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On health care law, Americans may give it a chance
Toss it or fix it?

Americans may give it health care law a chance
Toss it or fix it? Anxious backers of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are starting to see a flicker of hope.

GOP aims to revive health care debate
President Barack Obama spent the last year insisting he doesnt want to turn the American health care system into a carbon copy of the government-run British system.

Health Canada aims to cut Canadians' salt intake
Health Canada will call on the food industry to reduce salt in processed foods, slashing Canadians daily sodium intake from 3,400 mg to 2,300 mg by 2016.

Americans may give health care law a chance
Toss it or fix it?

Health Dialog Showcases Next Generation Health Coaching at AHIPs Institute 2010
Health Dialog, a leading provider of healthcare analytics and decision support, will showcase award-winning technologies and approaches that define the next generation of health coaching at the AHIP Institute 2010 conference, June 9-11, in Las Vegas. read more

Health Insurance Tax Credit Falls Short For Many Small Businesses
Small businesses in pricey metro areas may have trouble qualifying for an insurance tax credit because their workers' pay is often more than $25,000 a year.

Americans may give health care law a chance
Anxious backers of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are starting to see a flicker of hope.

Calif. begins steps to enact health care reforms
The debate over national health care reform has moved to the California Legislature, which this week will begin taking the initial steps to implement the complex series of overhauls prescribed by the federal government.

Advancing America's Health: Eight Resolutions for the New Decade
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Health Highlights: June 1, 2010
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Americans may give health care law a chance
Toss it or fix it? Anxious backers of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law are starting to see a flicker of hope.

Public Might Give Health Care Law a Chance
While Disapproval Remains High, Surveys Show the Public is Still Willing to Listen to Candidates Backing Reform

Vital Signs: It's hard to top veterans' health care
Where can you find the highest quality health care in the U.S.? There isnt one single answer, but believe it or not, many studies and independent experts point to the Veterans Health Administration as among the best.

Health minister cant guarantee patient safety
Minister of Health Tony Ryall today refused to guarantee patient safety, Labour Health spokesperson Ruth Dyson says.

Health law implementation: Insurance, coverage and Medicare payment questions
Kaiser Health News reports that the insurance industry traditionally a state-regulated industry is facing new federal scrutiny by four officials in the new Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. "On this year's to-do list: writing rules to define when premium increases are 'unreasonable,' creating new coverage for people who can't get it because of health conditions and ...

Reform leads to bigger role for community health centers
Community health centers, often located in low-income urban neighborhoods and rural areas, have been given a crucial role to help meet the expected rise in demand that will accompany health care reform.

Health watchdog urges minimum price for alcohol
A minimum price for a unit of alcohol should be imposed to help combat Britain's rising scourge of alcohol abuse, a leading health watchdog said on Wednesday.

Health Law Implementation: Insurance, Coverage And Medicare Payment Questions
Kaiser Health News reports that the insurance industry - traditionally a state-regulated industry - is facing new federal scrutiny by four officials in the new Office of Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight. "On this year's to-do list: writing rules to define when premium increases are 'unreasonable,' creating new coverage for people who can't get it because of health conditions and ...

Tobacco Loophole in Child Health Law Costs $250M
Tax Loophole Allows Companies to Relabel Rolling Tobacco as Pipe Tobacco and Pay $2.83 per Pound Rather than $24.78 per Pound

Health Highlights: June 2, 2010
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Personal Finance Daily: Veterans' health care shines a light on what works
Under the new health-care law, millions of Americans will join the ranks of the insured in coming years. Presumably, it will become harder to schedule a doctors visit, but not if you're willing to see a nurse practitioner.

Miss. looks to Iran for rural health care model
Scratch-poor towns in the Mississippi Delta once shared more in common with rural Iran scarce medical supplies, inaccessible health care and high infant mortality rates than with most of the U.S.

Health Care Stock Review & Outlook - June 2010
Health technology holds the promise of improved operating efficiencies for many parts of the healthcare industry, hospitals included. We recommend MOH, BIOS and ZOLL.

Faith-Based Insurance: Christian Health Care Sharing
Faith-Based Insurance: Christian Health-Sharing Plans

Data Used to Justify Health Savings Effort Is Sometimes Shaky
The Dartmouth Atlas has been used to suggest Americans could save a third of health costs while maintaining quality, but that may not always hold.

Two Health Care Adversaries Find a Need to Collaborate
The two foes will have to learn to work together to write regulations for the health care law that are mutually satisfying.

Health workers not blamed for suicide
Mental health workers are not legally responsible for the suicide of a schizophrenic man who stood in front of a moving train, a NSW coroner says.

New health-care rules multiply man-hours for policymakers, bureaucrats
At the Department of Health and Human Services, the team charged with writing new health insurance rules has ditched the fridge and microwave in their break room so they can have more work space.

