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Medical-school graduates see dramatic changes in health-care industry
The world of medicine has become generally much more challenging for doctors since they started medical school four years ago.

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5 easy ways to cut your health care costs
Every year, health insurance premiums and medical care costs take a bigger bite of the average household's budget. But you can cut these costs without sacrificing good care. "There are

Medical-school graduates see dramatic changes in health-care industry
The world of medicine has become generally much more challenging for doctors since they started medical school four years ago.

Health care bill draws debate over immigrants
Friday April 29, 2011 MONTPELIER -- Liberal supporters of universal health care legislation are finding themselves under attack from their left flank over a last-minute amendment to the bill that would bar illegal immigrants from coverage under the Green Mountain Care program the bill envisions setting up.

Health care bill draws debate over immigrants
MONTPELIER -- Liberal supporters of universal health care legislation are finding themselves under attack from their left flank over a last-minute amendment to the bill that would bar illegal immigrants from coverage under the Green Mountain Care program the bill envisions setting up.

Aust health needs new anti-fraud laws
A medical expert says the Australian health system is in need of new anti-fraud laws.

Today's health and science
In G Health:Fish presents a quandary for even the savviest of shoppers or diners, buffeted by conflicting reports on health benefits and environmental impact, not to mention food-borne illnesses.  Does a lack of vitamin D contribute to seasonal affective disorder,...

Lawmakers to hold back on health care
LINCOLN (AP) - Two Nebraska proposals aimed at derailing the federal health care law were withdrawn Wednesday after their main backers said it made sense to wait until legal challenges play out in court.

Health, trains top list for Melton State Budget wish list
HEALTH and transport are high on the wish list for Melton Shire when the State Budget is handed down next week.

Health watchdog faults resthome over care of resident
Health investigators have found an Auckland retirement home did not provide adequate care for an 85-year-old man who died shortly after a norovirus outbreak swept through the home.

Health care bill in the home stretch
More than a thousand Vermonters rallied at the Statehouse in Montpelier to cheer last week's preliminary passage of the health care reform bill

County forms public health task force
MEDIA — On the recommendation outlined in the profile of health and public health services delivery in Delaware County prepared by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, county council appointed an oversight and evaluation task force.

Mobile health technology raises safety concerns
Smartphone technology is making its way into the world of medicine and health, but are there risks?

Mom's health history important
With Mother's Day approaching, millions of us will be showering the women who gave us life with love and affection.

Mental Health: 5 things everyone should know
Challenging mental health stigmas, myths, and bringing focus to people who silently suffer.

Community Health Systems, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Scranton, Pennsylvania Health System
FRANKLIN, Tenn.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Community Health Systems, Inc. announced today that its subsidiaries have acquired substantially all of the assets of Mercy Health Partners in Northeast Pennsylvania, ...

Correct: Community Health lifts Tenet bid
TEL AVIV (MarketWatch) - Community Health Systems Inc., the Franklin, Tenn., hospital operator, said on Monday that it lifted its offer to buy Tenet Healthcare Corp. to $7.25 a share cash from $6. Shares of Tenet Healthcare, the Dallas health-care-services company, closed on Friday at $6.93 each. "The increased offer is CHS's best and final offer based on information currently available to CHS ...

Community Health Raises Offer For Tenet To $7.25 Per Share - Update
Hospital chain Community Health Systems, Inc. Monday raised its all-cash offer to acquire Tenet Healthcare Corp. to $7.25 per share from $6.00 per share, terming it the best and final offer based on currently available information. The revised offer represents a 69 percent premium to Tenet's unaffected stock price before the offer was made public on December 9, 2010. Tenet stock is falling about ...

Health Dialog Announces Collaboration with Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs
Health Dialog today announced that its sister company, Bupa Health Dialog Australia, has contracted with the Australian Department of Veterans’ Affairs . Bupa Health Dialog Australia, with the support of Health Dialog in the US, will provide analytic services to identify veterans and dependents with chronic conditions who are most at risk of hospitalization.

Swanson Health Products & New Chapter Give Away the Farm Sweepstakes
Swanson Health Products and New Chapter are sending one winner and a guest to Finca Luna Nueva in Costa Rica; thousands of dollars in shopping sprees at Swanson Health Products are also available.

Survey Finds Many Young Adults Oblivious to Heart Health
MONDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- A new U.S. survey finds that nine out of 10 college-age adults think they're living a healthy lifestyle, even as experts warn that that's not the case and current lifestyles will have consequences for health down the road.

Health Insurance Customers Save Money Making Use Of New Quote Comparison Service From Healthinsuredirect.com
Healthinsuredirect.com is a new online health insurance comparison service. You will be able to get the cheapest health insurance quotes in less than a minute using this online quote service.

Health insurer Humana reports 22 per cent upswing in 1st-quarter earnings
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Humana Inc. said Monday its first-quarter profit rose 22 per cent as the health insurer benefited from enrolment gains in its Medicare offerings and lower health care use in its employer-based insurance plans.

Health Care Start-Up Provides New Approach to Benefits
With health care costs skyrocketing, companies are wondering how they are going to afford coverage for their employees in the years ahead. Bloom Health in Minneapolis re-thought the traditional managed care model and came up with something different.

How to Get Retiree Health Insurance Before 65
There are several ways to maintain health coverage until you qualify for Medicare.

Traveler's alert: Business travel linked to obesity and poor health
( Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health ) People who travel for business two weeks or more a month have higher body mass index, higher rates of obesity and poorer self-rated health than those who travel less often. Overall, the researchers found that business people who traveled the most (20 or more days a month) have poorer health on a number of measures.

