Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Birth Control Measure Gets Senate Vote On Thursday
The Huffington Post Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:04 PM PST
WASHINGTON -- The Senate will vote Thursday on a contentious Republican measure that would allow any employer to refuse to insure birth control or any other health service for any moral reason. And for the most part, Democrats couldn't be happier.

Budget talks to include mental health, drug treatment money
WJXT Jacksonville Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:04 PM PST
A sticking point between the House and Senate in upcoming budget talks is likely to be the cuts the upper chamber wants to make in FloridaĆ¢€™s mental health and substance abuse treatment programs.

New kiosk provides easy children's insurance enrollment
The Scottsboro Daily Sentinel Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:02 PM PST
Highland's Medical Center has made it a little bit easier for children to gain access to health insurance.

Public Health officials discuss food vendor regulations
The Lamar Ledger Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:02 PM PST
The Prowers County Commissioners met for their regularly scheduled meeting on Thu. Feb. 23, 2012. After initially hearing an update on the LiveWell program from Jackie Brown, Prowers County Director of Public Health and Environment, and Emily Minor, LiveWell Community Coordinator; the commissioners began a discussion of local food vendor regulations and requirements.

UnitedHealth Acquires Florida-based Medicare, Medicaid Businesses
Hartford Courant Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:01 PM PST
Get Business Mobile Text Alerts UnitedHealth Group said Tuesday it has agreed to buy two health plans that primarily serve people 65 and older who live in Florida.

Metro Watch
The Star Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:00 PM PST
Prince Court Medical Centre will hold a public forum on March 11 at 9.30am in conjunction with World Kidney Day. HKL head of Nephrology Department Datuk Dr Ghazali Ahmad Kutty, Health Ministry principal assistant director of transplantation unit Dr Hirman Ismail and PCMC head of Nephrology and Renal Transplant Services Datuk Dr Tan Si Yen will be speaking..

Former Sea Bright mayor remembered for her service
The Hub Tue, 28 Feb 2012 15:00 PM PST
BY KRISTEN DALTON Staff Writer SEA BRIGHT Ć¢€" Former Mayor Maria D. Fernandes, 59, died Sunday morning, Feb. 26, at Barnabas Health Hospice and Palliative Care Center in Long Branch after persevering through long-standing health issues. read more

Province accepts recommendations from Health Quality Council review on health care
AM770 CHQR Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:59 PM PST
The Alberta government has accepted the 21 recommendations from the Health Quality Council's review of Alberta's health care system. A number of initiatives will be launched including, the set up of two task forces - one on health system governance, the other on role clarity with respect to the College of Physicians and Surgeons. A review of emergency medical services (EMS) will also be done. A ...

Gender Nonconformity a Risk Factor for Child Abuse
Yahoo! Contributor Network via Yahoo! News Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:58 PM PST
Children who exhibit behavior unlike what's expected for their gender are more likely to be abused, according to new research from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Essentia Health announces delays due to weather
The Fargo Forum Tue, 28 Feb 2012 14:56 PM PST
FARGO - Due to inclement weather, the following Essentia Health facilities will be opening at 9 a.m. on Wednesday:

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