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  1. Brain Profiles May Suggest Risk for Problem Drinking, Sexual BehaviorRead the original story w/Photo

    16 hrs ago | PsychCentral

    Duke University researchers believe they have discovered two distinct brain profiles that appear to be associated with risky sexual activity and problem drinking among young adults. Researchers say the scans show an imbalance in functions of typically complementary brain regions.

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  2. My view: Collaborations on the rise between Utah and French health care systemsRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | Deseret News

    The U.S. health care system is often compared to European systems in unflattering terms, yet European countries are also under increasing pressure to increase their quality of care and efficiency. Many are looking to the United States for innovative, proven solutions.

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  3. Mass. health regulators lag on nursing home scrutinyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2015 | Boston.com

    Massachusetts health regulators acknowledged Wednesday they still have no timetable for intensifying scrutiny of nursing home sales and closings, even though the Legislature mandated stricter reviews 10 months ago. The admission came as a member of a board that sets state health policy urged regulators to move more swiftly, especially with the increased pace of for-profit companies buying up family-owned nursing homes.

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  4. Melby-Gerson-NiederRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Concord Monitor

    Lauren Melby and Zachary Gerson-Nieder were married May 24 in a ceremony at Longlook Farm in Sanbornton. Daniel Preysman, brother-in-law of the couple, officiated.

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  5. Worse Than the Supremes: Obamacare EconomicsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jun 26 | News Max

    The judicial decision to uphold all of the president's healthcare subsidies may be very disappointing, but the economics of Obamacare are far worse than whatever constitutional mistakes have been committed by the Supreme Court. The economics of Obamacare are very bad.

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  6. Seacoast Mental Health Center accepting nominations for Cogswell AwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | Foster's Daily Democrat

    Presented annually at the Erik Cogswell Memorial Conference, the award is given to recipients who “provide hope, education and/or support” for those living with mental illness. Nominations must be received by Sept.

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  7. July 2 Readers' lettersRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | The Campbell Reporter

    Gov. Jerry Brown's signing of school vaccination legislation this week is a progressive advancement of public health policy in our state. As we balance the need for individuals to exercise their personal beliefs against the health and safety of other students in our schools and people in our communities, it is important to consider the costly and potentially life-threatening risks of not getting vaccinated.

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  8. Treat 'Whole Person' By Bringing Behavioral Health Into Primary Care: DocsRead the original story

    Friday Jul 3 | Medical Daily

    In a new position paper, the American College of Physicians lays out six strategies for bringing mental health and substance abuse care into primary care to better treat each patient as "a whole person." Mental and behavioral health issues like inappropriate eating behaviors, sedentary lifestyle, and patterns of social isolation, are common, and have been linked to increased physical illness, higher mortality rates, poorer treatment outcomes and higher healthcare costs, the ACP committee writes in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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  9. Doctors' Group Urges Holistic Principles in Primary CareRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | News Max

    In a new position paper, the American College of Physicians lays out six strategies for bringing mental health and substance abuse care into primary care to better treat each patient as "a whole person." Mental and behavioral health issues like inappropriate eating behaviors, sedentary lifestyle, and patterns of social isolation, are common, and have been linked to increased physical illness, higher mortality rates, poorer treatment outcomes and higher healthcare costs, the ACP committee writes in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

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  10. Extracurricular Sports Help Kids Develop Discipline in the ClassroomRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | PsychCentral

    A new Canadian study suggests regular, structured extramural sports help kids develop the discipline they need in order to engage effectively in the classroom. "We worked with information provided by parents and teachers to compare kindergarteners' activities with their classroom engagement as they grew up," said Linda Pagani, PhD.

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  11. Poor Sleep Negatively Influences Self-ControlRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 3 | PsychCentral

    A new study suggests poor sleep habits can have an undesirable effect on self-control. Challenges to self-control can lead to risks in an individuals' personal and professional live.

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  12. The path of Least ResistanceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Journal Gazette

    ... why universal health care will never be universal. When one thinks about it, you really don't own a health care policy as much as you maintain a health care policy. It starts with the original application process, but then you need to understand ...

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  13. Obamacare cash drives healthcare merger maniaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Los Angeles Times

    The latest jolt came Thursday when Woodland Hills insurer Health Net Inc. agreed to be bought by Medicaid insurer Centene Corp. for $6.8 billion. And more billion-dollar deals are in the works as health insurers, hospitals and drug companies bulk up in size so they can seize on government spending in Obamacare exchanges, state Medicaid programs and Medicare Advantage for the baby boomers.

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  14. 'Toxics bill' a political vehicle with no scientific basisRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | The Oregonian

    Senate Bill 478, a bill which would create new and complex reporting requirements for manufacturers and consumer-product distributors in Oregon, seems to still be making its way through the Oregon Legislature. Ostensibly, the bill is being promoted as a measure to protect public health through mandatory reporting and to phase-out certain chemicals.

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  15. Sentimental graduation hopperRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Times Beacon Record

    ... I'd attended back in the '90s). And though this graduation was almost three (!!) leading bioethicist and health care policy reformer, practically scandalized the audience when he said something to the effect that no one remembers the speeches given ...

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  16. Proposed ban on flavored tobacco in Minneapolis is counterproductiveRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Star Tribune

    A current Minneapolis proposal to ban sales of flavored electronic cigarettes in convenience stores is contrary to the principles of good public health policy, ignores scientific evidence and could have the unintended consequence of keeping current smokers smoking - and dying. Combustion tobacco cigarettes will prematurely kill 480,000 Americans this year.

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  17. Force companies to reformulate and save thousands of lives: studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | Food Industry

    Mandatory salt reduction is the most effective way to reduce health inequalities and could save up to 4,500 lives in England each year, say scientists. The researchers, led by Dr Duncan Gillespie from the University of Liverpool, compared four different salt reduction methods - mandatory reformulation, voluntary reformulation, better nutrition labelling and public health campaigns.

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  18. UB experts weigh in on Supreme Court's Affordable Care Act rulingRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 2 | UB Reporter

    Now that the Supreme Court has affirmed nationwide tax credits for mandatory insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act - preserving access to affordable health insurance in all 50 states - Congress can get serious about fixing what needs to be improved in the law, UB health policy expert Nancy Nielsen says. The ruling was a huge win for President Obama, says Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy and clinical professor in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

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  19. Innovative Healthcare Delivery ModelsRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 2 | The American Journal of Managed Care

    ... on the delivery side is value-based purchasing," declares Ateev Mehrotra, MD, MPH, associate professor of health care policy and medicine at Harvard Medical School, Boston, and a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Medfield, ...

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  20. Breaking down the numbers in CNN's controversial report on a Florida hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jun 22 | Columbia Journalism Review

    On June 1, CNN aired a year-long investigation that made alarming claims about high mortality rates and other complications in the pediatric cardiac surgery program at St. Mary's Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. Published under the headline "Secret Deaths," the report landed with a splash - and soon brought a backlash.

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