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Kaiser Health News

Calif. Bill Would Protect Estates Of Many Who Received Medicaid

28 August 2014, 12:49 pmFederal law allows states to seize assets, such as homes, after a Medicaid enrollee has died to help cover the costs of the program’s spending on basic health services for people 55 years and older.

Low-Income Patients Face Hurdles To Care At Public Hospital In Miami

28 August 2014, 11:58 amJackson Health System offers free and reduced-cost treatment for those who qualify, but advocacy groups complain it fails to meet requirements for charity care.

Health Law May Benefit More Small Businesses In The Fall

28 August 2014, 9:31 amSpecial online markets weren't widely available in Obamacare's first year.

Health Law Provision Seeks To Rein In Executive Compensation At Insurance Companies

28 August 2014, 7:05 amNews outlets report that this little-noticed provision puts in place stricter limits regarding the amount companies can deduct from their federal tax bills. Also in the news, The Associated Press repo...

Consumers Unable To Update Healthcare.gov Data With Deadline Looming

28 August 2014, 7:04 amHundreds of thousands of people risk losing subsidized health insurance if they don't resubmit immigration information by the end of next week, but many have been unable to comply because of glitches...

Political Cartoon: 'Cootie Catcher?'

28 August 2014, 6:32 amTake a look at KHN's lighter side, featuring today's cartoon and health policy haiku.

CBO: Smaller Deficits Projected As Medicare And Medicaid Spending Declines Slightly

28 August 2014, 6:18 amIn the Congressional Budget Office's latest forecast, reduced costs for medical services and labor have trimmed the 10-year projected cost of Medicare and Medicaid by $89 billion.

State Highlights: Heroin Deaths Rise In N.Y.; TennCare Computer System Delay; Colo. Races To Win $87M To Integrate Care;

28 August 2014, 6:15 amA selection of health policy stories from Colorado, Minnesota, Georgia, Virginia, California, New York, Michigan and Tennessee.

GovHealthIT.com

Q&A: The philosophical shift true security requires

28 August 2014, 5:05 amIf you knew that assailants or robbers had continuous access to your house, how would that change the way you manage home security? And if the door and window locks, fences, even the big-ticket alarm...

DoD opens bidding for massive EHR and IT modernization

27 August 2014, 10:09 amIn what is certainly among the most coveted health IT contracts in history, the U.S. Department of Defense is officially accepting proposals for its colossal technology modernization initiative.

Want to protect your EHR from hackers? Secure those mobile devices

27 August 2014, 8:28 am...

Insurers with high-paid execs face big tax under ACA

27 August 2014, 8:12 amWhile average compensation for top health insurance executives hit $5.4 million each last year, a little-noticed provision in the federal health law sharply reduced insurers’ ability to shield m...

HHS names HealthCare.gov CEO

26 August 2014, 10:32 amAn insurance industry veteran who managed one of the few well-functioning state exchanges in the first open enrollment period is taking a key federal post. Kevin Counihan, the current CEO of Access He...

FCC designates broadband frequency for Medical Body Area Networks

26 August 2014, 8:23 amFederal regulators have written final rules for the allocation of wireless spectrum for wearable sensors, creating a new position to help healthcare providers shield sensor networks from other wireles...

Privacy and security experts to share best practices on September 8-9

26 August 2014, 8:15 amHealthcare privacy and security experts from around the United States will gather in Boston Sept. 8-9 to share information and strategize over how to combat cybercrime, insider threats and other press...

At VA, all 2015 IT budget roads lead to VistA

25 August 2014, 12:46 pmThanks to the bipartisan agreement authorizing approximately $16 billion to help veterans avoid the problems with health care that have long plagued the Department of Veterans Affairs, the bulk of VA...

Health.Mil

DoD, NCAA Join Forces to Better Understand TBI

27 August 2014, 9:00 pmArmy Maj. Gen. Joseph Caravalho, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, and Dr. Mark Emmert, president of the National Collegiate Athletic Association, sign the Cooperative...

Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Is In Your Power

27 August 2014, 9:00 pmThe percentage of people with Type 2 diabetes is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta predict that about 40 percent...

Health Officials Scrutinize Use of E-Cigarettes

26 August 2014, 9:00 pmAir Force photo by Airman 1st Class Erica Crossen.For more information about the rise in popularity of e-cigarettes, see the article on the Air Force Medical Service website.

One Year Can Make a Big Difference

26 August 2014, 9:00 pmMaster Sgt. Jennifer Loredo. DOD photo by Daniel Henry.This is the eleventh in an occasional series of blogs by Master Sgt. Jennifer Loredo for Operation Live Well. Loredo is the senior enlisted advis...

Military Doctors Close to Eradicating TB Infections

25 August 2014, 9:00 pm The top cause of disability among World War I veterans wasn’t a missing limb: it was tuberculosis. Fast forward nearly 100 years, and the military is on the verge of eradicating TB, a lung...

Military Med Students Get Combat Training

25 August 2014, 9:00 pm For more information on military medical students and combat training see the article from dcmilitary.com.

New Teen Trend Puts Lives at Risk

24 August 2014, 9:00 pm Service members consume caffeine in various forms, such as in beverages or chewing gum, to help them stay alert and enhance their performance.Moderate caffeine consumption, like a daily cup of c...

