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Op-Ed: Obesity worse than smoking? New study may change laws

The National Cancer Institute has found that obesity can be worse for your lifespan than smoking. Will this prompt changes in legislation?
In the Media by Calvin Wolf - 1 comment

Report: Britain's NHS is world's best health care system Special

A newly-released report by a US-based health care research organization has ranked Britain's National Health Service (NHS) the best among 11 most-developed nation health systems, with the United States placing last.
Digital Journal Report by Brett Wilkins - 17 comments

Third annual Refugee Health Care National Day of Action Special

Edmonton - The third annual National Day of Action for Refugee Health Care was observed in Edmonton with a small but passionate group.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman - 1 comment

Medicare Copay may hurt medical practices

Center of attention in a federal budget brawl, the introduction of a $7 Medicare co-payment has brought doctors up in arms, stating the co-pay will threaten not only their business model, but survival of medical practices.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

Op-Ed: Top VA health official resigns but was it really 'under fire'?

The top official for Veterans health care services resigned Friday, in what is being called the result of the growing scandal over alleged delays in care and falsifying of records at veteran's hospitals.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 2 comments

Boehner: 'Obamacare is the law of the land'

After more than 55 failed attempts by the House, Speaker John Boehner finally conceded that Obamacare is here to stay. Boehner’s admission comes only three weeks after he vowed the House would continue to try to repeal the law.
In the Media by Eliana Robinson - 1 comment

Healthcare.gov woes frustrate helpers around the country

Last minute health insurance shoppers nationwide turned up in record numbers online Monday, and they also showed up in person at clinics, county health departments and libraries to sign up for Obamacare on the last official day of open enrollment.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Insurance agents key to Calif. success enrolling Asian-Americans

While Latino enrollment has lagged in California’s insurance marketplace, Asians have signed up in numbers outstripping their representation in the pool of eligible people.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Cholesterol guidelines could mean statins for half of adults over 40

When sweeping new advice on preventing heart attacks and strokes came out last November, it wasn’t clear how many more Americans should be taking daily statin pills to lower their risk.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Thousands of young California immigrants eligible for coverage

Carlos Velazquez’s skateboard slipped out from beneath his feet and he spiraled onto the ground, landing hard on his left arm. He decided not to go to the doctor after the 2012 accident, resorting to over-the-counter pain medication and home remedies.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Injured who lived near closed trauma centers more likely to die

Injured patients who had to travel an average 13 minutes longer to reach a hospital trauma center because a facility nearer to home had closed were more likely to die of their injuries in the hospital, according to a new California study.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Next step for smartphones? Keeping tabs on patients

Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist at the Scripps Clinic in San Diego, knows when his patients’ hearts are racing or their blood pressure is on the rise, even if they’re sitting at home.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Changes to health law rules include extra month to enroll in 2015

The Obama administration released a set of regulatory changes to the health law that would give some consumers more time to stay in plans that don't comply with all its coverage requirements and all consumers more time to enroll in coverage come 2015.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News - 1 comment

60,000 with HIV left uninsured in States not expanding Medicaid

Close to 60,000 people with the virus live in U.S. states that are not expanding their Medicaid programs and are likely to remain uninsured.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

You might not be able to afford this life-saving Hepatitis C drug

There's a new drug regimen being touted as a potential cure for a dangerous liver virus that causes hepatitis C. But it costs $84,000 -- or $1,000 a pill.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Impact of Medicare advantage cuts on seniors sharply disputed

Seniors enrolled in Aetna’s Medicare Advantage plan In Baltimore County, Md., saw their monthly premiums rise from $33 to $51 this year. Enrollees in HealthNow New York, a Medicare HMO in Erie County, saw their premiums jump from zero to $28 a month.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Could Medicaid expansion debate turn into an immigration issue?

Proponents of expanding Medicaid in Florida argue that a 'no' vote means that legal immigrants will have access to insurance subsidies while some U.S. citizens go without coverage.
In the Media by Kaiser Health News

Man survives week with artificial heart in world-first operation

A 75-year-old man from France, after surviving a week with an artificial heart, chatted with family and fed himself. The man was the first in the world to be fitted with an artificial heart.
In the Media by Mike White - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Why the Affordable Care Act is not socialism

How did it happen that we are allowing the conservatives to label The Affordable Care Act (ACA) as socialized medicine and or socialism? Are they trying to hide just how capitalistic the ACA really is?
In the Media by Dan Arel - 17 comments

Op-Ed: U.S. doctor warns medical marijuana is harmful and addictive

Medical marijuana is constantly in news and more positive views about its “harmless” nature seem to be attempting to win public opinion. But is it really safe? One experienced doctor rejects all safety claims of medical cannabis.
In the Media by Ernest Dempsey - 37 comments

