If a flu pandemic hits Southwest Washington and the rest of the nation, one of the challenges to public health will be to quickly provide antivirals or vaccinations to the public. To prepare for any possible scenario that would require mass vaccinations, public health agencies in Clark, Cowlitz, Wahkiakum, and Skamania counties are conducting Operation TriPOD, an exercise that will test the agencies' abilities to simultaneously vaccinate large groups of people in multiple locations.
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Francis Gingras is ready to undergo a form of brain surgery with many benefits. There's no scalpel, no risk of hemorrhage, minimal chance of infection and a good likelihood of success.
Verenium Corporation announced the results of a study designed to sequence and analyze the genes found in microbes populating the hindgut of a Costa Rican termite.
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in stem cell research using adult skin cells that could end the use of live human embryos as research subjects.
Several studies examine various disparities in quality of care between people with limited-English proficiency and those who speak English.
Opinion pieces examine presidential candidate and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's national and state health care reform proposals.
Mitt Romney called for caps on noneconomic and punitive damages in medical malpractice lawsuits.
The yawning disparity in the effectiveness of health care between racial minorities and whites is a stubborn, deadly problem.
Bill Richardson discussed his proposal to expand health insurance to all U.S. residents.
The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday examined how, "as the cost of covering workers continues to escalate, employers and health plans are getting more aggressive" in efforts to recover medical expenses from accident victims who collect damages in civil injury lawsuits. According to the Journal, employers and health insurers maintain that the practice, called "subrogation," is necessary to ensure that "medical expenses aren't paid twice" and that, by "recovering those costs from someone who's been compensated elsewhere, ...
Wall Street Journal examined physicians' disclosure of business ties that might be considered conflicts of interest.
McGill researchers discover how Bicaudal-C protein controls RNA synthesis of other proteins.
New measures are being introduced to reduce the number of patients with healthcare associated infections entering hospitals.
Health Secretary Alan Johnson unveiled a package of measures to deliver more choice and faster treatment to patients.
Female athletes are more prone to eating disorders when they're involved in sports where there's pressure to have a certain body type, weigh a certain amount.
Tropical Traditions's main coconut oil product has new quality standards in place to set it apart from other coconut oils they sell. With a completely redesigned label, their Virgin Coconut Oil product is now called "Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil," containing the highest amounts of antioxidants.
The current public discussion of health care reform "feels the same" as the discussion in 1992 because there are "businesses complaining about health care costs and a worried middle class.
Community health clinics are a viable model for delivering health care in New Orleans post-Hurricane Katrina.
Latin American consulates in Washington have begun providing some health services, such as eye exams and medical tests.
Although African-Americans make up only 11 percent of the nursing home population, they tend to be cared for in homes that serve a much higher percentage of African-Americans residents.
University grants seek to address minority health disparities.
Summaries address recent developments related to medical malpractice in Arizona, Illinois states.
A 28 year-old Robinson Township woman has become the first patient to undergo liver transplantation surgery at Allegheny General Hospital.
Cogentus Pharmaceuticals is launching a global Phase III clinical program to evaluate the efficacy and safety of its novel combination antiplatelet therapy CGT-2168.
Consumers and P4P makes a unique connection between two of health care's burgeoning elements of value-based purchasing: health incentives that motivate behavior on both the supply and demand sides of the health care equation.
Recent discoveries about our genetic makeup have turned medicine, science and even our legal system into high-stakes players in a DNA lottery.
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