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Kaiser strike: Mental health workers to picket over staffing, benefits  The Mercury News

The union representing Kaiser mental health workers say they will strike beginning Dec. 10 over staffing levels and benefits.

10 ways to detect health-care lies | TheHill  The Hill

In the past several months, we have observed blatant signs of deceptive, misleading, unsubstantiated and foolish statements in the health-care industry.

Honor Community Health offers variety of resources for the homeless, uninsured  The Oakland Press

There are times in life when a little bit of a helping hand is needed. Erica Partee, the hard-working homeless program manager for Honor Community Health, ...

Adams Board Of Health Ask To Be Involved In Bowe Field Camping

ADAMS, Mass — The Board of Health asked to be notified about activities held at Bowe Field. The board met with Agricultural Fair organizers Charles Felix and ...

Reed exits with injury as Redskins health woes continue

The injury bug just won't leave the Redskins alone. Jordan Reed was the latest victim, suffering an ankle injury in the first quarter of Week 14 vs. the Giants.

To Treat Addiction In Rural America, Start With Hiring Specialists : Shots - Health News  NPR

While opioids get all the attention, rural communities struggle with substances like meth and alcohol too. One clinic is building up capacity to treat all of them, ...

'Kids are falling off': Why fewer children have health insurance now  NBC News

A recent study found that 276000 children lost health insurance in 2017, an unexpected development given the improving economy. Here's what happened.

State health department to host Medicaid information sessions  The Keene Sentinel

The N.H. Department of Health and Human Services will hold a series of meetings over the next two months to introduce a new health insurance program for ...

New mental health commissioner to tackle ‘major challenges’

Courtesy photo Sarah Squirrell is taking a job that not everyone would want. But Squirrell, currently the executive director of Building Bright Futures, says she is ...

Wisconsin training health providers to care for aging population

Dr. Matthew Weiss' “patient,” an older man playing the role of an 80-year-old with diabetes, told Weiss he recently fell on the way to the bathroom and hit a ...

Esports: Head coach resigns after remarks about mental health  Reuters

Brandon 'Saintvicious' DiMarco has resigned as head coach of esports team FlyQuest after a furious reaction to his comments deriding mental health conditions ...

San Diego County, Mexico work to avert health crisis at migrant camps  Los Angeles Times

Two months pregnant, Jessica Mejia of Honduras received flu and tetanus vaccinations and prenatal vitamins in the health clinic at Tijuana's El Barretal shelter ...

Vital Signs: Health department offers education about and testing for sexually transmitted infections  The Daily Progress

The only way to know for sure if someone is infected is to get tested. Proper and routine screenings are important parts of overall health, and testing for STIs has.

Ravens' Joe Flacco: Confident in health, but status TBD

Flacco, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, is dealing with a small tear in his right hip but is rapidly approaching full health, Ian ...

Award recognizes health care collaboration  Peninsula Daily News

POULSBO — The executive director of Olympic Community of Health, which serves the North Olympic Peninsula, has been given the Health Innovator of the ...

Poll: Young People More Likely To Defer Health Care Because Of Cost  NPR

A third of people under 35 said cost led them to put off some form of health care, compared with only 8 percent of people 65 and older, a poll by NPR and IBM ...

Gary mayor: Administration weighed employee cost, savings with health care provider change  The Times of Northwest Indiana

GARY — Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said her administration carefully weighed employee impact against costs savings before opting to go with AIM Medical ...

How to Get the Most From a Health Savings Account  The New York Times

Experts say a little comparison shopping can minimize fees and maximize savings.

Nebraska health officials: 2 flu deaths reported this season  1011now

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services has reported the state's first flu-related deaths of the current flu season.

Baton Rouge voters approve property tax for mental health facility  WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – Voters, having to decide the fate of two taxes Saturday, approving a property tax to fund a mental health center. Sixty-eight percent, or 49,565 ...

