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15 min ago | Forbes.com

Everyone Should Have A Concierge Doctor

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: Medicine, Health, Hillary Clinton, US News, US Senate, Democrat, US Politics, William F. Buckley, Personal Finance, Social Security

5 hrs ago | Beckers ASC Review

35 summer reading picks for surgeons

Though in some places around the country the hot weather has just kicked in, summer's last hurrah is around the corner.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Weather, 9, Health

9 hrs ago | PhysOrg Weblog

Tracking spending among the commercially insured

Recent growth in health care spending for commercially insured individuals is due primarily to increases in prices for medical services, rather than increased use, according to a new study led by researchers at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice, published in the August issue of the American Journal of Managed Care .

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Related Topix: Health, Medicare

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Public Address

Speaker: Election 2014: Mental Health Policies

Health funding is tricky. Politically, it's often about robbing Peter to pay Paul, and my experience of working in the public mental health system for many years is that mental health is often the "black sheep" of the health system.

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Related Topix: Health

The Winnipeg Free Press

U of M imposes restrictions, offers advice on Ebola virus

The University of Manitoba said this afternoon that it is closely monitoring advisories from Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors , the Public Health Agency of Canada and the World Health Organization regarding the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa as students and staff arrive on campus.

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Related Topix: Travel, Africa, Nigeria Travel, South Africa Travel, Nigeria Travel, Africa, South Africa Travel, Africa, Mali Travel, Africa Travel, Mali Travel, Health, Marketing

The Chronicle Herald

STEPHENSON: Age trend makes health strategy vital

It's August, with a federal election a year away. So Canadians can safely bet the farm that provincial premiers are about to turn up the heat on the issue of health-care funding.

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Related Topix: North America, Canada, World News, Health, Opinion

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Mobile Phone Text Messaging Intervention for Cervical Cancer...

Studies consistently report that Korean American women have the lowest Pap test screening rates across US ethnic groups.

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Related Topix: Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN, Minneapolis, MN, Health

Medical News

Vermont GOP candidates for governor blast state's move toward single payer system

The criticism of Gov. Peter Shumlin's push for a publicly funded health care system came during a debate on the eve of the primary.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Peter Shumlin, US News, Health, Johnson State College

Tue Aug 26, 2014

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

Medical News Today

States that legalize medical marijuana 'have fewer deaths from opioid painkillers'

According to new research published in JAMA Internal Medicine , the annual number of deaths from prescription drug overdose is 25% lower in states where medical marijuana is legal compared with states where it remains illegal.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Marijuana, Health, Medicine, Pain, OxyContin, Roxicodone, Oxycodone (generic), Vicodin, Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (generic)

Forbes.com

8 Things CFOs Must Know About Health Reform

Nicole Fisher is the President and CEO at HHR Strategies, a health care and human rights focused advising firm.

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Related Topix: Health, Medicaid, Medicare, University of Chicago, University of Missouri

Mon Aug 25, 2014

Circulation

Sex Differences in Long-Term Mortality After Myocardial Infarction: A ...

From the Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT ; Department of Chronic Disease Epidemiology and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Department of Internal Medicine, and the Department of Health Policy and Management , Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT; Department of Internal Medicine, Massachusetts ... (more)

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Related Topix: Heart Attack, Health, New Haven, CT, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry

POZ

AHF Campaigns Against PrEP as a 'Public Health Intervention'

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation has launched an advertising campaign against using the HIV drug Truvada as a public health intervention for pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent transmission of the virus, according to an AHF statement.

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Related Topix: Health, Food and Drug Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hispanic Business

Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; National Indian Health Outreach and Education

Citation: "79 FR 50661" Page Number: "50661" "Notices" Announcement Type: Limited New and Competing Continuation.

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Related Topix: Health

The Indianapolis Star

Powerful state healthcare consultant serves two bosses

Powerful state healthcare consultant serves two bosses Consultant Seema Verma has contracts with state and one of its largest vendors Check out this story on IndyStar.com: http://indy.st/1p81fMi West side of the Indiana Statehouse, looking east on Robert D. Orr Plaza leading to the Indiana Statehouse, April 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Indiana, Indiana Government, Health, Hewlett Packard, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid

Sunday Herald

Mother warns of rugby risk to young players

A LEADING public health expert has said she would have prevented her two sons from playing rugby had she known about the risk of serious injury.

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Related Topix: Health

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Forbes.com

Obamacare's Metallic Plans - Add Cash As Well As Copper

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: Health, Duke University, North Carolina, Healthcare Law, Law

Medical News

Seniors are less able to afford prescriptions, study finds

In its first few years, Medicare's Part D prescription drug program helped seniors pay for their medications, but that trend appears to be reversing, researchers found.

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Related Topix: Medicare, Health, Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Medicine

Fri Aug 22, 2014

Daily Policy Digest

Another Bogus Attack on Wisconsin Medicaid

Opponents continue to heap criticism on the state of Wisconsin for its refusal to expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, insisting that the state is losing millions of dollars as a result.

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Related Topix: Medicaid, Health, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Government

Sunday Herald

Professor attacks SNP on health record and accuses Yes of spreading fear about NHS

THE Yes campaign has been accused of "deliberately spreading fear" about the future of the NHS by the former medical director of a leading cancer centre.

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Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Health

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