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Want to improve health care? Get Americans off of their couches

Federal and state policymakers frequently ask, what’s the right solution for addressing our nation’s growing health care costs?

THE HILL - 2018-09-19 19:00:07

Walmart wants to bring its 'everyday low prices' to health care

The retail behemoth, which markets itself as the leader in "Everyday Low Prices," is beefing up its presence in the health care sector. It inked a deal last month with Anthem, one of the nation's largest insurers, to entice more Medicare enrollees to buy over-the-counter medications and health suppl

CNNMONEY - 2018-09-19 07:54:20

Health Equity Focus of Day Long Conference

Dartmouth-Hitchcock (D-H), the New Hampshire Public Health Association (NHPHA), and the VT Public Health Association (VtPHA) are co-sponsoring a conference aimed at health care, public health, and social services professionals on Wednesday, October 24. "Team Up, Take Action: A Conference on Partneri

PATCH - 2018-09-19 20:26:26

EmTech MIT: How AI and biomedical innovations are transforming health care

Emerald's little wireless box that can monitor movement and physiological signs wirelessly even through walls was just one of several medical innovations at this year's conference. The way that doctors monitor breathing, detect falls, track movement and gait in patients with Parkinson's or MS or ana

ZDNET - 2018-09-19 21:20:25

Republican Walker Stapleton says health care plans as governor would focus on mental health access and cost-cutting

Joe Amon, The Denver PostWalker Stapleton, who is serving his second term as Colorado’s state treasurer, is running for governor as a Republican in 2018.

DENVER POST - 2018-09-18 21:19:49

Social Security’s COLA increase probably won’t help retirees much

The official adjustment, known as COLA, will be announced next month, but the Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan advocacy group for retirees, said it expects a 2.8% increase for 2019. The organization analyzed the consumer-price index, the government’s measurement for inflation and the basis for

MARKETWATCH - 2018-09-19 13:34:00

What is Propelling the Growth of Blockchain Market in the Asia Pacific

While in 2016, the market saw the investment of $545 million on more than 135 deals by investors pumping funds in blockchain-based start-ups, the market in 2017 witnessed the growth by approximately 50 per cent with an investment of $1 billion on more than 185 deals across the globe.

ENTREPRENEUR - 2018-09-19 09:17:24

Fitbit’s new health care platform sets out to improve wellness in the workplace

To encourage preventive care and improve disease management, Fitbit is leveraging its wearable health-tracking devices to help people get healthy. The debut of Fitbit Care follows the company’s February 2018acquisition of Twine Health,which uses health coaching in the workplace to help people achiev

DIGITAL TRENDS - 2018-09-19 20:43:23

Overnight Health Care: Advocates press Trump on Maine Medicaid expansion | Trump awards $1B in grants to fight opioids | Idaho pushes to allow non-ObamaCare plans

Maine's showdown over Medicaid expansion is now turning to the Trump administration, where supporters are pressuring officials to approve the state's application, over the objections of GOP Gov. Paul LePage.

THE HILL - 2018-09-19 23:57:41

Montana Health Department Rebuilding Relationship With Mental Health Care Providers

“I think we can rebuild it in a sustainable, really cost-effective way so that these people aren't left without a safety net,” she says.

MTPR.ORG - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

Fitbit launches new health care platform following Apple Watch redesign

videoWill the Apple Watch 4 change the EKG market?Henry Schein CEO Stanley Bergman on the Apple Watch 4’s EKG feature, the future of health-care costs, and his outlook for the upcoming flu season.

FOXBUSINESS - 2018-09-19 17:53:45

Nest tried to hide its identity as the buyer of a promising health startup

Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge More and more tech companies are blurring the line between gadgets and health devices. The new Apple Watch Series 4 will eventually do electrocardiograms. Fitbit just announced a fitness coaching program tailored to the health care industry that aims to "help improv

THE VERGE - 2018-09-19 20:45:30

How the GOP fixed the worst of ObamaCare

In 2010, the backlash to the Affordable Care Acthelped giveRepublicans the largestmidterm election gainsin 72 years. The catastrophic launch of the ACA’s exchanges in 2014 handed them control of the Senate, and with premiumssoaring 105 percentduring the reform’s first three years of operation, outra

THE HILL - 2018-09-19 17:30:06

How Julia Louis-Dreyfus Feels After Fighting Cancer Can Be Explained In One Word

It hasn't been an easy year for theVeepstar, but in an interview withPeoplepublished on Wednesday,Julia Louis-Dreyfus opened up about fighting cancerby shining a positive light on her situation. It's been almost exactly one year sinceLouis-Dreyfus announced her cancer diagnosisand now the actor is "

BUSTLE - 2018-09-19 19:48:37

Fitbit's focusing on the health care market with its new premium fitness coaching feature

Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge Today, Fitbit announced a new service called Fitbit Care that'll coach users on staying well, whether that means sticking to their fitness plans or managing diseases. It's a premium product designed for health care customers or employers and health systems

THE VERGE - 2018-09-19 14:40:27

Macron announces changes to France's health care system

PARIS (AP) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday unveiled plans to make France's health care system, considered one of the best in the world, more efficient and sustainable for the next 50 years.

CHANNEL 6000 - 2018-09-18 13:44:22

Opinion | Taxing soda won't end America's unhealthy obsession with sugary drinks

When I talk to my personal fitness clients, one of the most common concerns I hear is,I know it’s bad for me, but I just love soda.

NBC NEWS - 2018-09-20 01:14:00

Trump and the fact-checkers are both missing the bigger point about Social Security’s health

When the 2018 trustees report was released in June, few experts saw that the program was getting stronger or weaker. Overall, most experts on the subject saw “little change” in most measures of the program’s finances over the 75-year timeline. The fact-checkers, on the other hand, focused the first

MARKETWATCH - 2018-09-19 17:25:00

Julia Louis-Dreyfus Opens Up About Her Cancer Recovery: 'I Have So Much to Be Grateful for'

One year after she announced herbreast cancer diagnosis,Julia Louis-Dreyfusis opening up about her recovery.Sitting down with PEOPLE for this week’s issue, on stands Friday, theVeepstar, 57, says she has “so much to be grateful for.”“I’m grateful to be alive,” she says. “I’m grateful for myheroic hu

PEOPLE - 2018-09-19 12:00:00

Most Americans Think We Can Save the Planet and Create Jobs at the Same Time

But don’t confuse elected representative’s views with Americans views. While there’s been a recent uptick inpolarization on the science of climate change, interest in having good climate policy seems to be universal. Newresearch from progressive think tank Data for Progressdrives the point home, sho

GIZMODO - 2018-09-19 16:35:00