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County Health System, state of Arizona battle over $60 million in federal funds (BizJournals)
Maricopa Integrated Health System fights Arizona officials every year for millions of dollars in federal funding, but this time the battle may end up in court.

Health Highlights: June 6, 2008 (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay:

Indonesian health minister silent on bird flu toll (AFP via Yahoo! News)
Indonesian Health Minister Siti Fadilah Supari refused Friday to say how many Indonesians had died of bird flu and insisted it was no longer necessary to announce the toll on a case-by-case basis.

Closing Glance: Health care equipment and supplies (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Health care equipment and supply stocks ended lower Friday as Wall Street pulled back on rising oil prices and the biggest monthly increase in unemployment since 1986.

Closing Glance: Health stocks skid (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Health care providers and service stocks fell Friday as data showing a growth in unemployment rates caused the markets to tumble.

Universal Health Realty raises quarterly dividend (AP via Yahoo! Finance)
Universal Health Realty Income Trust said Thursday its board raised its quarterly dividend by half a penny to 58.5 cents.

Online Health Company Waterfront Media Buys Search Marketing Firm Netramind (paidContent.org via Yahoo! Finance)
Waterfront Media, the publisher of health info site EverydayHealthEverydayHealth, has bought out Santa Clara, CA-based search marketing company Netramind. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Online Health Company Waterfront Media Buys Search Marketing Firm Netramind (CBS News)
Waterfront Media, the publisher of health info site EverydayHealthEverydayHealth, has bought out Santa Clara, CA-based search marketing company Netramind. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Brooklyn-based Waterfront will use Netramind's tech to boost its SEO and SEM when consumers search for health info online, the company said. Netramind, a 25-person shop that was founded in 2003, has an ...

Tufts Health wants to compete again in R.I. (The Providence Journal)
Tufts Health Plan, a Massachusetts-based health insurer, wants to come back to Rhode Island and offer an alternative to the two insurers that now dominate the market.

SA health restructure criticism misleading: Hill (ABC via Yahoo!7 News)
The South Australian Government says the Rural Doctors Association (RDA) is misleading the community by claiming a proposed country health restructure could be fatal.

Revolution Health to Lay Off 50 Employees (Washington Post)
Revolution Health Group, the health-care business launched two years ago by former AOL chairman Steve Case, plans to lay off more than 50 employees next week, according to sources inside the company.

County health system faces legal action in feud over funds (The Arizona Republic)
The state filed legal action Friday against Maricopa Integrated Health System to force it to sign off on tens of millions of dollars in federal funds.

Health coverage concern for small biz (BizJournals)
More than 80 percent of small businesses in New York state believe that a public-private partnership is the best way to provide health insurance to their workers, according, to a new survey.

House budget chairman promotes Democratic plan, which would boost health care spending (Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune)
WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House Budget Committee said Saturday that a 2009 spending blueprint passed by the Democratic-controlled Congress will restore funding for health care, energy and education while leading to a balanced budget by 2012.

Health Highlights: June 7, 2008 (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay:

Sierra Leone: Plan Salone Boosts Health Sector (AllAfrica.com)
Plan Sierra Leone has officially launched their health and development project in Moyamba district.

Sierra Leone: Minister to Cut Down On Health Challenges (AllAfrica.com)
Minister of health and sanitation yesterday informed journalists in Freetown that frantic efforts were being made to cut down on some of the health challenges he inherited.

Health insurance choice is critical after a job loss (Chicago Tribune)
Losing your paycheck isn't the only problem when you're laid off. You probably need to decide what to do about health insurance if your employer has been providing your coverage.

IDF urges health care providers to address the relationship between type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea (EurekAlert!)
The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) warned today that recent research demonstrates that type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) are closely related, and that both disorders have significant implications on public health and on individuals.

Milwaukee Health Services' health has been restored (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
Six years ago, Milwaukee Health Services, the city's largest community health center, was $5 million in debt and close to bankruptcy.

Government to set up men's health policy (AAP via Yahoo!7 News)
The Rudd government will spend $460,000 on a national suicide prevention strategy, as part of a focus to improve men's health.

Men's health policy considered by Fed Govt (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
The Federal Government has today begun moves to develop the nation's first men's health policy.

Health care becomes key to Senate rematch (Concord Monitor)
Quint Stires doesn't remember whether he even bothered to vote in 2002, when Republican John Sununu won election to the U.S. Senate by defeating Democrat Jeanne Shaheen. And he definitely wasn't concerned about the health care system - he had a high-paying corporate job and good benefits that covered his healthy family of four.

Health Care Providers Urged To Address The Relationship Between Type 2 Diabetes And Sleep Apnea By International ... (Science Daily)
The International Diabetes Federation has warned that recent research demonstrates that type 2 diabetes and obstructive sleep apnea are closely related, and that both disorders have significant implications on public health and on individuals.

Electronic health information gets boost (Chattanooga Times Free Press)
A system upgrade to the state’s largest public-private health information exchange will offer Tennessee doctors more ways to use electronic medical information for their patients, officials with the program said.

Health Facilities Authority is looking for applicants to fill vacancy (Stuart News)
The Martin County Commission is seeking applications from people interested in filling a vacancy on the Health Facilities Authority.