AI can predict mental health issues from your Instagram posts. But should it?  The Union Leader

Since 2016, Rochester police have received 95 reports about potentially suicidal residents based on Facebook posts that friends or family members spotted and ...

Memorial Regional Health: After illness or injury, home health care essential — To prevent complications after a hospital stay, MRH works to ensure patients taken care of at home  Craig Daily Press

Editor's note: The following article is sponsored *content* from Memorial Regional Health. Following a stay in the hospital for illness or injury, transitioning to the ...

After School Shooting, This Indiana District Sees Mental Health as Strategy To Curb Suicide, Violence  The 74

Located northeast of Indianapolis, the suburb of Fishers is known for its affluence and low crime. Citing its “entrepreneurial spirit,” Money magazine recently ...

Will your therapist go on strike? 4,000 mental health workers protesting Kaiser Permanente  USA TODAY

Thousands of psychologists, therapists, social workers and psychiatric nurses will begin a five-day strike Monday against Kaiser Permanente at more than 100 ...

Apple scoops up CEO of Mango Health, a start-up that helps people keep track of their medications  CNBC

Apple's health team has hired Jason Oberfest, the longtime CEO of Mango Health.

Detailed rules, transparency should define health system CEOs' outside directorships

Experts recommend transparency and detailed conflict-of-interest policies for CEOs sitting on boards, especially as vertical integration further complicates such ...

I've tried logging my exercise and diet – but are health apps really a good idea?  The Guardian

There's an app for just about every aspect of wellbeing, from training to water consumption to menstruation. Do they help build good habits, or is there a darker ...

"Health Foods" That Contain More Sugar Than A Box Of Chocolate Chip Cookies  D'Marge

According to your yoga mate, Acai cures everything from 'Beer-itis' to a spiritual crisis. The only problem? It's a bona-fide "calorie bomb."

Health Officials: Polio-like Illness May Have Peaked  CBS Philly

The CDC has confirmed 134 cases but has not reported any deaths.

How Climate Change Is Challenging American Health Care  The Atlantic

Experts say mounting environmental pressures will make people sicker, and that the health-care system will play a major role in averting disaster.

Volunteers defy KC Health Department, feed homeless people downtown  The Kansas City Star

KC Health Department has told the group Free Hot Soup it needs a permit. But bundled up against the freezing weather, about 100 hungry people and ...

National Health Care Spending In 2017: Growth Slows To Post–Great Recession Rates; Share Of GDP Stabilizes  Health Affairs

Total nominal US health care spending increased 3.9 percent to $3.5 trillion in 2017, slowing from growth of 4.8 percent in 2016. The rate of growth in 2017 was ...

After BYU student's death, Utah's universities work to improve campus mental health

A tragedy at Brigham Young University this week has opened up a conversation about mental health on campus.

Sage Holistic Health provider Koloski honored for work with cancer patients  Loveland Reporter-Herald

Dee Koloski, a registered naturopathic doctor and licensed acupuncturist with Sage Holistic Health in Loveland, was chosen by several of her patients as a 2018 ...

The UCL–Lancet Commission on Migration and Health: the health of a world on the move  The Lancet

With one billion people on the move or having moved in 2018, migration is a global reality. International migration has increased to 258 million, and the numbers ...

L+M Healthcare say outlook for Westerly Hospital 'very bright' despite continued financial losses  The Westerly Sun

WESTERLY —A new 18-bed geriatric behavioral health unit and expansion of oncology services are planned for Westerly Hospital in 2019, the facility's ...

Gene-Edited Babies Claim Sparks New Questions About Safety : Shots - Health News  NPR

Concerns over a Chinese scientist's claim that he created the first gene-edited babies grow with more questions about whether it worked and the possible harm ...

Health care merger a poison pill for patients  Bangor Daily News

Now they expect us to believe they will do better. Color us skeptical.. Maine news, sports, politics, election results, and obituaries from the Bangor Daily News.

Are Eggs Healthy? Here’s What Experts Say  TIME

Here's what to know about egg nutrition, including whether yolks will raise your cholesterol and the healthiest way to prepare eggs.

