Tuesday, January 31, 2012

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2 local hospital companies to merge
9 News Denver Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:50 AM PST
DENVER - - Poudre Valley Health System and the University of Colorado Hospital finalized a joint-operating agreement.

Health Information Organization Appoints James Langabeer CEO
citybizlist Houston Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:49 AM PST
Greater Houston Health Information Exchange Changes Name to Greater Houston Healthconnect, Appoints ...

Weekly challenge: check your blood pressure, on both arms
Boston Globe Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:48 AM PST
The next time you get your blood pressure checked, ask your health provider to take measurements on both arms. Having a difference in readings between arms could indicate a condition called peripheral artery disease, a narrowing of the blood vessels in the arms and legs that restricts blood flow to the heart and raises the risk of a heart attack and stroke.

HUNTERDON: Health officials report several pertussis cases
The Beacon Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:48 AM PST
The Hunterdon County Division of Public Health is investigating a number of pertussis cases in the county.

Eating fish tied to lower risk of colon polyps
Reuters Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:47 AM PST
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who eat about three servings of fish per week have a somewhat lower chance of having polyps found during a routine colonoscopy than women who eat just one serving every two weeks, according to a new study.

State Medicaid programs face $141 million shortfall, report says
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:46 AM PST
Madison - Wisconsin's health programs for the poor have a $141 million shortfall in state money over the next year and a half, new estimates show.

Visitor restriction lifted at Rainycrest
Fort Frances Times Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:45 AM PST
Riverside Health Care Facilities, Inc. has lifted the visitor restriction at Rainycrest Long-Term Care, effective immediately. Although the restriction is lifted, the public is encouraged to use precautions when visiting Rainycrest. People should not visit if they have any ’flu-like symptoms, including a cough, fever, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. read more

Articles of Faith: Bishops' objections to health policy circulate in parishes, pop up in politics
The Oregonian Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:44 AM PST
Some Catholic parishes around the country heard angry letters by their bishops read during worship services last weekend. News stories surveyed the response, Newt Gingrich picked up on it and one editorial sorted through the hyperbole.

U.S. Supreme Court may get contraceptive mandate case
New Haven Register Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:42 AM PST
WASHINGTON â€" The Supreme Court and the Obama administration, already headed for a face-off in March over the constitutionality of the health care law, may be on a collision course over another part of the law that will require church-run schools, hospitals and charities to provide free contraceptives to their employees.

Development Associate
Philanthropy Journal Tue, 31 Jan 2012 10:41 AM PST
Anka Behavioral Health, Inc. has an opening for a full-time Development Associate at our corporate office in Concord Ca. About Our Company: Anka is a private non-profit corporation providing community behavioral health services for all people.

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