Minnesota Doctor Becomes Air Guard Brigadier General

24 August 2014, 9:00 pmDr. David Hamlar was promoted from colonel to brigadier general in the Minnesota Air National Guard during a ceremony held at the Minnesota History Center in St. Paul, Minn., on Aug. 18, 2014.For more...

Army Health News

Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team to perform, educate Fort Riley community about resiliency

26 August 2014, 9:00 pmThe Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team will visit Fort Riley, Kansas, for a series of free events, with some open to DOD personnel and some for the public, Sept. 5-8, 2014.

Army uses holistic approach to weight loss

26 August 2014, 9:00 pmThe staff at the Soldier Family Fit Facility at Fort Hood, Texas, utilizes a multi-tiered approach to weight loss. The staff provides guidance for Soldiers and family members, seeking to not only help...

Army doctor: Soldiers should avoid overtraining to prevent injury

24 August 2014, 9:00 pmModifying workouts to reduce running mileage and incorporating other exercises to build strength and endurance can help reduce injury.

Joint Task Force-Bravo helps provide 1,400 Hondurans with medical care

24 August 2014, 9:00 pmJoint Task Force-Bravo helped provide medical care to more than 1,400 Hondurans, and performed 11 surgeries, during a Medical Readiness Training Exercise and Mobile Surgical Team engagement, Aug. 11-1...

Ansbach members learn resilience techniques by 'hunting for good stuff'

21 August 2014, 9:00 pmSoldiers, civilians and spouses of U.S. Army Garrison Ansbach, Germany, took part in the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program's Executive Resilience and Performance Course at the Von Steub...

International scientists discuss Soldier physical performance

20 August 2014, 9:00 pmIn an era of downsizing and budget cuts, placing the right Soldiers in the right jobs, keeping them healthy and optimizing their physical performance have never been more important.

Eisenhower Army Medical Center leads Army, region in endoscopic suturing

19 August 2014, 9:00 pmThe Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia, is the first U.S. Army medical treatment facility to offer endoscopic procedures using the Apollo OverStitch Endoscopic Suturing System.

MPs, aviators train together to protect, serve, MedEvac

19 August 2014, 9:00 pmSoldiers from Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, taught MedEvac training to Soldiers during their 759th MP Ba...

HHS.Gov

The Affordable Care Act supports patient-centered medical homes in health centers

25 August 2014, 10:01 pmThe Affordable Care Act supports patient-centered medical homes in health centers...

HHS and CMS announce new members of the management team ahead of 2015 Open Enrollment

25 August 2014, 10:01 pmHHS and CMS announce new members of the management teamahead of 2015 Open Enrollment...

Administration takes steps to ensure women’s continued access to contraception coverage, while respecting religious-based objections

21 August 2014, 10:01 pmAdministration takes steps to ensure women’s continued access to contraception coverage, while respecting religious-based objections...

Secretary Burwell further strengthens HHS management team

12 August 2014, 10:01 pmSecretary Burwell further strengthens HHS management team...

HHS Secretary Burwell and Education Secretary Duncan Announce New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool

12 August 2014, 10:01 pmHHS Secretary Burwell and Education Secretary Duncan Announce New Grant Competition to Increase Access to High-Quality Preschool...

More physicians and hospitals are using EHRs than before

6 August 2014, 10:01 pmSignificant increases in the use of electronic health records (EHRs) among the nation’s physicians and hospitals are detailed in two new studies published today by the HHS Office of the National Coo...

Secretary Burwell announces Region II Director of HHS

4 August 2014, 10:01 pmSecretary Burwell announces Region II Director of HHS ​​...

HHS awards more than $106 million to support state home visiting programs

3 August 2014, 10:01 pmHHS awards more than $106 million to support state home visiting programs...

Health.Com

Could Too Much Salt Harm MS Patients?

28 August 2014, 3:37 pmBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Too much salt in the diet may worsen symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS), a new study from Argentina suggests. ...

Parents’ Fights May Strain Bonds With Their Kids

28 August 2014, 1:37 pmTHURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Arguments between parents may damage their relationships with their children, a new study indicates. Parents in more than 200 families were asked to ma...

Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

28 August 2014, 12:37 pmBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, fe...

Less Sleep in Teen Years Tied to More Pounds at 21

28 August 2014, 12:37 pmTHURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Lack of sleep not only puts teens at risk for poor grades, it also puts them at increased risk for obesity, researchers warn. The study authors analyze...

Overconfident People Are Viewed As More Talented

28 August 2014, 11:37 amThe idea of “fake it till you make it” is legit. Plus, what it means for people who underestimate themselves.

So-Called ‘Half a Glass’ Rule May Prevent Drinking Too Much Wine

28 August 2014, 11:27 amPouring half a glass of wine at a time may keep you from drinking too much, according to a new study.

Boston Bombing Survivor Weds His Rehab Nurse

28 August 2014, 11:15 amThe worst day of James Costello’s life led him to the best.

Electrical Pulses to Scalp May Boost Memory: Study

28 August 2014, 10:37 amBy Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Scientists have found that sending electrical currents through the scalp to a specific network of brain structures can...