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Barack Obama says health care law has led to 50000 fewer preventable hospital ... - PolitiFact

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Barack Obama says health care law has led to 50000 fewer preventable hospital ...
PolitiFact
The agency is a part of the federal Department of Health and Human Services, and its report takes a preliminary look at a program called Partnership for Patients that was created by the health care law. The program aims to get 3,700 hospitals -- along ...


Income Inequality: It's Also Bad for Your Health - New York Times

New York Times

Income Inequality: It's Also Bad for Your Health
New York Times
A study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute examined a series of risk factors that help explain the health (or sickness) of counties in the United States. In addition to the suspects you might expect — a high ...
County at bottom of health rankings: Officials say 'take with grain of salt'Shelby Star
County health rating improves but still 49th out of 62Rome Sentinel
Study: Coshocton residents' health improvingCoshocton Tribune
Zanesville Times Recorder -The Columbian -Syracuse.com
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4 Skin Conditions That Can Signal Other Health Problems - TIME

TIME

4 Skin Conditions That Can Signal Other Health Problems
TIME
Itchy, irritated, or inflamed skin is certainly no fun, but did you know that skin troubles could be related to other health problems? In many cases, skin conditions are linked to processes occurring throughout the body, and this means they can become ...

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No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide
NPR (blog)
Li was a coauthor of a study in 2005 that looked at several dozen pilot suicides. It found many of them fit a profile: young, male, with a history of mental health problems and relationship problems. That profile appears to fit the Germanwings pilot ...

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Health Insurance Coverage Discrimination: Mental Illness - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report

Health Insurance Coverage Discrimination: Mental Illness
U.S. News & World Report
Under President Barack Obama's health care law, which aimed to end health insurance discrimination for mental health services, an estimated 62 million patients now have better coverage. But a new report from the National Alliance on Mental Illness ...
Politicians say all the right things about mental health – but where's the action?The Guardian

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Pay for Performance Extends to Health Care in New York State Experiment - New York Times

Pay for Performance Extends to Health Care in New York State Experiment
New York Times
Now these doctors are in the vanguard of an experiment to transform New York State's health care services for the poor from a disorganized hodgepodge into coordinated networks of doctors, hospitals and other practitioners. Medicaid officials hope to ...


How to Surgically Reduce Health-Care Costs - TIME

How to Surgically Reduce Health-Care Costs
TIME
By essentially ignoring surgery — the single biggest physiologic stressor and highest-priced item in health care – the president's initiative misses one of the best opportunities the health-care system has to improve the quality of care and reduce ...

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Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Supreme Court Deals Medicaid Blow To Doctors And Health Companies
NPR (blog)
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that private Medicaid providers cannot sue to force states to raise reimbursement rates in the face of rising medical costs. The 5-to-4 decision is a blow to many doctors and health care companies and their ...

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New LA city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

New LA city guidelines take aim at sharp health disparities
Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to add to its general plan a section aimed at bridging sharp health disparities between neighborhoods. The new health guidelines include goals such as improving access to grocery stores, increasing ...


Mental Health Therapy Through Social Networking Could Soon Be a Reality - TIME

TIME

Mental Health Therapy Through Social Networking Could Soon Be a Reality
TIME
An experimental social networking platform intent on helping users calm anxiety and reverse symptoms of depression has received positive feedback. Panoply is a peer-to-peer platform jointly administered by MIT and Northwestern universities that ...
'Panoply,' A Social Network Depression Patients Can Use To Improve Mental ...Medical Daily

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