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ASDAH Announces Health At Every Size ® Registered Trademark and Final Schedule for August Conference in San Francisco
ASDAH Conference Entitled: “No Body Left Behind - The HAESSM Model: Ensuring an Inclusive Approach to Health and Wellness” Features All-Star LineupSan Fracisco. ...

IHRSA Applauds Introduction of Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act of 2011
The International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) announced today its enthusiastic support of the recently re-introduced Personal Health Investment Today (PHIT) Act of 2011 (H.R. 2649)—lauding the legislation as an important component in promoting primary prevention as a means of controlling America’s health care costs. Roughly $76.6 billion are spent each year on health care ...

Health care providers weigh changes with new HHS budget
With a new state health and human services budget, it's clear that health plans, hospitals and providers will have less money to serve their patients with publicly-subsidized insurance.

Patients pack health centers
Hawaii's 14 community health centers have seen a spike in clients in recent years as fewer private doctors accept Medicaid and Medicare patients because of low reimbursements and increasingly burdensome paperwork.

Four Circles Recovery Center Hosts Mental Health Professionals from International Visitor Leadership Program
Innovative drug and alcohol addiction treatment program combines wilderness therapy with traditional residential treatment, focus of international group's interest.Horse Shoe, NC (PRWEB) August 01, 2011 Helping clients who struggle with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders may be Four Circles Recovery Center’s primary mission, but helping the world at-large understand ...

"Health landmark" unveiled in Sarangani
ALABEL, Sarangani — Sarangani's "health landmark" was officially unveiled Monday (August 1) in what was described as Sarangani's pro-active response to President Aquino's health agenda focused on the universal healthcare for the entire country.

Are Cellphone Towers Hazardous to Your Health?
Living near a cellphone tower might eventually melt your brain, give you cancer, or worse, neuter your reproductive organs -- at least that’s the warning issued last week by a dissenting group of trade activists. 

Health Briefs: news from the community
Health Briefs: news from the community for Lee and Collier counties, Aug. 2.

Obama Administration: Health Insurers Must Cover Birth Control With No Copays
WASHINGTON — Health insurance plans must cover birth control as preventive care for women, with no copays, the Obama administration said Monday in a decision with far-reaching implications for health care as well as social mores.

Federal health department approves free birth control for women
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. health department on Monday issued a plan to provide women with free preventive health services, including birth control, under the nation's healthcare overhaul, but gave religious institutions the flexibility to opt out.

Arizona middle-class struggling, doing without health care
Health-care issues, in particular, have been a major source of distress for middle-class families.

Health Department Approves Free Birth Control for Women
The U.S. health department Monday issued a plan to provide women with free preventive health services under the nation's health care overhaul, but will allow for religious institutions to opt out.

HHS Announcement an Historic Advance for Women's Health
Contact: Cindy Pearson, +1-202-682-2640, or Lois Uttley, +1-212-870-2010

Health Highlights: Aug. 1, 2011
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

More Families Turning to Public Plans for Children's Health Care
MONDAY, Aug. 1 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of American families are using public health insurance to provide coverage for their children, a new study finds.

Health Tip: Dine Out the Healthy Way
(HealthDay News) -- Decadent dishes and hefty portion sizes can be tempting at a restaurant, but you can enjoy your meal without derailing a healthy diet.

Health Tip: Don't Let Menopause Get You Down
(HealthDay News) -- Menopause is a behavioral roller coaster for some women, who experience a host of emotions including mood swings, fear, depression and irritability.

Health Robotics Announces Record-Breaking 2Q 2011 Results
BOZEN, SUD-TIROL, Italy, August 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Robotics announced that it launched its post-McKesson era with record-breaking American results in 2Q2011, including 4 new robot installs completed, 18 new installations under contract, and 4 new enterprise agreements with Sandoz Canada, Grifols, Americorp Financial, and Donawa Consulting that continued the expense-intensive process ...

Obama Administration Orders Insurers to Pay for Women's Health Screenings, Contraception
Private health insurers must now give birth control and other women's health tests for free, the Obama administration said Monday.

Inland Northwest Health Services, Harvard Medical School, Sago Managed Service, & More Discuss Cloud Computing ...
The Institute for Health Technology Transformation announced today the speakers for their panel session entitled, “The hCloud at 30,000 Feet: Cloud Computing Solutions for Mobile Healthcare” at the Institute’s Health IT Summit in Seattle taking place August 15-16, 2011 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel. ...

Gentiva Health Services Earnings Preview
Gentiva Health Services will unveil its latest earnings Thursday.

Imposter health inspectors target Utah salons
Imposter health inspectors target Utah salons Published Aug 1, 2011 12:45PM MDT Health officials are warning cosmetology businesses to be on the lookout for imposters posing as health inspectors. One or two salon owners have in recent weeks complained of individuals demanding to inspect their facilities and refusing to show ID or be accompanied on the inspection, said Salt Lake Valley Health ...

Colo. health exchange board meets
A meeting of a new Colorado board charged with setting up a health care exchange could be interesting as consumer advocates call for more transparency from members.

