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Health officials make case for $1.8 billion in emergency Zika funding - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Health officials make case for $1.8 billion in emergency Zika funding
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — Top U.S. health officials told Senate panels Thursday that $1.8 billion in emergency funding is urgently needed to help protect pregnant women from the Zika virus that has been strongly linked to the microcephaly birth defect that causes ...
Maryland Health Officials Announce First Confirmed Case Of Zika VirusCBS Local
First case of Zika reported in Maryland; health officials expect moreWashington Post
State Health Officials Report Maryland's First Confirmed Case Of ZikaWBAL Radio
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Health, age could become campaign trail issue for 2016 candidates - Fox News

Fox News

Health, age could become campaign trail issue for 2016 candidates
Fox News
They say 70 is the new 50 – but the fact that three of the top White House candidates would tie or break the record for oldest president-elect in American history could make health and age a campaign issue for them this year. It's an uncomfortable ...

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The Risks (And Unexpected Benefits) Of Sending Health Students Abroad - NPR

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The Risks (And Unexpected Benefits) Of Sending Health Students Abroad
NPR
The concern has come to the fore due to the growing demand for programs that bring health students from the developed world to do volunteer work in poor countries. In 2015, 36.3 percent of matriculating medical students participated in an international ...

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Ancient hook-ups with Neanderthals left lasting effects on our health - Ars Technica

Ars Technica

Ancient hook-ups with Neanderthals left lasting effects on our health
Ars Technica
The findings lend support to the theory that our past hominin hook-up has had a lasting influence on modern humans' health. The data also offers hints at genetic adaptations of our ancient ancestors and, potentially, new insights into the diseases they ...
How Neanderthal DNA may affect our healthCBS News
Mental health problems 'could have origins in Neanderthal interbreeding'The Independent

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Health Care Battle Brewing Between Governors in Kentucky - ABC News

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Health Care Battle Brewing Between Governors in Kentucky
ABC News
Kentucky's two most recent governors went to war over the state's health care system Thursday, raising the stakes in a battle that could tarnish the legacy of the Obama administration's health care law. Former Kentucky Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear ...
Beshear launches petition to save Ky health careThe Courier-Journal
Kentucky Ex-Governor Aims to Halt Rollback of Health Care ChangesNew York Times
Former Kentucky Governor Isn't Ready To Let Successor Shutter State Health ExchangeThinkProgress
WSAZ-TV -State-Journal.com
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LA County health officials want you to eat smaller portions at restaurants - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

LA County health officials want you to eat smaller portions at restaurants
Los Angeles Times
Obesity is one of the biggest battles public health officials face. Rates have skyrocketed in America, from 15% in 1980 to 35% in 2010. High obesity rates among children are particularly worrisome because they're showing signs of diseases once seen ...
LA County Health Dept Says Too Many Families Are Eating Outside the HomeEater LA

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Make Population Health A Brand Strategy To Capture Multicultural Consumers And Improve Outcomes - Forbes

Forbes

Make Population Health A Brand Strategy To Capture Multicultural Consumers And Improve Outcomes
Forbes
Leaders and their businesses will be hearing more and more about “Population Health” in the immediate future as it applies to the health of the public as a whole and as a brand strategy to solve for inequities in the workplace and marketplace. In fact ...


How To Operate On A Patient Who Might Explode - NPR

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How To Operate On A Patient Who Might Explode
NPR
But, if you zoom way out, he says, "Our health care systems are just a dimension of the Rule of Rescue," the drive to save others from avoidable death. "Think of people who expose themselves to Ebola or to other infectious and very deadly diseases when ...

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Christie pension commission calls for N.J. public worker health care cuts - NJ.com

NJ.com

Christie pension commission calls for N.J. public worker health care cuts
NJ.com
TRENTON — A bipartisan commission appointed by Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday released a more detailed plan to drastically reduce New Jersey's public employee pension and health care costs. It's been a year since the commission first introduced its ...

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Chipping away at mental health crisis - Appleton Post Crescent

Appleton Post Crescent

Chipping away at mental health crisis
Appleton Post Crescent
MADISON - After seizing the attention of state lawmakers two years ago, mental health advocates like William Parke-Sutherland were eager to hit the ground running. Lawmakers boosted funding for mental health services by $30 million and passed a series ...

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