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Health officials warn of new bird flu strain
HEALTH officials on Wednesday warned the public of a new strain of bird flu, the H5N1, that was first detected in China and Vietnam, and which is more virulent because the mortality rate from it is said to be 60 percent.

Health Wonk Review: Hurricane Irene Edition
How could I not name this fortnight?s Health Wonk Review after Hurricane Irene? After all, health wonks are exactly like meteorologists. We are irrepressibly confident in our ability to comprehend complex phenomena. Our predictions are more frequently wrong than right. (Well, maybe the weathermen have us beaten out there.) And there?s one other thing: despite the fact that unwise health policies ...

Health Wonk Review: Hurricane Irene Edition
How could I not name this fortnight's Health Wonk Review after Hurricane Irene? After all, health wonks are exactly like meteorologists. We are irrepressibly confident in our ability to comprehend complex phenomena. Our predictions are more frequently wrong than right. (Well, maybe the weathermen have us beaten out there.) And there's one other thing: despite ...

Health and fitness agenda: Vitafoods Asia in Hong Kong
Coming up, Hong Kong's Vitafoods Asia flaunts innovative neutraceutricals, while World Suicide Prevention Day promotes awareness and offers ways to help save a life.

Health centre revved up by Paul Sadlon donation
The newest building on Barrie's Georgian College campus has been named after a local businessman who donated $2 million to the project. The Georgian College Sadlon Centre for Health and Wellness was officially opened Wednesday following a ribbon-cutting ceremony.[...]

Mercy Health Parttners changing name to Tennova
Mercy Health Partners is changing its name to Tennova Healthcare. It expects the new name to take effect as soon as the sale of Mercy to Health Management Associates, Inc. closes in October.

Missouri health department cuts ties with SynCare
State says 'it is clear' company unable to meet terms of its contract  

Two Things Any CEO Can Do To Take Control of Health Care Costs
By Darrell Moon Skyrocketing employee health costs are eroding the finances of many businesses. Yet despite the 114% increase in the cost of company health plans over the last decade, many chief executives act as if there is nothing they can do to stanch the hemorrhage of red ink. There's actually a great deal CEOs ...

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

Health Tip: Caring For an Enlarged Prostate
(HealthDay News) -- As men age, it's common to develop an enlarged prostate, which can cause symptoms that include slowed urination, painful urination and a strong and sudden urge to urinate.

Health Tip: Coping With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
(HealthDay News) -- People who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) have flares when symptoms worsen, and periods of remission when symptoms ease up.

Rebels urged to back Health Bill
A leading Liberal Democrat who previously voiced misgivings about the Health Bill is urging party colleagues to back the reforms.

Mental-health clinic in Assumption to close
The state-run mental-health clinic in Labadieville will close in October due to state budget cuts, sending its 385 patients to St. Mary Parish’s clinic nearly 25 miles away.

Health Buzz: Half of Americans Consume a Daily Sugary Drink
Sugary Drinks Add Hundreds of Daily Calories to Our Diet

DOH Brings Health Fiesta to ComVal
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Lyon-Martin Health Services taking new patients
Lyon-Martin Health Services, the pioneering San Francisco clinic that has served women and transgender people for more than 30 years, will start accepting new patients today - eight months after it nearly closed due to...

Sector Snap: Health care sector outperforms
The health care sector is likely to duplicate its August outperformance of the broader market in September, a Raymond James analyst said Thursday.

New rate reviews begin for health insurers
Some big health insurance rate hikes will receive an extra layer of scrutiny starting Thursday, when a new review process begins as part of the health care overhaul.

Obama administration steps up oversight of health insurers
Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate hikes, according to a new requirement of the healthcare law implemented Thursday to get insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums.

South Carolina passes on health exchange grants
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Carolina does not want any more federal money to set up an insurance exchange, the state's health regulator said on Thursday, citing fears about the strings attached to the funds.

Genomic Health Remains Neutral
Recently we reiterated our Neutral recommendation on Genomic Health with a target price of $26.00.

Illinois Grants $30.5 Million for 14 Health Centers
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has announced that $30.5 million from the Illinois Jobs Now program will go towards building and renovating a total of 14 community health centers throughout the state.

Health ministers to vote against abortion plan
Health ministers will vote against calls to change the advice given to women considering an abortion in an attempt to defeat a move aimed at reducing terminations.

Health insurers must post reasons for premium increases under new rules
WASHINGTON — Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate increases, according to a new requirement of the health care law implemented Thursday to put pressure on insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums. The new rules will mandate that insurers post explanations of premium increases exceeding 10 ...

Half of Americans Will Suffer From Mental Health Woes, CDC Says
THURSDAY, Sept. 1 (HealthDay News) -- About half of Americans will experience some form of mental health problem at some point in their life, a new government report warns, and more must be done to help them.

