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Mitt Romney says Americans don't die for lack of health insurance: Is he right?

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"You go to the hospital," the GOP nominee says.
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Obamacare vs Tea for Two

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ER's frequent fliers have unmet mental health needs - The Coloradoan

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ER's frequent fliers have unmet mental health needs
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This simple fact is leading medical professionals and health officials in Colorado to rethink how to curb high costs in the health care system.
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Should we kill Obamacare's employer mandate? - Los Angeles Times

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Campaigns gear up for Medicare debate - Poughkeepsie Journal

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Campaigns gear up for Medicare debate
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WASHINGTON – Among the changes brought by the Affordable Care Act are cuts to the popular Medicare Advantage program. And, those cuts are certain to be a ...
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Guess How Much Money the Feds Awarded to These Four Failed Obamacare ... - TheBlaze.com

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A mental health system drowning from neglect - USA TODAY

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Hundreds of thousands of people with serious mental illness are falling through the cracks of a mental health system in tatters, a USA TODAY special report shows.
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Sen. Kay Hagan defends her stance on the ACA - News & Observer

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Thom Tillis, speaker of the North Carolina House, had figured during his successful pursuit of the Republican nomination for the U.S.
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Fish oil dramatically improves brain health - Natural News

Fish oil dramatically improves brain health - Natural News | HealthcareToday | Scoop.it
(NaturalNews) Researchers have known for quite some time that fish oil is highly beneficial to optimal human health. These benefits include better brain health, which is why so many manufacturers of infant milk substitutes ...
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 Researchers have known for quite some time that fish oil is highly beneficial to optimal human health. Some recent research has shown that these benefits go beyond the developing brains of the smallest people and can help people of all ages enjoy a dramatic increase in the health of their brains.

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Why global health security is a national priority - CNN

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Why global health security is a national priority
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The emergence of SARS was a wake-up call for the World Health Organization and its members, including the United States.
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There was a emergence of SARS was a wake up call for the world heatlth organization.

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I thought it was interesting how now people are interested in the well being of the world's health that it could be spread to richer countries.
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As Health Care Shifts, US Doctors Switch to Salaried Jobs - New York Times

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American physicians, worried about changes in the health care market, are streaming into salaried jobs with hospitals.
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Administration developing system to measure ACA ... - WGAL.com

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It's one data point Obama administration officials have yet to disclose: just how many new health care enrollees have actually paid their premiums.
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Give the Data to the People

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Results of clinical trials should be accessible to all scientists.

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Muppets' Mini-Makeover Aims to Boost Kids' Health - ABC News

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Bert and Ernie jump rope and munch apples and carrots, and Cookie Monster has his namesake treat once a week, not every day. Can a Muppets mini-makeover improve kids' health, too?
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Google to collect data to create a full picture of what a healthy human being is

Google to collect data to create a full picture of what a healthy human being is | HealthcareToday | Scoop.it
Called Baseline Study, Google's project will gather anonymous genetic and molecular information to create a full picture of what a healthy human is.

 

The early-stage project is run by Andrew Conrad, a 50-year-old molecular biologist who pioneered cheap, high-volume tests for HIV in blood-plasma donations.

 

Dr. Conrad joined Google X—thecompany's research arm—in March 2013, and he has built a team of about 70-to-100 experts from fields including physiology, biochemistry, optics, imaging and molecular biology.

 

Other mass medical and genomics studies exist. But Baseline will amass a much larger and broader set of new data. The hope is that this will help researchers detect killers such as heart disease and cancer far earlier, pushing medicine more toward prevention rather than the treatment of illness.

 

"With any complex system, the notion has always been there to proactively address problems," Dr. Conrad said. "That's not revolutionary. We are just asking the question: If we really wanted to be proactive, what would we need to know? You need to know what the fixed, well-running thing should look like."

 

The project won't be restricted to specific diseases, and it will collect hundreds of different samples using a wide variety of new diagnostic tools. Then Google will use its massive computing power to find patterns, or "biomarkers," buried in the information. The hope is that these biomarkers can be used by medical researchers to detect any disease a lot earlier.

