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Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to GOP, Is Side Issue in Campaigns - New York Times

New York Times

Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to GOP, Is Side Issue in Campaigns
New York Times
It most likely would cover fewer people than President Obama's health care law, while having fewer statutory protections and still requiring billions from the federal government. Almost no one questioned its seriousness, but almost no one took up the ...

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Dignity Health to pay $37 million to settle overbilling claims - SFGate

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Dignity Health to pay $37 million to settle overbilling claims
SFGate
“Hospitals that attempt to boost profits by admitting patients for expensive and unnecessary inpatient hospital stays will be held accountable,” Ivan Negroni, chief of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department's inspector general's office in San ...
Dignity Health pays $37 million to settle lawsuitWashington Times

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Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables - Wired

Wired

Microsoft Could Still Win the Future of Health Wearables
Wired
Can Microsoft compete with Google, Apple, and so many others in the ever-expanding world of wearable health gizmos? J.P. Gownder thinks so—if the company can make good on its promise to closely analyze all the data streaming from its new Microsoft ...
Microsoft Unveils Fitness Band, Health Tracking Platform and AppiHealthBeat
Microsoft Unveils Mobile Health Platform, App and Smart BandHealth Data Management
Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health trackingThe Mercury
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Africa's Top Health Challenge: Cardiovascular Disease - The Atlantic

The Atlantic

Africa's Top Health Challenge: Cardiovascular Disease
The Atlantic
In November 2010, a Center for Global development working paper on global development assistance for health (DAH) revealed that after controlling for burden of disease, 30 times more DAH money was allocated to malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV, compared ...


The Best Thing About Microsoft's Health Tracker Is That It's Cross-Platform - Wired

Wired

The Best Thing About Microsoft's Health Tracker Is That It's Cross-Platform
Wired
Of course not: Microsoft has been working on a health tracking platform of its own. It's called Microsoft Health, and there's a wearable called Microsoft Band to go along with it. Both are available starting today in Microsoft retail stores and online ...
Microsoft enters the health wearables space with $199 'Band' braceletVentureBeat
Microsoft Tackles Health with $199 Fitness BandTom's Guide
Microsoft releases fitness band that tracks health dataSFGate
Wareable -Forbes
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How Google's latest moonshot could change human health - Gigaom

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How Google's latest moonshot could change human health
Gigaom
Google X has been working on nanoparticles that, after consumed, stream through the human body and pick up on signs of waning health — cancer cells, for example. The nanoparticles then congregate at a band worn on the wrist to report their findings.
Google X's latest health adventure: Nanoparticle pills that detect cancerMedCity News

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Maine health experts condemn quarantines for Ebola aid workers - Bangor Daily News

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Maine health experts condemn quarantines for Ebola aid workers
Bangor Daily News
A group of a dozen Maine health professionals spoke out Thursday against the state's quarantine policies for individuals returning from West Africa, writing in a letter that the “epidemic of fear can be as dangerous as an epidemic with a virus.” Gov.
Obama Touts Heroism Of Ebola Health Care WorkersHuffington Post
Health departments monitoring two Utahns for Ebola symptomsSalt Lake Tribune
Obama: Health care workers in Africa help the USUSA TODAY
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Doctor tries to upend US health system to cut costs - USA TODAY

USA TODAY

Doctor tries to upend US health system to cut costs
USA TODAY
Right now, health care providers generally are paid — whether by an insurance company or the government's Medicare or Medicaid programs — for each procedure, each test, and each patient appointment they conduct. Health-care experts have long ...
Doctor goes from saving kids to saving health careLancaster Eagle Gazette

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Bringing Health, Wellness, And Opportunity To Coal Country - Health Affairs (blog)

Bringing Health, Wellness, And Opportunity To Coal Country
Health Affairs (blog)
Editor's Note: This post is part of an ongoing series written for Health Affairs Blog by local leaders from communities honored with the annual Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize. In 2014, six winning communities were selected by ...


$9M grant helps Metro Health fight infant mortality rate - KSAT San Antonio

KSAT San Antonio

$9M grant helps Metro Health fight infant mortality rate
KSAT San Antonio
However, the San Antonio Healthy Start Program is getting a $9.7 million grant from the U.S Health and Human Services Commission to reduce high infant mortality rates and other pregnancy-related health problems. "I think today the message is hope ...

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