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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

ACA's expansion of mental health care stresses system

A patient finds help with a therapist whose workload has doubled.

NEW YORK TIMES

How to understand c-section rates in Washington

KUOW reporters try to demystify why C-section rates are so much higher in certain hospitals. 

KUOW-FM

First U.S. Ebola patients have been released

Dr. Kent Brantly and missonary Nancy Writebol -- the first patients to be treated for Ebola on American soil -- were released from the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta yesterday. 

KUOW-FM

Sacramento hospital testing patient for Ebola

Officials say they doubt the patient, who had been in West Africa, has the disease. 

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

How Washington state helps Native Americans on health care

Cabinet Member Sylvia Burwell's visit to the Port Gamble S'Kallam Tribe illustrates what some states are getting right about the Affordable Care Act and what other states are getting wrong.

TRAHANT REPORTS

Robin Williams was suffering from Parkinson's

Experts say that depression can be an early sign of the disease. 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Court rules against holding psychiatric patients in emergency rooms

A lack of mental health treatment facilities has led to the practice. 

SEATTLE TIMES

Why we are obsessed about Ebola

Is it a way to escape issues that we could do something about if we didn't engage in zombie-like aversion of our attention?

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Relay for Life founder dies

Dr. Gordy Klatt, the Tacoma surgeon who founded Relay for Life, died on Sunday at the age of 71, after a battle with a heart condition and stomach cancer. Planners are working on raising funds for a monument honoring Klatt in Tacoma. 

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Almost any running extends your life

Even adults who run as little as five minutes per day at a pace of 10 minutes per mile had significantly longer lives than thos Americans who never run.

NEW YORK TIMES
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