Dec 042015
 
The Latest Health Wonk Review
Health Affairs (blog)
In the latest Health Wonk Review, Peggy Salvatore writes, “The health care issues on parade are just like the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, except for the chaos.” Her collection of health policy essays includes the Health Affairs Blog post by Terry

Dec 042015
 
Safety-Net Providers Can Be Leaders in Health Care Innovation
Harvard Business Review
As health care reform evolves, large public institutions that offer a health safety net have some advantages over privately owned enterprises. That may sound counterintuitive, but it's true. For many years, private-sector providers and other business

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Dec 042015
 

Medscape
Chocolate for CV Health: What's the Evidence?
Medscape
For as long as I can remember, chocolate has been touted as a "no-no" for anyone trying to lose weight, or indeed for anyone simply trying to be health conscious. So what underlies the latest hype about chocolate's health benefits? Is there any truth

Dec 042015
 
Fact Sheet: Health Educators Climate Commitment
Whitehouse.gov (press release)
Climate change is a global challenge that demands a global response, and President Obama is committed to leading the fight. That is why, today, in Paris, the White House will announce that more than 45 additional medical, public health, and nursing …

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Dec 042015
 

New York Times
Reported Gains in Afghan Maternal Health Are Found to Be Implausible
New York Times
In 2002, when maternal health was surveyed soon after the American-led invasion that ousted the Taliban, the mortality rate was 1,600, meaning that 1,600 women died for every 100,000 live births — a rate comparable to the Middle Ages in Europe. In

Dec 042015
 

New York Times
As Aging Population Grows, So Do Robotic Health Aides
New York Times
Even so, examples of robotic and artificial-intelligence-derived technologies that will be commercially available in the next decade include intelligent walkers, smart pendants that track falls and “wandering,” room and home sensors that monitor health

Dec 042015
 

New York Times
Not Even Catharsis Is Seen in Senate Vote to Repeal Health Law
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans have finally fulfilled their long quest to pass legislation repealing President Obama's landmark health care law, and Congress will soon send the measure to the White House, where it might have a chance of being …
Senate OKs Republican bill unraveling health care lawU.S. News & World Report
Senate Passes Bill To Defund Planned Parenthood, Repeal Health LawNPR
On Health Law Repeal Bill, Amendment Votes Were Symbolic But Politics Are RealWall Street Journal (blog)
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Dec 042015
 

People Magazine
Val Kilmer Spotted Out with Breathing Aid After Denying Reports of Health Issues
People Magazine
A tracheostomy is a surgically created hole through the front of the neck that leads into the windpipe and is needed mainly when health problems require use of a ventilator to breathe," according to the Mayo Clinic. The hole is intended to provide a

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Dec 042015
 

USA TODAY
USA TODAY forum examines solutions to community health problems, inequities
USA TODAY
Health care spending last year rose at the highest rate since 2008, thanks in large part to far more people being insured but also a 12% increase in drug spending, federal data out Wednesday showed. The rate of growth in health spending is lower than …

Dec 042015
 

The Seattle Times
Group Health to be acquired by Kaiser
The Seattle Times
Seattle's Group Health Cooperative will be acquired by California's Kaiser Permanente, forming a new region for the giant health-insurance and care provider, which already serves more than 10 million members in eight states and Washington, D.C
Kaiser Permanente to acquire Group Health CooperativePuget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)
Kaiser acquires Seattle-based Group Healthseattlepi.com
Kaiser Permanente to acquire Seattle-based Group HealthKING5.com
PR Newswire (press release)
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