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Mass Imprisonment and Public Health - New York Times

New York Times

Mass Imprisonment and Public Health
New York Times
When public health authorities talk about an epidemic, they are referring to a disease that can spread rapidly throughout a population, like the flu or tuberculosis. But researchers are increasingly finding the term useful in understanding another ...


Too little sleep poses long-term health risks - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Too little sleep poses long-term health risks
USA TODAY
We all know what it's like to get a lousy or short night of sleep: Tempers shorten, snacks become more tempting, attention gets harder to sustain. Researchers are just beginning to understand the long-term consequences of a lifetime of those rough ...

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Health-Insurance Site Snags Immigrants - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Health-Insurance Site Snags Immigrants
Wall Street Journal
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told reporters Wednesday the administration was focused on Hispanic outreach. Top agency officials also said they had made changes to the site in response to early glitches and expected to ...

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In First Week, More Than a Million Apply for Health Insurance on Federal Website - New York Times

New York Times

In First Week, More Than a Million Apply for Health Insurance on Federal Website
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Obama administration officials said Wednesday that more than one million people had submitted applications for health insurance in the first week of this fall's open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act, and 45 percent of them ...
Obamacare taxes, rules boosting costs for those who get health insurance at workSyracuse.com
Health Insurance Signups Start Smoothly, Head to MallsDailyFinance
Administration Warns Employers: Don't Dump Sick Workers From PlansNPR (blog)
Houston Chronicle
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Answers to Every Possible Thanksgiving Health Question, 2014 - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Answers to Every Possible Thanksgiving Health Question, 2014
The Atlantic
Does turkey really make you sleepy, or does that just happen because we're all fatties and eat too much at Thanksgiving dinner? —Delaney Chambers, Washington, DC. Overeating and boredom and a paradoxical response to stress lead to sleep.


When Health Coverage Expansion Means Longer Waits for a Doctor - New York Times

When Health Coverage Expansion Means Longer Waits for a Doctor
New York Times
A longstanding finding in the research literature is that uninsured people avoid and delay care more than insured people do, and that this can harm health. According to Gallup, uninsured Americans are about twice as likely as insured Americans to delay ...

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Health officials block free medical care at Javits Center - New York Post

New York Post

Health officials block free medical care at Javits Center
New York Post
Free health care for thousands of New Yorkers was slated to kick off Friday at a two-day clinic at Manhattan's Javits Center, until the Cuomo administration shut it down like a bad virus, organizers say. The walk-in clinic would have offered a wide ...


Pele: Fears over Brazil legend's health downplayed - CNN (blog)

CNN (blog)

Pele: Fears over Brazil legend's health downplayed
CNN (blog)
(CNN) -- Concerns over Brazilian soccer legend Pele's health have been downplayed by the 74-year-old's representatives after his condition was feared to have worsened. Pele was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital in Sao Paulo earlier this week ...


Canada to deploy military health staff to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight - Reuters

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Canada to deploy military health staff to Sierra Leone in Ebola fight
Reuters
23, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday. Almost all cases, and all but 15 deaths, have been in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, the three West African countries that have been hardest hit. "Up to 40 Canadian armed forces health care and ...
Health care worker turns passion for Africa into actionMilwaukee Journal Sentinel
Ebola: 17 Australian health workers deployed to Sierra LeoneThe Guardian

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Mental Health Association of Westchester, promoting mental health, #lohudcares - The Journal News | LoHud.com

The Journal News | LoHud.com

Mental Health Association of Westchester, promoting mental health, #lohudcares
The Journal News | LoHud.com
The Mental Health Association of Westchester promotes mental health in the county through advocacy, community education and direct services. Among the services provided are children's counseling, therapy and support for adults, employment assistance, ...