Monday, April 30, 2012

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State wants bids for Medicaid, Medicare
The Columbus Dispatch Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:55 PM PDT
The state of Ohio is requesting bids from managed-care companies interested in overseeing billions in health-care services to nearly 115,000 low-income seniors and disabled residents covered by both Medicaid and Medicare. They are the costliest to insure, and Gov. John Kasich’s administration hopes to save tax dollars and improve care by better coordinating services through managed care. Under ...

Exercise Twice a Day Vital for Your Dog's Health, Expert Says
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:54 PM PDT
MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Just like people, dogs need to get daily exercise to stay healthy, a veterinarian says.

Health Tip: Caring for a Blister
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:54 PM PDT
(HealthDay News) -- Blisters form when something presses and rubs on the skin. While you should monitor the area for signs of infection, such as pain or redness, experts say the best way to care for a blister is to leave it alone.

Hot Weather's Return Brings Ozone Warnings
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:54 PM PDT
MONDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Health risks from ground-level ozone pollution spike between March and October, lung specialists at Ben Taub General Hospital in Houston have found.

Health Highlights: April 30, 2012
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:54 PM PDT
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Health Tip: Installing a Playground at Home
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:54 PM PDT
(HealthDay News) -- Installing a home playset for the kids? Make sure it's set up properly to help ensure years of enjoyment for the young ones.

When We Lose Someone
The Harvard Crimson Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:53 PM PDT
On Christmas Eve last year, my family received shocking news. A family member had died suddenly of a heart attack at 50 years of age. My grandmother, who was herself in ill health (she has since passed away), took the news with special difficulty.

Memorial's orthopedic clinic to close in September
Yakima Herald-Republic Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:51 PM PDT
Citing the economic burden of subsidizing health care for low-income patients, Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital announced Monday it will close its Valley Orthopaedic Specialists clinic effective Sept. 30.

Senate's teachers bill spurs backlash
Detroit News Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:47 PM PDT
The Michigan Senate passed legislation in October ensuring all but two of the 38 senators in the chamber could get lifetime retiree health insurance at age 55 with 90 percent of premiums paid by taxpayers.

High school health clinics face their own headache
The Register-Guard Mon, 30 Apr 2012 22:46 PM PDT
The headaches were excruciating. They came whenever Oscar Ramos was reading, and they made it difficult for him to do his homework. But they disappeared when Ramos, a 16-year-old at North Eugene High School, got glasses. He acquired them through the Eugene School District’s North Health Center, one of four …

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