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[Savage Minds is pleased to publish this essay by L. Kaifa Roland who is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Kaifa is the author of Cuban Color in Tourism and La Lucha: An Ethnography of Racial Meaning (OUP,...
From: Savage Minds | By: Carole McGranahan | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Some black academics criticized President Obama for engaging in "respectability politics" when he did things like launch the My Brother's Keeper initiative. But when the President met with the young...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Nancy LeTourneau | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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""In it, he argues that the armed opposition has become hopelessly radicalized, while the Assad regime is nonsectarian in nature." “While the Syrian state was not the most attractive one even before the 2011 uprising, it also was not the worst regime...
From: The Angry Arab News Service | By: As'ad AbuKhalil | Friday, December 19, 2014
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In 2014, for every one step forward, we took two back.
From: The Kernel | By: S.E. Smith | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Healthcare leaders and experts in road safety are working together to promote safer roads for children through the second Transportation Health Research in Children of Qatar Workshop. Organized by Hamad Medical Corporation’s (HMC) Office of Corporate...
From: AME Info | By: Rana Mesbah | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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I am almost positive I have strep throat. I'm in the US for the holidays but I live in Canada and all my health insurance is based there. What are the easiest, cheapest options now? There is a slight chance this is just the worst sore throat I've ever...
From: Ask Metafilter | By: raeka | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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When to embrace the digital doc
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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**Karl Whelan**: [Thoughts on “Teaching Economics After the Crash”](https://medium.com/@WhelanKarl/thoughts-on-teaching-economics-after-the-crash-50fa61a40629): "This is a long post on the state of economics... >...and how it is taught to undergraduates....
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Deep learning talent is still in limited quantity, so don't be surprised if some of these startups get swept up before the end of next year....
From: VentureBeat | By: Jordan Novet | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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A major Chicago health care system has apologized to nearly 3,000 patients whose personal information was on an unencrypted laptop that was stolen in October.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Associated Press | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Baby boomer retirements hit Minnesota’s big players
From: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Sam Zell is the chairman of Equity Group Investments, the private investment firm he founded more than 40 years ago. EGI’s investment portfolio spans multiple continents and industries, including real estate, hospitality, energy, transportation, media...
From: The Real Deal | By: ChrisC | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Are my emotions making me ill?
From: Miller McCune | By: Manjula Martin | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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The debate over the sage grouse is a crucially important one for all kinds of people out West. If the federal government were to list the bird as endangered, development of ranches, mines, oil wells and wind farms would be halted on millions of acres...
From: Washington Post | By: Max Ehrenfreund | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Wednesday, the Washington, DC City Council unanimously passed a bill that will prohibit employer interference in the reproductive health decisions of their employees. The Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Amendment Act of 2014 was first introduced...
From: Ms. Magazine | By: Feminist Newswire | Friday, December 19, 2014
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With headlines screaming that Dr. Oz’s advice on his popular talk show is wrong, the woman who created the phenomenon known as the Dr. Oz Show, Oprah Winfrey, is determined to redeem her creation. This season, after finding himself being grilled in...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Joanne Eglash | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The six years since the financial crisis have demanded hard work and sacrifice on everyone’s part. But as a country, we have every right to be proud of what we’ve got to show for it. More jobs. More insured. A growing economy. Shrinking deficits....
From: Daily Kos | By: Susan Gardner | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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by Paul Kiel, ProPublica, and Chris Arnold, NPR, This story was co-published with NPR. On the eastern edge of St. Joseph, Missouri, lies the small city's only hospital, a landmark of brick and glass. Music from a player piano greets visitors at the main...
From: ProPublica | By: ProPublica | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Medical information, Social Security numbers and other private data of about 2,800 Northwestern Memorial Healthcare patients were on an employee’s laptop stolen in October, the hospital said Friday.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Art Golab | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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"It's not just about a post on Facebook or a blog entry or a series of supportive statements -- we're determined to engage on these issues over the long-haul."The post Why Supporting ‘Black Lives Matter’ Could Mean A New Chapter For Environmentalism...
From: Climate Progress | By: Katie Valentine | Friday, December 19, 2014
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From a former abortion clinic worker, Rayna Rapp, who is still pro-choice: Many minority women, even if they are not poor, cannot count on support for their pregnancies, and pregnancy related decision-making, from their healthcare providers. Frankie...
From: Free Republic | By: LIVE ACTION NEWS | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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We have a focus on wellness, prevention, chronic disease management, and finding ways to deliver health care in the most cost-effective setting...
From: Time | By: Jennifer So | Thursday, December 18, 2014
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President Barack Obama holds a press conference in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House. December 19, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) As 2014 winds down, President Obama stopped by the press briefing room in...
From: White House Blog | By: Tanya Somanader | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Conservative icon Ben Carson says Obamacare is illegal because it violates the general welfare clause of the Constitution. The likely GOP presidential candidate explained that the law helps some people while hurting others, so is therefore unconstitutional:...
From: Liberaland | By: Alan | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Even as it championed midwives in a recent op-ed, the New York Times editorial board unwittingly slipped into language that suggests midwifery care is a second-tier option—language that reflects broader public attitudes throughout the United States....
From: RH Reality Check | By: Avital Norman Nathman | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The township committee on Thursday approved an ordinance canceling a provision in the municipal code requiring an AmeriHealth HMO option be provided to employees.
