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How Chaos at Chain Pharmacies Is Putting Patients at Risk – The New York Times

For Alyssa Watrous, the medication mix-up meant a pounding headache, nausea and dizziness. In September, Ms. Watrous, a 17-year-old from Connecticut, was about to take another asthma pill when she realized CVS had mistakenly given her blood pressure medication intended for someone else. Edward Walker, 38, landed in an emergency room, his eyes swollen and… Read More »

Daily on Healthcare, sponsored by SBEC: Democratic presidential candidates have now had the same ‘Medicare for all’ debate six times

Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what’s going on in Washington. SUBSCRIBE NOW: Just $ 1.00 an issue! TALK ABOUT DÉJÀ VU: If you stuck around for the third hour of last night’s Democratic debate when the topic… Read More »

Judge Blocks Trump’s Plan to Bar Immigrants Who Can’t Pay for Health Care – The New York Times

A federal judge on Saturday blocked the Trump administration from implementing a policy that would require immigrants to prove they have insurance or the financial resources for medical costs in order to obtain a visa. The ruling, by Judge Michael Simon of the Federal District Court in Portland, Ore., was the latest in a string… Read More »

The under-recognized power of preconception nutrition – Seattle Times

On Nutrition A few weeks ago, I wrote about how your grandparents’ diet and environment affects your health today. One important detail in this discussion is critical developmental windows — times during our growth and development when what we are exposed to has major influence. One such window is the 1,000 days from the moment… Read More »

Column: America’s healthcare system is failing because competition is disappearing – Los Angeles Times

The two major afflictions besetting the U.S. healthcare system are that its prices are too high, and that although big spending should give us better quality of care, it doesn’t. These two conditions arise from the same cause: American healthcare is becoming less competitive. Hospital chains are growing larger, and within some specialties, providers have… Read More »

‘I’ve never been lonely in my life. I was married three times .. and am open to dating’ – Maura (86)

Having grown up in Stillorgan in Dublin, Maura, 86, spent most of her life in the US, where she worked in IT. It was on a trip home that she fell in love with Clifden and decided that if she ever had the chance she would retire there. She describes the retirement village where she… Read More »