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Source: The Washington Times

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-07 08:37:04 -0700 | health-news

Police officials in Memphis, Tennessee, said 308 police officers have called in sick in recent days, an apparent protest against the city's mulled reforms to their health care policies. Memphis Police Directory Toney Armstrong said the Shelby County Sheriff's Department...
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Source: The Washington Times

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-03 18:28:59 -0700 | health-news

The VA's data on patient wait times is so bad that Congress's official scorekeeper can't even calculate the costs for fixing the agency, and that has become a major hurdle as lawmakers push for a quick fix on Capitol Hill....
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Source: FierceHealthIT

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-03 14:54:32 -0700 | health-news

Share Tools Annual wellness visits and psychotherapy are among four services the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is proposing to add to the list of services that can be provided to Medicare beneficiaries via telehealth, according to a proposed...
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Source: Washington Post's The Checkup

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-02 18:51:45 -0700 | health-news

According to lore, you don't want the first car that rolls off the assembly line any Monday morning, after the autoworkers have been away for two days. And you don't want to be the first person to use the latest...
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Source: National Public Radio

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-02 17:27:59 -0700 | health-news

The idea that eating cocoa-rich, dark chocolate may offer greater health benefits than milk chocolate is not new. Cocoa is loaded with compounds called polyphenols that have been shown to help our bodies fend off inflammation and maybe even improve...
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Source: National Public Radio

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-02 13:56:42 -0700 | health-news

Medicare spending on breast cancer screening for women age 65 and older has jumped nearly 50 percent in recent years. But the rise in price was not associated with an improvement in the early detection of breast cancer. Researchers at...
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Source: FierceHealthIT

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-02 10:12:58 -0700 | health-news

Share Tools Before deciding whether to go through with a medical procedure, it's important for patients to balance their expectations on recovery. A new data-driven tool being developed allows them to do just that. A team led by Cynthia Rudin...
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Source: National Public Radio

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-01 17:59:30 -0700 | health-news

ET We all know that a healthy lifestyle can keep heart disease at bay. But if like many of us you spent your 20s scarfing down pizza, throwing back a few too many beers and aggressively avoiding the gym, don't...
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Source: Washington Post

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-01 17:14:10 -0700 | health-news

More than half of American veterans say it is "very" or "somewhat" difficult to get access to health care through a Department of Veterans Affairs facility, according to a new Gallup poll released Tuesday. Fifty-five percent say it is "very"...
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Source: National Public Radio

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-01 11:38:32 -0700 | health-news

Older people are working more, voting more and drinking and smoking less than they used to...But nearly three-quarters of older men and about two-thirds of women over age 64 are overweight or obese, making them more likely to have to...
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Source: Education News

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-01 08:36:36 -0700 | health-news

Dr. High is the director of developmental and behavioral pediatrics at Hasbro Children's Hospital, Providence, R.I. and is a professor at Brown University.  Additionally, High says that  literacy promotion should be a part of residency training for any pediatric medical...
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Source: Washington Post

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-01 16:46:48 -0700 | health-news

The Department of Veterans Affairs spent the past two months addressing a scandal that involved cover-ups of treatment delays and alleged retaliation against employees who tried to expose the problems. The agency's corrective actions have ranged from leadership changes and a ban on executive...
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Source: Washington Post's The Checkup

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-06-30 15:02:10 -0700 | health-news

John Bode, President and CEO, Corn Refiners Association, Washington A picture offers more than words While I appreciate the comprehensive overview in The value of a measles vaccine even if it sometimes fails [June 24], more often than not is...
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Source: Washington Post's The Checkup

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-06-30 15:02:08 -0700 | health-news

Sitting too much can cause cancer Username Couch potatoes pay attention! Spending too much time sitting in front of a TV or computer, in the car or at a desk at work, for instance has been linked to increasing rates...
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Source: Washington Post's The Checkup

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-06-30 15:02:04 -0700 | health-news

The placebo effect the idea that a treatment works because a patient believes it does has long been a footnote to the work of finding ways to counteract disease. Some physicians have dismissed placebos as mere hokum, a trick of...
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