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

New York Times (blog)

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 ...


Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care - NPR (blog)

NPR (blog)

Obama Wants Funding For Research On More Precise Health Care
NPR (blog)
"Ultimately this has the possibility of not only helping us find new cures, but it also helps us create a genuine health care system as opposed to just a disease-care system," Obama said at a White House ceremony Friday. "Part of what we want to do is ...
Obama Wants You (And 1 Million Others) For 'Precision' Health DataXconomy

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Don't Trade Away Our Health - New York Times

Don't Trade Away Our Health
New York Times
Big Pharma's profits would rise, at the expense of the health of patients and the budgets of consumers and governments. There are two ways the office of the trade representative can use the T.P.P. to maintain or raise drug prices and profits. The first ...

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Sutter Health, Blue Shield reach two-year agreement - San Jose Mercury News

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Sutter Health, Blue Shield reach two-year agreement
San Jose Mercury News
Ending a monthlong standoff that rattled 284,000 health care consumers, Blue Shield of California and Sutter Health on Friday announced they had reached an agreement for a new two-year contract that will allow the insurer's patients to continue to use ...
Sutter Health, Blue Shield contract conflict endsSacramento Bee
Sutter Health, Blue Shield come to agreementPalo Alto Online
Sutter Health, Blue Shield end fight, sign two-year contractSacramento Business Journal
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Debate Heightens Over Measuring Health-Care Quality - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

Debate Heightens Over Measuring Health-Care Quality
Wall Street Journal
The Obama administration's goal of tying more Medicare payments to the quality—not the quantity—of health care by 2018 has intensified the debate over how “quality” is defined and measured. Many doctors, hospitals, insurers and cost experts want to ...
The biggest challenge facing the government's new plan for better health careWashington Post (blog)
How Government-Run Health Care HappensNational Review Online (blog)
US government releases draft plan for electronic health dataBangor Daily News

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Health officials on high alert as Disneyland measles outbreak spreads - Mashable

Mashable

Health officials on high alert as Disneyland measles outbreak spreads
Mashable
A measles outbreak linked to Disneyland continues to spread and while California remains the hardest hit state, health officials in Arizona are on high alert ahead of the Super Bowl. Authorities have confirmed at least 109 cases, 91 of which are in ...
Limit Vaccination Exemptions for Better Public HealthWall Street Journal
Measles outbreak: How to get vaccinated in Kern CountyBakersfield Now

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GOP Lawmakers Weigh Contentious Tactic to Dismantle Health Law - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal

GOP Lawmakers Weigh Contentious Tactic to Dismantle Health Law
Wall Street Journal
If Republicans target the health-care law, Mr. Obama is certain to veto any effort the GOP-controlled Congress makes to repeal one of his signature legislative accomplishments. But Republicans have made seeking to undo the law one of their top ...

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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 ThreatABC News
California health officials launch campaign against 'vaping'Sacramento Bee
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Goodwill, IU Health merge for local nursing program - Journal and Courier

Journal and Courier

Goodwill, IU Health merge for local nursing program
Journal and Courier
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana and the Indiana State Department of Health brought the program to Indiana in 2011. It now serves nearly 600 families in Marion County. More than half of the mothers served in Marion County since the program's ...

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Decision in contract dispute raises concern for health centers for underserved - Houston Chronicle

Decision in contract dispute raises concern for health centers for underserved
Houston Chronicle
Shout Young's cardiovascular health has been monitored closely since he was a newborn because his father suffered from a hereditary heart condition. Two years ago, the teen and his younger sister witnessed their 40-year-old dad die from a heart attack.
Gains in Coloradans getting health insurance coverageFort Morgan Times

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