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In Chesco, a carnival joins the fight against cancer 22.9.2016 Philly.com News
After moving out of their home in Phoenixville and taking time to grieve, the parents of Gabby Vogel, who at age 5 lost her battle with a rare form of brain cancer, made a commitment: They would do all that they could to save other parents from such a tragedy.
Double-digit health insurance increase cues political blame game 22.9.2016 Durango Herald
DENVER – News that health insurance premiums for the individual and small-group market will rise in Colorado – by more than 20 percent for individual plans – has turned political.With the November election hanging low above the battleground state, and an emphasis on frustration with the Affordable Care Act,...
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Superbugs may kill every 3 seconds by 2050 22.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
Global leaders met at the United Nationals General Assembly in New York Wednesday to address what experts are calling one of the biggest threats to global health: antimicrobial resistance.
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Aetna merger with Humana could hurt competition, hike costs in Illinois, AMA says 22.9.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
A merger between insurance giants Aetna and Humana could threaten the quality and affordability of health care in Illinois and 14 other states, according to an American Medical Association analysis released Wednesday. Aetna and Humana say they want to combine to offer better access to higher ...
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Too Close to Broke: Three Fixes for the Affordable Care Act 22.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Look for health care to take center stage during the upcoming presidential debates. The two candidates and their parties have taken opposing viewpoints on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) - one wants to keep it and the other wants to repeal it. There is actually a middle ground. Since the ACA became law in 2010, 20 million more Americans have health insurance and health care cost growth has slowed . But myriad problems still exist. I believe the majority of Democrats and Republicans - by definition, those in the middle of the policy spectrum - would like to see major fixes to the ACA without repeal, but what would it take to get there? Here are three critical problems and corresponding solutions that would not require repeal: 1. How affordable is the Affordable Care Act? In the recent Texas Medical Center Nielsen Survey , 85 percent of respondents across 5 states (California, Florida, New York, Ohio, and Texas) said they wanted universal health care coverage. However, 87 percent of the uninsured who visited ...
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Geriatric ERs reduce stress, risks for older patients 21.9.2016 CNN: Top Stories
The Mt. Sinai Hospital emergency room looks and sounds like hundreds of others across the country: Doctors rush through packed hallways; machines beep incessantly; paramedics wheel stretchers in as patients moan in pain.
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Brazil Seeks to Replace Cuban Doctors in Rural Health Program 21.9.2016 Wall St. Journal: World
The Brazilian government plans to greatly reduce the number of Cuban doctors working in a health care initiative and replace them with Brazilians.
Once Opposed To Maternal Health, Islamic Scholars Become Champions 21.9.2016 NPR News
One Nigerian man saw a big problem in his community: too many women were dying in childbirth. So he turned to the region's Islamic leaders for help.
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A mysterious polio-like illness that paralyzes people may be surging this year 21.9.2016 Washington Post
A mysterious polio-like illness that paralyzes people may be surging this year
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Once a Nurse, Always a Nurse... 21.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This week, the U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously passed the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2713), bipartisan legislation I authored with Representative David Joyce (OH-14) to strengthen the nursing workforce and improve access to health care. While this is an important step forward for the millions of nurses and aspiring nurses in our country, it is particularly poignant as my 18 years in Congress draw to a close. When my late husband, Congressman Walter Capps, passed away in office, I was not a politician. I was a public health nurse working in our local schools. And while some said that I couldn't be a Member of Congress because I was "just a nurse," it quickly became clear to me that the work I did every day was exactly what Washington needed. As nurses, we often wear many hats. We spend much of our time listening to our patients and their families to find the root cause of their ailments and truly understand their needs. We are advocates, ...
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Colorado health-insurance rates to jump 20 percent on average for individual buyers in 2017 21.9.2016 Denver Post: Business
Coloradans who buy their own health insurance will see an average 20 percent jump in prices in 2017, the biggest increase since the implementation of Obamacare in 2014.
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Help fund promising T-cell research to cure kids with cancer 21.9.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

I’ll never forget when I covered my first story about a new cancer treatment being developed at Seattle Children’s Hospital that seemed at the time like science fiction — T-cell immunotherapy.
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Avera to provide telemedicine services at Indian hospitals 21.9.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Indian Health Service has chosen a South Dakota-based health care system to provide telemedicine services to its facilities across the Great Plains to bolster the specialty care available to tribal members. Indian Health Service Principal Deputy Director Mary Smith on Tuesday announced the $6.8 million contract awarded to Avera […]
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Three Philly heart patients among 20 in Pa. diagnosed with rare infection 21.9.2016 Philly.com News
US stocks tick higher as health care companies rise 21.9.2016 Washington Post: World
U.S. stocks are edging higher Tuesday with health care and household goods companies leading the way. Central banks in the U.S. and Japan meet to discuss potential changes in interest rates and stimulus measures. Energy companies are slipping with the price of oil.
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Voters barely worry about their own health. Do they really care about the president's? 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Historically, candidates haven't needed to be all that healthy to be elected.
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Five myths on presidential health 21.9.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
As the Soviet Union took control of more and more of Eastern Europe after World War II, critics of Franklin D. Roosevelt argued that he — increasingly lethargic and confused because of illness — had b...
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Doctors Who Treat Opioid Addiction Often See Very Few Patients 20.9.2016 NPR: Healthcare
It can be very hard to find medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction, but most doctors who provide it do so for just a small number of patients, a study finds.
Tax Catch Limits Care For Chronic Ills Under High-Deductible Health Plans 20.9.2016 NPR News
IRS rules limit health plans linked to health savings accounts from covering most care until the deductible is paid off. Proposed legislation would expand what's allowed before that happens.
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Reporter's Notebook: Pregnant And Caught In Zika Test Limbo 20.9.2016 NPR News
Pregnant women in South Florida can get free Zika tests through the state's health department. But delays in getting back the results are heightening worries and may affect medical options.
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