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Depression Ups The Risk Of Many Health Problems: More Reasons To Get ... - Forbes

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Depression Ups The Risk Of Many Health Problems: More Reasons To Get ...
Forbes
Depression is a painful enough disorder in and of itself, but the kicker is that it brings with it the risk of a number of other serious health problems, not only mental, but physical, too. This isn't meant to be a doubly depressing point to bring up ...

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Emergency Fund Created for World Health Agency - New York Times

Emergency Fund Created for World Health Agency
New York Times
Diplomats on Saturday approved the creation of a $100 million fund to help the World Health Organization respond rapidly to emergencies. The United Nations health agency has come under criticism for reacting too slowly to crises in recent years ...

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UO considers creating UOCare, its own health insurance for students - The Register-Guard

UO considers creating UOCare, its own health insurance for students
The Register-Guard
The University of Oregon is proposing to create its own health insurance plans — UOCare — and sweep all new and returning students into one of the plans come fall. The plan would include the existing on-campus health care plus a new, yet-to-be ...

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Why cutting-edge health care will help the rich live longer - STLtoday.com

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Why cutting-edge health care will help the rich live longer
STLtoday.com
Instead, we are headed toward a 1 percent phenomenon, with only the very wealthy able to afford the cutting-edge health care that adds meaningfully to life. Uneven gains in longevity are nothing new. American men live an average of two years longer ...


Democrats' next health care issue to tackle? 'Underinsurance' - PBS NewsHour

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Democrats' next health care issue to tackle? 'Underinsurance'
PBS NewsHour
WASHINGTON — A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections. It's not the uninsured, but rather the problem of high out-of-pocket costs for ...
Study: 23 pct of US adults with health coverage underinsuredCasper Star-Tribune Online

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State health care industry spent $19M lobbying lawmakers - CNBC

State health care industry spent $19M lobbying lawmakers
CNBC
BOSTON (AP) — Hospitals, insurers, doctors, unions and pharmaceutical companies spent a record $19 million trying to sway Beacon Hill lawmakers last year, a reflection of the industry's political and economic muscle and a rapidly changing health care ...

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No unions for workers in home health - Columbus Dispatch

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No unions for workers in home health
Columbus Dispatch
John Kasich has ended the ability of Ohio home health-care and in-home child-care workers to collectively bargain as part of a union, arguing that it's no longer necessary because Obamacare and Medicaid have made health care more accessible.
Bargaining rights strippedToledo Blade
John Kasich halts union rights for home health-care, child-care workerscleveland.com

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Bay Area hospitals fined by California health officials - San Jose Mercury News

Bay Area hospitals fined by California health officials
San Jose Mercury News
After April 1, 2014, newly adopted regulations allow the health department to impose a maximum $75,000 for the first penalty, up to $100,000 for the second, and up to $125,000 for the third and every subsequent violation within three years. When ...

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Leaders create health plan - Richmond Register

Leaders create health plan
Richmond Register
More than 50 community members gathered Wednesday to formulate an action plan to improve the health of Madison County residents in three areas – mental health and healthy lifestyle choices as well as alcohol, tobacco and other drug dependency.

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Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Want Great Longevity and Health? It Takes a Village
Wall Street Journal
So what do the Sardinians know that our own diet-and-health obsessed country doesn't? In April, I visited this epicenter of longevity along with Michel Poulain, a Belgian demographer; Paulo Francalacci, an Italian evolutionary geneticist; and Gianni ...