Golf Tourney to Double as Men's Health Fair
Health, happiness and the free pursuit of a hole in one are available for some men Sept. 10 in exchange for participating in a 30-minute health fair.

Health Tip: Coping With Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Title: Health Tip: Coping With Inflammatory Bowel Disease Category: Health News Created: 9/1/2011 8:05:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 9/1/2011

Health Tip: Caring For an Enlarged Prostate
Title: Health Tip: Caring For an Enlarged Prostate Category: Health News Created: 9/1/2011 8:05:00 AM Last Editorial Review: 9/1/2011

New health care law targets medical insurance premiums
WASHINGTON • Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate increases, according to a new requirement of the health care law implemented Thursday to put pressure on insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums.

Health insurers must post reasons for rate increases
WASHINGTON -- Health insurers will have to start publicly justifying big rate increases, according to a new requirement of the health care law implemented Thursday to put pressure on insurance companies to hold down skyrocketing premiums.

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Health groups back NHS chief's call for hospitals to close
Health service managers and campaign groups have backed claims by the former head of the NHS that some hospitals should close down.

Good Health Media Rebrands; Now Precision Health Media
Good Health Media is now Precision Health Media (PHM). Precision Health will utilize its Condition Match ™ technology with semantic analysis to identify the best health pages across over 200 health sites and focus on the most valuable customers. With more than 44 million users a month according to comScore, “Condition Match” will help advertisers optimize their ad dollars to sites with the best ...

Health insurance harder to find for unemployed, poor
The end of a government-funded subsidy that made it easier for the unemployed to continue their health insurance benefits will likely send thousands more into the ranks of the uninsured, experts said.

Health care's language divide
A boundary-line battle has emerged across the province as a standing committee on health care attempts to revisit the geographic divisions between New Brunswick's two health authorities.

South Carolina passes on health exchange grants
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - South Carolina does not want any more federal money to set up an insurance exchange, the state's health regulator said on Thursday, citing fears about the strings attached to the funds.

Deaths in mental health facilities: unexpected, unnatural and violent
Thirty-six people died unexpected, unnatural or violent deaths in Victorian mental health facilities between 2008 and 2010.

DHH Recommendation for Behavioral Health Services
BATON ROUGE - The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals today announced that Magellan Health Services, Inc. is being recommended for the contract as the Statewide Management Organization (SMO) to operate the program that will provide behavioral health services to 100,000 adults and 50,000 children, including 2,500 with significant behavioral health challenges or co-occurring disorders who ...

Health and Social Care
What courses? Health and social care; health care; health, community and social care; health professions; mental health care; community and public health. Specialism in mental health care is also popular.

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

Health Tip: Risk Factors for Ectopic Pregnancy
(HealthDay News) -- Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the egg begins to develop outside the womb. In this type of pregnancy, the fetus cannot grow normally and does not survive.

Health Tip: When Aspirin Therapy May Be Harmful
(HealthDay News) -- Low-dose aspirin therapy helps lower the risk of heart attack in many people, but it isn't for everyone.

ALL Reproductive Choices Harm Women's Mental or Economic Health
It?s tough for women to catch a mental health break these days. Two new reports associate abortion and teen marriage with mental illness. Though insufficiently studied, there are indications that the long-term mental health implications of adoption for the birth mother are also severe. When Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum adds the Constitutional rights of ...

Health plan administrator asks IRS to exempt HRAs from health reform law research fees
WASHINGTON—A health plan administrator has asked the Internal Revenue Service to make it clear that health reimbursement arrangements are exempt from a fee on health insurance policies issued by insurers and self-funded employers.

The Health Effects of 9/11
In the ten years after the attacks on the World Trade Centers, we've seen the physical effects on lower Manhattan and the policy effects both domestic and foreign. Now we're starting to see the more subtle reverberations, for example in public health. Firefighters who worked at Ground Zero are 19% more likely to have cancer than firefighters who didn't, study released today finds, reports The ...

HHS announces $11.9 million to implement health information technology in rural areas
Rural health networks across the nation will receive more than $11.9 million to support their adoption of Health Information Technology and certified Electronic Health Records . The funding announced today by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will also help these rural health networks’ participating eligible providers qualify for Medicare and Medicaid EHR incentive payments, administered by the ...

Ozone in smog damages health even at current level
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health experts lamented a move by U.S. President Barack Obama to halt rules on limiting smog pollution, saying the decision could endanger many people already susceptible to respiratory problems.

Health happenings: Sept. 6
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Health hub scouts for faculty
He sought a stay on the admission to the MBBS course in IGIMS on the basis of the state combined entrance examination. Abhinav, who could not clear the state entrance exam, had applied for appearing in the all-India written examination for which the institution had initially invited applications but then revised their decision to admit students through the second round of counselling of students ...

Haslam announces new commissioner of health
One of Southwest Virginia’s most prominent public health officials is moving across the state line where he will play a new role as the director of Tennessee’s Department of Health.

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