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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Two prominent U.S. hospitals are preparing to launch trials with diabetics and chronic disease patients using Apple Inc's HealthKit, offering a glimpse of how the iPhone maker's ambitious take on healthcare will work in practice....
From: Reuters | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Danaher, based in Washington, has launched an offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Nobel Biocare Holding in a deal that would value it at about $2.2 billion.
From: New York Times | By: Chad Bray | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Friday night lacked subtlety.  Evil overplayed its hand.  In the disturbing trauma of the grabbing shadow violating my lap, the helpless confusion, the jumpy gang, Scott running . . . we called on the name of Jesus when there was nothing else to do....
From: ParadoxUganda | By: DrsMyhre | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Sierra Leone has lost a fourth doctor to Ebola after a failed effort to transfer her abroad for medical treatment, a government official said Sunday, a huge setback to the impoverished country that is battling the virulent disease amid a shortage of...
From: Fox News | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Are you ready for your T-shirt to be trackable?
From: The Kernel | By: Chris Osterndorf | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Maria Cruz had never heard the word autism until her daughter, Shirley, was diagnosed as a toddler. “I felt a knot in my brain. I didn’t know where to turn,” recalled Cruz, a Mexican immigrant who speaks only Spanish. “I didn’t have any idea...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Daniela Hernandez | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Celoxica has secured funds from Beringea Growth Finance. The business is a provider of ultra low-latency market data, order entry and pre-trade risk solutions and is headquartered in the UK with offices in Chicago, New York and Paris....
From: PE Hub | By: Angela Sormani | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Venture Capital is a tricky industry. If you’re f […]
From: Both Sides of the Table | By: Mark Suster | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away....
From: Fox News | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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(Reuters) - U.S. healthcare conglomerate Danaher Corp said it will buy Nobel Biocare Holding in an all-cash deal valued at about $2.2 billion, including debt, to widen its market presence in the global dental industry....
From: Reuters | Monday, September 15, 2014
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If the Apple Watch won’t help those with chronic illnesses, what will?
From: The Kernel | By: Allen Weiner | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Pharmacies are using coupons and early season promotions in an aggressive competition to give flu shots to more Americans. The hope is that these efforts give their overall sales a shot in the arm....
From: Time | By: Brad Tuttle | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Planned Parenthood is involving itself in the 2014 mid-term elections by attacking Republicans for their position on over the counter birth control. According to a report by The Huffington Post, the non-profit organization that has long been the target...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Ryan Saylor | Monday, September 15, 2014
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This is a continuing story of the California Medical Association asking for a delay with starting the United Premium Designation Program and you can read more at the link below where they said no, algorithms have to run no matter what.  You may not...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Spencer Lanning is a cursed man.
From: Kissing Suzy Kobler | By: Spilly | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Welcome Eileen Appelbaum (CEPR), Rosemary Batt (Cornell University) and Host David Dayen (David’s webpage) (Twitter) Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street A couple weeks ago, Burger King announced a merger with the Canadian coffee-and-donuts...
From: Firedoglake | By: David Dayen | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Scotland’s Divisive Independence Vote Stephen PhelanSeptember 14, 2014Dauvit Alexander Edinburgh smells of sea salt and brewer’s yeast. The Scottish capital is a touristy city, pretty as a snow globe and purveyor of the most superficial brand of...
From: Boston Review | By: Simon Waxman | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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This article calls it “data repackaging” and I have had another name for it, “data flipping” but it’s all the same thing.  Referenced here is Senator Rockefeller and he’s on I have hounded for a couple of years to get on this and pass a...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog)** * **Nick Bunker:** Weekend reading - Washington Center for Equitable Growth * Lunchtime Must-Read: Dietz Volrath: Taxes and Growth - Washington...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Earlier this week, Missouri passed a new law mandating a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking abortions. Advocates for the law argue that this will give women sufficient time to make the decision with a clear head, but this logic is insulting. Reason.com...
From: Reason | By: Tracy Oppenheimer | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Doctors see promise in the sensors on the back of the new smartwatch, but they're still wondering how exactly the device fits into Apple's overall health strategy....
From: VentureBeat | By: Mark Sullivan | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Gov. Terry McAuliffe's administration is pushing forward on initiatives designed to expand access to health care to the uninsured in Virginia. Those measures, though an improvement, are woefully inadequate to solve the problem.
From: Norfolk Virginian-Pilot | By: HamptonRoads.com | PilotOnline.com | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Being a Democrat not only means never having to say you’re sorry, but also means getting to pretend that history never happened. The Democrats’ official party website is proof of that, as its section on “Our History” declares, with all the chutzpah...
From: Red State | By: ( | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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Cognizant to acquire US-based Trizetto for about $2.7 bn "With more than $3 bn in combined healthcare revenue, Cognizant and TriZetto will serve nearly 245K healthcare providers," a release said.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Apax is selling its majority ownership stake in the TriZetto Corporation. TriZetto is provider of healthcare information technology and service solutions. The business is being sold to Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp for $2.7 billion in cash....
From: PE Hub | By: Angela Sormani | Monday, September 15, 2014
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(Reuters) - Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp said it would buy healthcare IT services provider TriZetto Corp for $2.7 billion from private equity firm Apax Partners, its largest deal ever....
