Aug 092014
 
Health|In New Calculus on Smoking, It's Health Gained vs. Pleasure Lost
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Rarely has the concept of happiness caused so much consternation in public health circles. Buried deep in the federal government's voluminous new tobacco regulations is a little-known cost-benefit calculation that public health experts

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Aug 092014
 

Fox News (blog)
More ObamaCare woes: Congress must act to block health insurance bailout
Fox News (blog)
Just this week, a majority of insurers offering health plans in Florida announced rate increases ranging from 11 to 23 percent. This means that if patients balk at paying this sharp increase and drop their coverage, these health insurers will have to
GUEST COLUMN: Health care wrestling with Obamacare's red tape, regulationsColorado Springs Gazette
Hundreds Take Advantage of Free Health ClinicWLTX.com
Fewer Uninsured Face Fines as Health Law's Exemptions SwellWall Street Journal
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Aug 092014
 
JCPS adds 15 mental health counselors
The Courier-Journal
Jefferson County Public Schools has hired 15 mental health counselors who will help high-risk students — who suffer from things like anxiety, grief and anger problems outside of simple disciplinary issues — and their families. Officials hope the

Aug 092014
 

CNN
The lowdown on natural sweeteners
CNN
The new low-cal sweeteners are derived from natural substances rather than synthesized like saccharin and aspartame, so choosing them can make you feel at least somewhat healthy and virtuous. Still, there are concerns. Are they safe? Some of these …

Aug 092014
 

HSPH News
Quality missing from global health agenda
HSPH News
August 7, 2014 — Today more people than ever have health insurance. In the U.S., millions have signed up for coverage since the 2008 passage of the Affordable Care Act. Globally, there's a high level of interest in establishing universal health

Aug 092014
 
Healthy Oshkosh: Time to take control of your health, prevent obesity
The Oshkosh Northwestern
Obesity is defined as a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it imposes negative effects on a person's health. Obesity can lead to reduced life expectancy, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, certain

Aug 092014
 

USA TODAY
5 reasons you're paying too much for health care
USA TODAY
Because price transparency is finally being pushed to the forefront of the health care landscape, now is the time to start thinking about medical costs as a personal finance issue. Here are five reasons your medical bills might be too high, and what

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Aug 092014
 
Increased consumerism won't help health care costs: Bill Ryan
The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com
In a recent edition of his column, Kevin O'Brien suggested that the key to regaining control of the United States' escalating health care costs was to make individual consumers more directly connected to their health care purchases. It's a popular

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Aug 092014
 

Forbes
Health Care For $4: Are You Ready For Walmart To Be Your Doctor?
Forbes
After years of “Will they or won't they?” discussion, Walmart is making its long-awaited move into delivering primary care: The retailer has quietly opened a half-dozen primary care clinics across South Carolina and Texas, and plans to launch six more
Primary Care Now on Sale in Walmart's Health AisleYahoo Health
In Ambitious Bid, Walmart Seeks Foothold in Primary Care ServicesNew York Times

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Aug 092014
 

New York Times
UN Agency Calls Ebola Outbreak an International Health Emergency
New York Times
Dr. Margaret F. C. Chan, the director general of the World Health Organization, a United Nations agency, told a news conference at its Geneva headquarters, “This is the largest, most severe, most complex outbreak in the nearly four-decade history of
WHO Declares Ebola Virus Outbreak Public Health EmergencyWall Street Journal
WHO declares Ebola in West Africa a health emergencyBoston Globe
WHO declares Ebola epidemic an international health emergencyReuters
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