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Deal Allots $17 Billion for Overhaul of VA Health Care System - New York Times

New York Times

Deal Allots $17 Billion for Overhaul of VA Health Care System
New York Times
WASHINGTON — House and Senate negotiators announced an agreement Monday on legislation that would allocate about $17 billion to overhaul the Department of Veterans Affairs' sprawling and beleaguered health care system. But the deal does not give ...
Senators reach bipartisan deal to reform VA health care systemMSNBC
With Deadline Looming, Lawmakers Reach Deal On VA Health CareNPR
Miller Faces Sales Job on $17B VA Health Care BillABC News
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Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project - TIME

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Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project
TIME
Google's newest project aims to create a crowd-sourced picture of human health by collecting anonymous genetic and molecular information from users. The project, called Baseline Study, will start off by collecting data from 175 people, but Google hopes ...
What's So Special About Google's Health Study?LiveScience.com
What Is Health? Google Will Use Your Genetic Info To Find OutRefinery29
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Good health report for Medicare: It should be OK until 2030; Social Security ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Christian Science Monitor

Good health report for Medicare: It should be OK until 2030; Social Security ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Trustees issued their annual report Monday on the financial health of the government's two largest benefit programs, which together accounted for 41 percent of all federal spending last year. Though both are "fundamentally secure," said Treasury ...
Good News and Gloom for Medicare, Wrapped in a MysteryNew York Times
Good news on health costs, but threats to Social Security and Medicare persistChristian Science Monitor

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New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

New York Debates Whether Housing Counts As Health Care
NPR (blog)
This past December, the outgoing New York State commissioner of health argued in an article in The New England Journal of Medicine that housing is health care. Providing housing to the chronically homeless saves health care money, he argues, ...

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Lawmakers Reach Deal on a Fix for VA's Health Care System - New York Times

Lawmakers Reach Deal on a Fix for VA's Health Care System
New York Times
House and Senate negotiators reached agreement during the weekend on a legislative package intended to stabilize the Department of Veterans Affairs' sprawling and embattled health care system, according to people briefed on the deal. The leaders in the ...


Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Why We Think Ignorance Is Bliss, Even When It Hurts Our Health
NPR (blog)
Medical tests are rarely a pleasant experience, especially if you're worried that something could be seriously wrong. That's true even though we know that regular screenings and tests often help doctors catch issues early. But of course, humans don't ...

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In memoriam: Prof. Marc Roberts, health systems expert - HSPH News

In memoriam: Prof. Marc Roberts, health systems expert
HSPH News
Over his career, Marc taught economics, statistics, ethics, management, environmental policy, health policy, and global health at Harvard's Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Law School, and for the last nearly 40 years, at HSPH.


Funding for health studies near drill sites loosening - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Funding for health studies near drill sites loosening
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
So it's been difficult to gauge the health impacts of shale development from a few scattered studies, says Bernard Goldstein, a public health expert who once led the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health and remains an active ...
Make health top priorityScranton Times-Tribune

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Running Just 5 Minutes a Day Can Help You Live Longer - Yahoo Health

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Running Just 5 Minutes a Day Can Help You Live Longer
Yahoo Health
Less could be more when it comes to the healthy-heart rewards of running: A new study has found that people who ran just 50 minutes or less per week received the same benefit — three extra years of life — as those who ran more than three hours weekly.


Could deadly Ebola virus spread to United States? US health alert targets ... - The Post-Standard

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Could deadly Ebola virus spread to United States? US health alert targets ...
The Post-Standard
The Centers for Disease Control on Monday sent a health alert to U.S. doctors about the outbreak. There are no travel restrictions to the West Africa region hit by the disease. But last month, the CDC issued a mid-level travel advisory for health workers.
Health officials fear possible spread of Ebola virus beyond West AfricaQ13 FOX
CDC urges US health workers to be vigilant as Ebola virus's toll grows in AfricaWashington Post
Minnesota Health officials are reaching out to local Liberians to discuss ...Minneapolis Star Tribune
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