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Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next? - Forbes

Apple, Google Are Jumping Into Health Care. Is Amazon Next?
Forbes
Apple's iPhone 6 is just weeks from release and will kick off Apple's new health care strategy. Google's working on its own plan to chase the health care market too. The two companies' moves have gotten plenty of buzz. (The power of the iPhone alone ...

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Warning: Reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey' May Be Hazardous to Your Health - Yahoo Health

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Warning: Reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey' May Be Hazardous to Your Health
Yahoo Health
“It doesn't show whether reading 'Fifty Shades of Grey' causes the behaviors, or whether exhibiting the behaviors cause you to read 'Fifty Shades of Grey',” the study's lead researcher and Michigan State University professor Amy Bonomi told Yahoo Health.
Reading Fifty Shades Of Grey puts women at higher risk of eating disorders ...Daily Mail
Women's health and Fifty Shades: Increased risks for young adult readers?EurekAlert (press release)
Blockbuster Fifty Shades linked with greater risk of harmful health behaviors ...News-Medical.net

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State reverses position on health insurance abortion coverage - San Jose Mercury News

State reverses position on health insurance abortion coverage
San Jose Mercury News
Spurred by faculty and staff outrage over the refusal by two Catholic universities to pay for elective abortions, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration on Friday announced that health insurance companies in the state can no longer deny coverage for these ...

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Help Wanted (a Lot): Home-Health Aides - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Help Wanted (a Lot): Home-Health Aides
Wall Street Journal
Dolores Streater, 63 years old, is a home health aide in Philadelphia. No major segment of the workforce is expected to expand faster in coming years than that of the paid caregivers, who assist aging Americans at home. Sarah Portlock/The Wall Street ...


UnitedHealth Seeks to Sell Health-Exchange Policies in 24 States - Wall Street Journal

UnitedHealth Seeks to Sell Health-Exchange Policies in 24 States
Wall Street Journal
The insurer will use a variety of plan designs, including health-maintenance organizations, Mr. Lucht said, and will focus on keeping premiums down: "Consumers voted, and that vote was that they really valued affordability," he said. Still ...

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Group Health to team with Swedish, end partnership with Virginia Mason - The Seattle Times (blog)

Group Health to team with Swedish, end partnership with Virginia Mason
The Seattle Times (blog)
Armstrong said the relationship with Swedish will consolidate Group Health's adult inpatient services for Seattle-area members in one hospital system, which the co-op's leaders believe will be more efficient and reap economic rewards. In addition ...
Group Health ends 15-year relationship with Virginia Mason, switches to SwedishPuget Sound Business Journal (Seattle) (blog)

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Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website - Fox News

Oregon sues Oracle over failed health care website
Fox News
SALEM, Ore. – The state of Oregon filed a lawsuit Friday against Oracle Corp. and several of its executives over the technology company's role in creating the troubled website for the state's online health insurance exchange. The lawsuit, filed in ...

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At the intersection of health, health care, and policy. - Health Affairs (blog)

At the intersection of health, health care, and policy.
Health Affairs (blog)
A new Health Policy Brief from Health Affairs and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) examines factors that can contribute to health status. In the United States, less than 9 percent of health expenditures go to disease prevention, and there is ...

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Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio - NPR (blog)

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Mental Health Meets 'Moneyball' In San Antonio
NPR (blog)
asks Gilbert Gonzalez, Director for the Bexar County Mental Health Department. "Well, the success in that movie was based on the data and analytics. We needed to do the same thing." Gonzalez's task was to look at all the money San Antonio was spending ...
Where the Police Are Part of Mental-Health CareThe Atlantic
A professional schism hinders Britain's mental-health systemThe Economist
How to Tell If Your Health Insurance Covers Mental Health TreatmentLifehacker
Wyoming Public Media
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Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law - NPR (blog)

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Insurers Refuse To Cover Some Contraceptives, Despite Health Law
NPR (blog)
But despite federal guidance, "we've seen this happen, plenty," says Adam Sonfield, a senior public policy associate at the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health research and education organization. "Clearly insurance companies think things are ...
Some Insurers Refuse To Cover Contraceptives, Despite Health Law RequirementKaiser Health News
Some Insurers Still Refuse To Cover ContraceptivesWebMD

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