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New Orleans is in desperate need of a new Planned Parenthood clinic. The current one is housed in a small, converted one-story house that only has two exam rooms and operates at mass capacity. The need for better facilities is great, because Louisiana...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report Thursday showing that opioid painkiller prescription use is really high among women. Analyzing health insurance data claims, researchers found that an average of 39 percent of the women...
From: Slate | By: Amanda Marcotte | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Changes to the predicted price tag for coverage under the Affordable Care Act resulted from many factors, including a general “slowdown in the growth of health care costs.”...
From: New York Times | By: ROBERT PEAR | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Click here to receive Mediabistro’s Morning Media Newsfeed via email. Sports Illustrated Lays Off All Remaining Staff Photographers (FishbowlNY) This is the kind of news the National Press Photographers Association wishes it never had to report. But...
From: Media Bistro | By: Christine Zosche | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The administration wants to tie more of Medicare's spending on health care to quality and to encourage doctors and hospitals to be more frugal in their spending.
From: NPR | By: Jordan Rau | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The administration wants to save billions by overhauling Medicare's payment incentives. The evidence shows how hard this is to do.
From: Reason | By: Peter Suderman | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Today in the United States, heart disease is the number one killer among its people. Considered the primary cause of death due to obesity, about 600,000 people die from heart disease-related illnesses every single year. The Inquisitr understands just...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Jan Omega | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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What began as a Time magazine report on the nation’s broken health care system became Steven Brill’s comprehensive chronicle of the politicking behind the Affordable Care Act....
From: New York Times | By: ABIGAIL ZUGER, M.D. | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Secretary Kerry Shakes Hands With hard-nosed Saudi Interior Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Nayef in February 2014. Bin Nayef is now deputy crown prince, third in line to the throne of the kingdom. Marcy Wheeler (emptywheel) discusses the Saudi succession....
From: Daily Kos | By: Meteor Blades | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The price system works. Our health care system does not.
From: Reason | By: A. Barton Hinkle | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Among the many maddening things about the American health care market, writes A. Barton Hinkle, few are so exasperating as its baroque and opaque pricing. The typical hospital bill makes the untranslatable Voynich manuscript seem like a child’s grade-school...
From: Reason | By: Reason.com | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The benefits outweigh the costs.
From: Harvard Business School Publishing | By: Chris Van Gorder | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The Economist's Intelligence Unit has released a ranking of the safest major cities in the world, and Tokyo comes out on top. The capital of Japan is followed by the sovereign city-state of Singapore and Osaka in Japan. The Economist's Safe Index 2015 doesn't...
From: Business Insider | By: Natasha Bertrand and Erin Fuchs | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Anti-choice lawmakers in Iowa, after a relatively quiet year in 2014, appear to be preparing for an active 2015 legislative session. Image: Shutterstock The post Iowa’s Wide-Ranging Anti-Choice Bills Include Telemedicine Abortion Ban appeared first...
From: RH Reality Check | By: Teddy Wilson | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Two-term party leader is the last of the four who ran in the 2012 Alberta election to step down from their partiesThe post Alberta Liberal Leader Raj Sherman resigns appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Monday, January 26, 2015
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He’s been free for nearly two years after posting an astonishing $10 million bond. But most of the patients who ended up at Ed Novak’s West Side hospital weren’t so fortunate. Poor, elderly and vulnerable, many found themselves driven by ambulance...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Kim Janssen | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Healthcare.gov has been plagued with allegations of data insecurity that began before it even went live. Now the Associated Press has found that personal data, like age, marital status, zip code, and parental status is being sent out to third party services,...
From: Inside Facebook | By: Kimberlee Morrison | Monday, January 26, 2015
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I do not like Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. I don’t like it because it’s made up, yet people treat it as a universal law. But it’s an invention. It’s an interesting invention sure, but we’ve taken it to be definitive, which is bunk. Maslow...
From: Scott Berkun | By: Scott | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The whole notion about pensions belonging to pensioners just died screaming today as the Supremes got a hold of it and took it out back to Roberts Court the hell out of it. The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a chemical company may be able to cut...
From: Balloon Juice | By: Zandar | Monday, January 26, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected...
From: Reuters | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The owner of Massachusetts General and Brigham and Women's hospitals has gotten negative reviews from two credit agencies, potentially costing the state's largest healthcare system more as it issues and refinances debt. In a credit report released this...
From: Mass High Tech | By: Jessica Bartlett | Monday, January 26, 2015
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday sided with a company that amended a collective bargaining agreement to force retirees to pay toward healthcare costs, throwing out a lower-court ruling that favored the former employees who objected...
From: Free Republic | By: news.yahoo.com | Monday, January 26, 2015
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LiveVox Inc., a leading provider of cloud contact center solutions for enterprise operations, has helped AR Logix better service their clients with some of the most robust cloud-enabled revenue cycle solutions.
From: Inside ARM | By: insideARM.com | Monday, January 26, 2015
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[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Monday in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett [docket] on collective bargaining agreements for retirement healthcare benefits. The case was brought by retired employees of an M&G...
From: Jurist | By: Addison Morris | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Despite what you might have heard, there is a big difference between a presidential campaign and a reality show....
From: Time | By: Michael Scherer | Monday, January 26, 2015
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The MQ9 Reaper - now used by the United States 24/7 over Pakistan, Afghanistan and elsewhere - makes killing too easy. Despite the propaganda in mainstream media, drones are not deployed in a "war on terror." Weaponized drones are terror.An MQ-9 Reaper...
