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$4,200 and up: Millions of children's lives saved through government programs

More than 34 million children's lives have been saved since 2000 because of investments in child health programs at a cost of as little as $4,205 per child, according to a new analysis in The Lancet. read more

Jon Stewart Wanted Names Of 9/11 Bill Opponents. Here They Are.

WASHINGTON -- With the health treatment program for 9/11 responders set to expire this fall and Congress moving slowly to reauthorize it, Jon Stewart demanded to know on his show Wednesday night who is responsible for all that "bullshit." It...Show More Summary

Obama pushes state Medicaid expansion in healthcare hub Nashville

2 days agoNews : The Newsroom

Fresh from another Supreme Court validation of his landmark healthcare law, President Barack Obama visited healthcare hub Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday to push state governments to expand the Medicaid health program for the poor....Show More Summary

MedStar, AARP Partner to Spur Health Innovation for Aging

Maryland-based not-for-profit health system MedStar Health has become the newest Founding Member of Project Catalyst|The Power of We to spur digital health innovation for the aging population. The program provides developers of popular...Show More Summary

Jimmy Carter Calls Obama's Foreign Policy Success 'Minimal'

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Former President Jimmy Carter said recently that he finds President Barack Obama's success on the world stage to be "minimal." “I think he’s done some good things domestically like the health program and so forth, but on the world stage,...Show More Summary

A Paragraph I Never Thought I Would Read

Feel the Bern: For Louis Celli, at the American Legion, Sanders’s progressive views make some sense in the context of advocating for veterans’ programs. “Who better than a socialist to advocate for veterans’ health care?” he asked. Pretty much Gog … Continue reading ?

A Different Approach to Nutrient Management

Growers who are interested in reducing crop inputs and increasing profits can learn more about a program to achieve both from Crop Health Labs. This nutrient management tool is plant sap analysis and they are hosting webinars throughout July to educate growers about this different approach to very common nutrient management problems. Show More Summary

L.A. County approves new pact for troubled nursing home inspection program

Amid criticism of past oversight efforts, Los Angeles County supervisors approved a new contract Tuesday that redefines state and local responsibilities for inspecting nursing homes and other health facilities and investigating complaints of abuse, neglect or inadequate care of patients.

L.A. County approves new pact for troubled nursing home inspection program

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Amid criticism of past oversight efforts, Los Angeles County supervisors approved a new contract Tuesday that redefines state and local responsibilities for inspecting nursing homes and other health facilities and investigating complaints of abuse, neglect or inadequate care of patients.

Apple will replace your battery once it hits 80 percent health

Apple's recently changed the terms of its AppleCare+ extended warranty program. Now, no matter what iOS or OSX device you own (yes, even the Watch), Apple will replace the battery as soon as it hits 80 percent health. That's up 30 points from the previous 50 percent threshold for iOS devices. Show More Summary

Illinois To Consider Covering More Diseases Under Medical Marijuana Program

The Illinois Department of Health could add more diseases to be added to the list of covered conditions under the state's medical marijuana pilot program. [ more › ]

Florida’s PremierMD ACO Selects eClinicalWorks for Population Health Management

Florida’s PremierMD ACO LLC (Premier), an ACO participating in the Medicare Shared Savings Program, has chosen the eClinicalWorks CCMR population health platform to advance its ACO objectives, coordinate care across the continuum as well as evaluate population health and quality improvement activities. Show More Summary

How Much?! Feds Wants Novartis to pay $3.35B For Kickback Schemes

The U.S. Department of Justice says that Novartis should pay up to $3.35 billion in damages and civil fines for using kickbacks to boost sales of two drugs that caused federal health care programs to overpay for medicines.

More NYC Restaurants Than Ever Are Scoring An "A" Health Inspections

They're breaking out the champagne flutes at the Health Department this morning as the city agency celebrates five years of its letter grading program for restaurants. In a release, the DOH extolls the virtues of the program, citingShow More Summary

The New Health Care: A Promising Medicare Plan, if Only Health Organizations Would Stick Around

A new program seems to be working in reducing spending and improving quality, but it has a worryingly high attrition rate.

Use antibiotic stewardship programs to help reduce antibiotic resistance

Antibiotic resistance is an alarming and increasing threat to global public health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), two million people a year become infected with bacteria resistant to antibiotics and lead to 23,000 deaths in the United States alone. Simply put, the bugs are getting stronger and smarter, our antibiotic […]

The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: A Resource at National HIV Testing Day

The Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau funds programs and providers who play a critical role in finding and providing care to people living with HIV (PLWH). As we observe National HIV Testing Day this June 27, the HIV/AIDS Bureau recognizes the critical importance of HIV testing and diagnosis for prevention and treatment...

Tapping Into the Potential of Electronic Health Records to Improve Care for Patients with Chronic Conditions

The National Kidney Disease Education Program's Health Information Technology Working Group has identified strategies for using electronic health records to improve care for patients with chronic kidney disease, outlining specific design features and goals.

Never Eat or Exercise Like Someone Crazier Than You

The beginning of summer is a great time to begin a new health and fitness program. There are many ways to achieve this goal, and making these choices can be challenging, and it is common for beginners to seek counsel from those who know “the way.” Well, let me give you some practical advice on […] Never Eat or Exercise Like Someone Crazier Than You is a post from:

OSHA Launches Program To Protect Nursing Employees

last weekNews : The Two-Way

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will begin enforcing safe patient handling practices to prevent hospital workers from suffering debilitating injuries.

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