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U.S. pushes to close lead testing gaps, echoing Reuters report

4 hours agoHealth : Reuters: Health

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. states must do more to ensure that all children enrolled in the Medicaid health care program are tested for lead poisoning, a U.S. Government agency said this week, acknowledging major gaps in screening that were highlighted in a recent Reuters investigation.

How Project ECHO Is Fighting to Make Healthcare Welcoming to LGBTQ People

In March of 2016, a program called Project ECHO: LGBT Health launched with its sights set on a vexing problem: LGBTQ people have specific healthcare needs, but far too often, providers are not equipped to meet them. Uniting physicians,...Show More Summary

How the Republican Health Agenda Could Play Out

Drew Altman: The big Republican "reform" idea most likely to be delayed until after 2018 is fundamentally altering Medicare by converting it to a premium-support, voucher-like program.

Health law’s experiment that tests new ways to pay for care could offer tool for GOP ideas

Economists and policymakers think the U.S. may be overpaying for many medical services, and the health law has a program to test that. But with the ACA up for potential repeal, what happens to that testing now? One of the emerging questions...Show More Summary

Republican Senator Lamar Alexander warns against simultaneous overhaul of Medicare and Obamacare

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

A senior U.S. Senate Republican warned his party on Thursday against simultaneously overhauling Medicare and the Obamacare health insurance program, saying this would be “biting off more than you can chew.” The cautionary comments from Senator Lamar Alexander came after House Speaker...

'Nudges' an inexpensive, effective way to increase completion of health promotion programs

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Keeping your message brief and simple -- on the level of a gentle reminder, as opposed to constant nagging -- can produce gains when trying to increase engagement with health care programs, says new research from U. of I. professor and social psychology expert Dolores Albarracin.

Unique Premed Program Gives Future Healthcare Providers Tools to Understand Social Contexts for Health

Vanderbilt's Medicine, Health and Society graduates demonstrate a thorough grounding in issues of structural competence while remaining as competitive as traditional pre-med students for medical school, showing that the undergraduate years are ideal for introducing these important concepts to aspiring healthcare practitioners.

Congress Nears a Breakthrough on Medical Research Funding

Lawmakers hail the 21 st Century Cures Act as a rare bipartisan compromise to fund public health programs, combat the opioid epidemic, and advance cancer treatment. Elizabeth Warren calls it extortion.

Bi-State Development Research Institute Awarded $583,958 Grant to Launch Food Kiosk Program

The Bi-State Development Research Institute, a non-profit enterprise of Bi-State Development, has been awarded a $583,958 grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health to launch a pilot program to bring healthier food options.

Sixers assign Nerlens Noel to D-League

The Philadelphia 76ers assigned Nerlens Noel to the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League today. The move is for health reasons. The assignment is part of Noel’s ongoing rehabilitation program for his left knee. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, “the move is similar to what Jerryd Bayless did on Nov. 14 to get in some practice time. [...]

Trump’s Cabinet

Is also a conservative dream cabinet: Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee is a huge critic of public schools and has pushed to steer taxpayer dollars to charter schools and voucher programs. His Health and Human Services pick wants to dismantle Obamacare and privatize Medicare. Show More Summary

Trump Assembles a Conservative Dream Team

“Donald Trump’s education secretary nominee is a huge critic of public schools and has pushed to steer taxpayer dollars to charter schools and voucher programs. His Health and Human Services pick wants to dismantle Obamacare and privatize Medicare,” Politico reports. [...]

Trump Picks Signal Intent to Cut Health Programs

“President-elect Donald Trump’s choices for health secretary and administrator of the government’s largest health insurance programs have for years pursued a sharply conservative agenda that includes redefining Medicare, placing ‘personal responsibility’ requirements on low-income recipients of Medicaid, and dismantling the [...]

Trump nominates Pence ally to oversee health programs

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The architect Gov. Mike Pence's Medicaid expansion in Indiana is expected to play a key role in determining how Republicans replace President Barack Obama's health care law. Seema Verma, a consultant who helped design...Show More Summary

Trump pledged to protect Medicare. His choice for health secretary has other ideas

President-elect Donald Trump reassured voters during his insurgent political campaign that he would protect Medicare, Social Security and other popular federal assistance programs. But in tapping Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to be his Health and Human Services secretary, he has elevated one of the most...

Tone It Up's Karena and Katrina Share Their Ultimate Holiday Wish List

Beach babes, star trainers, and founders of the Tone It Up program Karena and Katrina know how to seamlessly blend fitness and health into an everyday lifestyle - in a totally chic, effortless, California girl way, of course! They've...Show More Summary

Trump nominee for health programs signals changes ahead

3 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Woman who helped design an alternative Medicaid program nominated to lead health programs        

Medicare Isn't The Only Senior Program Trump Is Likely To Mess With

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Some advocates for the elderly have this to say about the fate of senior programs under a Trump presidency: Be afraid, be very afraid. While most attention has been focused on what’s in store for Medicare ? the popular senior healthShow More Summary

Program helps teens 'get the message' about distracted driving

(Wolters Kluwer Health) A program to educate teens about distracted driving -- including a tour of a hospital trauma center and testimony from a trauma survivor -- can increase awareness of the dangers of texting, cell phone use, and other distractions while driving, reports a study in the Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses.

ADSA announces 2017 annual meeting symposia and workshops

(Elsevier Health Sciences) Thanks to the hard work of the ADSA members who submitted proposals, the program committee chairs, and the chairs of the special and invited symposia and workshops, the Overall Program Committee is pleased to present the 2017 Annual Meeting Symposia and Workshop schedule.

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