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Kaiser Health News

Family Doctors Push For A Bigger Piece Of The Health Care Pie

24 October 2014, 12:39 pmEight physician groups have launched a multi-year campaign to win public and governmental support for a larger role.

Viewpoints: CDC’s ‘Smart’ Ebola Strategy; Legacy Of Vaccine Fears; Unfair Transplant Law

24 October 2014, 8:42 amA selection of opinions on health care from around the country.

State Highlights: Calif. Seeks New Waiver; New Abortion Providers

24 October 2014, 8:42 amA selection of health policy stories from California, South Dakota, Wyoming, Washington state and Kansas.

House GOP Probes Missteps On Ebola

24 October 2014, 8:42 amAs the Obama administration seeks to allay anxiety over Ebola, a congressional committee known for partisan fireworks was set to take aim Friday at its response to the disease in the U.S. and its str...

CMS Offers $840M In Grants To Doctors, Hospitals

24 October 2014, 8:42 amThe money is meant to help improve the quality of care patients receive. At the same time, family physicians are working to promote the importance of primary care.

Scrutiny Grows On MNsure’s Planned Rate Increases

24 October 2014, 8:42 amElsewhere, Connecticut's plan options are examined, and the North Carolina Blues plan a 13.5 percent rate hike for its marketplace plans.

Tillis Shakes Up N.C. Senate Race With Change Of Position On Medicaid

24 October 2014, 7:50 amNews outlets also analyze how health issues are playing out in other Senate races.

First Edition: October 24, 2014

24 October 2014, 7:10 amToday's early morning highlights from the major news organizations.

GovHealthIT.com

Tech's on tap at MGMA

24 October 2014, 9:01 amThis year’s annual Medical Group Management Association conference is shaping up to have a strong focus on technology and the exhibit hall is expected to be abundant with fresh ideas. Robert Ten...

ONC brain drain hits fever pitch

24 October 2014, 7:22 amThe exodus of top-tier ONC leadership continued late Thursday when Health and Human Services revealed that national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD was stepping out of her post — a surprise follow...

HHS dedicates $840 million to help providers with health IT

24 October 2014, 6:24 amHealth and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell has allocated substantial new funding meant to help practices harness their electronic health records for value-based outcomes. Primar...

DeSalvo joins HHS to battle Ebola

23 October 2014, 1:55 pmKaren DeSalvo, MD gained praise as health commissioner of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina — and now she is going to be putting those public health chops to work in the Ebola cr...

IBM, AirStrip to build early warning system

23 October 2014, 6:54 amIBM has aligned with AirStrip a mobility solutions provider and a university to create an acute care system for critically ill patients. To be built in conjunction with the University of Michigan Cen...

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...

Health.Mil

New Military Hospital to Serve Troops, Families in Europe

23 October 2014, 9:00 pmGround was broken Friday, Oct. 24 at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks, in Kaiserslautern, Germany as the Department of Defense prepares to replace the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Ramstein Air...

Practice Good Medication Habits During Health Literacy Month

22 October 2014, 9:00 pmOctober is the Military Health System’s Health Literacy month, an opportunity for members of the military and other TRICARE beneficiaries to take stock of their medication habits. Far too many p...

USAMRIID supports Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak Response in West Africa

21 October 2014, 9:00 pmFORT DETRICK, Md. (Oct. 22, 2014) -- From on-site laboratory support in Liberia, to training of key personnel, to accelerated research efforts on diagnostic, vaccine and treatment approaches, the U.S.

Face of Defense: Airmen Support Ebola Operations

21 October 2014, 9:00 pmRAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany, Oct. 22, 2014 – As service members travel to Africa in support of Operation United Assistance, Ramstein Air Base continues to establish itself as a power projection p...

Early HPV Vaccination Protects Those at Risk, Official Says

21 October 2014, 9:00 pmImmunization at a young age against the human papilloma virus can protect those who are typically infected in the United States –- military- or college-age young adults –- from a range of...

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...

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 Secretary announces $840 million initiative to improve patient care and lower costs

22 October 2014, 10:01 pmHHS Secretary announces $840 million initiative to improve patient care and lower costs...

HHS advances development of Ebola vaccine

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

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...

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...

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...

Health.Com

You’re Eating Fish All Wrong

24 October 2014, 3:39 pmEating fish has been tied with lower rates of heart disease, stroke, depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. But how it you eat may be the real key to reaping its benefits...

5 Vests and Jackets That Chase Away Chills

24 October 2014, 2:19 pmBundle up in one of these toppers before your next run, ride, or hike.

What Women in the Military Need to Know About Breast Cancer

24 October 2014, 2:18 pmWomen in the military have a tremendous amount on their plate: Besides risking their lives in combat, they have to contend with post-traumatic stress disorder, and even sexual assault and harassment b...

Dark Days Here for Folks With Seasonal Depression

24 October 2014, 1:37 pmFRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — October’s shorter, darker days can trigger a type of depression, known as seasonal affective disorder, according to an expert. People affected by s...

Few U.S. Hospitals Ready to Handle Ebola, Survey Finds

24 October 2014, 12:37 pmBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Only about 6 percent of American hospitals have infection control procedures in place to effectively and safely hand...

Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines May Miss Younger Women at Risk

24 October 2014, 12:37 pmFRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Current osteoporosis screening guidelines and tools fail to identify many younger postmenopausal women at risk for osteoporosis-related fractures, a new...

Knowing Genetic Risk for Cancer May Not Change Behavior

24 October 2014, 12:37 pmBy Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — As more genetic tests are developed that spot increased risks for certain cancers, one might think that high-risk peop...

Nurse Nina Pham Heading Home After Beating Ebola

24 October 2014, 12:37 pmBy E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Nina Pham, the first of two Dallas nurses to be infected with Ebola while caring for a patient, is now free of the vir...