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Center Supports Transitional Health Insurance Program

On Feb 10, 2016, the Nebraska Legislature's Health and Human Services Committee conducted a hearing and took public testimony on LB 1032, the Transitional Health Insurance Program.   Introduced by Senator John McCollister and co-sponsored...Show More Summary

Republicans Wrongly Blame Budget Woes on Obamacare and the Poor

A key component of Obamcare is to reduce the number of uninsured by allowing more people to qualify for Medicaid, the federal-state health care program for low-income people. In Colorado, some 300,000 people enrolled in Medicaid as part of Obamcare--and the federal government picked up the tab. Show More Summary

Doctors' reminders help keep people more engaged in their health care

Follow up emails from a primary care doctor can be a critical way to keep patients involved in their own health care, an new study examining the program called OpenNotes has found.

JPMorgan ChaseVoice: What Is The Career Readiness Crisis And How Is It Affecting Young People Today?

When Taylor Ferguson started as a freshman at Towson University in Baltimore, she was already well ahead of her nursing program classmates. As a high school student in the Academy of Health Professions Program at Western School of Technology and Environmental Science, she had earned certifications in CPR and First [...]

Mayo Clinic Minute: Stocking a Healthy Kitchen

Making meals at home can improve your heart health by giving you more control of ingredients, calories and portion sizes. In this Mayo Clinic Minute, a registered dietitian from the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program offers ideas for stocking a healthy kitchen. Show More Summary

Pfizer, Galvanize Partner to Launch Health & Wellness Innovation Program

Galvanize and Pfizer Consumer Healthcare (PCH) has announced a joint health and wellness innovation program that will enable up to ten startup companies specializing in the development of potential solutions for improved sleep, stress management, energy, aging and nutrition to access Galvanize’s network of technical talent and investors. Show More Summary

5 Ways That Your Health and Fitness Can Improve Your Career

If you are already involved in an exercise program, this is a good time to switch it up and make some new changes, so your body doesn’t get complacent. The post 5 Ways That Your Health and Fitness Can Improve Your Career appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Kasich, Ohio GOP to End Funding for Infant Mortality Program

The funds will be redirected to about 200 health-care facilities, but pro-choice advocates don’t think those health centers could fill the gap left by Planned Parenthood’s defunding. Image: John Kasich / YouTube The post Kasich, Ohio GOP to End Funding for Infant Mortality Program appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Center Supports Transitional Health Insurance Program

On Feb 10, 2016, debate began in the Nebraska Unicameral over LB 1032, the Transitional Health Insurance Program. The Health and Human Services Committee conducted a hearing and took public testimony on the bill. LB 1032, introducedShow More Summary

Doctors' Reminders Help Keep People More Engaged in Their Health Care

An embargoed new study examining the program called OpenNotes has found that follow up emails from a primary care doctor can be a critical way to keep patients involved in their own health care.

Are Republicans Proposing to Cut Health Care to Old, Disabled and Other Poor People?

Colorado Senate President Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) told 9News political reporter Brandon Rittiman last month that Medicaid spending is siphoning money from "every other program," including schools and roads. As he told 9NewsShow More Summary

The new health 'desert'? Reliable weight loss programs hard to find

People with medically serious weight problems can rarely find or have access to proven, reliable programs to help them shed pounds, new research concludes.

Backed by UPMC, Mental Health Startup Lantern Raises $17M

Mental health startup Lantern that provides online programs that provide effective, affordable support for emotional well-being has raised $17M in funding led by Pittsburgh-based UPMC. Other investors in the round included participation...Show More Summary

What Obama's Final Budget Would Mean for Seniors

In his newly-unveiled 2017 budget, President Obama has proposed little or no increase in federal funding for key senior services programs, higher consumer out-of-pocket costs for brand-name drugs and home health services under Medicare, higher Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors, and reductions in federal subsidies to Medicare Advantage managed care [...]

The new health 'desert'? Reliable weight loss programs hard to find

A new study led by Johns Hopkins researchers concludes that people with medically serious weight problems can rarely find or have access to proven, reliable programs to help them shed pounds. read more

Getting upstream of the costs

Same Facts is pushing a RAND report on 24/7 Sobriety in South Dakota.  It is showing incredible results for improved health and safety outcomes. Examining the 24/7 Sobriety Program in South Dakota, which started as a pilot in 2005, researchers found that county implementation of the program was associated with a 4 percent drop in […]

House passes bill focused on mental health of female veterans

Under a House bill passed Tuesday, the Department of Veterans Affairs would have to look closely at whether its mental health and suicide prevention programs meet the needs of the growing number of female veterans. A study released over the summer found that women who have served in the military...

More than the Sum of Her (Reproductive) Parts

Say the words "women's' health" in a conversation and inevitably the listeners' mind likely wanders toward sex. It's not because of inherent sexism, but it's because the global health agenda has programmed us to think of women's health as narrowly focused on sexual and reproductive health. A woman is more than just her reproductive organs. Show More Summary

President’s Budget Proposal Disappoints

With the release of his budget proposal for next year (FY 2017) President Obama once again proposes to eliminate all funding for the BEACH Act which helps pay for water testing and public health protection programs at beaches across the U.S.

Obama Budget Strengthens Medicaid and CHIP

The President's budget includes sound improvements to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), including: Three years of full federal financing for all Medicaid expansion states.  The President proposes to have the...Show More Summary

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