From: Truthout | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Cambridge, Massachusetts-based healthcare firm Iora Health has raised $28 million in Series C funding. The investors included Foundation Medical Partners, Rice Management Company, GE Ventures, Khosla Ventures, .406 Ventures, Fidelity Biosciences and...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Monday, January 26, 2015
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In today's On the News segment: In the election cycles since the Citizens United ruling, we've seen "a tidal wave of dark money"; school districts all around our country are doing more to make sure kids aren't going hungry; most lawmakers refuse to fight...
From: Truthout | Monday, January 26, 2015
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While exercise is great for increased energy, core strength, and of course, looking better naked (and subsequently, your sex life), going HAM during SoulCycle class could negatively affect your ability to get pregnant. More »If You Want An Excuse To...
From: BlissTree | By: Erin Kelly | Monday, January 26, 2015
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.NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Here are 10 things you should know for Monday, Jan. 26: 1. -- U.S. stock futures were lower and European stocks traded mixed after Greece's anti-austerity Syriza party swept to victory in elections over the weekend. Syriza...
From: TheStreet | By: Joseph Woelfel | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Heart disease, obesity and diabetes have become epidemics in America. The drag on the American health industry and the overall economy will not, therefore improve....
From: 24-7 Wall Street | By: Douglas A. | Monday, January 26, 2015
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Employers want healthy employees, but investing in initiatives is expensive, while health care keeps going up. Enter personalized care.When workplace health initiatives first became popularized in the 1970s, they typically involved company-wide meetings...
From: Fast Company | By: Jared Lindzon | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Trivitron Healthcare, the largest Medical Technology Company from India, has entered into a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA) with IMD Generators – Italy at this year’s edition of Arab Health, the world’s largest Medical Technology fair, which opened...
From: AME Info | By: Rana Mesbah | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The NDP leader is to announce the latest proposals today in a speech to the Economic Club of CanadaThe post Mulcair unveils tax relief platform for small biz, manufacturers appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Canadian Press | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The medical device industry hopes a GOP Congress will repeal what they say is a job-killing tax, but critics say companies exaggerate its impact....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Julie Appleby | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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With the growth of the hospice industry, consumers have a number of choices for end-of-life care. Here’s a primer to help be prepared....
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Caroline E. Mayer | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Lillian Palermo tried to prepare for the worst possibilities of aging. An insurance executive with a Ph.D. in psychology and a love of ballroom dancing, she arranged for her power of attorney and health care proxy to go to her husband, Dino, eight years...
From: Free Republic | By: NY Times | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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If I wrote an op-ed that said my ideology created policy preferences that might lead to the execution of the rich but, hey, we have to make trade-offs, I would not only not get that op-ed published, but I’d probably be reported to the FBI. If I wrote...
From: Lawyers Guns and Money | By: Erik Loomis | Sunday, January 25, 2015
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Crossover Health, which provides on-site health care for large employers, announced it has raised $15 million in funding from Norwest Venture Partners. As part of the investment, Norwest Partners Ryan Harris and Casper de Clercq are joining the board....
From: PE Hub | By: Alastair Goldfisher | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The GCC’s healthcare market has experienced stable growth in the past years, driven by a growing ageing demographic and increased healthcare expenditure per capita. The rising demand of healthcare services paired with restricted supply of healthcare...
From: AME Info | By: Rana Mesbah | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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At this year’s Arab Health, Siemens Healthcare showcases new offerings across its entire imaging and therapy portfolio – from a digital mobile X-ray system with interchangeable detectors to a new 1.5-tesla MRI scanner with reduced operating costs....
From: AME Info | By: Nadeen El Ajou | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Tawam Hospital, in affiliation with Johns Hopkins Medicine and part of the SEHA healthcare system, has been recognized by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP) for having a high number of technologists in all of SEHA’s laboratories in...
From: AME Info | By: Nadeen El Ajou | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced new regulations to include transgender health care services under New York State’s Medicaid program. The proposed regulations provide treatment for hormone therapy and gender reassignment surgery.... New York...
From: Free Republic | By: Governor's Press Office | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The government has reached 50 thousand Roma families with the fostered workers program where the head of family, typically between 35-40 years of age, has never had a job, the Minister of Human Resources, Zoltán Balog told vs.hu, adding that “this...
From: Budapest Business Journal | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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A RALLY in healthcare and consumer stocks has lifted the sharemarket to a three-month high, offsetting continued weakness in mining and oil stocks....
From: The Australian | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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The share market is higher as gains in the healthcare and financial sectors offset weakness among oil and gas producers and miners.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Gains among the big four banks, Telstra and healthcare companies offset a slide in the resources sector to push the Australian sharemarket higher on Tuesday.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go… 1. Penalizing employees who don’t participate in wellness programs My company plans to penalize employees who do not take care of themselves by denying them the privilege of purchasing low-cost...
From: Ask a Manager | By: Ask a Manager | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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If you've been told by your doctor that antidepressants and antipsychotics take weeks to work, you've been told a myth, and your health care provider clearly either hasn't looked at the actual data for these drugs, or doesn't believe the data.Alex J....
From: Assert True | By: Kas Thomas | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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Zebra Technologies, the market leader in marking and printing technologies, is presenting its extensive range of solutions – including new mobile printer models – designed specifically for the healthcare sector, at Arab Health 2015. The company is...
From: AME Info | By: Rana Mesbah | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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