Why Don't Health Insurance Exchanges Work?
By JOHN R. GRAHAM, CAIA A previous entry reported and discussed the lackluster — basically non-existent — results of the Utah Health Exchange, and promised to explain why unsubsidized exchanges are unlikely to attract significant numbers of beneficiaries from the small-group market. ...

Health happenings: Aug. 2
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Health providers: Debt deal puts seniors at risk
Hospital and doctor groups warned Monday that the debt ceiling deal could damage seniors' access to health care if it triggers pay cuts to Medicare providers.

Are hospital-based doctors fueling health spending?
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The growing number of hospital-based physicians in the U.S. could be taxing Medicare resources, government-funded researchers suggest in a new report.

US expands no-cost women's health services
Birth control pills, breast-feeding equipment and HIV testing will be covered under US health plans at no cost to women beginning next year, but a religious exemption has some advocates fuming.

Health insurers required to broaden women's health offerings
Public Health Officials are calling it an historic day, as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new requirements for health insurance providers to expand women's preventive services without co-pay.

Health care benefits shrink for area retirees
Employers that once sheltered their workers from health care decisions and costs — often for life — are cutting assistance to their Medicare-eligible retirees, or parting ways with them altogether.

Health reform is 'biggest since Medicare'
By Malcolm Farr PM promises less waste, shorter waiting times, more accountability under $175bn health reform deal with states.

Health Tip: Dine Out the Healthy Way
Title: Health Tip: Dine Out the Healthy Way Category: Health News Created: 8/1/2011 8:05:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 8/1/2011

Budget fight on health care cuts just beginning
When it comes to Medicare and Medicaid, the debt deal raises more questions than it answers.

CDI College to Hold Free Personal Health Seminar in Abbotsford
General public encouraged to drop in for free personalized health advice.Abbotsford, BC (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 CDI College in Abbotsford will open its doors to the public for a free Personal Health Seminar on August 10, 2011. Attendees will have the opportunity to have their blood pressure checked and receive personal health advice from CDI College healthcare staff and students. This is a great ...

Digital Health Coalition Broadens Support With Formation of Digital Heath Scholars Group
Twenty-Eight Industry Thought Leaders Join the Conversation to Move Healthcare Innovation ForwardNew York, NY (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 The Digital Health Coalition, a nonprofit think tank dedicated to fostering innovation in online health care, today announced the formation of a new group of industry thought leaders to further support its current Advisory Board. ...

What health care reform is (and isn't) doing now
It's been more than a year since President Obama signed health care reform into law. The act's biggest provisions, which will make it easier for the uninsured to buy coverage, don't take effect until 2014. But Congress, eager to sell the plan to a skeptical public, wrote in a few benefits that have already kicked in.

GNAX to Speak at Georgia Health Information Management Association Annual Meeting
GNAX, a leading healthcare technology service provider, announces that it will present at the Georgia Health Information Management Association (GHIMA) Annual Meeting. The GNAX session will cover health information exchange (HIE) and cloud computing in healthcare.Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 GNAX, a leading healthcare technology service provider, announces that it will present at the ...

Date Announced for Second Annual Health IT Leadership Summit
Call Open for Inaugural Intel Innovation Awards

Health insurers must provide free birth control
Health insurers must also provide other preventive services under new federal rules, which say health insurers can't charge a co-pay.

Do-it-yourself health care in corporate America
With health care costs on the rise, companies are finding savings by creating their own medical clinics for employees.

Do-it-yourself health care in corporate America
With health care costs on the rise, companies are finding savings by creating their own medical clinics for employees.

Health Net Earnings Preview
Health Net will unveil its latest earnings on Thursday, August 4.

Gravityeight, the Internet’s First Consumer Platform for Personalized Wellbeing, Announces Comprehensive Health ...
MedHelp.org, the world’s largest online health community platform, with 12 million unique monthly users and more than 50 online health tools and iPhone apps, will anchor GravityEight’s health channelSan Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 02, 2011 GravityEight.com, the web’s first integrated platform for personalized wellbeing, today announced that MedHelp.org, the world’s largest online health ...

Health reform: coverage for kids gets easier
Securing health coverage for kids remains a struggle, but a new reinsurance program in Oregon should solve some problems.

Health Department Makes Birth Control Free
NEW YORK (MainStreet) -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued guidelines ensuring women get birth control and other preventive care for free. Under the guidelines, new health insurance plans will be required to cover women's preventive services -- including annual visits to the gynecologist, breastfeeding support, sexually-transmitted infection counseling and domestic ...

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

Health Tip: Help Prevent Eczema Flares
(HealthDay News) -- Eczema is a chronic condition that makes the skin red, dry and itchy.

Health Tip: Thaw Poultry Safely
(HealthDay News) -- There are safe ways to thaw chicken, turkey and other poultry -- and there are not so safe ways to do so. Improper thawing can lead to food-borne illness.

In hard times, health clinics abound
Dr. Donald Sampson, left, medical director of the Samaritan Health Center, talks with Farah Raza of Danbury who has brought her children and niece to the health center.

Medicaid Health Plans of America's Center for Best Practices Appoints First-Ever Director
Contact: Joe Reblando, +1-202-857-5722, [email protected]

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