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  1. GW Cancer Institute publishes core competencies for oncology patient navigatorsRead the original story

    13 hrs ago | Medical News Today

    The George Washington University Cancer Institute has finalized 45 core competency statements for oncology patient navigators, who have become critical members of the health care team. These competency statements were published in the Journal of Oncology Navigation and Survivorship and were created through literature review, focus group data analysis, expert review, and a national survey of oncology patient navigation stakeholders.

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  2. New research shows how to tackle obesityRead the original story

    21 hrs ago | Science Daily

    One size does not fit all when it comes to tackling obesity, according to a new study. Researchers looking at how to tackle England's country's obesity issue and found that currently individuals are often treated the same regardless of how healthy they are, where they live or their behavioral characteristics.

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  3. Prentice levy bad medicine for an ailing health systemRead the original story w/Photo

    19 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

    The Jim Prentice government announced that it will restore the use of health-care taxes so that Albertans can directly contribute to the health-care system with a levy of up to $1,000 a person on anyone who earns more than $50,000 a year. On the surface, adding about $500-million over two years toward an $18-billion medical treatment system sounds reasonable.

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  4. Special Alert: Congress Passes One of the Most Significant Pieces of...Read the original story w/Photo

    23 hrs ago | JD Supra

    The Senate on April 14 passed H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, which eliminates the Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate physician payment system and transitions it away from fee-for-service payments to a value-based purchasing system. The bill includes provisions that affect a variety of health care policy areas and is the most significant health care legislation since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act.

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  5. Big pharma should support the NIHRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Baltimore Sun

    Recently at a reception, one of my faculty colleagues at Johns Hopkins expressed concern about her academic future. The pay line for National Institutes of Health grants in her field was 7 percent; that means that she has to spend two or three weeks writing a proposal that has only a 7 percent chance of getting funded.

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  6. Counseling Essential when Fertility IssuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PsychCentral

    As discussed in the journal The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist , researchers explain that infertility is a complex state and life crisis and much more than a biological malfunction. Authors advise the medical community to understand the psychological anguish and to not neglect the emotional impact of involuntary childlessness.

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  7. Housework and Tidy Environment Improve Elders HealthRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | PsychCentral

    A new study suggests seniors should forget the maid as the physical act of performing housework can improve their emotional and physical fitness. Moreover, living in a neat, tidy, well-organized environment may be linked to better health and improved satisfaction with life.

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  8. Healthcare Policy and Economics Executive Named SVP at South Nassau Communities HospitalRead the original story

    Yesterday | PR.com

    South Nassau Communities Hospital has named William Allison, a veteran hospital executive who recently served as a Vice President for the state's leading healthcare industry association in Albany, as its Senior Vice President of Health Policy and Planning. "We are pleased that Bill has joined our healthcare leadership team," said Richard J. Murphy, South Nassau's president and CEO.

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  9. Why Growth in Medicare Prices Vastly Outstrips Rise in Health CostsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Wall Street Journal

    For years, hospitals have boosted their list prices for inpatient stays much more quickly than the costs underlying any treatments grew. A Wall Street Journal analysis found that across all U.S. hospitals, prices per Medicare patient stay increased on average by 98% from 2001 to 2013, while costs grew only 33% over that period.

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  10. Fianna Fail shows true colours with policy that will prolong two-tier healthcare systemRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Independent.ie

    Speaking on 'Morning Ireland' yesterday, health spokesman Billy Kelleher said: "after consideration and a lot of in-depth analysis, we took the view that Universal Health Insurance is not a model that will work in this country, we believe it is the wrong way to go and will burden a lot of families with excessive cost in provision of health care". Fianna FA il is about to break its long-established habit of being a health- policy-free zone.

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  11. McDonough on Medicare physician payment policyRead the original story

    Thursday | PressReleasePoint

    Writing in his Health Stew blog on April 12, 2015, McDonough said the likely repeal of SGR represents a decision that should have been made years ago. "It worked by giving physicians bonus payments when overall spending for physician services in Medicare came under target, and whacking physician rates when they overshot the SGR target.

