Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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7 accused of bilking $375M from Medicare, Medicaid
KIII Corpus Christi Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:04 AM PST
The owner of a Texas medical service provider is among seven people indicted in a health care fraud scheme that allegedly bilked Medicare and Medicaid of nearly $375 million.

Annual Soup Supper for Meals on Wheels set
The Canton Daily Ledger Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:04 AM PST
The Meals on Wheels annual Soup Supper Fundraiser will be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, March 5, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 301 E. Chestnut St., Canton. The meals will be prepared at Sunset Rehabilitation & Health Care of Canton.

Health Tip: Are You at Greater Risk for Pneumonia?
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:04 AM PST
(HealthDay News) -- Pneumonia is a lung infection caused by a bacterium, virus or fungus. Often, the lungs' air sacs fill with fluid or pus, making it difficult to breathe.

Health Tip: Preventing Back Pain Among New Moms
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:04 AM PST
(HealthDay News) -- Back pain is common among new moms, who always seem to be lifting and carrying their newborns.

Health Highlights: Feb. 28, 2012
HealthDay via Yahoo! News Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:04 AM PST
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay:

Idaho agency spells out the downsides of mini-med health plans
The Idaho Statesman Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:02 AM PST
What are limited medical benefit insurance plans, or "mini-med" healthplans? The Idaho De

Affordable Care Act focus of town hall meeting in Rehoboth
Cape Gazette Tue, 28 Feb 2012 11:01 AM PST
A Dining with Progressives Town Hall Meeting on Affordable Health Care held Feb. 12 at Nage restaurant in Rehoboth attracted 75 people. The meeting was moderated by Delaware House Representatives John Kowalko, D-Newark South; and Earl Jaques, D-Glasgow; Dr. JoAnn Fields primary care physician in Kent County; and Mitch Crane, former regulatory specialist in the Delaware Department of Insurance ...

Medicaid reform summit slated
The Topeka Capital-Journal Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:59 AM PST
The Kansas Health Consumer Coalition, a statewide group that advocates for improved health care access, will host a summit on Medicaid reform from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday at the Hayden Building, 212 S.W. 8th St.

Hinz, Powers
The Times Record Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:58 AM PST
HARPSWELL â€" Christine Marie Hinz and James Powers of Harpswell wish to announce their engagement. Hinz, daughter of Robert and Gail Hinz of East Waterboro, is currently employed with MAS Home Health Care. Powers, son of Sonny and Cynthia Powers of Harpswell, is currently employed with Powers Construction. Their wedding is planned for Nov. 3, 2012, in Brunswick. read more

Washington State Resident Honored with National Welcome Back Award
PR Newswire Tue, 28 Feb 2012 10:58 AM PST
 A personal fight for mental health insurance coverage spurred a state champion in the fight for "parity" WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Randy Revelle of Seattle will receive a Welcome Back Award for his achievements in the fight against mental...

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