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More Penalties on the Way for Hospitals That Treat the Poor? New U-M Study Suggests So

The federal government will fine more than 2,600 hospitals, because too many Medicare patients treated at these hospitals for chronic lung disease and other conditions are ending up back in the hospital within 30 days of going home. Now, a new analysis shows that penalties for chronic lung disease will have a greater impact on hospitals that care for poor and minority patients.

News Analysis: Alarmed by Ebola, Public Isn’t Calmed by ‘Experts Say’

52 minutes agoHealth : NYT: Health

Shifting guidelines on how to handle Ebola, combined with a mistrust of elites, have fed the public’s mistrust of assurances by government officials and scientists.

Better Staffing Seen as Crucial to Ebola Treatment in Africa

55 minutes agoHealth : NYT: Health

Doctors say that better systems for treating fluid loss, routine in the United States, could also help patients in West Africa.

No Running Required: 10-Minute Cardio Sweat Session

56 minutes agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

You don't have to run to get a good cardio workout. We've rounded up all sorts of heart-pumping moves to help you sweat it out in the comfort of your living room. With no equipment needed, this quick workout is excuse-proof, too. Press play, and get ready to shred some calories.

Girl, 7, Barred From a Connecticut School Over Ebola Concerns Goes Back to Class

58 minutes agoHealth : NYT: Health

The family of Ikeoluwa Opayemi, 7, had sued the Milford school district after she was told to stay away from class for 21 days following a trip to Nigeria.

Father Creates Stunning Halloween Costumes For Son With Muscular Dystrophy

The Weimer family has certainly not had it easy. The Oregon family has been faced with a number incredibly difficult situations. Ryan, and his wife, Lana, are raising two sons, Keaton, 9, and Bryce, 2, who are living with a rare form of muscular dystrophy. Show More Summary

Deadly explosion of Virgin Galactic spaceship rattles budding industry

3 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

The world’s first spaceship designed for tourists exploded in midair and crashed to the floor of the Mojave Desert on Friday, killing one test pilot, severely injuring another, and leaving the young industry of commercial space rattled and heartbroken. Read full article >>

Judge says nurse who treated Ebola patients does not have to be fully quarantined

3 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

A judge in Maine on Friday rejected efforts by state officials to restrict the movements of Kaci Hickox, a nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, saying she has shown no symptoms of the disease and is not currently infectious. Read full article >>

Friday Funny 819: Texts You Should NOT Send (and some funny links)

HappyPlace recently shared 5 text messages that you should NOT send, and they offered a suggestion for 5 in their place: TEXTING YOUR EX: Shouldn't send... Should send... TEXTING YOUR BOSS: Shouldn't send... Should send... TEXTING YOUR KIDS: Shouldn't send... Should send... Threats. Show More Summary

Recent Metastasis Research

4 hours agoHealth / Aging : Fight Aging

Most cancers kill through metastasis. It isn't the initial malignant tumor but rather the spread of its cells throughout the body to seed more growths that outpaces today's medical toolkit. Absent metastasis, most cancers would be far...Show More Summary

Nail polish heir Robbie Schaeffer jumps on his passion for bicycling

4 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Growing up, Robbie Schaeffer always assumed he would join OPI Products, the nail polish empire his father founded (and which was bought by Coty Inc. in 2010). And so he became a licensed nail technician and opened a salon in Studio City. But then Schaeffer switched gears, literally. A...

Tripping On Mushrooms Frees The Mind, Study Says

5 hours agoHealth / Addiction : The Fix

Just two milligrams of psilocybin can create new neural pathways that increase organized cross-brain activity.

Gym Rat: Quick, effective workout on Da Vinci BodyBoard at Pilates Studio City

5 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Who hasn't complained about the time it takes to work out? For those days when time is about as precious as a Birkin handbag, there's a class that cuts the time in half without cutting the sweat. At a cozy little studio in Studio City, I spent a half-hour pushing and pulling muscles on a Da...

Canada to Halt Visas From Ebola-Affected Countries

6 hours agoHealth : Healthland

The restriction follows a similar move by Australia earlier this week and will not apply to Canadian nationals returning from West Africa

Small steps everyone can take to arrive at greater joy

6 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Chances are you could be happier — and it would probably be worth your while, as research shows that happiness breeds health, money, stronger relationships, better marriages and more. But who has time to cultivate joy when there is so much to worry about?

The loopholes that help bad habits block happiness

6 hours agoHealth : Booster Shots

Habits can make or break happiness, says Gretchen Rubin, the author of "The Happiness Project." Habits, she says, are "the invisible architecture of everyday life and a significant element of happiness."

Low-Calorie Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

6 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

The following post was originally featured on Fitzala and written by Jenni K., who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness. I think we're all entitled to a pumpkin overdose the last three months of the year. And I like my pumpkin overdose in the form of a muffin. Show More Summary

Judge says nurse who treated Ebola patients does not have to be fully quarantined

6 hours agoHealth : The Checkup

A judge who had temporarily agreed to quarantine Kaci Hickox, a Maine nurse who had treated Ebola patients, ruled Friday that she did not have to have her movements restricted. The state of Maine had won a small, brief victory in its quest to quarantine Hickox, as Judge Cearles C. Show More Summary

Crispy Cauliflower Bites Make Even Better Buffalo "Wings"

6 hours agoHealth / Fitness : FitSugar

Any self-proclaimed cauliflower hater will be forced to change their tune after tasting this creative recipe. Crispy on the outside yet soft on the inside, these cauliflower bites are the closest a vegetarian gets to a "real" buffalo wing experience. Show More Summary

Hallow’s Eve

I hope everyone is enjoying their Halloween. I plan on celebrating by playing Alien: Isolation for the first time followed by a late-night viewing of my favorite meta-horror movie: Cabin in the Woods. Candy may be consumed. Stay safe and enjoy the evening.

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