Tufts Health wants to return to Rhode Island (Boston Globe)
A Massachusetts-based health insurer has applied for a license to reopen operations in Rhode Island.

Take a vacation, for your health's sake (International Herald Tribune)
Vacations are not simply a luxury. There is increasing evidence that they really are necessary for good physical health by alleviating a lifestyle of stress.

Keeping kids in good health (Chicago Sun-Times)
Six-year-old Tommy Picchietti reached the limit of his parents' health insurance coverage when he was 9 months old.

HEALTH DEPT. WHISTLEBLOWER GETS THE AX (New York Post)
A MANAGER at the Health Department was fired soon after he reported numerous instances of alleged chicanery in the TB control unit, The Post has learned. The whistleblower, who asked that his name not be printed to avoid further retaliation...

Good health for family is Diaz"s birthday wish (GMA News)
CHICAGO, Illinois - Boxing is farthest from the mind of David Diaz on Friday the eve of his 32nd birthday (which falls on Sunday in the Philippines). In an interview, he shared his birthday wish: "Good health for my family." And what about beating his challenger Manny Pacquiao? "The health of family comes first," he said.

Health care will be significant issue in NH Senate race (WCAX-TV Vermont)
Associated Press - June 8, 2008 10:05 AM ET CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Health care will be a significan issue in New Hampshire's U.S. Senate race - a likely rematch of Republican incumbent John...

St. Vincent Health System expanding smoking ban area (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
ERIE -- St. Vincent Health System in Erie already bans smoking in it's buildings and will soon extend the ban to parking lots, sidewalks, and some other areas nearby that are not even on hospital property.

Sidney Health Center Extended Care resident enjoys fun of playing games (Sidney Herald-Leader)
Sometimes, a game means a little more. At Sidney Health Center Extended Care, one of resident Thomas Lester's true enjoyments is playing bingo. "I do pretty well," Lester, a resident at Extended Care for nearly three years, said. "It's something different to do."

Health Highlights: June 8, 2008 (HealthDay via Yahoo! News)
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by editors of HealthDay:

Health sector joins call vs Loakan airport closure (Sun Star)
BAGUIO CITY -- The Baguio General Hospital and Medical Center (BGHMC) joined groups opposed to the closure of Loakan airport, fearing effects in the delivery of medical and health services in the region.

The Stockpickers: Health-fund manager taps Express Scripts, Invitrogen, Baxter (Market Watch)
BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- When considering health care stocks, Paul Alan Davis steers clear of the "one-hit wonders" that frequently present themselves.

Health Calendar (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)
SEMINARS"Nourish Your Noggin," an interactive program for older adults concerned with brain health, June 17 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Alexian Pavillion, 9225 N. 76th St.. Free. Call 357-6463.

Maori-led PHO Pilots West Auck Health Initiative (Scoop.co.nz)
Low income workers in an area of Auckland that shows disturbingly poor health statistics will benefit from a pilot programme that is the first of its kind in New Zealand.

Free Men’s Health Screenings (Bristol Herald Courier)
The Sullivan County Regional Health Department is offering “FREE Men’s Health Check-Up Day” events on Monday and Friday.

The Cutting Edge of Health Care (BusinessWeek)
A new tool reveals patterns of innovation in industry. We examine eight ideas that hold high promise for transforming health care

Govt puts $3m into men's health awareness programmes (NZPA via Yahoo!Xtra News)
The Government is putting nearly $3 million into promoting greater awareness of men's health.

Men should pay more attention to health, fitness (Muskogee Phoenix)
Jeff Gragg thinks most men are generally “below average” when it comes to taking good care of their health. He’s not being harsh, especially since he had his own go-around with keeping fit.

Caswell County Board of Health looks to expand smoke-free policy (Eden Daily News)
Smokers in Caswell County may soon face more “no smoking” signs if a proposed measure by the Caswell County Board of Health is approved.

Silent health suffering of carers (BBC News)
The health of carers is deteriorating because they do not have time to see a doctor, a survey finds.

Microsoft, Kaiser in health data swap pilot: report (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Microsoft Corp and Kaiser Permanente, the biggest U.S. health maintenance organization (HMO), are working on a patient information exchange pilot program to help give patients more control over their health records, The Wall Street Journal said on Monday.

Method for AP-AOL health poll on debt and stress (AP via Yahoo! News)
The Associated Press-AOL Health poll on debt and stress was conducted March 24 to April 3, 2008 by Abt SRBI Inc. The poll is based on telephone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,002 adults from all states except Alaska and Hawaii, including 778 adults with credit cards and 931 adults with debt.

Kaiser to test linking health records to Microsoft (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
Kaiser Permanente, the biggest health maintenance organization in the United States, announced a pilot program on Monday to link patient records to Microsoft Corp's consumer health platform.

Health inequality getting worse, Alan Johnson admits (Guardian Unlimited)
Alan Johnson outlined fresh plans to tackle health inequalities today as he admitted that the health gap between rich and poor is widening

Method for AP-AOL health poll on debt and stress (San Francisco Chronicle)
The Associated Press-AOL Health poll on debt and stress was conducted March 24 to April 3, 2008 by Abt SRBI Inc. The poll is based on telephone interviews with a nationally representative random sample of 1,002 adults from all states except Alaska and Hawaii,...

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