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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, November 22, 2017
 
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School of public health launched at UCC
IrishExaminer.com - World • Irishexaminer.Com
Nevada asking feds for $11.3 million for CHIP
Modern Healthcare
Róisín Shortall: Stop consultants gaming healthcare system
Video Wall • Róisín Shortall
How reliable is the Manitoba government’s Speech From the Throne?
Global News • Timm Bruch
Man indicted on terrorism, murder charges stemming from New York truck attack
The Globe and Mail
Washington, Oregon Weigh Options If Federal Funding For CHIP Runs Out
KUOW News and Information • Austin Jenkins
In Capitol Hill meeting, Stanford researchers present alternatives to insurance cutbacks
Stanford Institute of Design • Holly Maccormick
See how health care costs have climbed for D-FW employers
Dallas Morning News • Sabriya Rice
Many Iowa Medicaid patients won't be able to switch coverage
Search Results - The Quad-City Times • Barbara Rodriguez
Commission hears of severe problems in mental health care
Daily Maverick • Puseletso Nthate
 
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Colleges & Universities, Education
School of public health launched at UCC
IrishExaminer.com - WorldIrishexaminer.Com
A new school of public health that will seek to improve the health of the nation has been launched by University College Cork (UCC). The university’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health that grew considerably over the last number of years will...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
Nevada asking feds for $11.3 million for CHIP
Modern Healthcare
Nevada is asking the federal government for $11.3 million to continue the state's Children's Health Insurance Program while Congress decides if it will renew funding for the decades-old program. State Health and Human Services spokeswoman Chrystal Main tells the Las Vegas Review-Journal...
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Epidemiology, Health Care Costs
Róisín Shortall: Stop consultants gaming healthcare system
Video WallRóisín Shortall
Public patients immiserated as vested interests profit from State hospitals It is beyond cruel to see in last night’s PrimeTime Investigates programme how the lives of public patients waiting to see consultants in State-funded hospitals are being limited by pain, by anxiety,...
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Health Care Industry, Health Insurance
How reliable is the Manitoba government’s Speech From the Throne?
Global NewsTimm Bruch
Some are questioning the lack of specifics in the provincial government’s Speech From the Throne. Tuesday’s annual agenda gave Premier Brian Pallister and the Progressive Conservatives a chance to look back at what they’ve accomplished in office so far and to lay...
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Electronic Health Records, Health Care Costs
Man indicted on terrorism, murder charges stemming from New York truck attack
The Globe and Mail
Open this photo in gallery: There isn't a shadow of doubt about how Matthew Rico feels about his employer, Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. "I'm always bragging about where I work," says Rico, a Registered Nurse who joined the staff...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
Washington, Oregon Weigh Options If Federal Funding For CHIP Runs Out
KUOW News and InformationAustin Jenkins
Washington and Oregon are making contingency plans in case Congress doesn’t reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program. CHIP is for low-income families that earn too much to qualify for Medicaid. Funding for CHIP expired in September. Since then the program has been...
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Federal Budget, Health Care Costs
In Capitol Hill meeting, Stanford researchers present alternatives to insurance cutbacks
Stanford Institute of DesignHolly Maccormick
High-quality health care tends to be expensive, but if you ask Brian Brady, MD; Nicholas Bott, PsyD; and Vicky Woo, MD, they’ll tell you it doesn’t have to be. Working with Arnold Milstein, MD, director of Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, this...
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Health Care Costs, Health Care Industry
See how health care costs have climbed for D-FW employers
Dallas Morning NewsSabriya Rice
It's open enrollment season, and many employees are choosing among the various options for health coverage offered by their companies. In D-FW, employers are increasingly moving to high-deductible plans, and costs have continued to rise for both employer and employee. Nearly 2,500...
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Copyright, Health Care Industry
Many Iowa Medicaid patients won't be able to switch coverage
Search Results - The Quad-City TimesBarbara Rodriguez
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — More than a third of patients in Iowa's privatized Medicaid program will be unable to switch into one of the two remaining insurance companies as originally announced because the company doesn't have the capacity to add more...
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Health Care Industry, Health Care Provision
Commission hears of severe problems in mental health care
Daily MaverickPuseletso Nthate
Problems in mental health were brought into sharp focus during the Esidimeni tragedy. Twenty-three years after democracy, provinces still fail mental health care users in provinces around the country. By PUSELETSO NTHATE. The South Africa Human Rights Commission convened a two-day investigative...
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