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We’ve Been Here Before: Congress Quietly Increases Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs

The bipartisan $200 billion Medicare “doc fix” and health program funding bill includes a two-year extension of the Title V Sec. 510 program, which funds the implementation of ineffective and stigmatizing abstinence-only-until-marriage...Show More Summary

Mesosphere launches early-access program for its data center operating system

Mesosphere's operating system can set up and monitor the health of the Kubernetes container manager, along with big data systems and distributed databases. Now companies can sign up for an early access program.

Urban Gardens Provide an Oasis of Hope and Health

With nearly 47 million Americans living under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, access to affordable fresh food is still a daily struggle for some, especially for those living in so-called food deserts, areas with limited access to healthy fruits and vegetables.

Celebrating the Latest Law Improving Health Care: The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act

Today, the President will celebrate the overwhelmingly bipartisan law that was enacted last week, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. This law strengthens Medicare, extends the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and makes numerous other improvements to the health care system. Show More Summary

Geisinger Opens Genomic Research Center, Houses Telegenomics Program

On Monday,  Geisinger Health System formally opened its cutting edge Precision Health Center during a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The 14,000-square-foot,$562,000 facility located in Forty Fort will be home to highly specialized teams from...Show More Summary

What It Means For Your Health When Your State Refuses to Expand Medicaid

Nearly 60 percent of African Americans and 40 percent of Latinos live in states that have not expanded the program. Even though the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has helped millions of people get health insurance, quality health care is still out of reach for a large number of people of color, low-income families and those with language barriers. Show More Summary

H.I.V. Cases Lead Indiana to Extend Needle Exchanges

Gov. Mike Pence has added another 30 days to the needle program in Scott County, where a health emergency was declared linking the virus to intravenous use of the painkiller Opana.

Scott Walker's administration walks back attack on Wisconsin family planning clinics

Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) Last August, Scott Walker's administration accused two Wisconsin family planning clinics of overbilling Medicaid programs by $3.5 million. Now, the state Department of Health Services has had to walk that back...Show More Summary

Wayne State Receives Grant to Improve Exercise Programs for People with Dysferlin-Linked Muscular Dystrophies

The Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences today announced that Joseph Roche, assistant professor for the physical therapy program in the Department of Health Care Sciences, received a one-year,...Show More Summary

Indiana Says H.I.V. Outbreak Is Worsening

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The Indiana State Department of Health said Friday that there are 120 confirmed H.I.V. cases tied to a county that began a needle exchange program two weeks ago.

How the Department of Labor gets API Documentation Right

One of the long held truisms of API development is that creating quality documentation is vital to the health of your API program.

Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health

Always trust your gut. It knows what your head hasn’t figured out yet. ~Unknown We are programmed, here in the West, to run to our physician whenever we aren’t feeling well. Of course, there are times this is warranted. But many times our gut is trying to tell us something. […] The post Trust Your Gut: Using Intuition for Good Health appeared first on EcoSalon.

Changing Your Wellness Program to Include Wearable Technology Devices

More and more employers are hopping on the health bandwagon and implementing wellness programs to encourage healthier lifestyles for their employees. Workplace wellness programs help employees get and stay fit while increasing morale and motivation in the workplace. Show More Summary

What else Rauner can cut from the Illinois budget

Good news, Illinois! Billionaire Gov. Bruce Rauner suspended $26 million in critical social service and public health grants earlier this month. Beneficiaries include autism programs, epilepsy services, children's health, homelessness...Show More Summary

Florida Governor Sues Government Over Coercion to Expand Medicaid Program

Florida Governor reportedly is suing the United States government for allegedly forcing the state to expand the social health care program Medicaid.

Infographic: Corporate Wellness Programs

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Following in the footsteps of Google’s new employee meditation program, companies across the country are introducing more wellness initiatives aimed at keeping health care costs down and boosting worker productivity.

Public vs. Private Health Insurance on Controlling Spending

Drew Altman: While Medicare and Medicaid are far from perfect, the purchasing power and policy levers available to large public programs appear to give them an edge over our fragmented private insurance system when it comes to controlling spending.

THURSDAY CONSUMER HEALTH TIPS

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Lebanon Health Minister terminates contracts with 6 health care centers over violations

Lebanon Health Minister Wael Abu Faour announced Wednesday  that  he decided to terminate contracts with six primary health care  centers  for failing to meet the requirements of the primary care program. A Health Ministry statement identified the affected  centers as Beit Habbaq  in Jbeil, north of Beirut; Al-Kayan in Qlaya in the southern border town of Marjayoun; Al-Sadr […]

Report: Climate Change is Dangerous to Your Health

How serious are the health-related impacts? Really, really serious, according to a 405-page draft climate and health assessment report from the U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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