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  12. New York is 9th easiest state for undocumenteds: studyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | New York Daily News

    Steve Choi head of the New York Immigration Coalition spoke at City Hall ahead of Gov. Cuomo's State of the State address to unveil NYIC's 2015 "Immigrant Equality Agenda." The 2015 agenda outlines key priority areas to support immigrant communities in New York, including passage of the New York State DREAM Act New York is the ninth-easiest state for undocumented immigrants to live in - behind California, Minnesota and even Texas, a new study found.

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  13. Improved Hospital Finances Are Not What They Seem As Malloy Cuts LoomRead the original story

    Thursday | The Hartford Courant

    In the heat of a battle over state support for hospitals, new financial figures appear to show exactly what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has been saying: The hospitals are doing fine and can withstand more deep cuts. The 28 hospitals that reported financial data for the most recent fiscal year posted average surplus margins of 4.4 percent from regular operations, up from 3.2 percent in the prior year.

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  14. FDAnews Announces - Gender Distribution in Device Clinical Trials:...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | PRWeb

    FDAnews Announces - Gender Distribution in Device Clinical Trials: The FDA's Increasing Emphasis on Sex-Specific Data Webinar, April 29 In August 2014, the FDA issued its long-awaited draft guidance, "Evaluation of Sex-Specific Data in Medical Device Clinical Studies," 28 pages of recommendations that will steer device sponsors down a new path. Mark the calendar for Thursday, Dec. 4, when two leading device researchers help device sponsors understand and cope with this still-evolving area of government oversight.

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  15. General Colin L Powell, USA (Ret). to deliver keynote at Lexmark's Inspire 2015 ConferenceRead the original story

    Thursday | PressReleasePoint

    From April 19-22, nearly 1,500 Lexmark Enterprise Software customers will converge on the Gaylord National in Washington, D.C., for Inspire 2015. Guest keynote speaker General Colin L. Powell, USA will inspire attendees with strategies for taking charge during times of great change and demonstrating how to remain focused, take responsibility and work toward improving processes, organizations and people.

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  16. Ohio last on list of states with policies to support undocumented immigrants, report saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Columbus Dispatch

    Ohio ranked last among the 50 states for having policies and laws that support the health and well-being of undocumented immigrants, according to a report released this morning. "States must understand the critical role their policies play in promoting or hindering the well-being of undocumented immigrants who are an important part of the economic, political and social fabric of our nation," Dr. Michael Rodriguez, director of the UCLA Blum Center on Poverty and Health in Latin America and a co-author of the report, said in a release.

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  17. Study Finds 'Public Deliberation' Effectively Captures Informed...Read the original story

    Thursday | PRWeb

    Public deliberation-a way to capture in-depth perspectives on controversial issues-effectively provides informed public views on complex health policy issues, such as the role of medical evidence in treatment decisions, according to a randomized controlled trial conducted by the American Institutes for Research and published in the May edition of the peer-reviewed journal Social Science & Medicine.

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  18. Soda tax' plan fizzling out in VermontRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Heartland Institute

    A plan to impose a "soda tax" on retail customers proposed as part of a healthcare reform financing package in Vermont has apparently been scrapped by legislators, much to the chagrin of the state's progressive Governor Peter Shumlin . Lawmakers there worry about the economic impact of a soda tax, particularly on merchants in towns located on the state's border with New Hampshire.

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  19. One hundred days for early action: time for government to put prevention firstRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Health Management

    This report brings together leading experts and thinkers and presents a collection of essays outlining a preventative policy approach in various areas such as health, education and family services.

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  20. Halifax man's desperate search for family doctor over at lastRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Cape Breton Post

    It was Tuesday at 11: 24 a.m., and he was sitting in his Clayton Park apartment when staff from Halifax's Capital Health District gave him the news he had been waiting more than six months for. Unlike the dozens of other phone calls from doctors' offices before, refusing to take him as a patient, the man who weighs close to 700 lbs and suffers from a host of health issues from heart disease to type 2 diabetes, was finally told he had a family doctor.

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