A Health Renaissance: Highlights From The 7th Annual Forbes Healthcare Summit  Forbes

The theme of the 7th Annual Forbes Healthcare Summit, which took place in New York City November 27-28th, 2018, was Starting a Health Renaissance.

Apple’s Newest Watch Features Will Transform Heart Health  WIRED

Apple Watch's new features are designed to help users spot signs of an irregular heart rhythm known as atrial fibrillation—AFib, for short. It's the most common ...

6 Things That Increase Your Risk of Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a common skin infection that can be dangerous. Find out more about cellulitis risk factors and symptoms.

The Secret to Good Health May Be a Walk in the Park  The New York Times

In Minneapolis-St. Paul, the nation's healthiest urban region, almost everyone lives within a 10-minute walk of a good public park. Shouldn't we all?

Twelve States File First Multistate Healthcare Data Breach Lawsuit  Healthcare Informatics

State Attorneys General from a dozen states filed a lawsuit Monday against several health IT companies, and their subsidiaries, alleging that poor security ...

The woman who exposed an Irish health scandal  BBC News

Vicky Phelan exposed a health scandal in Ireland after discovering her smear test for cervical cancer had been misread.

11 cases tied to Cracker Barrel salmonella, county health department says

The Kalamazoo County Health Department traced 11 cases of Salmonella Mbandaka to the Cracker Barrel in Texas Township.

Xanax addiction and anxiety on the rise among children, reports show  CNN

An apparent rise in anxiety among British children has prompted concern from mental health experts, as two reports reveal an alarming surge in medication ...

Holiday Weight Gain Is Real–but Here's Why You Don't Need to Freak Out About It

The amount of weight most people gain over the holidays isn't excessive, but it is real. Here's what a nutritionist thinks about holiday weight gain.

Ric Flair Talks Drinking Since His Health Scare Last Year, Being Able To Take Bumps Again  Wrestling Inc.

Recently on The Steve Austin Show, WWE Hall Of Famer Steve Austin was joined by fellow WWE Hall Of Famer, Ric Flair. Among many other things, Flair talked ...

Amid Spike In Measles Cases, Health Officials Warn Of 'Losing Decades Of Progress'  NPR

The number of cases worldwide leaped more than 30 percent from 2016 to 2017, according to the World Health Organization and the CDC. And they say the rise ...

Under Trump, Number Of Uninsured Kids Rose For First Time This Decade : Shots - Health News  NPR

After years of steady decline, the number of U.S. children without health insurance rose by 276,000 in 2017, according to a Georgetown University report ...

NYC Officials Ban Unvaccinated Children From Brooklyn Schools  U.S. News & World Report

Health officials are requiring children to be vaccinated before they can attend school, even if they have been granted a religious or medical exemption.

Liver health in HIV: This gene indicates new therapeutic targets  Medical News Today

A new study explains how the genetic mutation that may have protected our ancestors against the plague could show us how to protect liver health in HIV.

This 36-Year-Old Literally Coughed Up His Lung Before He Died

After a terrible coughing fit, you've probably brushed it off by saying, “I thought I was going to cough up a lung." You were exaggerating, of course. But it turns out ...

Treating an issue the size of mental health shouldn’t be trial and error – but it’s going that way for GPs  The Independent

If you spend any time reading or watching the news, you will not be a stranger to the great work being done to break down the stigma around mental illness.

Can following every government health guideline really make me fitter?

It's Day Two of my attempt to live according to the government's health advice and I think I may have overdosed on citrus.

A call for help as rock star Benny Mardones' health gets worse  WSYR

A public plea -- as 80's rock star Benny Mardones' health issues continue to worsen.

Health insurance boss warns on public hospitals

The head of one of the country's main health insurance providers has criticised public hospitals for.

Tenet sells its health insurance business

Tenet Healthcare Corp. sold its small Medicare Advantage plan serving California seniors—marking the Dallas-based hospital system's exit from the health ...

