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WHO Members Endorse Resolution to Improve Response to Health Emergencies - New York Times

UN News Centre

WHO Members Endorse Resolution to Improve Response to Health Emergencies
New York Times
As the battle to snuff out the Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues, amid hopeful signs of ebbing, fears of an even more deadly and widespread infectious disease's emerging in the future are motivating efforts to reform global health institutions ...
After early missteps in Ebola crisis, WHO plans for health reservesChicago Tribune
World Health Organization to Pursue ReformsWall Street Journal
Health Highlights: Jan. 26, 2015U.S. News & World Report
UN News Centre -Santa Cruz Sentinel
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Supreme Court says retiree health benefits can expire - USA TODAY

The Fiscal Times

Supreme Court says retiree health benefits can expire
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that companies can terminate retiree health benefits when labor agreements are renewed if the original contract language was ambiguous. The decision was a victory not only for the chemical ...
Supreme Court Rules Against Retirees in Health Benefits CaseNew York Times
Court rules for company seeking to trim retiree health costsYahoo News
Supreme Court knocks down promised health benefits for union retireesLos Angeles Times

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Steven Brill Tackles Health Care in 'America's Bitter Pill' - New York Times

Arizona Daily Star

Steven Brill Tackles Health Care in 'America's Bitter Pill'
New York Times
For those who believe forewarned is forearmed, the veteran journalist Steven Brill has put together a comprehensive and suitably furious guide to the political landscape of American health care circa 2014 — a tour de force inspection of both sausage ...
Health groups reach out to insure rural communitiesArizona Daily Star
The Cost of Health Care Evaluated by Doctor Kevin MostWGN Radio
Health insurance enrollment deadline approachingWest Virginia MetroNews
Fond du Lac Reporter -The Delaware County Daily Times
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Citing public health, Leno seeks more limits on e-cigarettes - SFGate

SFGate

Citing public health, Leno seeks more limits on e-cigarettes
SFGate
A bill to regulate electronic cigarettes by defining them as tobacco products and barring their use at work, schools, on public transportation and in restaurants and bars — just as cigarettes are — is expected to be introduced Monday in the state ...
Ramping up e-cigarette voltage may be more hazardous to healthTribune-Review

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Costs derail Vermont's dream of a single-payer health plan - Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Costs derail Vermont's dream of a single-payer health plan
Boston Globe
For decades, liberal activists yearned for a European-style, single-payer health system that they argued would lead to more affordable, efficient, and comprehensive medical coverage for all citizens. When Vermont four years ago enacted a landmark bill ...

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Branstad defends plan to close two Iowa mental health facilities - DesMoinesRegister.com

DesMoinesRegister.com

Branstad defends plan to close two Iowa mental health facilities
DesMoinesRegister.com
But Branstad said Monday that there are alternatives at the University of Iowa and within community mental health programs. He also noted that state prisons and other facilities at the Mount Pleasant and Clarinda state campuses would remain in operation.

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Public Release: 26-Jan-2015 Flexible work schedules improve health, sleep - EurekAlert (press release)

Medical Daily

Public Release: 26-Jan-2015 Flexible work schedules improve health, sleep
EurekAlert (press release)
Giving employees more control over their work schedules may help curb sleep deficiency, according to health researchers. "In the absence of sufficient sleep, we are not as attentive or alert, we process information more slowly, miss or misinterpret ...
Work Schedule's Reflection On Health: Flexible Work Hours Keep Employees ...Medical Daily

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This Health App Puts Real, Live Medical Professionals In Your Pocket - Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

This Health App Puts Real, Live Medical Professionals In Your Pocket
Entrepreneur
These days, there's an app for whatever ails you, be it depression, acne, addiction, you name it. That's no exaggeration: in 2014, iOS and Android users had more than 100,000 mobile health apps at their fingertips, double what was available just two ...

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Want Lower Health Costs? Get Managers to Reduce Stress - Working Knowledge

Want Lower Health Costs? Get Managers to Reduce Stress
Working Knowledge
"We have this body of research that shows workplace stress is very bad for health, and we have this other information that says our health costs are way above that of other countries," says Joel Goh, Harvard Business School assistant professor of ...

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Exercise for good heart health - Toledo Blade

Exercise for good heart health
Toledo Blade
Why is regular physical activity so good for you heart health? Studies have shown that people who are more active and physically fit are less likely to develop heart disease compared to people in their age group with similar risk factors. Regular ...

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