Poll finds state voters back health overhaul
A majority of California voters support the national health overhaul law, even though only a quarter of them expect the law to personally benefit themselves or their families, according to a Field Poll released today. The poll, considered the first major... California - Law - United States - Politics - Field Poll

Health Highlights: June 3, 2010
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health care should be viewed as asset, not liability, for state, panelists say
MACKINAC ISLAND Health care as economic development holds promise for Southeast Michigan and the state, said panelists at a Thursday morning session at the Detroit Regional Chamber's Mackinac Policy Conference.

Health services under spotlight
A health board chief executive has hinted that the Mater Hospital in Belfast could become a local hospital as a result of reshaping how services are delivered.

Health reform still splits Michigan
Michiganders narrowly oppose federal health insurance reforms that promise to change the industry and provide affordable options.

Health literacy is touted to improve patient roles
So when the label on your prescription bottle says to take two tablets by mouth twice daily, how many pills should you be taking each day? Its not supposed to be a trick question, but a third of patients quizzed at clinics that primarily serve the poor couldnt give the right answer.

Health reform still splits Michigan
Michiganders narrowly oppose federal health insurance reforms that promise to change the industry and provide affordable options. But among women and blacks, support for the changes is strong, according to a Free Press/WXYZ-TV poll.

Health Overhaul Politics Churn As Regulators Move Forward
Political and practical effects of the new health law are in the news. Los Angeles Times: "Congress is shattering its longstanding reputation for being a gridlocked, lethargic, 'do-nothing' institution, instead compiling a record of landmark policy changes in healthcare, financial industry regulation, economic policy and more. But at the same time, Congress is suffering sky-high levels of public ...

Scientists debate: Are recessions good for health?
During recessions, idled factories spew less pollution and fewer people commuting to jobs means fewer traffic deaths. Laid-off workers have more time to exercise and cook for themselves and less money to eat out.

Cardinal Health, University of Washington Create Innovative Partnership to Advance Use of Molecular Imaging in ...
DUBLIN, Ohio, and SEATTLE, June 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardinal Health and the University of Washington (UW) today announced an innovative public-private collaboration designed to advance the use of molecular imaging in clinical investigations and trials. Molecular imaging is one of the most promising areas of development in biotechnology, where specialized radiopharmaceuticals, or Positron ...

Health Care REIT Offers Notes
Health Care REIT Inc. has recently announced the offering of $150 million 6.125% senior unsecured notes due 2020.

Health-care Stocks: Health insurers can't hold tide back, lose ground
Health insurers bucked the tide, making a strong move upward in morning trades on Friday, but the group eventually succumbed to the markets' 3% drop and most ended in the red.

Health Highlights: June 4, 2010
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Are recessions good for health?
During recessions, idled factories spew less pollution and fewer people commuting to jobs means fewer traffic deaths. Laid-off workers have more time to exercise and cook for themselves and less money to eat out. Pollution - Business - United States - Home - Personal Finance

Health Highlights: June 3, 2010
Title: Health Highlights: June 3, 2010 Category: Health News Created: 6/3/2010 12:10:00 PM Last Editorial Review: 6/4/2010

Senior Picnic Festival to Offer Free Health Screenings for DC Seniors
Men's Health Network, in collaboration with the DC Department of Parks and Recreation and Pfizer, is hosting a day of fun and wellness WASHINGTON, June 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following advisory was issued today by the Men's Health Network: (Logo: (link) prnh ...

Health effects of gulf oil spill are unclear
Experts disagree on the potential health hazards, but concerns have grown as more workers and residents of the coastal areas report symptoms such as headaches and breathing problems. There is disagreement on the potential health hazards of the spilled oil polluting the Gulf of Mexico.

Health effects of gulf oil spill are unclear
Experts disagree on the potential health hazards, but concerns have grown as more workers and residents of the coastal areas report symptoms such as headaches and breathing problems. There is disagreement on the potential health hazards of the spilled oil polluting the Gulf of Mexico.

Health-care experts discuss rising obesity rate
By Ashley Boyd Staff Writer The fourth annual health and obesity conference, held at the University of Alabama, brought together health professionals from across the Southeast to discuss and develop a plan to combat the obesity epidemic in Alabama.

Health Issues, Anti-Poverty Targets Top Bans Trip
Boosting maternal health and developing ways to overcome and respond to diseases such as HIV/AIDS will be the focus of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moons upcoming visit to Washington and five African countries starting on Monday.

White House and Allies Set to Build Up Health Law
President Obama and his allies, concerned about deep skepticism over his landmark health care overhaul, are orchestrating an elaborate campaign to sell the public on the law.

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