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Violations could delay pre-K at 12 city centers

A dozen facilities providing services in the city's new universal prekindergarten program won't open on time if they don't fix serious health and safety violations. City officials say Friday they'll... To view the full story, click the title link.

US poultry facilities awarded for safety performance

The Joint Industry Safety and Health Council has recognised 96 US chicken and turkey facilities for outstanding safety performance through the implementation of innovative and effective employee safety and health programs.

On the Frontlines of the Ebola Response: An Inside Look at a Program to Help the Grieving

In Liberia, a country gripped by Ebola, the outbreak has not only taken its toll on health care workers but also on the professionals who comfort the grieving.

Your Best Body Ever - Day Four (Men's Health)

Former Olympian Matt Shirvington takes us through day four of his six-week transformation program.

Mom Feeds Her Daughter Tapeworms to Slim Down for a Beauty Pageant

Here is the perfect example of the sort of gross-out stories medical professionals trade trying to turn each other green: According to an upcoming episode of Untold Stories of the E.R., a very serious Discovery Fit & Health program, a Florida mom fed her daughter a bunch of tapeworm eggs so she'd slim down prior to a beauty pageant. Read more...

How State Educators Are Fighting Back Against Harmful "Abstinence-Only" Programs

It's back-to-school school time for students and families across the country. And that means young people will be filing into classrooms to expand their minds and learn. But when it comes to reproductive health, many students are censored...Show More Summary

Watch Swans’ Thor Harris Explain His Major Depression In A Great Short Documentary

The Mental Health Channel has a series called The Inside Story that profiles people who “reveal their mental health diagnoses and their paths to overcome them.” So far the program has covered panic disorders, bipolar 1, and bipolar 2. In the most recent episode, which covers clinical depression, the show profiled Thor Harris, best known [...]

UTHealth Researcher Awarded $1.5 Million Grant From FEMA to Address Health of Volunteer Firefighters

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to test the effectiveness of an online health and wellness program intended to improve volunteer firefighters' nutrition and fitness and reduce their risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease.

Newborn screening expansion offers early diagnosis and treatment to infants with SCID

Data from 11 newborn screening programs showed that newborn screening for severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) can be successfully implemented across public health newborn screening programs. SCID babies are born without a developed immune system and are subject to a wide variety of life-threatening infections.

No, We Still Don’t Have Proof That Private Medicare Plans Are Better

A growing debate over the Medicare Advantage program has big ramifications for the future of American seniors' health coverage. The post No, We Still Don’t Have Proof That Private Medicare Plans Are Better appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Scaling up health innovation: Fertility awareness-based family planning goes national

WASHINGTON, DC -- There is no guarantee that a successful pilot program introducing a health innovation can be expanded successfully to the national, regional, state or even metropolitan level because scaling up is typically complex and difficult. read more

Top stories in health and medicine, August 19, 2014

From MedPage Today: Hospitals Question Charity for Some Patients. As more Americans gain insurance under the federal health law, hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but didn’t. Antibiotics Early in Life May Boost Obesity Risk. Exposure to antibiotics early in life may […]

Ira Stoll: Conservative 'Alternative' to Obamacare Misses the Market

4 days agoNews : Reason

Instead of shutting down Obamacare's insurance exchanges, the government should expand them so that they also include patients who now are covered by Medicaid, Medicare, and veterans health programs. That's the gist of a big new health care policy proposal that's getting a lot of attention. Show More Summary

Hospitals reconsider free healthcare for those who could now be insured

Photo by Joe Raedle/ Getty Images As more Americans gain insurance under the federal health law, hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but didn’t. The...Show More Summary

Sea World Says It Will Expand Tanks; 'Blackfish' Director Slams Proposal

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that on Friday, SeaWorld announced that it is planning new, larger environments for its animals with additional funds going to research on its animals and programs to protect ocean health and whales in the ocean. Show More Summary

Can Modi Bring In A Revolution In Indian Healthcare Industry?

In the historic speech made by Narendra Modi on August 15th from Red Fort in New Delhi, he suggested several beneficial plans and programs of the government. One among them has been appreciated and applauded the most: Free health insurance worth Rs 1 lakh for all economically backwards citizens. Show More Summary

Six weeks to Your Best Body Ever! (Men's Health)

Men’s Health and Matt Shirvington reveal the workout and diet program that will transform how you look and feel

Hospitals reassess charity as Obamacare options become available

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

As more Americans gain insurance under the federal health law, hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but didn’t. The move is prompted by concernsShow More Summary

Historic Vote Brings Comprehensive Transgender Health Care to Oregon's Medicaid Program

The Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC), which is charged with overseeing the prioritized list of services in Oregon's Medicaid program, the Oregon Health Plan, voted today to approve the coverage of medically necessary health care...Show More Summary

Better Health IT. Is sending docs to tech school the answer?

An article in Information Week caught my eye this morning. It reviews a new program offered by Texas A&M with support from Dell to help medical students and other healthcare professionals “come to terms with  the ways technology is changing their...(read more)

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