Six Detroit area doctors indicted in $500M health care fraud  Fox 2 Detroit

(FOX 2) - The FBI is investigating Pain Center locations in Warren and Eastpointe as six doctors face an indictment for alleged health care fraud and illegal ...

This New Trend Has Gone Viral on Instagram—but It's Actually Dangerous to Your Mental Health

Lightroom Presets have gone viral on Instagram, but they're actually dangerous for your mental health. Find out why here.

‘Like a horror film’: The efforts to contain Ebola in a war zone  Houston Chronicle

The violence has stymied the international response to the outbreak, now the second-largest ever.

Kathleen Lynn: Pioneering doctor, socialist and public-health campaigner  The Irish Times

Vote 100: Founder of St Ultan's children's hospital looked for political and pragmatic solutions to deprivation.

Spirit Alliance closing affecting those who received home health care  KGBT-TV

More employees have come forward claiming that they have yet to receive their most recent paychecks from Spirit Alliance Home Health Agency. Several days ...

A.I. will equalize health care in China, NovaVision CEO says  CNBC

Artificial intelligence (A.I.) will level out the quality of health care in China in the coming decades, particularly closing the gap between rural and urban parts of ...

Final Thoughts: Tyron's Health, Handling Ertz

With control of the NFC East up for grabs on Sunday, Bryan Broaddus has his final preview of what to watch for in this massive Cowboys-Eagles matchup.

With Beth Israel-Lahey merger, state charts new course on health care  The Boston Globe

The decision by Attorney General Maura Healey to allow the merger of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Lahey Health marks the start of a great ...

Study Warns of Cascading Health Risks From the Changing Climate  The New York Times

Global warming is posing immediate health hazards around the world and in the United States, from kidney disease to dengue fever, two new studies say.

Only 1 in 8 Americans Are Metabolically Healthy. Here's What That Means for You

A new study found only 12% of Americans meet guidelines for metabolic health. Learn more about the risks of metabolic syndrome on heart disease and.

In rural Appalachia, can health care become the new coal?  PBS NewsHour

Pikeville is a small city of 6700 nestled in the mountains of eastern Kentucky--a rural area that has struggled to survive the decline of the coal industry. Now, local ...

How a US Health Care System Uses 15-Minute Huddles to Keep 23 Hospitals Aligned Daily

Intermountain Healthcare holds more than 2500 huddles every morning.

Ross retires 'effective immediately' as CEO of Meritus Health  Herald-Mail Media

Joseph P. Ross, president and chief executive of Meritus Health for nearly eight years, abruptly announced his retirement Friday “effective immediately.”

Kansas, Kansas City restaurant and grocery store health inspections for Dec. 4  The Kansas City Star

Kansas City-area restaurants and grocery stores with seven or more priority or critical health code violations. Includes operations on the Country Club Plaza, ...

Japan's Princess Masako opens up on insecurities and health  BBC News

Japan's Crown Princess Masako says she feels "insecure" about becoming empress in April, but will do her best to serve the people of Japan. Masako Owada ...

Home health nurse claims she was racially profiled by officer looking for 'suspicious' person taking care of patient  Yahoo Lifestyle

A black home health nurse is accusing a Williamson County (Tenn.) sheriff's deputy of racial profiling after an incident she experienced inside of a patient's ...

Is a glass of red wine a day good for you? Health myth DEBUNKED  Express

RED WINE is believed by many to hold a host of health benefits. But is the popular tipple actually as good for you as people say it is, or is it in fact a health myth?

21 Diet Foods That Can Make You Gain Weight  Healthline

Diet foods are specifically marketed to people looking to shed excess weight but may do your waistline more harm than good. Here are 21 diet foods that may, ...

Kevin Love Calls Speaking Out on Mental Health ‘the Biggest Thing’ in His Career  The New York Times

The N.B.A. star was interviewed about the topic by Juliet Macur, a Sports of The Times columnist, at Tufts University on Thursday night.

