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Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation
July 2, 2013 Posted by Editor
Public Meeting on Healthcare/Medicaid Expansion Called by Palm Beach County Legislative Delegation

The Palm Beach County, Florida State Legislative Delegation has announced that it will hold a public meeting on July 15, 2013, to hear comments from the public on the topic of Healthcare/ Medicaid Expansion under the new federal Health Care Law. ...

Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare
June 25, 2013 Posted by Editor
Enrollment for New Health Insurance Exchanges Begins on Oct 1, 2013; HealthCare.gov Updated to Help Consumers Prepare

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced on June 24 that open enrollment for the new federally-run health insurance exchange (called the "Health Insurance Marketplace") being implemented under the Health Care Law, will begin O...

AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease
June 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
AMA Votes to Recognize Obesity as a Disease

The American Medical Association (AMA), the largest and primary professional organization of medical doctors in the U.S., passed a resolution at their annual meeting on June 18, officially declaring that obesity shall be recognized as a disease. T...

Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults
June 18, 2013 Posted by Editor
Hearing Loss Associated with More Hospitalizations & Poorer Health in Older Adults

A new study by researchers at Johns Hopkins, analyzing data from 1,140 men and women aged 70 and older with hearing loss and 529 with normal hearing, found that those with hearing deficits were significantly more likely to have experienced hospitalizat...

Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade
March 21, 2013 Posted by Senior Editor
Alzheimer's Disease Deaths Increase Significantly Over Last Decade

New statistics released on Tuesday, March 19, from both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Alzheimer's Association have found that both the risk of dying from Alzheimer's Disease and the actual number of Alzheimer's death...

What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson's? New Study Findings; Webinar
March 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
What Factors Lead to Better Quality of Life with Parkinson's?  New Study Findings; Webinar

The National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) has recently released findings of the largest clinical study of Parkinson's disease ever conducted, measuring factors that affect quality of life and care of Parkinson's patients. NPF announced that the early...

Should Family Members Be Invited Present When Cardiac Resuscitation is Performed?
March 14, 2013 Posted by Editor
Should Family Members Be Invited Present When Cardiac Resuscitation is Performed?

A new study published in the March 14 New England Journal of Medicine has found that family members who are invited to be present during the quite brutal and aggressive cardiac resuscitation procedures performed as a last-ditch life-saving effort when ...

Large Physicians Group Calls for More Health Care Reforms; Condemns Budget Impasse in Washington
March 11, 2013 Posted by Editor
Large Physicians Group Calls for More Health Care Reforms; Condemns Budget Impasse in Washington

The American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest medical specialty group in the U.S. and second-largest physicians group (whose members include 133,000 internal medicine physicians and related subspecialists), has issued its annual "State of the N...

Women's History Month Honors Women's Contributions in Medicine, Science & Math
March 6, 2013 Posted by Editor
Women's History Month Honors Women's Contributions in Medicine, Science & Math

March is Women's History Month. This observance was first declared by a law passed by Congress in 1987, and has been continued by Act of Congress or Declaration of the President each year since then. According to a news release issued Monday, Mar...

Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation
March 5, 2013 Posted by Editor
Risks of Calcium Supplements Highlighted by New Study & Govt Recommendation

A large new study conducted by Swedish researchers has found that older women who consumed more than 1,400 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day (from food and calcium supplements combined) were more than twice as likely to die from heart disease as those...

Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports
February 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
Weight Gain, Depression & Other Often-Mistaken Symptoms Could Signify Thyroid Disease, Harvard Reports

"The symptoms of thyroid diseases are so wide-ranging—affecting your mood, energy, body temperature, weight, heart, and more—that it may be difficult to get the correct diagnosis right away," according to the authors of a recent Special Health Repo...

Patient Engagement Improves Healthcare Outcomes and Lowers Cost, New Studies Find
February 4, 2013 Posted by Editor
Patient Engagement Improves Healthcare Outcomes and Lowers Cost, New Studies Find

The February, 2013 issue of the journal HealthAffairs features several studies addressing how more active engagement of patients in their own health and health care can affect health care outcomes and costs of care. "Studies show that more informed ...

Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men. Did You Know?
January 28, 2013 Posted by Editor
Heart Attack Symptoms are Different for Women than for Men.  Did You Know?

February 1 is National Wear Red Day®, an annual health observance sponsored by the American Heart Association, to highlight the facts about heart attack risks and symptoms. Part of this observance is a Go Red For Women campaign, to educate women abo...

Can You Strengthen Your Immune System?
January 22, 2013 Posted by Editor
Can You Strengthen Your Immune System?

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) report that the flu epidemic currently sweeping the U.S. is striking older adults with weakened immune systems the hardest. "Because your immune system ...

HHS Finalizes New Rule Strengthening Patient Privacy Rights
January 21, 2013 Posted by Editor
HHS Finalizes New Rule Strengthening Patient Privacy Rights

On January 17, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced publication in the Federal Register of the final version of a new rule strengthening patient privacy rights. The new rule strengthens the privacy and security protection...

FLU UPDATE: Epidemic Severely Affecting Older People, but New Flu Cases May be Tapering Off, CDC Reports
January 19, 2013 Posted by Editor
FLU UPDATE: Epidemic Severely Affecting Older People, but New Flu Cases May be Tapering Off, CDC Reports

On Friday, January 18, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) issued an updated report on the Flu Epidemic that is sweeping the nation, reporting on new data collected through the week ended January 12, 2013. While the number ...

New Web Resource to Help Evaluate Medical Tests & Treatments - Their Benefits, Harms & Costs - Launched by American College of Physicians
January 17, 2013 Posted by Editor
New Web Resource to Help Evaluate Medical Tests & Treatments - Their Benefits, Harms & Costs - Launched by American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (ACP), the largest specialist physicians organization in the U.S., announced on January 16 that it has launched a new "High Value Care website" "to help physicians and other health care professionals, medical students...

Board Chairman of Palm Beach Health Care District Resigns in Face of Reappointment Delay by Gov Rick Scott
January 16, 2013 Posted by Editor
Board Chairman of Palm Beach Health Care District Resigns in Face of Reappointment Delay by Gov Rick Scott

According to a press release issued January 15 by Palm Beach County Health Care District, its Board Chairman Benjamin Frank, Esq. has elected to resign from his position, after his application for reappointment to that position had been pending before ...

CDC Advises on Flu Prevention; Reports on Flu Epidemic Sweeping Nation
January 11, 2013 Posted by Editor
CDC Advises on Flu Prevention; Reports on Flu Epidemic Sweeping Nation

According to the latest Seasonal Flu Surveillance (FluView) Report, issued today by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "the United States is having an early flu season with most of the country now experiencing high levels of inf...

What's Changing in Healthcare in 2013 & 2014 under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act?
January 3, 2013 Posted by Editor
What's Changing in Healthcare in 2013 & 2014 under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act?

Significant changes in the U.S. healthcare system will occur in 2013 and 2014 under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act (which some call "Obamacare"). These changes are made by the law with the stated goals of: Improving quality of ca...

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