From: Reuters | Monday, September 15, 2014
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If Boeing experiment flies, health care system could be transformed
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Wendell Potter | Monday, September 15, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away....
From: Denver Post | By: Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar Associated Press | Monday, September 15, 2014
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A small part of Paul Ramsay's massive stake in his company, Ramsay Health Care, are to be sold to satisfy cash bequests of his estate.
From: Sydney Morning Herald | Monday, September 15, 2014
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U.S. healthcare group Danaher will acquire Swiss dental-implant maker Nobel Biocare Holding in a cash deal that should strengthen its position in the dental market....
From: MarketWatch | Monday, September 15, 2014
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U.S. healthcare group Danaher said it will acquire Swiss dental-implant maker Nobel Biocare in a cash deal worth about $2.1 billion, to strengthen its position in the dental market.
From: Wall Street Journal | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday dropped another financial bombshell on Chicago’s 25,000 retired city workers and their dependents: their monthly health insurance premiums will be going up by a whopping 40 percent — in spite of a pending lawsuit and...
From: Free Republic | By: Chicago Sun Times | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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A VP and sustainability pro prescribes a cure for health care's environmental ills. There are some very positive side effects....
From: GreenBiz | By: Kathy Gerwig | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Sacramento has long been known as a state worker town. These days, it’s just as accurate to call it a health worker town. Chelsea Hallford is a newly hired nurse at Sutter Memorial Hospital. The health care job sector in the four-county Sacramento...
From: Sacramento Bee | By: Phillip Reese | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Filed under: Technology, Health Care, Internet, Barack Obama, Health Insurance Ringo H.W. Chiu/APApplicants line up outside the SEIU-UHW office during a health care enrollment event in Commerce, Calif., last March. By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON...
From: Daily Finance | By: The Associated Press | Monday, September 15, 2014
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A Barclays' survey of over 2,000 individuals with a net worth over $1.5 billion contains some pretty interesting results. Those in China and Singapore are most likely to leave their country, while those in the US and India were most likely to stay. Please...
From: Global Economic Trend Analysis | By: Mike Mish Shedlock | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Talk to the average physician about trying to care for patients in the United States today, and you’ll hear exactly the same sorts of sentiments as those expressed by American soldiers faced with the task of “winning the war” in Vietnam some fifty...
From: American Thinker | Monday, September 15, 2014
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An ageing population, smaller family units and more elderly living apart from family members mean IT will increasingly be used to empower people to self-manage their health, says Health Minister Gan Kim Yong.
From: Channel News Asia | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Fortis Healthcare informed BSE that the Board of its Singapore subsidiary has decided to divest 100% shareholding in RadLink-Asia Pte Limited and its subsidiaries.
From: The Economic Times | Monday, September 15, 2014
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a NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- When donating to a nonprofit, you like to think that most of your money is going towards its stated goal, and that the nonprofit spends most of its money towards making the world a better place. Sometimes, however, the nonprofit...
From: TheStreet | By: Shawn Ingram | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has appealed to U.S. President Barack Obama for urgent aid in tackling the worst recorded outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, saying that without it her country would lose the fight against the disease. The outbreak,...
From: Free Republic | By: Newsmax.com | Monday, September 15, 2014
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**Over at [Equitable Growth](http://EquitableGrowth.org)--[The Equitablog](http://equitablegrowth.org/blog)** * **Nick Bunker:** Weekend reading - Washington Center for Equitable Growth * Morning Must-Read: MaxSpeak: In Defense of Social Insurance -...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Urban Legend— You write: “That claim that one-third of Medicare spending is wasted sounds pretty questionable to me.” This is your opinion. If you had spent the last 20 years working as a medical researcher investigating unnecessary treatment,...
From: Angry Bear | By: Maggie Mahar | Monday, September 15, 2014
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The second largest healthcare provider is preparing to offer low-cost, no-frills life insurance in a bid to get a slice of the multi-billion euro market.
From: Irish Independent | Monday, September 15, 2014
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President Barack Obama signs S. 47, the “Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013,” (VAWA), which reauthorizes several Violence Against Women Act grant programs through FY 2018; and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 through...
From: White House Blog | By: Dr. Tiffany McNair | Saturday, September 13, 2014
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Ok time to switch places again and I don’t know of the impact this will have on patients with doctor affiliations but assume there could be some.  Brooklyn Hospital Center is now a clinical and academic affiliate of Mount Sinai and its school of medicine...
From: The Medical Quack | By: Medical Quack | Monday, September 15, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away.
From: Worcester Telegram and Gazette | Monday, September 15, 2014
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Gaumard Scientific, a Miami-Dade company, has been making patient simulators for healthcare education since its founding in 1946. This month it released ‘Victoria,’ a birthing mama and its most advanced and realistic simulator yet.
From: Miami Herald | Monday, September 15, 2014
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If you’ve been looking for the ultimate sign that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would be launching a presidential campaign next year, she may have just provided the world with its answer during a weekend trip to Iowa. Hillary Clinton’s...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Ryan Saylor | Sunday, September 14, 2014
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