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More than 400,000 enrolled in Louisiana's Medicaid expansion

Louisiana's Medicaid expansion has reached a new milestone, with more than 400,000 people enrolled for health services through the government-financed program started in July. The Department of Health announced the … Click to Contin...

Trump health pick says Medicaid needs a major overhaul

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick to run the government's major health insurance programs said Thursday that Medicaid needs a full overhaul but she doesn't support turning Medicare into a "voucher" plan.

Prescription-drug monitoring cuts doctor-shopping for painkillers

(Reuters Health) - State programs that require physicians to check drug registries before writing prescriptions appeared to slash the odds of doctor-shopping for opioid pain relievers, a new study found.

Pick to head Medicare, Medicaid avoids giving policy views

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Seema Verma, tapped to oversee government health programs, declined to give her views on issues        

Public health experts celebrate 30 years of CDC's prevention research solutions for communities with health disparities

(Elsevier Health Sciences) It has been 30 years since CDC created the Prevention Research Centers (PRC) Program, currently a network of 26 academic institutions across the US dedicated to moving new discoveries into the communities that need them. Show More Summary

Trump health pick says maternity coverage should be optional

President Donald Trump's pick to lead the government's major health insurance programs says maternity coverage should be optional for patients. Indiana health care consultant Seema Verma tells the Senate Finance … Click to Continue ...

Fertility preservation in children: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, pediatric gynecologist Dr. Asma Javed will discuss the fertility preservation program at Mayo Clinic Children’s Center. This program offers options for fertility rescue for children being treated for cancer or other medical conditions that could affect their fertility. To listen, click the link below. Fertility Preservation in Children

Trump nominee has decried Medicaid for fostering dependency

The businesswoman President Donald Trump selected to oversee Medicaid, the health care program for 74 million low-income Americans, has said the program is structurally flawed by policies that burden states … Click to Continue »

Read the letter that Bill and Melinda Gates just wrote to Warren Buffett

For the past few years, Bill and Melinda Gates have written an annual letter. Their goal? To broaden awareness and interest in key global health and development programs. In 2006, Warren Buffett donated the bulk of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to help fight disease and reduce inequity. A few months ago,…

Primary care bill targets Idaho's Medicaid gap population

An Idaho House panel has introduced legislation that would create a new state program designed to provide basic health care to Idaho adults who currently don't have health insurance. The … Click to Continue »

Up to 51% Off Lilly Insulin Through Blink Health

By Lynn Kennedy, Abigail Dove, and Helen Gao Lilly announces new program, in partnership with Express Scripts, to provide insulin directly to people with diabetes and high out of pocket drug expenses. On January 1, Lilly launched a first-of-its-kind program, in partnership with Express Scripts, that offers significant discounts on brand name Lilly insulin to people in […]

Launchpad Digital Health Invests 5 New Digital Health Startups

Launchpad Digital Health, a focused next generation accelerator has added six new startups to its 12-month accelerator program. Among the companies that closed the new seed capital funding are:  Amicomed, Aida Health, Stop Breathe & Think, Tueo Health. Show More Summary

Yale New Haven Taps Reflexion Health to Offer In-Home Virtual Exercise Rehab Program

Yale New Haven Hospital’s (YNHH) Center for Musculoskeletal Care (CMC) has partnered with digital health startup Reflexion Health Inc. to deliver New England’s first in-home virtual exercise rehabilitation program starting this month. Show More Summary

Mothers’ views about sexual health education for their adolescent daughters: a qualitative study

Given that mothers play a role in the sexual education of their daughters, it is important to understand their views of sexual health and related programs. This study was aimed at exploring mothers’ perspectiv...

T-Hub Collaborates with Pharmaceutical Major Novartis to Create Joint Programs for Health Tech Startups

T-Hub, India’s fastest growing start-up engine, catalyzing innovation, scale and deal flow has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with pharmaceutical major

Batch 20 triples down on FinTech and Digital Health, Takes on Uncle Sam with GovTech

last weekTechnology / Startups : 500

500 Startups’ 20th program (B20) in Silicon Valley starts at time that will be remembered across the world. Only three days after a new (and highly controversial) United States government administration has taken power and Silicon Valley is preparing for a Trumpocalypse. Show More Summary

India scraps funding ties with Gates Foundation on immunization

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - A group backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that works on India's immunization program will now be funded by the health ministry, a government official said, a move in part prompted by fears foreign donors could influence policy making.

‘Kids don’t get a second chance’: EPA staff fear cuts to health programs under Trump

last weekNews : The Raw Story

W ASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency’s advisory panel on children’s health gathered last week to consider a few items that had long been on its agenda: getting lead out of water, cutting pollution-related asthma, and educating doctors about toxins in toys. The panel...

Good vibes: selling sex toys online to fund sexual health programs

A new Australian social enterprise is tackling sexual objectification in advertising and an ‘unwritten moral code’ while selling sex toys for a good cause As an engineer, Jak Haines never expected to find herself in the sex business – she was just looking for an opportunity to practise conscious capitalism. Show More Summary

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