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Mental-Health Crunch on Campus - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Mental-Health Crunch on Campus
Wall Street Journal
Universities are hiring more social workers, psychologists and psychiatrists as demand for campus mental-health services rises. But persistent budget gaps mean that students in some cases foot much of the cost of the positions. Students at George ...

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4 Health Products You Should Never Buy Online - ABC News

ABC News

4 Health Products You Should Never Buy Online
ABC News
Whatever you need, you can get it online. That can make shopping for health products a little bit, shall we say, sketchy. “The people selling certain products to you don't care about your health and just want money. With greed comes a lot of fraud ...


Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Maybe You Should Rethink That Daily Aspirin
NPR (blog)
"The vast majority of people in America who take aspirin for prevention are what I like to call the 'worried well,' " Nissen says. "They are perfectly healthy. They may not even have a lot of risk factors. But they're very health conscious. And ...

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Health Agency Mergers Get House Look - Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune

Health Agency Mergers Get House Look
Texas Tribune
The state's massive health and human services system would be partially consolidated under a bill heard by the House Human Services Committee on Monday evening. Under House Bill 2304 by Four Price, R-Amarillo, three of the state's five health and ...

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Nepal Earthquake: Health Threats Loom Over Survivors - Live Science

Live Science

Nepal Earthquake: Health Threats Loom Over Survivors
Live Science
The aftermath of the Nepal earthquake brings a risk of disease outbreaks — including measles and diarrheal diseases — among the survivors, and humanitarian agencies are rushing to bring aid to help. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit the region ...

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Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water - NPR (blog)

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Feds Say It's Time To Cut Back On Fluoride In Drinking Water
NPR (blog)
Federal health officials Monday changed the recommended amount of fluoride in drinking water for the first time since 1962, cutting by almost half the maximum amount of fluoride that should be added to drinking supplies. The Department of Health and ...
Fluoride levels lowered by federal health officialsOregonLive.com
US health officials cut back fluoride dosage advice for tap waterThe Week Magazine
Federal health agency lowers recommendation for water fluoridation levelsWichita Eagle
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Lawmakers Look to Ban Abortion From Health Plans - Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune

Lawmakers Look to Ban Abortion From Health Plans
Texas Tribune
Health insurers could be prohibited from offering Texans plans covering abortions under a proposal by Republican state Sen. Larry Taylor of Friendswood that passed a Senate committee Monday. Under Senate Bill 575, private health insurance plans and ...
Health advocates speak out against longer abortion waiting periodCharlotte Post

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Lafayette General Health partners with Ochsner Health System - The Daily Advertiser

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Lafayette General Health partners with Ochsner Health System
The Daily Advertiser
Today, Lafayette General Health and Ochsner Health System announced the formation of a long-term, strategic partnership focused on increasing local access to care, improving quality and reducing the cost of healthcare for patients across southwest ...
Ochsner announces another partnership, this time with Lafayette General HealthNOLA.com
Lafayette General Health partnering with Ochsner networkThe Advocate

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Britain's National Health Service, Creaking but Revered, Looms Over Elections - New York Times

New York Times

Britain's National Health Service, Creaking but Revered, Looms Over Elections
New York Times
Yet as much as ever, the health system, now creaking under the strain of an aging population and tight budgets, remains a touchstone of British life, an institution that has, to a remarkable degree, escaped the ideological conflicts that have ...

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UI expects new public health degrees to attract hundreds - Iowa City Press Citizen

Iowa City Press Citizen

UI expects new public health degrees to attract hundreds
Iowa City Press Citizen
Starting in the fall of 2016, undergraduates at the University of Iowa will have the option of emphasizing either the art or science component of that definition as the UI College of Public Health begins two new bachelor degree programs in public ...