The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) has proposed a fee structure for a self-financed medical marijuana industry that supports patient access without relying on taxpayer resources. Acting DPH Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett said: "The program will be self-sustaining through fees on registered marijuana dispensaries and patients. Show More Summary
Recent reconfiguration of federal funding for STEM education has resulted in important programs at the NIH losing their funding. Below is information on Health and Biomedical Science Education Programs Aimed at Grades K–12 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). _________________________________ In the proposed FY 2014 budget, President Obama has set a policy that all…
In 2011, the Food and Drug Agency released proposed guidelines for the regulation of mobile medical apps—health programs for devices like the iPad and iPhone. At the time, there were about 200 million such apps in use, but the FDA said...Show More Summary
As the January 1, 2014 date, when the main body of President Obama's health care plan takes effect, comes closer Republicans are getting ever more frantic. After all, the risk to the country is enormous. The program will extend health...Show More Summary
Federal employees affected by the Oklahoma tornado are eligible for special considerations in their health insurance and other benefit programs, the Office of Personnel Management said Thursday. In a message to agencies, OPM said it has contacted Federal Employees Health … Continue reading ?
I had been laid off a few months when my ulcerative colitis kicked in, and my doctor and I struggled to get it under control. After trying a variety of medicines, my health continued to deteriorate and I agreed to take Remicade. Remicade is a potent drug, administered through an IV infusion at the oncology [...]
If it aint broke, don’t fix it. This is the homespun wisdom Ken Coburn is imparting to the Secretary of Health and Human Services after learning Medicare is cutting funds for his program, Health Quality Partners, seemingly, because they can. The program, based out of Doylesville, Pennsylvania, provides weekly nurse visits to Medicare patients who have [...]
Catherine Zeta-Jones has completed treatment for bipolar disorder earlier than scheduled. Zeta-Jones checked herself into a mental health facility on April 29 for a 30-day treatment program, but she has already returned home with her husband, Michael Douglas. Douglas told People magazine on Monday, “She comes home tomorrow. She’s doing a really good job of getting balanced. [...]Show More Summary
Efforts to integrate health protection/promotion programs in the workplace are needed soon if the aging U.S. workforce is to remain competitive, according to recommendations from ACOEM and NIOSH. Recommendations in the May Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine summarize results of a 2-day national summit convened last year.
Elizabeth O'Brien's May 15 Marketwatch piece on proposed changes for Medicare is one of the best I have seen since the government's health program for elderly and disabled people surfaced last year as a likely target for the federal budget axe. It still is a target, and that makes O'Brien's effort all the more important. Her story acknowledges an aspect...
The cost of claims for people with serious medical conditions has exhausted most of the $5 billion provided by Congress for the health insurance program.
Yet another group of healthcare experts has called upon Congress to reconsider CMS’ meaningful use program to finance electronic health records for hospitals and physicians. The Healthcare Innovation Council submitted its commentary entitled “Let’s Admit the Emperor Has No Clothes- It’s Time to Redesign EHRs to Improve Patient Care” to U.S. Senators Lamar Alexander,...
Fresenius Medical Care Wins Multiple National Awards for Outstanding Patient Case Management Case in Point Magazine's 2013 Awards Recognize Programs and Individuals Making the U.S. Health Care System Safer, More Productive and Cost Effective WALTHAM,...Show More Summary
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Expands Service Area; Now Available in 26 New York Counties People who qualify for New York State government-sponsored health insurance programs have access to UnitedHealthcare's physician and hospital...Show More Summary
As Congress investigates solicitations, some corporations and philanthropies are reluctant to contribute to an outreach program to help with the president’s health care law.
"Yeah, but he was shot in the back of the head in a playground in Brooklyn back in 2011. You didn't know?" That was how my involvement with the 2013 Envision Film program began this past April.
The Nalanda Institute announced that enrollment is now open for their inaugural Certificate Program in Contemplative Psychotherapy to begin in Fall 2013. The program offers therapists, health workers, coaches, educators and other professionals in the healing arts an opportunity to immerse themselves in the inspiring new field of contemplative neuropsychology.
Forget apples - lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The study, published in theShow More Summary
Pathfinder International’s Strengthening Communities Through Integrated Programming (SCIP) is part of a new push towards integrated development – looking at communities as a whole and addressing multiple, traditionally-siloed sectors at once. Show More Summary
Rep. Tom Price came on my program today to discuss his “Keep the IRS Off Your Health Care Act.” Why is this important? Because the regulating entity of Obamacare is in trouble for discriminating against, and persecuting, conservatives. Show More Summary