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Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance

Survey: Nearly 9 in 10 U.S. adults now have health insurance
Navigator John Jones explains the many options to a client seeking help buying health insurance at the Family Guidance Center in Springfield, Ill.
Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday. As recently as 2013, slightly more than 8 out of 10 had coverage.

Average nursing home bill hits $91,000 as elder care costs soar

Average nursing home bill hits $91,000 as elder care costs soar
Tina Reese leads a word game for residents at a nursing home in Lancaster, Pa.
The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.

Sarcoidosis. Ever heard of it?

Sarcoidosis is not always easy to diagnose, as its easily mistaken for bronchitis or asthma

Sneezing and wheezing!

Sneezing and wheezing!

 Asthma and allergies go together like peanut butter and jelly, but nearly as appetizing

Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year

Study: Breast cancer overtreatment costs U.S. $4 billion a year
Sharpening a medical debate about the costs and benefits of cancer screening, a new report estimates that the U.S. spends $4 billion a year on unnecessary medical costs due to mammograms that generate false alarms, and on treatment of certain breast tumors unlikely to cause problems.

Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law

Tax refunds for many take hit or get bump from health law
FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2014 file photo shows health care tax forms 8962 and1095-A, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
As the April 15 tax deadline nears, people who got help paying for health insurance under President Barack Obama's law are seeing the direct effect on their refunds - hundreds of dollars, for better or worse.

Oh! My head...

Wondering WHY you've got that nasty headache? Dr. Linda Petter has some suggestions for you.

UW applies for permission to perform face transplants

UW applies for permission to perform face transplants
Local doctors could soon offer a surgery that is both rare and remarkable. The University of Washington Medical Center applied for permission to perform face transplants. The surgery has only been done nine times in the U.S., but when it's needed, it can be life changing.

CDC: Uninsured drop by 11 million since Obamacare

CDC: Uninsured drop by 11 million since Obamacare
In this March 23, 2010, file photo, President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington.
The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

World's top chefs say eat small fish to make big difference

World's top chefs say eat small fish to make big difference
FILE - In this Sunday, Nov 20, 2011 file photo, a child looks over a day's catch of sardines at the Hout Bay Harbour near Cape Town, South Africa. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam)

Want to make a big impact on the health of our oceans? Think small, top chefs say. As in anchovies and sardines.

UK, drugmakers establish $100 million Alzheimer's fund

UK, drugmakers establish $100 million Alzheimer's fund
Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.