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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 ...
Deal to Improve Veterans' Health Care Costs $17BABC News
With Deadline Looming, Lawmakers Reach Deal On VA Health CareNPR
Senators reach bipartisan deal to reform VA health care systemMSNBC

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A Health Trade-Off That's Here to Stay: Lower Cost, Limited Choice - New York Times

New York Times

A Health Trade-Off That's Here to Stay: Lower Cost, Limited Choice
New York Times
Traditionally, there were a few ways that health insurers could keep premiums low for individual health plans. They could select people with no prior health problems, to limit the chances of getting stuck with big hospital bills. They could pare back ...
Evans: Slowdown in health care costs is welcomeJackson Clarion Ledger
Health law saves Ohioans $581M on prescriptionsDayton Daily News
Medicare Experiment Could Signal Sea Change For HospiceKaiser Health News
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Funding for health studies near drill sites loosening - 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 priority - Scranton Times-Tribune

Make health top priority
Scranton Times-Tribune
Pennsylvania's government has not only failed, but refused, to assess the public health impact of the natural gas industry. The administration and Legislature have ignored a government commission's recommendation to establish a health registry to keep ...

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Minnesota Health officials are reaching out to local Liberians to discuss ... - Minneapolis Star Tribune

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Minnesota Health officials are reaching out to local Liberians to discuss ...
Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Minnesota Department of Health is working with leaders in the local Liberian community to address concerns about an Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Health officials are meeting with members of the West African community Monday. The health ...
Health officials fear possible spread of Ebola virus beyond West AfricaQ13 FOX
CDC issues a health alert on Ebola as virus's toll in Africa risesSTLtoday.com
Ebola only a plane ride away from USDetroit Free Press
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In memoriam: Prof. Marc Roberts, health systems expert - HSPH News

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.


Google Seeks Human Guinea Pigs for Health Project - TIME

TIME

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 Is Health? Google Will Use Your Genetic Info To Find OutRefinery29

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King County Public Health chief stepping down - The Seattle Times (blog)

King County Public Health chief stepping down
The Seattle Times (blog)
Dr. David Fleming, director and health officer for Public Health – Seattle & King County, has resigned, effective Aug. 11. In a statement, Fleming, 60, said his “personal plans and needs” don't allow him to make the long-term leadership commitment the ...
Director of Seattle & King County Public Health stepping downBothell/Kenmore Reporter
Fleming to resign as Public Health Seattle & King County directorKent Reporter

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Zoe Saldana Poses Nude for Women's Health U.K. - E! Online

E! Online

Zoe Saldana Poses Nude for Women's Health U.K.
E! Online
Before her baby bump became visible, Zoe Saldana stripped down to pose for Women's Health U.K.'s naked issue. The September 2014 edition of the magazine, which celebrates the launch of its inaugural Body for Life campaign, shows the stunning ...

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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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