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  • First Edition: August 24, 2016
  • Hidden Stroke Victims: The Young
    Jamie Hancock, 38, at her house in Rocklin, Calif., in June 2016. Six years ago, Hancock suffered a stroke caused by a tear in her artery. (Heidi de Marco/KHN) ROCKLIN, Calif. — The headaches were excruciating and wouldn’t go away. Her doctor said they were migraines. Then, one morning a few weeks...
  • California Court Helps Kids By Healing Parents’ Addictions
    At 10 a.m. on a recent Wednesday, a line of parents pushing strollers filed into a conference room at the Sacramento County Courthouse. They sat at rows of narrow plastic tables, shushing their babies and gazing up at a man in a black robe. Hearing Officer Jim Teal sounded his gavel. “This...
  • As The For-Profit World Moves Into An Elder Care Program, Some Worry
    PACE, a program to help keep older people out of nursing homes, allows Vivian Malveaux, 81, to live at home in Denver. InnovAge, which runs her program, converted to a for-profit company last year. (Nick Cote for The New York Times and KHN) DENVER — Inside a senior center here, nestled...
  • Government-Protected ‘Monopolies’ Drive Drug Prices Higher, Study Says
    The “most important factor” that drives prescription drug prices higher in the United States than anywhere else in the world is the existence of government-protected “monopoly” rights for drug manufacturers, researchers at Harvard Medical School report today. The researchers reviewed thousands of studies published from January 2005 through July 2016 in...

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