Sunday, April 22, 2012

Health News: [health]

25% of adults in U.S. lack health insurance
Everett Herald Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:41 AM PDT
WASHINGTON -- With the future of the health care law emerging as a major campaign issue this fall, a new survey has found that more than a quarter of adults ages 19 to 64 in the United States lacked health insurance for at least some time in 2011....

A Denver Man Lied To The Department Of Veterans Affairs And Got Free Brain Surgery
Business Insider Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:37 AM PDT
POW Network sends us a link to the Justice Department press release announcing the imprisonment of one Keith Morris, who has never served a day in the military, but was able to get the VA to give him $148,122.52 in health care services. One procedure, brain surgery, was valued at over $98,000.

Battling maternal deaths, Assam upgrades health workers' skills
New Kerala Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:34 AM PDT
By Azera Parveen Rahman, Guwahati, April 22 : Assam, which has the highest maternal mortality rate (MMR) in the country at 390 per 1,000 live births, also faces a serious crunch of doctors.

San Diego Chargers: Health Will Be the Difference Between Elite and Mediocrity
Bleacher Report Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:32 AM PDT
Health is the difference between the Chargers either being elite, or just plain mediocre.  Let's be honest here.  The Chargers are loaded with talent.  That's a proven fact.  Players on the roster that have such an upside to them that it's ridiculous to see what could have been the concluding result of a full healthy season.  But that right there is the problem.  The Chargers main talents just ...

John Arensmeyer: How Obamacare can help small businesses
The Capital Times Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:32 AM PDT
It’s hardly news anymore when Wisconsin small businesses see their health insurance premiums spike. But with the health care law under fire in the Supreme Court, it’s worth noting that excessive rate hikes are exactly what the Affordable Care Act aims to remedy. If the legislation is struck down, small business owners’ coverage costs will continue spiraling out of control.

SSM to recycle precious metals
Suburban Journals Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:30 AM PDT
SSM Health Care St. Louis is partnering with Arch Enterprises, a precious metal refinery, to implement a network-wide initiative for recovering precious metals from medical supplies and radiology f…

CCOs focus of forum set for Tuesday
The Mail Tribune Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:23 AM PDT
The Oregon Health Authority director will be in Medford Tuesday to answer questions and attempt to allay any fears the public might have over health care changes coming to the state in August.

Flight doctors keep pilots soaring
The Longview News-Journal Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:15 AM PDT
Posted: Sunday, April 22, 2012 4:00 am | Updated: 7:40 am, Wed Apr 18, 2012. HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.- In hospitals and health clinics around the country, doctors treat patients for everything from injuries to the common cold.

Chambers of commerce announce health summit
The Bristol Press Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:14 AM PDT
BRISTOL â€" The Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce will hold its 2012 Health Summit Childhood Obesity and Diabetes on May 10, from 8 a.m. â€" 1 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel.

Freedom Urgent Care Launches Mobile and Online Appointment Setting with iTriage App
PRWeb Sun, 22 Apr 2012 02:10 AM PDT
Patients can conveniently request appointments, look up symptoms and access medical information with free health care app (PRWeb April 22, 2012) Read the full story at

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