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12 hrs ago | Minnesota Medical Association Online

Physicians, Med Students Discuss Single Payer in Minnesota

Following the presentation, the MMA polled the group to gauge its view of single payer.

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Related Topix: St. Paul, MN, University of Minnesota, Health, Family Practice, Medicine

16 hrs ago | Forbes.com

For Medicare, Private Is Better Than Public

John C. Goodman is one of the nation's leading thinkers on health policy. He is a Senior Fellow at the Independent Institute and author of the widely acclaimed book, Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, William F. Buckley, Social Security, Personal Finance, Columbia University

19 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Coffee drinkers-your gums may thank you

That is the question researchers at Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine explored in a study published in the August issue of the Journal of Periodontology .

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Related Topix: Boston University, Health, Dentistry

Wed Aug 20, 2014

Forbes.com

Obamacare Or Not, Republicans Should Focus On Reducing The Cost Of Health Care

The Apothecary, a blog about health care and entitlement reform, is edited by Avik Roy, a Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and a former health-care policy adviser to Mitt Romney.

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Related Topix: US News, Focus, Health, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Duke University

Circulation

Epidemiology and Public Health Policy of Tobacco Use and...

From the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology and Division of Translational Medicine and Human Genetics, Perelman School of Medicine , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; and Center for Non-Communicable Diseases, Karachi, Pakistan .

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Related Topix: Health, University of Pennsylvania, World News, Pakistan,

ThinkProgress

Doctors Outraged By Claims That Health Officials Ignored Residents Sickened By Drilling

Fracking opponents protest before the Tom Corbett inauguration to become the 46th governor of Pennsylvania at the state capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2011.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Tom Corbett, Harrisburg, PA, Health, US News, Liberal Political News

US Pharmacist

Drug-Induced Urinary Incontinence

ABSTRACT: Urinary incontinence affects both men and women, and especially the elderly.

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Related Topix: Health, African-American

Health Data Management

New Tool Predicts Public Health Policy Impact

The Rise of Physician Assistants : The number of physician assistants rose by 219 percent between 2003 and 2013, and health care reform continues to spur growth.

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Related Topix: Health

PhysOrg Weblog

Self-reported health information predicts high-need Medicaid patients

Just three types of simple self-reported health measures can predict which Medicaid-eligible adults are more likely to access intensive and costly health services over the next year, a new study in Health Services Research suggests.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, University of Illinois Chicago

Philly.com

Faster action sought on drilling-related health questions

A coalition of doctors, nurses, and environmental groups is calling on the Corbett administration to address citizen complaints more comprehensively and better track potential health effects related to natural-gas drilling.

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Related Topix: Health, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, Delaware County, PA

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Harrington, Heywood hospitals join forces to manage contracts

Two community hospital systems in Worcester County are teaming up to tackle health insurers' demands to keep patients healthy.

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Related Topix: Worcester County, MA, Southbridge, MA, Gardner, MA, Webster, MA, Health

Psychology Today

How to Trick People Into Caring About Healthcare

In health policy circles , experts often refer to three aims for a modern healthcare system - to offer universal access to high quality medical care at an affordable cost.

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Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Brandon Sun

Health minister denies feds' anti-pot campaign aimed at Justin Trudeau

"Telling kids to not smoke pot is not a partisan attack on Justin Trudeau by Health Canada," Ambrose told a news conference Monday on the sidelines of the annual Canadian Medical Association meeting.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Health, Marijuana, Medicine, Peter Mackay, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic)

Newswise

Conference to Address Role of PAs in Solving Rural Health Care Challenges

A national conference hosted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center on Sept.

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Related Topix: University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Iowa, University of South Dakota, Wichita State University, Health

GantDaily.com

Hospitals Reconsider Charity For Patients Who Decline Health Coverage

Washington, DC, United States - As more Americans gain insurance under the federal health law, hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but didn't.

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Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Health, Virginia Commonwealth University, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Southern New Hampshire Health System, Health Insurance, Medicaid

Miami's Community Newspapers

FIU researcher: Home blood pressure monitoring kits can save money, lives

Keeping a home-blood pressure monitoring kit at home, may not only help save lives, but help save money.

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Related Topix: Health

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Medical News

Exchange roundup: Colorado market called 'very competitive'; California loses some plans

While some state marketplaces are adding insurance carriers -- and The Urban Institute calls Colorado's marketplace "very competitive" -- several plans will not be returning to Covered California.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Non-Profit, Medicine

Townhall

Dismantling Big Government One Step at a Time | Conn Carroll

Avik Roy, a senior fellow at the conservative Manhattan Institute, has released a new health care reform plan titled, " Transcending Obamacare ."

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Related Topix: Health, Health Insurance, Medicaid

BioMed Central

Distribution and trends in outpatient utilization of generic versus...

Drug costs increasingly pose a burden upon the otherwise inadequate health care resources and rational drug utilization is an important segment of every national health policy.

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Related Topix: Health

Forbes.com

To Bend The Healthcare Cost Curve Downward, Stop Focusing On Minor Cost Cuts

In the ongoing debate on health care policy, one of the primary goals is "bending the cost curve" - and for good reason.

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Related Topix: Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, HIV/AIDS

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