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.
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
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.
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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...
(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.
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.
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.
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.
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. [...]
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
“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. [...]
“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 [...]
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
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...
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Woman who helped design an alternative Medicaid program nominated to lead health programs
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(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.
(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.