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Kaiser Health News

Hospitals Struggle To Beat Back Serious Infections

22 October 2014, 10:16 amKHN reporter Jordan Rau spoke on NPR about data that say about 75,000 patients per year die from infections they got in the hospital. Nearly 700 hospitals around the U.S. have higher than expected inf...

Report: Wide Variation In State Exchange Plans' Covered Benefits

22 October 2014, 6:48 amUniversity of Pennsylvania researchers find variations are significant. Other news about the online health marketplaces that open next month include Oregon's decision to ditch the old system for Medic...

Employers Devise Strategies To Avoid Obamacare Fines

22 October 2014, 6:46 amWith large companies facing potential fines next year for not offering health insurance, some are looking at approaches such as enrolling employees in Medicaid, reports The Wall Street Journal. Meanwh...

State Highlights: Health Care Takes Center Stage In Debates In Maine, Arizona, Missouri

22 October 2014, 6:22 amA selection of health policy stories from Maine, Arizona, Missouri, Oregon, California, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kentucky and Connecticut.

Coburn Issues 'Wastebook' That Includes 'Unnecessary' Spending At NIH

22 October 2014, 6:21 amOklahoma Republican Sen. Tom Coburn's list includes various programs that continue to receive funding even as National Institutes of Health officials express concern about the slowing of disease resea...

Poll: Most Likely Voters Expect The GOP To Win Control Of Senate

22 October 2014, 6:20 amHealth care continues to be a big issue, though not as important as the economy.

Public Worries About Ebola Increase Faster Than Cases

22 October 2014, 6:20 amA Pew Research Center survey finds 41 percent of Americans say they worry they or someone in their families will be "exposed" to the Ebola virus, up from 32 percent two weeks ago. Public confidence in...

Hospitals' Purchase Of Doctors' Practices Boosts Costs, Study Finds

22 October 2014, 6:19 amHospital ownership of physician groups increased patient care costs by as much as 20 percent, according to the UC Berkeley study. Meanwhile, another study by Harvard researchers finds that switching t...

GovHealthIT.com

Hospitals' struggle to beat back infections began before Ebola

22 October 2014, 5:24 amWhile Ebola stokes public anxiety, more than one in six hospitals — including some top medical centers — are having trouble stamping out less exotic but sometimes deadly infections, federa...

Variations in essential benefits prove vexing

21 October 2014, 12:27 pmAmong the numerous priorities in consumer education and outreach the national patchwork of essential health benefits is rather chaotic. On the micro-level, for members and shoppers of exchange plans &...

First wave of Apple HealthKit apps for doctors arrives

21 October 2014, 5:25 am...

What Ebola tells us about health IT outbreak needs

21 October 2014, 5:12 amThe Ebola cases in the United States, despite their limited numbers, have generated considerable discussion and anxiety. The discussion has included health IT because of the initial assertion that the...

The big data shift from predictive to prescriptive analytics

20 October 2014, 11:25 amWhat will the analytics and IT infrastructure for big data ultimately look like? At Partners HealthCare, chief information officer James Noga is already envisioning that.  Noga will be discussing...

4 pieces of NIH's big data puzzle

20 October 2014, 5:37 amThe National Institutes of Health (NIH) plans to develop four initiatives to better analyze and leverage the explosion of information available from complex biomedical data sets, known as Big Data. Fu...

CHIME aligns with HL7 to advance interoperability

20 October 2014, 4:58 amThe College of Healthcare Information Management Executives, which represents more than 1,400 CIOs, and Health Level Seven International are working together to promote a standardized approach for exc...

HHS puts $5.8 million toward Ebola vaccine efforts

17 October 2014, 6:17 amAs the Ebola virus continues to cause alarm in the U.S., the Department of Health and Human Services is racing to ramp up development of vaccines that may curtail it. HHS announced Thursday it will pr...

Health.Mil

German Navy Surgeon General Visits Navy Medicine Operational Training Center in Pensacola

20 October 2014, 9:00 pmThe German Navy's senior medical officer visited the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery's (BUMED) premier training facility for operational medicine and aviation survival training, Oct. 21.Rear...

CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients

19 October 2014, 9:00 pmU.S. health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body suits with no skin exposure and use of a respirator at all times. Th...

Hagel Orders Expeditionary Ebola Support Team

18 October 2014, 9:00 pmIn response to a request by the Department of Health and Human Services, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today ordered U.S. Northern Command to prepare and train a 30-member expeditionary medical suppor...

Experts focus on mental health of Army kids

16 October 2014, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON (Army News Service, Oct. 17, 2014) — Army children are at a slightly higher risk for mental disorders, but they're also incredibly resilient, say mental health and education expe...

Breast Cancer: Early Detection Is Key

16 October 2014, 9:00 pmOctober is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The goal is to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in treating breast cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC...

Healthy Lifestyle May Boost Breast Cancer Survival

15 October 2014, 9:00 pmTHURSDAY, Oct. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise, healthy eating and good weight control may help improve survival of breast cancer patients, according to a large-scale review.Researchers analyzed...

