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The most nightmarish scenarios of California's dry future are unlikely to happen. Still, the state must use the crisis as a wakeup call to use water more smartly....
From: Grist | By: Nathanael Johnson | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Ever since Evo Morales took office nine years ago, becoming Bolivia’s first indigenous president, he has been celebrated worldwide as a beacon of social and economic justice. The spectacular success of his “process of change” in reducing poverty...
From: In These Times | By: Linda Farthing | Monday, April 27, 2015
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* **Tim Worstall**: We Really, Seriously, Don't Want Currency Manipulation Provisions In Trade Deals * **Dan Drezner**: This Wasn’t the PhD Advice You Were Looking for * **Philip Sandifer**: Guided by the Beauty of Their Weapons: An Analysis of Theodore...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Monday, April 27, 2015
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A Burbank doctor, with support from the AMA, says the Medical Board of California violated his patients’ privacy by checking his prescription practices in a state database without a court order. The board says it needs the ready access to protect patients...
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Jodie Tillman | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The president of the American Health Care Association says the quality of care at nursing homes has improved....
From: New York Times | Monday, April 27, 2015
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The aftermath of the massive Nepal earthquake that killed more than 2,500 people also claimed the life of a woman who studied at Malcolm X College in Chicago. Marisa Eve Girawong, a base camp doctor working for Madison Mountaineering’s Everest expedition,...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Jon Seidel | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The numbers are quickly growing for Blueprint Health. Some four years into its existence, Blueprint—the New York City-based healthtech startup incubator—has now helped launch 60 companies. That includes the seven that debuted on Friday at the latest...
From: Xconomy | By: Ben Fidler | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Commentary: The Better Medicare Alliance is for better profits, not better Medicare.
From: Center for Public Integrity | By: Wendell Potter | Monday, April 27, 2015
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It’s not your colonoscopy results hackers are after.
From: The Kernel | By: Aaron Sankin | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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How an African-American neurosurgeon with no political experience has become a top candidate for the Republican nomination for president The post Ben Carson: The ultimate outsider who could save the Republicans appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Monday, April 27, 2015
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@PatriciaMazzei After he had worked a 12-hour shift Saturday working at Burger & Beer Joint on Miami Beach, Tommy Strangie, waiter and semi-retired drag queen, got a special request from his boss: Design a burger to serve Sunday to an...
From: Miami Herald | By: Patricia Mazzei | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Eloise Aimee Parry died after taking diet pills bought online. Is is always a risk to circumvent your doctor, or is there a safe way to buy medicine without a prescription?Is your erection droopy or your tummy flabby? Thank goodness for the internet....
From: The Guardian | By: Luisa Dillner | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Since Massachusetts broke the barrier more than a decade ago, same-sex marriage has become legal in 37 US states. Simultaneously, so-called "religious freedom" laws have swept across 21 states, poking loopholes in existing state and local discrimination...
From: Contexts Magazine | By: Letta Page at Contexts | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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**Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson**: [American Politics: No Cost for Extremism](https://prospect.org/article/no-cost-extremism): "This article appears in the Spring 2015 issue of The American Prospect magazine. And click here for a free PDF of this 25th...
From: Brad DeLong | By: J. Bradford DeLong | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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The hospital where Kate Middleton is due to give birth in, assumably, just a matter of days has been hit by a superbug infection. It’s been reported that a section at St. Mary’s Hospital, which is located in Paddington, London, has been closed after...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Gregory Wakeman | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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A growing number of hospitals are relocating to wealthier towns, citing fnanical necessity, but many see it as a choice to abandon the residents of poorer areas....
From: The Atlantic | By: Phil Galewitz | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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[FrontPageAfrica] The World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, has pledged the organization's continued collaboration in support to rebuilding a resilient healthcare system in Liberia. According to an Executive...
From: All Africa | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Paris (AFP) - French IT services and consulting company Capgemini said Monday it was buying New Jersey-based IGATE for $4 billion (3.7 billion euros), boosting its US-generated business to 30 percent of its total activity."IGATE is a leading company...
From: Business Insider | By: Juliette Michel | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Federal efforts are driving hospitals to see patients as customers.
From: Kaiser Health News | By: Shefali Luthra | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Faster, cheaper, better. An innovation that accomplishes those three things has the potential to disrupt an industry. But such innovations are rare. Theranos, a company founded by Stanford sophomore Elizabeth Holmes in the fall of 2003 (she dropped out...
From: Business Insider | By: Kevin Loria | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Yantian Village offers great education and healthcare insurance for migrant workers. However, there are still many things that it needs to improve.
From: China.org.cn | By: By Lu Na | Monday, April 27, 2015
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We’ve all met him: the foreigner who’s lived in China for years but doesn’t speak a lick of Chinese. How does he do it? How does he remain, against all odds, untouched by his surroundings, pristine in his primal form, like an insect preserved in...
From: The Beijinger | By: schreursm | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Easilyoneofthemostmemorabletelevisioncharactersinrecentmemory,TheOffice‘sDwightSchrute(RainnWilson)tormentedhisfellowDunder-Mifflinitesandbroughtanunnervingweirdnesstoeveryscenethathewasin.Despitehisbeet-drivenmadnessandhisinabilitytoplaynicewithothers,though,wecan’tlookawayandwe’renottoogreatatneglectingtheurgetotossaroundhismostmemorablequoteseither,sowiththatinmind,herearesomeofDwightSchrute’sbestlines:“Iamfast....
