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E-cigarettes come under fire from state health experts - SFGate

SFGate

E-cigarettes come under fire from state health experts
SFGate
California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a public health threat, joining a growing number of medical experts around the country who are pushing back against the increasing popularity of the devices that advocates say ...
California labels e-cigarettes a public health threatWashington Post (blog)
California declares electronic cigarettes a health threatToday's News-Herald
California health officials launch campaign against 'vaping'Sacramento Bee
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Sutter Health-Blue Shield dispute leaves at least 280000 patients in limbo - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Business Journal

Sutter Health-Blue Shield dispute leaves at least 280000 patients in limbo
Sacramento Bee
The disagreement arose when Sutter and Blue Shield were working out their contract terms for the coming year. Health care providers and insurance companies do this every fall, around the same time that consumers are picking their health plans through ...
Battle between Blue Shield, Sutter Health turns patients into 'pawns'San Jose Mercury News
Sutter Health, Blue Shield face Saturday milestoneSacramento Business Journal
Insurance Choices Dwindle In Rural California As Blue Shield Pulls BackNPR (blog)

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Surge in heroin overdoses puzzles health workers - Boston Globe

Boston Globe

Surge in heroin overdoses puzzles health workers
Boston Globe
Heroin overdoses and deaths in Massachusetts surged last month after a decline over the summer, a sign that the wave of opioid addiction is overwhelming some efforts to curb the crisis. Ten months after then-governor Deval Patrick declared a public ...

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Chirlane McCray talks daughter's mental health - New York Daily News

New York Daily News

Chirlane McCray talks daughter's mental health
New York Daily News
In a deeply personal speech, city First Lady Chirlane McCray said Wednesday she was stunned to learn her seemingly well adjusted daughter, Chiara, was dealing with “depression, anxiety and substance abuse.” McCray, making her most extensive ...
New York City's First Lady Shares Family History as She Unveils Push on Mental ...New York Times
Chirlane McCray Talks Family Mental Health Struggles, Public Health Plan for ...Essence.com
Chirlane McCray recalls daughter's substance abuse as first lady hypes mental ...SILive.com

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Opinionator | For VA Hospitals (and Patients), a Major Health Victory - New York Times (blog)

New York Times (blog)

Opinionator | For VA Hospitals (and Patients), a Major Health Victory
New York Times (blog)
None are healthy young women giving birth, a large patient group in most hospitals.) They are twice as likely to come to the hospital already testing positive for MRSA. The greater the percentage of people who have the bacteria, the harder it is to ...


What Consumers Should Know About Rising Health Care Costs - TIME

TIME

What Consumers Should Know About Rising Health Care Costs
TIME
In 2013, Steven Brill brought new clarity to the American health care system with his award-winning TIME cover story, “Bitter Bill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us.” Now he's out with a new book on the same theme: “America's Bitter Bill: Money ...
Feds to Taxpayers: Did You Get Health Insurance?NBCNews.com
How to avoid tax headaches on health care coverageDetroit Free Press
Millions may face tax penalties under health law provisionsMcClatchy Washington Bureau
OZY -Hattiesburg American
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University of Minnesota measles case draws attention to wider health threat - Minneapolis Star Tribune

Minneapolis Star Tribune

University of Minnesota measles case draws attention to wider health threat
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A measles case reported at the University of Minnesota is drawing new attention to Minnesota vaccination laws and prompting state health officials to remind parents that although measles is officially eradicated in the United States, it remains a ...

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Detroit health plan to drop some retirees - The Detroit News

Detroit health plan to drop some retirees
The Detroit News
Headapohl is among roughly 300 general and uniform employees impacted by the health care plan change that will kick in on Feb. 1. It has prompted the City Council president to seek legal opinions and at least one public safety union to vow a court appeal.


6 digital health trends to watch in 2015 - TechRepublic

6 digital health trends to watch in 2015
TechRepublic
The industry grew more in 2014 than it ever has before, and that trend will continue into 2015 as there are more innovations in wearables, digital health clinics, telemedicine, and disease research and prevention. The healthcare industry will see a 21% ...


Health Care Enrollment Appears to Be Near Goal - New York Times

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Health Care Enrollment Appears to Be Near Goal
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration said Tuesday that 9.5 million people had signed up to receive health coverage through public marketplaces in 2015, with less than a month to go before the enrollment deadline. At first glance, the report suggests ...
Medicare's Role in Health-Care Payment ReformWall Street Journal (blog)
Obama Administration On Track To Surpass Health Care GoalChicago Defender
Value, price are two sides of health care coinRochester Democrat and Chronicle

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