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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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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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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
Federal health agency lowers recommendation for water fluoridation levelsWichita Eagle

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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 Monday evening. Under House Bill 2304 by Four Price, R-Amarillo, three of the state's five health and human ...

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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 ...


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 ...

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Local Vet Explains Health Benefits Of Probiotics For Pets - CBS Local

CBS Local

Local Vet Explains Health Benefits Of Probiotics For Pets
CBS Local
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Pet owners are always looking for something to help their animals live a longer, happier, healthier life. it's a real bonus when it is cheap and easy to give. Mike White and his wife, Laura, loved their first Shih Tzu, Kosmo, so ...


Report: People in Rural Areas Lose Out on Health Care - Voice of America

Voice of America

Report: People in Rural Areas Lose Out on Health Care
Voice of America
GENEVA—. A new report finds people who live in rural areas have far less access to health care than do city dwellers. The International Labor Organization reports 56 percent of the world's rural populations have no health coverage compared to 22 ...
Half of world's rural populations cannot access health care: UNBusiness Insider

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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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Baptist Health: $150K for Appalachian health - The Courier-Journal

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Baptist Health: $150K for Appalachian health
The Courier-Journal
Baptist executives announced on Monday the health system's intention to provide $50,000 a year over three years to SOAR, Shaping our Appalachian Region, which Gov. Steve Beshear and Republican U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers launched in 2013 to focus on ...
Baptist Health signs on as founding partner of SOAR initiativeThe Lane Report

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