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NY State To Allow Home Delivery Of Medical Marijuana This Fall

In response to patient and advocate concerns that New York's medical marijuana program is too restrictive to serve many of its potential beneficiaries, the state health department today announced a series of reforms intended to make medical THC more accessible, including home delivery state-wide as soon as next month. [ more › ]

New York expands access to restrictive medical marijuana program

7 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state will loosen rules on marijuana prescribing, allow home delivery of the drug and take other steps to expand its medical cannabis program, health officials announced on Tuesday.

In Expansion, New York’s Medical Marijuana Program Will Offer Home Delivery

10 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

Moving to address complaints about the program, the state’s Health Department is making substantial changes aimed at easing access to the drug.

Scripps Health and MD Anderson Cancer Center Announce Partnership to Create Clinically Integrated Cancer Program

Scripps Health and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have reached a partnership agreement to create Scripps MD Anderson Cancer Center, a comprehensive and clinically integrated cancer care program in San Diego that will provide adult cancer patients greater access to the most advanced oncology care available throughout Southern California.

Value of Lifting Up the Most Vulnerable Among Us

As executive director of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), I am an advocate for the health rights of individuals struggling to live on insufficient incomes and in underserved communities. As I wrote here last month, Medicaid,Show More Summary

NDSU, Sanford Health Select Human Health Research Grant Recipients

Three research projects have received $250,000 in seed funding from the Sanford Health NDSU Collaborative Seed Grant program.

Breakingviews: Debate Over Mylan’s EpiPen Exposes Health Care Flaws

Middlemen make the system incredibly messy, and assistance programs keep things murky; simply reducing the list price of the drug would be better.

Colorado’s Universal Health Care Proposal Could Axe Abortion Coverage

Progressives in Colorado are battling over a ballot initiative that would create a single-payer universal health care system in the state. According to some abortion rights advocates, the state-funded program would eliminate insurance...Show More Summary

Government defends Obamacare, saying headlines exaggerate costs

As insurers pull back from federal program, health regulator says consumers will have affordable coverage options

Consumer Health Tips: Constipation in Children

Constipation in children Men's health: Prevent the top threats Slideshow: Poison ivy and other summer skin irritants Stroke is a medical emergency Fitness: Create a program that's right for you

Obamacare orphan? Here's what you can do

With a number of insurers reducing their participation in the federal health program, consumers need to explore their options

National '100 Great Oncology Programs' List Features UVA

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of Virginia Cancer Center at UVA Medical Center has been honored among 100 hospitals and health systems with great oncology programs by Becker's Hospital Review, a national healthcare publication. UVA is the only health system in Virginia named to this year's list.

Can this wearable prevent type 2 diabetes?

King’s Health Partners, an academic health science center in the U.K., will trial a wearable and mobile app program that tries to prevent patients from developing type 2 diabetes. The program will take place in Lambeth and Southwark, two London boroughs. Show More Summary

Consultation opens on $93.5m waterways project

The Federal Government will contribute “up to $76 million” to a $93.5 million water infrastructure program to reduce the impact of urban run-off and improve downstream water quality and river health in the ACT. ACT Senator Zed Seselja and ACT Environment and Climate Change Minister Simon Corbell announced the joint local and Federal government initiative […]

SUNY Downstate's STAR Program Receives $1.9 Million to Expand HIV Prevention Services

Brooklyn, NY - SUNY Downstate Medical Center's Special Treatment and Research (STAR) Program has been awarded $1.9 million in new grant funding from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to provide enhanced HIV prevention...Show More Summary

Anthem Blue Cross Taps Solera Health for Diabetes Prevention Platform

Anthem Blue Cross has launched a diabetes prevention program to educate, treat and support its members who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Pre-diabetes is a condition in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal but not high enough to be considered diabetes.   The yearlong program, provided in conjunction with diabetes prevention program... Read More

Doctors can now prescribe fitness headphones to treat obesity, cancer and diabetes - CNET

Jabra has teamed up with the TrainerMD health program to help doctors monitor patients' health stats in real time using the company's new Sport Pulse Special Edition fitness earbuds.

Pregnancy-Related Deaths Nearly Doubled In Texas After Cuts To Women's Health

WASHINGTON ? Texas experienced a sudden and dramatic spike in pregnancy-related deaths in 2011, the same year the state slashed funding for Planned Parenthood and women’s health programs, according to a study in the September issue of...Show More Summary

Accountable Care Organizations and the Affordable Care Act

In an effort to get out from under a "fee-for-service" model in health care delivery, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) calls for programs with different payment methods. The goal is to decrease the growth in health care spending and improve the quality of care being delivered. Show More Summary

Street Team Brings Health Care Directly To Homeless People In NYC

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Because some homeless people are hesitant to seek out medical care in clinics or hospitals, one organization is meeting them where they are. The Center for Urban Community Services’ (CUCS) new street medicine program brings health care...Show More Summary

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