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Too Ill to Fly? Shifting Ideas of Pilot Fitness

Aviation experts say that most screening programs in Europe and the United States are based on an honor system that relies on pilots volunteering information about their mental health.

No time to mourn

I first saw the spanking new administrative buildings for the Gaza Community Mental Health Program in 2005; ten years later there is a rusty shabbiness to the exterior but the people working inside are energetic and spectacular. The property fronts a road and then a glorious sandy beach and the crashing grey blue waves of […]

GOP Governor Opposed to Needle Exchange Programs Changes Tune During HIV Outbreak

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence this week declared a public health emergency for Scott County, a rural part of the state that has seen an alarming number of new HIV cases in the past few months, all of which have been among injection drug users. Image:...Show More Summary

House Approves Bill on Changes to Medicare

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

In a significant bipartisan move backed by President Obama, the House agreed on changing the formula for doctors’ fees and extending the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Texas’ 2013 Decision to Ban Planned Parenthood Proves to Be as Foolish as Anticipated

When Texas chose to shun millions of dollars in federal funding for women’s health so that it could create the Texas Women's Health Program—decidedly shutting Planned Parenthood out of the equation, the future of women’s health in Texas seemed pretty dire. Show More Summary

Loyola Infectious Disease Department Receives Prestigious Award at APIC

Jorge Parada, MD, hospital epidemiologist and medical director of the Infection Prevention and Control Program at Loyola University Health System, will receive the Implementation Science Award at the Association for Prevention and Infection (APIC).

Indiana Declares Health Emergency After H.I.V. Outbreak

2 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

The 80 cases attributed to intravenous drug use in Scott County prompted Gov. Mike Pence to authorize a short-term needle exchange program, among other measures.

House passes compromise package to change how Medicare pays doctors

The House of Representatives easily passed bipartisan legislation Thursday to update the way Medicare pays physicians and extend federal funding for a popular children’s health insurance program, putting pressure on the Senate to act before Congress recesses Friday.

Indiana declares health emergency to fight HIV outbreak

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence authorized a short-term needle-exchange program and declared a public health emergency in Scott County on Thursday to fight what he called an epidemic outbreak of more than 70 confirmed cases of HIV infection...

Amid Affordable Care Act Fight, a Health Center Program Tries to Stay Alive

The future is uncertain for a program that trains doctors in underserved communities as it tries to tackle a worsening shortage of primary care physicians in those areas.

Shock and awe: Congress may do the right thing on children's health

The moments when Congress appears to function effectively are rare and fleeting these days. So it's proper to recognize that the House is on the verge of taking the right steps on the Children's Health Insurance Program, of CHIP, which was on the cusp of losing its funding...

Michigan Football Player Leaving Program Due To Head Injury Concerns

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

A former Michigan football player, who announced earlier this month his intentions to leave the program, now says the decision was made due to growing health concerns related to the nature of the sport. "I'm ready to walk away from it. Show More Summary

HIV Outbreak In Indiana To Be Declared Public Health Emergency

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Faced with a growing HIV outbreak tied to intravenous drug use, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he's considering a needle-exchange program as part of a public health emergency he's preparing to declareShow More Summary

Obama ready to sign bill revamping Medicare doctor fees

President Barack Obama said Wednesday he's ready to sign "good, bipartisan" legislation protecting physicians from steep cuts in Medicare reimbursements and bolstering health programs for children and the poor as Senate Democrats seemed...Show More Summary

Anarchists Seeking Confrontation With Police Joined Protest in Montreal

The students took to the streets on Tuesday evening to rally against the implementation of about $2 billion in budget cuts to education and health care programs. The government is presenting a new budget Thursday.

Improving Health-Care Outcomes Is Focus of 2015 Symposium on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Health Care

The program for the upcoming health-care symposium is being finalized, featuring more than 200 presentations by researchers, physicians and other health-care providers, medical device designers, policy-makers, health IT professionals, and biomedical engineers.

‘Daily Show’ Host Jon Stewart Takes Down VA, Gains Health Care For Veterans [Video]

Jon Stewart may bill The Daily Show as “fake news,” but his reporting on Monday night’s show opened up access to health care for thousands of veterans after he schooled the Department of Veterans Affairs on the Choice Program. The Choice...Show More Summary

Trading Favors: Why the GOP is Helping Hillary Clinton

A deal in Congress would extend the Children's Health Insurance Program, a key part of the Democratic frontrunner's legacy as first lady.

In rare deal, Boehner, Pelosi tout wins for seniors, doctors

For Boehner, R-Ohio, the package announced Tuesday lets him claim a rare if modest bipartisan pact to strengthen the finances of the costly Medicare health care program for seniors. Attempts by Boehner and President Barack Obama to strike...Show More Summary

How Ted Cruz wound up on Obamacare

So, irony of all ironies — Sen. Ted Cruz is now going on Obamacare. Cruz said Tuesday he'll now sign up for the health insurance program he's promised to "repeal every word of" because he's no longer on his wife's plan. His wife, Heidi, is taking a leave of absence from Goldman Sachs during her […]

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