Monday, December 12, 2011

Health News: [health]

Nelson: Health care reform law saving Nebraska seniors millions
Grand Island Independent Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:02 PM PST
U.S. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., who voted for health care reform legislation, said the law is now making a positive impact on Nebraska seniors, which is also the nationĂ¢€™s trend with aging Americans.

Magellan launches Community Impact Report
News-Medical-Net Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:01 PM PST
Magellan Health Services released today its Community Impact Report, detailing the company's efforts to leverage its specialty health expertise in support of local communities and organizations across the country.

Business people
Concord Monitor Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:01 PM PST
ROY GERSTENBERGER, executive director of Community Bridges in Concord, was awarded a certificate of completion for the Leadership Decision Making program at Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, executive education. DR. JAMES SQUIRES was honored as only the fourth recipient of the New Hampshire Medical Society's highest award, the Josiah Bartlett Public Health award ...

Vietnamese residents of Santa Clara County suffer health gap
Contra Costa Times Sun, 11 Dec 2011 23:00 PM PST
Vietnamese residents of Santa Clara County suffer from higher rates of cancer, tuberculosis and heart disease than most other racial and ethnic groups, concludes a new report being released by county officials today.

Sharp rise in waterborne diseases in district
The Hindu Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:59 PM PST
The waterborne communicable disease Hepatitis A that prevailed during the monsoons almost like an epidemic had created most of the problems for the district Health department during the year.

Leading Business Intelligence on the Middle East & North Africa
Zawya Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:56 PM PST
ABU DHABI - The current capacity gaps, the prevalence of diabetes and other lifestyle diseases, ageing population and the local government's endeavour to provide affordable access to quality healthcare offer opportunities for private sector to invest in the Abu Dhabi health sector.

The end of Queensland Health- Bligh
Sky News Australia Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:55 PM PST
Premier Anna Bligh has announced she will dismantle Qld Health and set up two new agencies in its place.

ACE inhibitors, ARBs have different effects on heart health of dialysis patients
News-Medical-Net Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:46 PM PST
Two seemingly similar blood pressure-lowering drugs have different effects on the heart health of dialysis patients, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of the American Society Nephrology.

Leapfrog names RUMC a top hospital for safety and quality
News-Medical-Net Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:46 PM PST
For the third time, Rush University Medical Center has been named one of the top hospitals in the country by the Leapfrog Group, a national not-for-profit organization that promotes health care safety and quality improvement.

Queensland Health abolished in wake of fraud scandal
ABC via Yahoo!7 News Sun, 11 Dec 2011 22:45 PM PST
Premier Anna Bligh has announced that she will abolish Queensland Health and "start again" in the wake of a major fraud scandal.

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