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“Would You Like to Become Pregnant in the Next Year?”

Last week’s Supreme Court ruling in the Hobby Lobby case may keep access to contraception out of reach for many women. In sharp contrast, a new program in Oregon puts reproductive health care front and center for all women. The Oregon...Show More Summary

Remembering a Health Care Advocate Who Got a Lot Done in a Short Time

You may not have heard the name Peter Harbage before. But if you are one of the millions of people getting health insurance because of Obamacare or some other government program, it's possible Peter had something to do with it. Peter...Show More Summary

Remembering a Health Care Advocate Who Got a Lot Done in a Short Time

You may not have heard the name Peter Harbage before. But if you are one of the millions of people getting health insurance because of Obamacare or some other government program, it's possible Peter had something to do with it. Peter...Show More Summary

A new kind of dental high-giene: cannabis toothpaste

Companies aren't waiting for New York's health departments to finalize key details of its medical-marijuana program to start selling cannabis-based products. Axim Biotech, which has offices in New... To view the full story, click the title link.

In Alaska, Republican lawmakers challenge governor on Medicaid expansion

JUNEAU -- The Republican-controlled House is poised to strip funding to expand the Medicaid health insurance program from Gov. Bill Walker's budget, the first shot in what's expected to be a contentious debate over one of Walker's central...Show More Summary

Are You Endangering Your Employees’ Health?

With companies of all sizes seeking to cut healthcare costs and avoid penalties imposed by the Affordable Care Act, we’re hearing lots of news about instituting workplace wellness programs as a way to promote a healthier workforce. Also gaining attention, workplace practices such as ergonomic office spaces, meditation, mid-day naps, standing desks and walking meetings...

Republicans take next hostage: Children's health

Sen. Sherrod Brown, standing up for the children. The Children's Health Insurance Program is threatened by a funding glitch created by a poorly written provision of Obamacare. But more so, it's threatened by Republicans who see in this...Show More Summary

Kosher medical marijuana will soon be available in New York

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

> In July 2014, the New York State Legislature enacted the Compassionate Care Act to implement a medical marijuana program, yet the regulations regarding dispensaries have not yet been worked out, so this health product may not be available for some months. However, Othodox Jews in the state have...

Extending Funding for CHIP in 2015 Is Key to Sustaining Gains for Children

In a time of partisan inertia, heightened concern about income inequality and the welfare of children, and disagreement about the ability of government programs to address serious problems, the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP),...Show More Summary

Chickens Come Home to Roost… Jeremiah Wright’s Daughter Is Sent to Prison

In September 2013, Jeri Wright, daughter of Reverend “God Damn America” Wright, and 12 other Democrats were charged with embezzling $16 million in Federal health grants that should have gone to AIDS charities and other programs for the poor and … Continue reading ?

More of California's Kids Have Dental Coverage, But Will They Have Care?

Co-authored by Jenny Kattlove, Senior Director of Programs, The Children's Partnership There is good news to report for California's children as we make our way through National Children's Dental Health Month: more kids than ever will have dental coverage in 2015. Show More Summary

Microsoft’s Band fitness bracelet gets cycling programs, a virtual keyboard, and MapMyFitness integration

Microsoft's entry in the health wearables space is only a few months old and is already trying to better itself.

Orphan Drug Accelerator Cydan Supports Rare Disease Day® and Joins Patients, Advocates and Massachusetts Legislators to Raise Awareness for Rare Diseases

Press Release: Cydan Development, Inc., an orphan drug accelerator that identifies and de-risks programs with significant therapeutic potential, will join forces with rare disease patients, caregivers and health care advocates in Massachusetts...

Women in Business Q&A: Julie Yoo, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer, Kyruus

Julie Yoo is a Co-Founder of Kyruus and serves as the company's Chief Product Officer. She was previously the VP of Clinical Product Strategy at Generation Health, where she oversaw the development of the company's clinical programs and data analytics platform. Show More Summary

Doctorate Program Will Study Substance Abuse and Its Consequences

A new Joint Doctoral Program in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use has been launched by the Division of Global Public Health in the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and San Diego State University's School of Social Work. Show More Summary

Notre Dame Football: Tracking 2015 NFL Combine Results for Former Irish Stars

Usually having just three players invited to the NFL scouting combine would be a concern for the health of a football program. But in Notre Dame's case, it's a sign that the Irish expect big things in 2015. Kicker Kyle Brindza, suspended...Show More Summary

Loyola Receives Grant to Develop Health Improvement Program for Low-Income Minorities

Loyola University Chicago health sciences researchers have received a $500,000 grant from the George M. Eisenberg Foundation for Charities, based in Arlington Heights, Ill., for a 10-year study to improve the health of low-income minority residents in communities surrounding Loyola's Health Sciences Campus in Maywood. Show More Summary

MD Anderson Joins CATCH Global Foundation to Boost Child Health, Prevent Cancer in Later Years

Cancer prevention experts at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have allied with the CATCH Global Foundation, whose comprehensive child health program reaches children and their families in more than 10,000 educational settings nationwide, to promote behavior that will lower children's lifelong risk of developing cancer.

Are Government-Mandated Electronic Records Making Health Care More Expensive?

last weekNews : Reason

In oday's Wall Street Journal, surgeon and Reason contributor Dr. Jeffrey Singer makes the case against the federal government's electronic health records program. Electronic systems distract doctors by requiring them to face screens...Show More Summary

British Government’s Health Program Hands Out Condoms and Lubricant to Kids

The British government’s health program is under fire from pro-life advocates who are uspet that it is handing out condoms and lubricant to kids. The contraceptive credit card scheme is available to students as young as 13 and the card allows the youngsters to make multiple purchases of condoms and lubricant. The children can sign […]

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