High health care costs deterring parents -- regardless of income and health insurance status -- from taking children ...
The high cost of health care is deterring parents from taking their children to the doctor or buying prescription medication, regardless of how much money they make or whether they have health insurance, according to a study.

Tenet Falls on Doubts Community Health Offer Can Seal Takeover
Tenet Healthcare Corp. declined in New York trading as investors bet Community Health Systems Inc.’s higher offer for the rival hospital chain won’t result in a takeover.

Health Buzz: Smoking Ban Takes Effect in China
12 reasons to really quit smoking; is it possible to be smoke-free in 30 days?

Health highlights: April 29, 2011
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Coventry Health Care - Upgrades & Downgrades
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -TheStreet Ratings' stock model upgraded Coventry Health Care to 'Buy' from 'Hold'. Net income at this $5 billion market cap, managed healthcare company grew by 13.3% to a profit of $110 million compared to in the prior first quarter. TheStreet Ratings released rating changes on 28 U.S. common stocks for April 29, 2011. In total, 17 stocks were upgraded and 11 stocks were ...

Community Health Systems Offers $4.07 Billion For Tenet Healthcare Corp
Community Health Systems Inc. has increased its offer to takeover Tenet Healthcare Corp by 20% to $4.07 billion cash, or $7.25 a share from $6. At the end of last year the company had offered $6-per-share cash and stock offer, this was turned down by Tenet. Tenet Healthcare is reluctant to be taken over. A hostile takeover bid describes a situation in which one company tries to buy another ...

Health Care: New CFO for RRMG; Marin cancer institute gains designation
Redwood Regional Medical Group announced that it has hired David Hutchinson as its new chief financial officer.

Diagnosis on state health care
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick defended the state’s five-year-old health care reform Thursday (April 28), saying it has resulted in 98 percent of residents and 99.8 percent of children being covered by health insurance, and predicting that the state ultimately will figure out how to tame rising health care costs.

Mercy Health Partners engages community on health literacy at Thursday event
MUSKEGON — Health literacy will be front and center at an all-day conference Mercy Health Partners is having Thursday at Muskegon Community College. Laurie T. MartinHealth literacy is the ability to understand basic medical information and the ability to make...

Health Highlights: May 2, 2011
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

On the Call: Humana COO on health care use
Some health insurers have been benefiting from a slowing growth rate in health care use, contributing to a stronger performance for the companies as they have reported improved earnings recently.

Community Health raises all-cash offer for Tenet
Community Health Systems Inc. has raised its offer for rival hospital operator Tenet Healthcare Corp. by 21 percent to about $4.06 billion, but it said Monday the latest bid may only last a week. Analysts said they doubt a deal will happen.

Community Health Systems Raises Tenet Bid
Community Health Systems (CYH) said today it has increased its all-cash offer to acquire Tenet Healthcare [...]

Community Health Craves Tenet, Ups Offer To $725
Community Health previously changed a cash-and-stock bid of $6 per share to an all-cash bid.

Tenet Falls on Doubts Community Health Bid Can Seal Takeover
Tenet Healthcare Corp. declined in New York trading as investors bet Community Health Systems Inc.’s $4.07 billion offer for the rival hospital chain won’t result in a takeover.

Workshop on health plans
The Ministry of Health's integrated family health centre (IFHC) team will hold a workshop with Southern District Health Board management and clinicians this month to discuss Wakatipu health services. read more

Crider Health Center moving forward with Warrenton expansion
Crider Health Center, which has a clinic facility currently located at 1428 N. Highway 47 in Warrenton, has announced that H.B.D. Construction Inc. will serve as general contractor on its new facility being constructed at the corner of Highway 47 and Brune Parkway in Warrenton.

Health-care Stocks: Community Health raises Tenet bid by 21%
Hospital operator Community Health ups unsolicited offer to acquire rival Tenet Healthcare to $7.25 a share, the latest move in what’s been a contentious five-month merger dance.

Hacking away at health care
The news of Osama bin Laden’s death may have consumed Capitol Hill Monday, but it didn’t alter House Republicans’ plans to continue their months-long quest to defund President Obama’s health-care plan.

How to Get Group Health Insurance Without an Employer
Just because you are self employed or don’t work for a company that offers group health insurance, that doesn’t mean you can’t get it. 

Health Management Associates, Inc. Chosen by Catholic Health Partners to Negotiate Exclusively for a Definitive ...
NAPLES, Fla.--(BUSINESSWIRE)-- Health Management Associates, Inc. today announced that it has been chosen by Catholic Health Partners to negotiate exclusively toward a definitive agreement ...

MemorialCare Health System Executives, Business Leaders Join With Physicians May 3-4 to Focus on State Health ...
FOUNTAIN VALLEY and LONG BEACH, Calif., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The annual MemorialCare Physician Advocacy Days to educate state lawmakers on how their current and future decisions impact the health and wellness of California communities is set for May 3-4 in Sacramento. MemorialCare Health System--with hospitals in Los Angeles and Orange counties--is the only health system creating this ...

Health Literacy Tests Underutilized; May Improve Elderly Cancer Patients' Care And Outcomes
MD Anderson nurse recommends health practitioners assess health literacy to overcome barrier to quality care Low health literacy is a significant barrier to quality care, especially among elderly patients, but increased use of simple and effective health literacy assessment tests by nurses and clinicians can help improve communication and health outcomes. Several screening tools are available to ...

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