WASHINGTON — Nearly 20 percent of U.S. consumers with credit records — 42.9 million people — have unpaid medical debts, according to a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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Aspirin is one of the oldest drugs out there. And yet researchers are still learning what it can — and cannot — do.
Two miniature horses trotted into a hospital.
If you’ve followed public health advice, you’re already vaccinated against influenza for the current season.
Uncircumcised men and the parents of newborn boys should be informed that the health benefits of circumcision are “dramatic” and the risks of the procedure are “low,” according to proposed guidelines developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As the morning school bell rings and students rush through crowded corridors, teenagers in one Portland classroom settle onto mats and meditation pillows. They fall silent after the teacher taps a Tibetan “singing bowl.”
Efforts to make hospital care safer have resulted in an estimated 50,000 fewer patients dying because of avoidable errors in the past three years, according to a new report by government and industry officials.
Many older people silently harbor a blood “pre-cancer” — a gene mutation acquired during their lifetime that could start them on the path to leukemia, lymphoma or other blood disease, scientists have discovered. It opens a new frontier on early detection and possibly someday preventing these cancers, which become more common with age.
Google is throwing its money, brain power and technology at the humble spoon.
WALLA WALLA — The American Red Cross has announced blood drives for early December in Walla Walla and Prescott.
Do you have a good gut feeling about apples? Your body may — and that could be important to your overall health.
WALLA WALLA — While statewide changes to prescribing practices for prescription pain relief in the past few years has helped lower overdose deaths, the quest for electronic sharing of information to ensure drug safety continues to need tweaking.
Sanctions against the state’s health-services agency for failing to provide competency evaluation and treatment to mentally ill defendants have reached almost $200,000, according to recently released documents.
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