From: Warming Glow | By: alfikse | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Via the work of the Health Care Renewal website, we've warned of the push for corporatized medical care and the danger that poses to patients. Here is another push to extract profit from bodies, that of private equity's new appetite for primary care...
From: Naked Capitalism | By: Yves Smith | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Laverne Cox congratulated Bruce Jenner on his interview with Diane Sawyer on Friday night. The Orange Is The New Black star shared her support for the 65-year-old Olympian after the interview aired. “Sending lots of love and support of #BruceJenner...
From: The Inquisitr | By: Chanel Adams | Monday, April 27, 2015
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SAN DIEGO (TheStreet) -- Celladon said Sunday that its experimental gene therapy for heart failure, Mydicar, was a total bust. To its credit, management was fully transparent about the mid-stage clinical trial results, even owning up to "negative results"...
From: TheStreet | By: Adam Feuerstein | Monday, April 27, 2015
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AEI visiting scholar Thomas Stossel, MD has a new book -- available April 27 -- on regulation on the medical industry titled "PHARMAPHOBIA: How the Conflict of Interest Myth Undermines American Medical Innovation." Many bureaucrats, reporters, politicians,...
From: The American | By: Natalie Scholl | Monday, April 27, 2015
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Two people were shot Sunday afternoon in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side. About 4:50 p.m., the 24-year-old woman and 25-year-old man were both injured in the shooting in the 5500 block of South Lafayette, police said. The woman was...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Ashlee Rezin | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The GOP is happy to fight Elizabeth Warren to the last drop of Barack Obama's influence.The post Let’s You and Him fight: Elizabeth Warren v. Barack Obama. appeared first on RedState....
From: Red State | By: ( | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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A nationwide initiative to make the fragmented and costly health care system more efficient could affect the more than 340,000 people in Wisconsin enrolled in Medicare Advantage plans.
From: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel | By: $rssAuthor | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Pharmaceutical companies face enormous pressure to cut costs due to pressure from the government around America’s soaring healthcare costs and patent expirations. Needless to say, Dave Smoley, CIO of AstraZeneca, keeps his eyes on the prize. “There...
From: Silicon Angle | By: Heather Johnson | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Shoplifting and other petty crime associated with narcotics abuse could decrease because of Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez’s new policy to stop prosecuting minor drug cases, according to her office and the head of a large drug treatment...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: Frank Main | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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  The early stages of the presidential campaign are unfolding as expected.  Jeb Bush is irritating his party’s right wing by periodically praising President Obama. Otherwise he remains as elusive as possible, in view of the gantlet of Red State primaries...
From: Economic Principals | By: dw | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The country of 28 million has only 2.1 physicians and 50 hospital beds for every 10,000 people, according to a 2011 World Health Organisation report.
From: Channel News Asia | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Kudos to TheDC’s Kerry Picket for spotting the significance of this Hillary Clinton quote: “Laws [about reproductive health care and safe childbirth] have to be backed up with resources and political will,” Clinton said. “And deep-seated cultural...
From: Free Republic | By: Daily Caller | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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A massive earthquake in Nepal has exposed the woeful state of its medical facilities as hospitals struggle to treat vast numbers of injured with limited supplies and staff.
From: Irish Independent | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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By KateCA Sacred water __Confluence Partners’ plans to build a $1million mall and I don’t know what-all on the Grand Canyon rim, with the support of some Navajo leaders. Special election in the Navajo Nation will impact this project. Update: election...
From: Firedoglake | By: CTuttle | Saturday, April 25, 2015
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Heading into another peak earnings week, Apple Inc., energy, and health care company earnings are set to dominate....
From: MarketWatch | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Heading into another peak earnings week, Apple Inc., energy, and health care company earnings are set to dominate....
From: MarketWatch | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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A new crop of specialty drugs holds great promise for treating or even curing some devastating diseases, but their high cost challenges health insurers and taxpayer-funded health programs. In California, Gov. Jerry Brown has asked for $300 million in...
From: Los Angeles Times | By: The Times editorial board | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Barry Didato, chief investment officer and executive vice president for The Innovation Institute, an international healthcare innovation incubator, provides his research on why investors hesitate when it comes to innovation related to treating children....
From: Innovation Excellence | By: Barry Didato | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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The backbone of our attraction and retention of young talent lies in our higher education institutions. For example, it is crucial that the UNLV medical school obtain full initial funding from the state to attract well-educated, highly motivated professionals...
From: Las Vegas Sun | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin. (Photo: Community College of Vermont/Flickr) Liz Nikazmerad is a rarity in American labor: a local union president under the age of 30, displaying both youth and militancy. For the last two year years, she has led the 180-member...
From: Truthout | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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A dry riverbed in California. (Photo: Wikimedia/David Bailey) In the midst of a severe drought, California Gov. Jerry Brown has enacted the state’s first mandatory water cuts. The restrictions are aimed at curbing municipal water consumption by 25...
From: Truthout | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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From: Tampa Tribune | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Serial entrepreneur Brian Cooney has sold his Canford Healthcare business to €20bn valued US property group Ventas in a €75m deal.
From: Irish Independent | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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That large corporations use their high-priced lobbyists on Capitol Hill to rig the game in their favor is not new to most Americans. But a recent tactic taken by the satellite provider DISH to acquire valuable wireless spectrum at the taxpayer expense...
From: Chicago Sun-Times | By: contributors | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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Revolutionizing healthcare will take more than fancy technology, data and analytics. We need to build a movement.
From: Forbes | By: Greg Satell | Sunday, April 26, 2015
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