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Kidney patients are the most complex patients

A study published in JAMA Network Open shows nephrologists treat the most complex patients. As ERA-EDTA president Professor Carmine Zoccali explains, kidney patients are highly vulnerable and need special care, but nephrology is a neglected discipline in many European healthcare systems. According to the ERA-EDTA, it is time for better financial funding of nephrology as […]

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Not only seniors, but also young adults are often lonely

In every age of adults are frightening, often lonely, as a new study shows. Under moderate-to-severe loneliness in people aged in their late 20’s, mid-50, and the end of the 80 suffered accordingly. Loneliness occurs, according to a new study by the University of California more frequently than expected, 76 percent of respondents felt moderately […]

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Health insurance on demand? Some are betting on it

A startup is trying to shake up health insurance by letting customers buy some of their coverage only when they need it. Bind Benefits has designed insurance that gives patients coverage for most medical needs and then has them buy additional protection for planned procedures like knee surgery. Bind also pushes patients to think more […]

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Reusable respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care personnel

Half-facepiece reusable elastomeric respirators are an effective and viable option for protecting health care workers from exposure to airborne transmissible contaminants or infectious agents—for example, influenza virus—during day-to-day work or with a sudden or rapid influx of patients, such as during a public health emergency, says a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, […]

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Why So Many Women in Midlife Are at Risk of Opioid Addiction

“I had a 10-year run, stealing, conniving,” Jamie Lee Curtis revealed about her battle with opioid dependence. “No one knew. No one.” Now, everyone knows. And if the actor’s courageous confession to People tells us anything, it’s that a dangerous dependence on prescription pain pills can happen to anyone. In fact, women in midlife — even those who never dabbled in […]

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Questions about the romaine warning? Here are some answers

Avoid all romaine lettuce, but don’t worry about your turkey. With two food poisoning outbreaks making headlines before Thanksgiving, the messages about what’s safe to eat can be hard to keep straight. Here’s what you should know before you sit down for dinner. WHAT LETTUCE OUTBREAK? On Tuesday, U.S. health officials issued an unusually broad […]