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Employee Wellness Programs Prompt AARP Lawsuit

6 hours agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s rules allow employers to offer up to 30 percent off health insurance coverage for participants.

As Medicaid loses stigma, its fate rides on stormy election

Medicaid, long the stepchild of government health care programs, is finally coming into its own. The federal-state program for low-income people has been scarcely debated in the turbulent presidential election, … Click to Continue »

Night Owl Vs Early Bird: The Science Behind Sleeping Patterns Explained

Sleep is critical for physical and mental health, and our quality of life. While three per cent of the population are genetically programmed to function with less than six hours sleep regularly, the rest of us need around 7.5 hours a night. But what determines whether we like to go to bed early or late? More »      


Hillary Clinton would stay the course, making adjustments as needed to major government health insurance programs. Medicare, the health care program for older Americans and the disabled, would get new legal powers to negotiate prescription...Show More Summary

Obama Blames Media for Negative Obamacare Image [Video]

Speaking at Miami Dade College on Monday, President Obama criticized the media’s coverage of rapidly rising Obamacare premiums, and blamed the media for the negative image his health care program suffers from: “Even reporters who cover this stuff, and they do a good job, they’re trying to follow all of the debate. But a lot […]

Free migrant farmworkers clinic program awarded grant

(Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso) Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso has received a $351,721 continuing grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). This highly competitiveShow More Summary

Rehab after heart attack tied to longer, not healthier life

(Reuters Health) - Heart attack survivors who participate in cardiac rehabilitation programs may survive longer, but feel no healthier, than they would without this follow-up care, a U.S. study suggests.

Judge sides with Planned Parenthood over Mississippi abortion law

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A federal judge on Thursday sided with women’s health provider Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit aiming to block a Mississippi law that barred medical providers that perform abortions from participating in the state’s Medicaid program. The decision by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan III...

New Study Highlights the Benefits of BRCA Testing for All People of Ashkenazi Jewish Descent

A new study published in the journal Genetics in Medicine, conducted by Montefiore-Einstein's Program for Jewish Genetic Health (PJGH) and the Division of Reproductive and Medical Genetics, has found that BRCA screening should be routinely offered to all adults of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. Show More Summary

Obama: Health care law 'worked,' says improvements needed

MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial security of health...Show More Summary

Medidata Launches AppConnect Partner Program to Build Apps For Clinical Trials

Medidata, a provider of cloud-based solutions for clinical research in life sciences, today announced the launch of its AppConnect Partner Program in support of mobile health (mHealth) innovation. The program combines Medidata’s cloud...Show More Summary

U-M Becomes One of Four Training Sites for NIH Career Development Program in Emergency Care Research

The University of Michigan was recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an institutional career development program for advanced training in emergency critical care research.

U-M becomes training site for NIH career development program in emergency care research

(University of Michigan Health System) The University of Michigan was recently awarded funding from the National Institutes of Health to establish an institutional career development program for advanced training in emergency critical care research.

ER Beds for Kids Lacking, But School Programs Can Help

Everyone who is a front line clinician in an emergency room (ER) knows the hard reality of the lack of psychiatric services available. Discharging someone from an ER into inpatient mental health treatment is virtually nonexistent for adults. For kids, the situation is usually far […]

Are Blues’ Plans Benefitting Unfairly From Program To Offset Cost Of Sicker Patients?

6 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Some health insurers say they’re paying too much to rival Blue Cross Blue Shield plans under a key pillar of the federal health law designed to compensate insurers that take on sicker and more expensi...

City giving a boost to health care startups

Four digital health startups are getting a leg up through a new city-sponsored program that allows them to test their concepts by connecting them with patients and providers. The Digital... To view the full story, click the title li...

Wrightslaw Fall Conference Schedule…Check It Out!

Wrightslaw special education law and advocacy programs are designed to meet the needs of parents, advocates, educators, attorneys, and health care providers who represent children with disabilities. Wrightslaw Coming to: Continue Reading ?

At Seattle TV stations, health “news” increasingly consists of PR for area hospitals

In June 2016, KIRO-7, the CBS affiliate in Seattle, aired a special program hosted by the station’s morning news anchors John Knicely and Michelle Millman called “Health Evolution: Fighting Cancer from Within.” The introduction to the program states, “Some of the biggest cancer breakthroughs are happening right now in Seattle. Breakthroughs that are turning death […]

Pay-to-play may keep some kids out of school activities

(University of Michigan Health System) One in four students from lower-income families did not participate in a single sport, club or art program last school year, a new national poll shows.

LifeBridge Health ACO, LLC: Medicare Shared Savings Program Performance Year 2015 Quality and Financial Results

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced the 2015 performance year results for the Medicare Shared Savings Program and the Pioneer Accountable Care Organization Model that show physicians, hospitals and health...Show More Summary

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