From: Newark Star-Ledger | By: Jason Laday | South Jersey Times | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) has been named a winner of the 2014 NDNQI Award for Outstanding Nursing Quality by Press Ganey Associates, Inc., a leading healthcare performance improvement company which partners with more than 11,000 health care...
From: AME Info | By: Ishraq Al Tal | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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The new Bulgarian government has succeeded in reinstating the country has a predictable partner, Prime Minister Boyko Borisov has said.In a Saturday interview with Darik Radio he reminded of what he describes as "failures" of the previous elected cabinet,...
From: Novinite | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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I've been saying for a while now that Republicans could be in a jam if the U.S. Supreme Court announces a decision in June invalidating the insurance premium subsidies for...
From: Washington Monthly | By: Ed Kilgore | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Guest:We’ve already witnessed everything from skull and facial implants to low-cost prosthetics to replacement windpipes, but I expect the year ahead will be filled with fresh ideas for medical miracles, not to mention weapons....
From: VentureBeat | By: Zack Schildhorn, Lux Capital | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of CVS Health Corp. are up 0.32% to $95.82 after Suntrust Robinson Humphrey upgraded the pharmacy healthcare provider to "buy" from "neutral" with a price target of $110, following the company's analyst day presentation...
From: TheStreet | By: Sebastian Silva | Friday, December 19, 2014
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by Nicholas Bagley, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School. This piece first appeared at The Incidental Economist.Before the Supreme Court granted King v. Burwell, the Journal on Health Politics, Policy and Law invited me to write...
From: American Constitution Society Blog | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Goldman Sachs has named Mark A. Flaherty and Mark O. Winkelman to its board of directors. The appointments became effective December 18. Flaherty is retired from Wellington Management where he most recently served as vice chairman while Winkelman is...
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, December 19, 2014
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If you like your health care plan, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has a Christmas surprise for you! When will this new present arrive? December 25th. In an ongoing effort to keep Obamacare numbers elevated, CMS has embarked on the...
From: Free Republic | By: The Washington Times | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Guest:We have rebounded from the dark days of 2008 and 2009. SVB’s loan portfolio has tripled from $4 billion in 2009 to $12 billion this year. But from my vantage point, I see more rainbows and unicorns than bubbles....
From: VentureBeat | By: Greg Becker, Silicon Valley Bank | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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A West Palm Beach addiction treatment center is trading a nonprofit parent in Pennsylvania for a for-profit parent in Texas. Caron Treatment Centers said today that it’s selling Hanley Center in West Palm Beach and ......
From: Palm Beach Post | By: Jeff Ostrowski | Friday, December 19, 2014
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With only a few days left before Christmas, the stress of overspending, getting together with family, buying those perfect gifts and then anticipating enormous credit card statements is enough to make anyone sick. Medical studies show more people die...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Tina Turnbow | Friday, December 19, 2014
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UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday urged countries affected by Ebola to avoid discriminating against healthcare workers.
From: Irish Independent | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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This isn’t a barber shop, but it sure feels like one, especially because the man at the center of attention has a cape around his neck and clippers hum in the background. Ex-Bears guard Revie Sorey always has been the life of the party.
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Sun-Times Staff | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Around 39 million people in the world are affected by blindness — 80% of which could be avoided if people had timely access to diagnosis and proper treatment. The problem is that in many developing countries, most eye care providers are in...
From: TED Blog | By: Karen Eng | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Frankly, I don't monitor my retirement accounts anywhere near as closely as I should. Who has the time? But I do try to look at them every quarter or so, to think about how they are doing and what I should change, if anything. So I signed on and looked...
From: Bryan Pendleton | By: Bryan Pendleton | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Medicare is penalizing 721 hospitals with high rates of potentially avoidable mistakes that can harm patients, known as "hospital-acquired conditions." Penalized hospitals will have their Medicare payments reduced by 1 percent over the fiscal year that...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jordan Rau | Friday, December 19, 2014
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The one state that not only embraced Obamacare but insisted on going beyond it to a full single-payer system was Vermont, the haven of hippies and expatriate New Yorkers, which has become one of the most liberal states in the nation. In 2011, it adopted...
From: Free Republic | By: National Review | Sunday, December 21, 2014
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GI Partners has agreed to buy Canadian healthcare IT firm Logibec from OMERS Private Equity. No financial terms were disclosed.
From: PE Hub | By: Iris Dorbian | Friday, December 19, 2014
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GI Partners said Friday it acquired Logibec from OMERS Private Equity. Financial terms weren’t announced. Montreal based Logibec is a healthcare IT company.
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Prince Harry visits Lesotho where helped to set up the charity Sentebale ‘Touching Tiny Lives’ which provides healthcare and education to vulnerable children in Mokhotlong, Lesotho, southern Africa. The particular theme of his visit was to check...
From: The Guardian | By: Guardian Staff | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Rinovum Women’s Health said Friday it raised $3 million in series C financing from its existing investor base. Rinovum said the round was led by a private, Pennsylvania-based investment fund. Other participants included the PLSG Accelerator Fund and...
From: PE Hub | By: Luisa Beltran | Friday, December 19, 2014
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Three Motley Fool analysts discuss game-changing healthcare technologies....
From: The Motley Fool | By: Motley Fool Staff | Saturday, December 20, 2014
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