Health

Tips for caring for family members caring for someone with dementia

Jul 13th, 2017 | By

Someone in the United States develops dementia every 66 seconds. The diagnosis is devastating for those who have the disease and also imposes a crushing burden on their families. The decision on the best way to care for a loved one with dementia is dependent on many factors, particularly the stage of the illness and
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Baby boomers at high risk of hepatitis C

Jun 28th, 2017 | By

Health authorities are warning that viral hepatitis may affect thousands of baby boomers. Officials want to raise awareness the potentially deadly illness that can cause liver disease or cancer, and how to avoid it. “Cases of acute and chronic hepatitis C in Pierce County are on a dramatic rise,” said Kim Desmarais, Tacoma-Pierce County Health
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COMMENTARY: Overcharging older Americans won’t fix healthcare system

Jun 11th, 2017 | By

If you were to ask a typical Washingtonian how to fix healthcare in America, you can be sure he or she would not suggest that Washington, D.C. allow insurance companies to price people out of affordable coverage. Yet Congress is now considering the American Health Care Act — a bill that would do just that.
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Getting to the bottom of colonoscopies

May 3rd, 2017 | By
Getting to the bottom of colonoscopies

Colorectal cancer is the third-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in women in the United States and the second-leading cause in men, but it doesn’t need to be. In fact, it’s one of the few cancers that can be prevented by appropriate screening. “Colonoscopies are life-saving, preventive tests,” says Dr. Kevin Leung, a gastroenterologist with Digestive Health
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