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First Study to Measure Effectiveness of NFL PLAY 60 Program Shows Positive Results on Youth Fitness

The National Football League (NFL) Foundation has invested heavily in its NFL PLAY 60 initiative to promote fitness and health among youth over the past decade. Its impact on childhood fitness and obesity levels, however, has lacked scientific evaluation - until now.

Meet us on the phone: mobile phone programs for adolescent sexual and reproductive health in low-to-middle income countries

mHealth as a technical area has seen increasing interest and promise from both developed and developing countries. While published research from higher income countries on mHealth solutions for adolescent sexu...

FSIS issues new notice on slaughter, humane handling

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a new notice with instructions for Public Health Veterinarians (PHVs), inspection program personnel (IPP) and District Veterinary Medical Specialists (DVMs) regarding humane handling and slaughter. Show More Summary

Obamacare repeal threatens public health funding to states

yesterdayNews : USAToday: News

Money for local programs to combat diseases including diabetes and hypertension at risk.        

13.5 million Californians are covered by Medi-Cal. Here's how Trump's plan could cost the state

Along with his vow to repeal Obamacare, President-elect Donald Trump has promised to restructure Medicaid, the nation’s low-income health program — a move that could be acutely felt in California, where 1 in 3 residents receive health coverage through the state version, experts say. Medi-Cal enrollment...

Republicans Fund Obamacare While Trying to Kill It

Politico: “On their way to killing Obamacare, Republicans are leaning toward funding up to $9 billion in health care subsidies this year to keep the program afloat — even though they sued the Obama administration to stop those exact payments. [...]

How Detoxification Will Improve Your Mental Health

Detoxification is an essential part of a prevention and treatment program for recovery of mental health, including PTSD, depression and addictions.

House Republicans to vote on Obamacare repeal as Trump declares health law will ‘soon be history’

4 days agoNews : The Raw Story

U.S. House Republicans moved ahead on Friday with legislation aimed at dismantling Obamacare, despite concerns about not having a replacement for the healthcare program and the potential financial cost of repealing President Barack Obama’s landmark law. Moderate Republican Representative...

Was Obamacare truly evil, or just a missed opportunity?

(January 13, 2017 11:06 AM, by Scott Sumner) I was mildly opposed to Obamacare, but mostly because I thought it was a missed opportunity to reform health care. I was bemused to see very strident opposition to the program on the right, with some pretty hyperbolic language about... (0 COMMENTS)

Open APIs: The Promise and Hope from Outside the HIT Bubble

APIs (application programming interfaces) are a hot topic in healthcare these days. In the parlance of the moment – interest inside the health IT (HIT) bubble is strong. During the past few months, I stepped outside this bubble and talked … Read more ›

Sleep health program reduces firefighter disability and injury

(Brigham and Women's Hospital) To test the hypothesis that a workplace-based Sleep Health Program (SHP) would improve firefighter health and safety compared to standard practice, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital developedShow More Summary

U.S. Senate Approves Measure Launching Obamacare Repeal Process

6 days agoNews : Huffington Post

The U.S. Senate on Thursday took a first concrete step toward dismantling Obamacare, voting to instruct key committees to draft legislation repealing President Barack Obama’s signature health insurance program. The vote was 51-48. The resolution now goes to the House of Representatives, which is expected to vote on it this week. Show More Summary

Should biomedical graduate schools ignore the GRE?

(University of North Carolina Health Care) A research team at the UNC School of Medicine found that the Graduate Record Exam (GRE), which is required for admission to graduate and doctorate programs across the country, is not the best indicator for predicting a student's success while pursuing a doctorate in the experimental life sciences. Show More Summary

VA health system to return to list of troubled federal programs

Veterans health care remains a "high risk" issue threatening the federal budget and quality of care for former service members, auditors say in a forthcoming report. Continue reading ? The post VA health system to return to list of troubled federal programs appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

Senator No: Chuck Schumer’s Future?

The very people Senator Schumer wanted to focus on are being crushed by high taxes, regulations, & a failing health care program that crippled small business & the economy. This post Senator No: Chuck Schumer’s Future? appeared first on AmmoLand.com Shooting Sports News.

A Bird’s Eye View from the Penalty Box

By NIRAN AL-AGBRA, MD The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) EHR Incentive Program—also known as Meaningful Use (MU)—initially provided incentives to accelerate the adoption of electronic health records (EHRs) to meet certified program  requirements.  Many physicians were mandated to change over to electronic records at the cost of tens of thousands of dollars. 

Lilly Has a New Discount Program That May Help You Afford Insulin

Eli Lilly and Company has announced a new discount program for users of their insulin who pay full retail price at the pharmacy. The discount may lower insulin prices by 40 percent through an online program hosted by Blink Health. If eligible, the Lilly and Express Scripts partnership would lower the price of insulin for those who have […]

Obamacare Sign-ups Holding Steady, Despite Predictions of Implosion

Republicans who insist on quick repeal of Obamacare say it’s necessary because the program is imploding. But signs of implosion are difficult to find in new enrollment figures that the Department of Health and Human Services released...Show More Summary

HHS Secretary: Give Medicare Authority To Negotiate Drug Prices

last weekHealth : The Checkup

Giving Medicare authority to negotiate drug prices is the best way to keep those spiraling costs under control for the program’s recipients, departing Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwel...

Mount Sinai Health System Launches Same-Day Appointments

Mount Sinai Health System today announced it will offer same-day appointments with primary and specialty care physicians. The Same-Day Program was created to provide fast and efficient access for patients with immediate health concerns or those requiring a second opinion.

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