has saved 1.7 million children in Africa for only $500 million a year, a new study finds. Read more article at hafana

The Solution for Skin Ailments Could Be Right Under Your Nose


By FERRIS JABR from NYT Health The Solution for Skin Ailments Could Be Right Under Your Nose
While bacteria has long been associated with disorders like acne and eczema, scientists are now fighting back with friendly members of the skin’s microbiome. Read more article at hafana

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes


By JORDAN RAU from NYT Health Cuts to Medicaid May Limit Access to Nursing Homes
Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bills, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes. Cutbacks to the program may limit their care. Read more article at hafana

At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class


By JORDAN RAU from NYT Health At Nursing Homes, Medicaid Cuts Would Reach Even the Upper Middle Class
Medicaid, targeted by Republicans’ health care bill, pays for most of the 1.4 million elderly people in nursing homes, some of whom do not know they are on it. Read more article at hafana