Sunday, April 29, 2012

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Hospitals rush to provide costly proton beam therapy Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:40 AM PDT
Technological advances are a major factor in rising U.S. health-care spending. Often, they lead to better care for patients. But now, nonprofit hospitals and private investors across the country are spending fortunes to build a wave of expensive, high-tech proton-beam cancer treatment centers before researchers have established that the treatment works better than cheaper alternatives for many ...

Outrage at the latest cuts to public health funding Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:38 AM PDT
Good God, the horror that our government should work to improve the lives and health of its citizens!

Uninsured patients' lawsuit carries high stakes for area hospitals
The Indianapolis Star Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:37 AM PDT
An Indiana Supreme Court case could make hospital boards antsy and trial lawyers itchy. The case, set for argument May 10, involves a lawsuit against the state's largest hospital group, IU Health, by two of its uninsured patients.

Slowing the rise in health care spending
Arkansas News Bureau Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:36 AM PDT
Nobody’s declaring victory yet, but there are enormous implications in the finding reported today that something may be finally arresting the rise in health care spending. If doctors and patients really have begun to change their behavior, the savings will be enormous, the benefit to governnment great and political repercussions obvious. Again, nobody’s sure about this, [...]

CEO seeks a sustainable health care system
The Buffalo News Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:35 AM PDT
James Kaskie has a lot on his plate these days. As CEO of Kaleida Health and Great Lakes Health â€"the new parent of Kaleida and Erie County Medical Centerâ€"Kaskie oversees the region’s largest and most influential hospital system and health care provider.

Barren Road mock car crash planned for Penncrest High School students
Media Town Talk Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:34 AM PDT
Penncrest High School along with Riddle Memorial Hospital EMTs and other community emergency services will stage a full-blown mock car crash on the campus Friday, May 4, for twelfth grade students and eleventh grade health classes to witness.

Fifth annual Walk for The Wounded May 19 at Rose Tree Park
Media Town Talk Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:34 AM PDT
Operation First Response (OFR) has announced that its fifth annual Pennsylvania Walk For The Wounded will take place Saturday, May 19 at Rose Tree Park. The Walk brings together upwards of 8,000 people each year from the Mid-Atlantic States and beyond, who come to show their support for wounded veterans and their families who struggle to deal with serious health issues and financial challenges.

Health office launches 'Nutrition on Wheels'
Sun Star Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:30 AM PDT
THE Zamboanga City Health Office (CHO) has launched “Nutrition on Wheels,” an outreach program intended to empower communities through proper nutrition. The program is another innovation adopted by the CHO headed by Dr. Rodel Agbulos to advance its vision of “Un Ciudad sin Enfermedad (A city without sickness).”

Health listings April 26 to May 2
The Sun Post-Herald Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:24 AM PDT
Blood Pressure Screenings, Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake. 6-8 p.m. Mondays. Free.

Spanish Unions March in Madrid Against Government Spending Cuts
Bloomberg Sun, 29 Apr 2012 06:22 AM PDT
Spain’s two largest unions led marches in cities across the country to protest Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s spending cuts, including the reduction of health care subsidies.

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