Navy, Marine Corps students to join "Enlisted-to-Medical-Degree Preparatory Program"

15 October 2014, 9:00 pmBETHESDA, Maryland – Navy and Marine Corps enlisted service members will join their colleagues in the Air Force and Army for an opportunity to prepare for future careers as uniformed physicians...

U.S. Troops in Liberia at Low Risk of Infection, General Says

15 October 2014, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 – The general charged with leading the U.S. military mission to aid in stopping the spread of Ebola in Liberia said today that deployed personnel are at a “relati...

Army Health News

U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

19 October 2014, 9:00 pmU.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat...

Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

14 October 2014, 9:00 pmU.S. Soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the epidemic.

The method behind the machine: Surgeon, shooter, Soldier

13 October 2014, 9:00 pmBetween surgeries, his Army obligations, and shooting rifle competitions, it's hard to tell where one role begins and another ends.

1st Area Medical Laboratory to deploy for Ebola mission

8 October 2014, 9:00 pmThe 1st Area Medical Laboratory will deploy to Liberia to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

MICC battalion deploying to Africa

8 October 2014, 9:00 pmMembers of the 922nd Contingency Contracting Battalion at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, are preparing to depart in the coming weeks in support of the government's response to the Ebola epidemic in West Afr...

Aiming high: Fall hunt to help wounded warriors

8 October 2014, 9:00 pmFort Rucker, Alabama, is doing what it can to improve the quality of life for wounded warriors, and people are welcome to join in and do their part by participating in this year's fall hunt to support...

Fort Hood engineers train with personal protective equipment for Liberia mission

8 October 2014, 9:00 pmSoldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade received personal protective equipment training at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014, as part of their continued preparations for an anticipated deployment to West...

Army Ten-Milers urged to 'Run to Honor'

6 October 2014, 9:00 pmParticipants in the 30th anniversary running of the Army Ten-Miler are encouraged to honor fallen Service members and their families through a social media campaign called "Run to Honor."...

HHS.Gov

HHS advances development of Ebola vaccine

15 October 2014, 10:01 pmHHS advances development of Ebola vaccine...

2015 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles to remain the same as last two years

8 October 2014, 10:01 pm2015 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles to remain the same as last two years...

National Health Service Corps expands the primary care workforce in communities that need them most

8 October 2014, 10:01 pmNational Health Service Corps expands the primary care workforce in communities that need them most...

HHS pursues detection tests for influenza

30 September 2014, 10:01 pmHHS pursues detection tests for influenza...

HHS funds drug to treat severe infections and prevent cytokine storm

28 September 2014, 10:01 pmHHS funds drug to treat severe infections and prevent cytokine storm...

HHS announces nearly $212 million in grants to prevent chronic diseases

24 September 2014, 10:01 pmHHS announces nearly $212 million in grants to prevent chronic diseases...

New report projects a $5.7 billion drop in hospitals’ uncompensated care costs because of the Affordable Care Act

23 September 2014, 10:01 pmNew report projects a $5.7 billion drop in hospitals’ uncompensated care costs because of the Affordable Care Act...

New Report: Health Insurance Marketplace will have 25 percent more issuers in 2015

22 September 2014, 10:01 pmNew Report: Health Insurance Marketplace will have 25 percent more issuers in 2015...

Health.Com

CDC: All U.S. Residents Returning From Ebola-Stricken Countries to Be Tracked

22 October 2014, 8:37 pmBy Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Public health officials plan to actively monitor all U.S. residents returning home from one of the three Ebola-af...

Ebola Nurse Amber Vinson Now ‘Free’ of Virus, Family Says

22 October 2014, 3:37 pmBy Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Amber Vinson, one of two nurses battling Ebola after contracting it from a patient at a Dallas hospital, is now...

Your Happiness Break: A Talking Seashell With Shoes

22 October 2014, 3:29 pmMarcel the Shell is back with a third (adorable) video. Here’s a scientific reason why you should stop EVERYTHING and watch his latest installment.

Renee Zellweger: ‘I’m Glad I Look Different’

22 October 2014, 2:30 pmUnless you live under a boulder, you’ve no doubt seen the mean-spirited Internet posts about Renee Zellweger’s face. To her total credit, she is rising above the silliness. Here’s wh...

3 Heartwarming Examples of Technology Helping People Walk Again

22 October 2014, 2:24 pmTechnology is opening up new possibilities for those with paralysis or motor issues. Here are three people who got a bionic boost.

Taye Diggs on Tanning Beds: ‘Stop Trying To Be Black, People!’

22 October 2014, 1:57 pmThat’s what the actor told a roomful of people last night at the Skin Cancer Foundation Gala, an evening recognizing achievement in educating the public about sun protection and skin cancer prev...

Weight-Loss Surgery May Raise Risk of Severe Headaches, Scientists Report

22 October 2014, 1:38 pmBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — After weight-loss surgery, some patients may be at risk for developing severe headaches, a new study suggests. In...

U.S. Ranks Last Among Wealthy Nations in Access to Health Care

22 October 2014, 1:38 pmBy Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. health care system ranks dead last compared to other industrialized nations when it comes to affordability an...