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George H.W. Bush admitted to hospital in Maine
Former President George H.W. Bush is "awake and alert" after being taken to a Maine hospital for observation due to "low blood pressure and fatigue," according to his spokesman. Bush wasadmitted to a Houston hospitallast month for an infection.Go deeper:George H.W. Bush spending summer in Kennebunkp
This Memorial Day, a Win for America’s Veterans
“Memorial Day is our Nation’s solemn reminder that freedom is never free,” President Donald J. Trump wrote last year, proclaiming Memorial Day 2017 as a Day of Prayer for Permanent Peace. “It is a moment of collective reflection on the noble sacrifices of those who gave the last measure of devotion
General strike by paramedical workers to continue
A strike by some 5,000 physiotherapists, dietitians, speech therapists, occupational therapists, dental hygienists, genetic counselors, art-and-crafts therapists and other paramedical workers in the public health system in hospitals and community health clinics around the country will continue, labo
Honoring our veterans means protecting their health care
This Memorial Day, we are reminded of the many servicemen and servicewomen who have made the ultimate sacrifice for this country. Honoring those who have fallen includes making sure their family members and fellow service members have all of the resources and help they need when they return home.Ove
The struggles of women in recovery during pregnancy
“I just don’t get it,” sighed the young mother, who was propped up in a hospital rocking chair, nursing her beautiful two-day-old infant. Mary (not her real name) continued, “I’ve been doing everything right. I have a job, an apartment, I pay my bills, and look” – Mary nods towards a shiny new black
Former Obama officials are running for office
At least 64 former Obama administration staffers are running for federal, state, or local office this year,NBC News reports.
New India Assurance looks to lower health-loss ratio to 95%
“We will be bringing down the health-loss ratio. This year (in FY19), it will come down to 95 from 103 per cent. To break-even, the ratio has to come down to 85 per cent, which will happen in the next one year later (FY20),” chairman and managing director G Srinivasan told PTI.
Systemic sexism in health care needs to be addressed in the North and beyond | CBC News
As I sat in the waiting room at my new Whitehorse doctor's office waiting to be treated fora mental-health issue, I unfolded the pre-written notes of my symptoms, making sure I wouldn't forget anything in the stress of the appointment.
Former Obama officials run for office to oppose Trump
Dozens of former Obama administration officials are running for office this year, largely in opposition to President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: Meetings on potential North Korea summit going 'very well'Freed American 'overwhelmed with gratitude' after being released from Venezuela Ivanka Trump to
Wash Post: Insurers Wary of Benefits of Arming Teachers
Amid the spate of mass shootings at schools and subsequent calls for arming teachers, insurance companies are refusing to provide coverage because, as EMC Insurance says, "concealed handguns on school premises poses a heightened liability risk," according to a report.
Hospital closure problematic for expectant mothers
The sudden closure of a hospital has left some expectant mothers in the Missouri Bootheel region scrambling for care in an area that already has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the U.S.St. Louis Public Radio reports that Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center in Kennett announced recently
Former drug industry lobbyist helps steer Trump drug plan
Many health policy watchers say even if Joe Grogan's actions on drug policy have been legal, his role is still troubling. With the Trump administration now pledging to take on the high cost of prescription medicines, Joe Grogan will be in a pivotal position shaping drug policy. | Nicholas Kamm/AFP
Small group health insurance
The number of people covered by small group health insurance in Minnesota grew by 15 percent last year, ending a string of annual enrollment declines stretching back to 2004.The Star Tribune reports that price hikes and tight limits last year on doctor and hospital choices in the individual market p
How telemedicine can fill the void left by 'abortion deserts'
Today, we use the internet to find everything - new restaurants and bars, the closest movie theater, and the most efficient route to our friends' houses. Finding health information and researching health care providers is no different, and that includes finding the closest provider for abortion care
Dozens of Obama Alumni Are Launching Bids for Office
The Obama Alumni Association, a group run by former members of President Barack Obama’s two administrations, says at least 64 of his former staffers are running for federal, state, or local elective office this year,NBC News reported.
It will cost serious money to give the NHS a decent birthday present | Andrew Rawnsley
A funding crisis is brewing. Many would contend that it is already upon us. More than half of trusts are thought to have finished the last financial yearin deficit. Hospital bosses say that understaffing is an acute problem. The number of GPs relative to the size of the population is falling. Spendi
Australia's doctors elect GP president to 'send a message' to Greg Hunt
Dr Tony Bartone, the new president of the Australian Medical Association. Photograph: Luke Costin/AAP A Melbourne GP, Dr Tony Bartone, has been elected president of Australia's peak medical body and said improving access to the public health system would be a priority during his two-year term. Bar
'Our health system is ailing': New AMA boss speaks out
Dr Tony Bartone.Photo:SuppliedDr Tony Bartone has been elected the new president of the Australian Medical Association as the peak doctors' group prepares to wield its political influence ahead of a federal election and shore up its waning membership.The Victorian GP and outgoing AMA vice president
Mind the Gap - FOUR CORNERS 28/05/18 | @4Corners @ABCtv
“You go for years paying premium fees into a fund. You call on it once and you’re out of pocket. It sort of doesn’t add up to me!” PatientWe’ve put you, the patient, at the centre of this investigation. Nine weeks ago we placed a call out, across ABC programs and social media, asking you to send us
Arming teachers: An insurance complication
Kansas has a problem: It has a law allowing teachers to carry guns in the classroom, but almost no schools are using it because insurance companies refuse to provide coverage if they do. As EMC Insurance, the largest insurer of schools in Kansas, explained in a letter to its agents, the company “has