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Income Inequality: It's Also Bad for Your Health - New York Times

New York Times

Income Inequality: It's Also Bad for Your Health
New York Times
A study from researchers at the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute examined a series of risk factors that help explain the health (or sickness) of counties in the United States. In addition to the suspects you might expect — a high ...
Study: Coshocton residents' health improvingCoshocton Tribune
County residents' health better, but improvement neededZanesville Times Recorder
In Our View: Health is WealthThe Columbian
Syracuse.com -Standard-Examiner -Central Kentucky News
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Pay for Performance Extends to Health Care in New York State Experiment - New York Times

Pay for Performance Extends to Health Care in New York State Experiment
New York Times
Now these doctors are in the vanguard of an experiment to transform New York State's health care services for the poor from a disorganized hodgepodge into coordinated networks of doctors, hospitals and other practitioners. Medicaid officials hope to ...


Chirlane McCray, on the Germanwings Co-Pilot's Mental Health - New York Times

Forbes

Chirlane McCray, on the Germanwings Co-Pilot's Mental Health
New York Times
I have spent a lot of time recently talking to leaders in the mental health field and to people who are dealing with mental illness. It's time to recognize the stress and responsibility that pilots face and change our regulations and policies to ensure ...
Pilots Need Mental Health Screening -- And Doctors Do, TooForbes
New focus on mental health of airline pilotsBelleville News Democrat
EXCLUSIVE: Is Mental Health Treatment Being Stigmatized In Germanwings ...Chicago Defender
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No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

No Easy, Reliable Way To Screen For Suicide
NPR (blog)
Li was a coauthor of a study in 2005 that looked at several dozen pilot suicides. It found many of them fit a profile: young, male, with a history of mental health problems and relationship problems. That profile appears to fit the Germanwings pilot ...

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Health Commission Should Not Consolidate, Report Says - Texas Tribune

Texas Tribune

Health Commission Should Not Consolidate, Report Says
Texas Tribune
Serious missteps by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission's management resulted in a $20 million software contract that “skirted” the edge of state law and revealed problems that should delay a planned agency consolidation, according to a ...
Texas health agency contracting procedures, oversight blasted in reportAustin Business Journal
Texas health czar sharply criticized by investigatorsFort Worth Star Telegram
Texas health commission needs 'significant changes' in leadership, report saysDallas Morning News
KXAN.com
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'Health pros' help consumers navigate medical costs - WFAA

WFAA

'Health pros' help consumers navigate medical costs
WFAA
Luminant is one of 2,000 companies nationally that provide employees with a unique health care benefit: The services of a health care "pro" from Compass Professional Health Services of Dallas. The health pro's job is to help employees navigate the ...

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Lawsuit accuses Metro Health CEO of 'illegal and unethical conduct' - MLive.com

MLive.com

Lawsuit accuses Metro Health CEO of 'illegal and unethical conduct'
MLive.com
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Michael Faas, chief executive officer of Metro Health, is accused of "a pattern of illegal and unethical conduct" in a lawsuit that questions his actions regarding the proposed sale of Metro to an out-of-state for-profit company.
Metro Health CEO sued by former employeeWOODTV.com

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Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Compression Clothing: Not The Magic Bullet For Performance
NPR (blog)
Maybe you've seen them in the gym, or even squeezed into them yourself: super-tight T-shirts, leggings, knee and calf sleeves, even tube tops. More and more athletes are wearing compression garments, hoping they will improve their performance and ...

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LA City Council to weigh guidelines aimed at bridging health gaps - Los Angeles Times

LA City Council to weigh guidelines aimed at bridging health gaps
Los Angeles Times
The new health guidelines include goals such as improving access to grocery stores and increasing life expectancy. But they also would establish targets not traditionally part of health policy: adding park space, reducing motor vehicle crashes ...


Americans Don't Feel the Slowdown in Health Costs - Wall Street Journal (blog)

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Americans Don't Feel the Slowdown in Health Costs
Wall Street Journal (blog)
National spending on health care and insurance premiums has risen at historically low rates in recent years. But, as the chart above shows, even when spending and premiums experienced record-low growth in 2013, only 3% of Americans said health costs ...
Price Shopping: Getting the Best Deals on Medical CareU.S. News & World Report

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