 

The study may, for instance, reveal a biomarker that helps some people break down fatty foods efficiently, helping them live a long time without high cholesterol and heart disease. Others may lack this trait and succumb to early heart attacks. Once Baseline has identified the biomarker, researchers could check if other people lack it and help them modify their behavior or develop a new treatment to help them break down fatty foods better, Dr. Conrad said.

 

Google has already built one of the world's largest networks of computers and data centers to serve online-search results quickly and run other data-hungry services like the video website YouTube. This computing muscle can now be used to store and crunch medical information and let other researchers access it more easily.

 


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Already? Obamacare 2015 premiums begin to roll out - CNBC.com

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Already? Obamacare 2015 premiums begin to roll out CNBC.com Health insurers that are still processing enrollments from Obamacare signups are at the same time setting their premiums for 2015 individual policies—and setting the stage for...
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Mental Health series, Part 2: Colorado jails become warehouses for mentally ill - Colorado Springs Gazette

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Mental Health series, Part 2: Colorado jails become warehouses for mentally ill Colorado Springs Gazette A 1992 jail survey found that 11 percent of Colorado inmates had a serious mental illness, according to research by Public Citizen's Health...
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More Insured, but the Choices Are Narrowing - New York Times

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More Insured, but the Choices Are Narrowing New York Times In the midst of all the turmoil in health care these days, one thing is becoming clear: No matter what kind of health plan consumers choose, they will find fewer doctors and hospitals in...
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Will employer health plans become a casualty of Obamacare? - Politico

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Hillsborough health officials taking proactive steps against MERS

Hillsborough County health officials are taking proactive steps after two MERS cases have been confirmed in the United States.
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91 percent of ACA enrollees in North Carolina will not pay higher premiums ... - The Progressive Pulse

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Politicians and members of the press are keenly interested in premium rates for Affordable Care Act Marketplace plans next year.
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Florida Moves To Manage Health Care For Foster Kids - Kaiser Health News

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Kaiser Health News Florida Moves To Manage Health Care For Foster Kids Kaiser Health News Those difficulties are not unusual for the nation's nearly 400,000 foster children, whose health care can be complicated by cycling from one placement to...
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It makes me sad knowing that of all the difficult things that foster kids go through, healthcare is one of them. They already have enough to get through, can't the government take this burden from them?
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Three biological, five adopted out of foster care and two foster children -- all under one roof on the outskirts of Orlando, Fla. foster children in different health care plans

Those difficulties are not unusual for the nation’s nearly 400,000 foster children, whose health care can be complicated by cycling from one placement to another, undiagnosed childhood trauma.

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I would definitely back the government and a foster kid Medicare system. it's definitely not the kids fault that they don't have parents who can support and provide these things for them.
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6.3 million eligible for Medicaid since Obamacare launch: US agency - Yahoo Health

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6.3 million eligible for Medicaid since Obamacare launch: US agency Yahoo Health The swelling rolls for Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) reflect both an expansion of Medicaid under Obama's Affordable Care Act (ACA) and...
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edX | KIx: Behavioral Medicine — A Key to Better Health: KIBehMedx About Video

Behavioral Medicine: A Key to Better Health Learn how to change everyday behaviors for healthier lives using basic behavioral medicine concepts. Test yoursel...
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Beware of Illegal Online Pharmacies

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The FDA has issued a warning about illegal online pharmacies. These fraudulent organizations sell medicines that may be harmful to your health.
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Krauthammer on Healthcare.gov: 'All hell's going to break loose' - Fox News

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Krauthammer on Healthcare.gov: 'All hell's going to break loose' Fox News Charles Krauthammer predicted Wednesday on "Special Report with Bret Baier" that "all hell's going to break loose" if the administration can't fix the problems with the...
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Obamacare isn't good for your teeth - MarketWatch

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Medicare doesn't cover routine dental care, and “that inertia spilled over into the ACA,” said Dr.
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