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3 hrs ago | 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

Behind The Killcams - 2 PIECE HITMARKER

Police Fatally Shoot Another Black Male Near Ferguson

This Woman Looks Like She's Wearing Makeup. She's Not.

Critics Slam 'Ice Bucket Challenge' as 'Slacktivism' and 'Stunt Philanthropy'

11 hrs ago | 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

McKnightsonline.com

New plan to revamp the ACA would eliminate federal funding of long-term care

Better outcomes and cost savings could be achieved if states exclusively funded long-term care for Medicaid beneficiaries, a prominent expert has proposed in a plan that would comprehensively transform the nation's healthcare system.

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Related Topix: Long Term Care, Health, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, US Politics, US News, Mitt Romney, Health Insurance

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Scoop

Labour committed to a healthier NZ for all

A Labour Government will shift the focus of the health system from narrow targets and short term thinking to make public health and prevention a priority, Labour's health spokesperson Annette King says.

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Related Topix: Health

Forbes.com

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, Business News

Newswise

High Prevalence of Opioid Use by Social Security Disability Recipients, Reports Medical Care

Newswise - August 14, 2014 - More than 40 percent of Social Security Disability Insurance recipients take opioid pain relievers, while the prevalence of chronic opioid use is over 20 percent and rising, reports a study in the September issue of Medical Care .

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, Medicine, Health, Pain, Lebanon, NH, Morphine (generic), MS Contin, Kadian, Medicare

Wed Aug 13, 2014

The Telegraph

SC notice on generic drugs

New Delhi, Aug. 13: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre and all states and Union territories to respond to a public interest plea that sought a directive to government hospitals and primary health units to prescribe generic drugs so that millions could access affordable healthcare.

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Related Topix: Health

Denver Post

Colorado's health marketplace competitive, low-priced, study says

A sign placed out on the 16th Street Mall, beckons people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act on March 24, 2014.

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Related Topix: Colorado, Health Insurance, Health, Non-Profit, Grand Junction, CO

Health Data Management

HIE Requires Nationwide Patient Data Matching Strategy

What Medicaid Non-Expansion Costs States, Hospitals & People : The 24 states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are losing enormous sums of money--as are their hospitals--and the decline in their numbers of uninsured are equally abysmal compared with states that expanded.

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Related Topix: Electronic, Strategy, Medicaid, Health

Health Data Management

Navy Offers 3-D Anatomy Guide App to All

What Medicaid Non-Expansion Costs States, Hospitals & People : The 24 states that did not expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act are losing enormous sums of money--as are their hospitals--and the decline in their numbers of uninsured are equally abysmal compared with states that expanded.

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Related Topix: Health

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Scoop

Medical and dentistry students get reprieve under Labour

A Labour Government will restore the right of medical and dentistry students to get student loans after seven years of study because it is the right thing to do, Labour's Tertiary Education spokesperson Maryan Street says.

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Related Topix: Dentistry, Medicine, Maryan Street, Health

Christian Science Monitor

Ebola and ethics: Are rich nations doing enough to fight the outbreak?

The battle to contain the Ebola virus is not just about disease control in West Africa , it's also about global ethics.

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Related Topix: Health, Infectious Diseases, Medicine

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