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Harris Health Awarded First-Ever Gold Workplace Health Achievement

The American Heart Association (AHA) awarded Harris Health System its first-ever Gold level Workplace Health Achievement for creating and implementing successful health programs for employees in the workplace. This award echoes AHA's mission of building healthier lives free of cardiovascular disease and stroke.

Housing problems found to be common at safety-net community health centers

(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program finds that more than 40 percent of patients treated at US community health centers have a history of housing problems.

Healthbox Opens Applications for the 2018 Healthbox Studio

Healthbox, a Chicago-based healthcare innovation services firm, today announce that we are now accepting applications for their 2018 Healthbox Studio. The five-day program is dedicated to advancing digital health solutions through peer-to-peer...Show More Summary

How to Make Sense of the Different Parts of Medicare

If you're nearing retirement age, you probably know the gist of what Medicare does. The federal social program provides health insurance coverage to those age 65 or older, as well as younger people with certain disabilities. But do you know the specifics of each part of Medicare? According to the...

9/11 responders' health treatment threatened by Trump budget plan

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Hidden in Trump's budget plan is the reorganization of a program that could affect the health treatment and monitoring of 9/11 responders.

Trauma support may help low-income families earn more

(Reuters Health) - A federal assistance program designed to move low-income families toward financial independence comes up short – but results might improve if families also receive support that helps them deal with traumatic experiences, a new study suggests.

American College of Rheumatology Awarded Grant to Focus on Projects That Curb Health Disparities

The American College of Rheumatology was awarded a grant from the American Society of Association Executives to develop a new program, Uniting Collaborators for Innovation (UCOIN), that focuses on creating member-led initiatives that diminish racial and ethnic disparities in patients with rheumatic diseases.

Mass. public safety, public health agencies collaborate to address the opioid epidemic

(Boston Medical Center) A new study shows that public health and public safety agencies established local, collaborative programs in Massachusetts to connect overdose survivors and their personal networks with addiction treatment, harm reduction, and other community support services following a non-fatal overdose.

If You Receive Food Stamps, You May Get Less Money On Your EBT Card If Trump’s Food Box Program Is Approved

If you currently get SNAP benefits, commonly known as food stamps, you may get a box of food and a reduced amount of money to spend on groceries if President Trump’s proposal is approved. According to Snap To Health, 45.4 million people were participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) as of January 2016. Show More Summary

Selena Gomez Doesn't Think She'll Ever 'Overcome' Depression And Anxiety

The former Disney star recently completed a two-week treatment program for her mental health.

Trump budget slashes Medicare, other health programs while boosting money for opioid crisis

Overall, the budget would cut $1.7 trillion in funding to Medicare and other now-mandatory Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) programs.        

UK initiative seeks Israeli digital health tech to assist NHS

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - The British embassy in Israel said on Tuesday it has launched a program designed to help incorporate Israeli digital health technology into the UK and its National Health Service (NHS).

StayWell Acquires Digital Health Startup Provata Health, Expands Capabilities in Population Health

StayWell, a health empowerment company has acquired Provata Health, a Portland, Ore.-based digital health startup that delivers scientifically proven population health programs to employers, health plans, and hospital systems. Provata...Show More Summary

DataConnex Gets Hit with $18.7M Fine for Violation of the Rural Health Care Program

As it has for many months now, the FCC at its January Open Meeting continued its review of the Rural Health Care Program (RHCP). This time, it issued a proposed $18.7M fine against health care telecommunication service provider DataConnex. A reseller of telecommunications services, DataConnex is alleged to have taken in millions of dollars from...… Continue Reading

The Scanpy software processes huge amounts of single-cell data

(Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health) Scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München have developed a program that is able to help manage enormous datasets. The software, named Scanpy, is a candidate for analyzing the Human Cell Atlas, and has recently been published in Genome Biology.

Taking Public Health to City Streets

A new Rutgers School of Public Health program focuses on urban issues to curb epidemics and evoke policy change

Bioinformatics at the University of Calgary: The healthy crunch of data

In the University of Calgary’s bioinformatics program, students combine health and computer sciences The post Bioinformatics at the University of Calgary: The healthy crunch of data appeared first on

Endocrine Society Applauds Special Diabetes Program Renewal

The Endocrine Society praised Congress' decision to include the Special Diabetes Program and increased funding for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the federal government that passed Thursday.

Program removes lead, pests and mold from qualifying homes

The partnership between UNLV’s School of Community Health Sciences and the city focuses on reducing incidences of childhood lead poisoning while prioritizing high-risk populations like minorities and low-income residents.

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