Liz Szabo

Liz Szabo


Senior correspondent at Kaiser Health News. I write enterprise stories about acute care -- ie, cancer, heart disease, etc. -- especially related to aging.

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Seattle Children's Hospital closing 10 operating rooms after mold kills six

Childhood disease outbreaks trigger laws to limit vaccine exemptions

The Startlingly High Cost Of The ‘Free’ Flu Shot via @khnews 

Birding alert: Took a lovely walk today with Max the dog to the duck pond near the WWII memorial. Saw buffleheads, wigeons, northern shovelers and scaups.

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Food and Drug Administration Delays Plan to Lower Nicotine Levels in Traditional Cigarettes

FDA still allowing secret reports on medical devices

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This is terrifying: Nearly four in 10 Americans believe cancer can be cured solely through alternative therapies, despite evidence that patients who use alternative therapies instead of standard cancer treatments have much higher mortality rates.

Terrible news for our industry and for our society. The Indianapolis Star is being cut again. Without that paper, Larry Nassar would still be molesting gymnasts. Local newspaper matter.

Thanks to the polio vaccine, the U.S. has been polio-free for 40 years. So people may not remember the rooms filled with iron lungs, which kept polio patients alive, at least for a while, when the virus paralyzed their breathing muscles.

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Here's what happened after the measles vaccine came out. The disease nearly disappeared in the U.S.

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"The most dangerous aspect of giving your child vaccines is driving to the office to get them." #risk  #perspective 

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Judge ordered mentally ill man to go to psych hospital 3x. Instead, he died in jail. He'd stolen $5 worth of snacks.

"Every suicide has 11 victims: the person who dies & the 10 people whose lives will never be the same." #robinwiliams 

Meet the man who sold America on vitamin D. He's taken hundreds of thousands of dollars from pharma, lab companies and the indoor tanning industry. A investigation for the .

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22% of the Washington, D.C. population is foreign-borne. Will they all be on strike tomorrow?

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