Federal Subsidies Could Expand to Health Programs That Violate Obamacare  The New York Times

The Trump administration encouraged state officials to seek waivers so federal subsidies could be used for plans with skimpier benefits than required by the ...

Health matters: The truth about red meat

Is red meat good for for your health? It depends on the cut of meat, your serving size and how often you eat it.

Early Amazon investor John Doerr is convinced Jeff Bezos will roll out Prime Health  CNBC

Venture capitalist and early Amazon investor John Doerr is sitting at the intersection of health and technology. He said earlier this week that Amazon and Google ...

How Pollution Can Hurt the Health of the Economy  The New York Times

Many studies show a relationship between pollution and negative educational and earnings outcomes.

Could our overuse of statins be the biggest health catastrophe of a generation?

When they began to be prescribed in earnest in the mid Nineties, statins were regarded by many as miracle drugs.

CVS Health and Aetna close $70 billion merger

CVS Health and Aetna closed their $70 billion merger on Wednesday, bringing together one of the nation's largest pharmacy chains and one of the largest ...

CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo Says Completed Purchase Of Aetna Will Create 'A New Healthcare Model'  Forbes

The "retailization of healthcare" took a big step forward yesterday with the close of drugstore CVS Health's deal to buy health insurer Aetna. In his first public ...

Questions loom over Sutter Health's community benefit spending

Our latest InDepth: Margin vs. Mission, examines Sutter Health's approach to reporting its community benefit spending, offering an example of how community ...

Health benefits far outweigh the costs of meeting climate change goals  World Health Organization

Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement could save about a million lives a year worldwide by 2050 through reductions in air pollution alone. The latest ...

Metro Atlanta Jimmy John's fails back-to back health inspections | WSB-TV  WSB Atlanta

The Jimmy John's on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Duluth has failed back-to back health inspections.

Health and Social Care Secretary bans fax machines in NHS  GOV.UK

Matt Hancock has banned the NHS from buying fax machines and has ordered a complete phase-out by April 2020.

Is our use of digital technologies negatively affecting our brain health? We asked 11 experts.

With so many of us now constantly tethered to digital technology via our smartphones, computers, tablets, and even watches, there is a huge experiment ...

Tap into the health powers of garlic  Health24

As scientists look more deeply into the effects of diet on health, they're finding that more and more everyday foods offer benefits that go well beyond making ...

Mental health clinic opens inside a Walmart in Texas  TODAY

You can go to Walmart to buy toothpaste and shampoo, order glasses or fulfill a drug prescription. Now, some customers can also get therapy. A new outpatient ...

NHS waste: Healthcare Environmental Services' future in doubt  BBC News

A company, which collects clinical waste from every hospital in Scotland, said it has had to withdraw its services because of cash flow problems. Healthcare ...

Is being a night owl bad for your health? Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers  Science Daily

In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a ...

Insurance startup Bright Health raises $200M at ~$950M valuation  TechCrunch

A flurry of digital-first insurers are betting they can surpass industry incumbents with a little help from technology and a lot of help from venture capitalists.

Employers Change Tactics to Curb Health-Insurance Costs  The Wall Street Journal

Company leaders are grappling with how to deal with the rising cost of health insurance in ways that get beyond the longtime strategy of simply passing on more ...

Do Not Eat Romaine Lettuce, Health Officials Warn  The New York Times

The C.D.C. issued the sweeping pre-Thanksgiving alert after 32 people in 11 states were sickened with a virulent form of E. coli. Investigators have not been ...

Health and hospitals top priority for NSW voters  The Sydney Morning Herald

Health and hospitals have emerged as the top priority for voters ahead of the state election.

Mental health checks for new fathers  BBC News

Partners of new and expectant mothers who have depression or anxiety will be offered a mental health check in an initiative being launched by NHS England.

New Study Sheds Light On How A Father's Health Affects His Offspring  IFLScience

Environmental effects on fathers can be transferred to offspring through epigenetics, and one of these methods has now been identified.