Op-Ed: Alternative treatments as an antidote to Obamacare Special

Plano - One factor that can make Obamacare significantly more acceptable to people is inclusion of alternative medicine and treatment, says author and alternative health advocate Alan Smith.
Digital Journal Report by Ernest Dempsey - 4 comments

Kenyan government pledges to empower nurses to boost HIV care Special

Kenyase - A meeting aimed at discussing the findings and charting the way forward towards improving HIV care and treatment by empowering nurses, was held in Kenya at the weekend, with the Health Cabinet Secretary Mr James Macharia pledging government support.
Digital Journal Report by Evans Kanini

Op-Ed: Obama 'fix' lacks mandate to reverse Obamacare mandates

Washington - Read my lips, "You can keep your insurance policy and your doctor...period." That's the infamous promise touted repeatedly by Democrats, including President Obama, who used the slogan as a campaign weapon against his enemies,
In the Media by Larry Clifton

Obama will allow junk insurance to continue for one year

With mounting complaints against Obamacare’s attempt to require people to buy solid health care insurance, President Obama has decided to allow so-called “Junk Insurance” to be sold through 2014.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Obamacare should exempt holders of junk insurance

President Obama has tried to expand health insurance for his people but has met obstacle after obstacle. Here is a chance to clear the path.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 11 comments

Op-Ed: Hannity speaks to woman on BarryCare hotline, 'no one likes it'

As shown by a recording of Sean Hannity, speaking to an Obamacare phone operator, the problems may run deeper than just a website which doesn't work.
In the Media by Gar Swaffar - 12 comments

Op-Ed: Culprits found in Obamacare website crashes

Crashes of Obamacare online accessibility in its first week didn't occur in a vacuum. Who hasn't suffered a problem even with Apple, or had to return a car for a dangerous problem.
In the Media by Robert Weller

Primary health care must form basis of reform, Director says Special

Dar Es Salaam - " When we try to visualize the application of primary health care here at home, sometimes we really have to search tor examples that will convey the concept."
Digital Journal Report by Neema Tele - 1 comment

Op-Ed: Patient Quality Care — Obama Administration

The Obama Administration has always considered healthcare a central part of its plans. The government shutdown as a result of Republican attitudes towards what they and the media have dubbed ‘Obamacare’ has put thousands of families at risk.
In the Media by Victoria Heckstall - 3 comments

Senator Graham on the Affordable Care Act: 'This bill sucks'

With the federal budget debate heating up among congressional legislators, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appeared on Fox News to defend the GOP effort to defund Obamacare and said the bill "sucks."
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 9 comments
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New tech may help physicians keep tabs on patients
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New tech may help physicians keep tabs on patients
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The President signing health care reform into law
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The President signing health care reform into law
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Jackson and Kennedy
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A nurse in Markham, Ontario
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The hearing held by the Senate sub-committee on Primary Health and Aging  March 12  2014.
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The hearing held by the Senate sub-committee on Primary Health and Aging, March 12, 2014.
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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, an NHS hospital
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2008 Obesity Trend among US Adults
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Source: Behavioral Risk Factor Survelliance System, CDC
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President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act during a ceremony at the White House in March 2...
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President Barack Obama signs the Affordable Care Act during a ceremony at the White House in March 2010
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A patient getting laser eye surgery
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President Barack Obama delivering a speech
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A demonstration by illegal immigrants and their supporters in Paris, 2008
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton congratulates President Barack Obama on the House vote to ...
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton congratulates President Barack Obama on the House vote to pass health care reform, prior to a meeting in the Situation Room of the White House
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Natchitoches General Hospital in Natchitoches  Louisiana provides personalized health care.
Natchitoches General Hospital in Natchitoches, Louisiana provides personalized health care.
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on Medicaid fraud and health care reform at St. Charles High...
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President Barack Obama delivers remarks on Medicaid fraud and health care reform at St. Charles High School in St. Charles, Missouri, March 10, 2010.
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Rural health workers, called ASHA workers are going out to Damchherra villages in Tripura, India. These women are playing vital role in providing rural health care to villagers who are mostly poor, ignorant and illiterate. Owing to their continuous effort, pre-natal and post natal death in rural Tripura have significantly reduced. These women, each responsible to oversee particular area, maintain a good rapport and come handy in case of medical emergency to helpless villagers.
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labour union on strike leaving a colliery in the UK
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Medical marijuana
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President Barack Obama greets doctors and nurses following his remarks about health care reform in the East Room of the White House
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