Health

In scathing ruling, judge rips insurer for putting ‘bottom line’ over patients’ health

In a scathing decision, a federal judge blasted a subsidiary of the nation’s largest insurance company for focusing on the “bottom line as much or more” than patients’ health, saying the insurer illegally denied treatment to thousands of people. The judge also slammed the company’s medical directors for being “deceptive” under oath. US Chief Magistrate Judge Joseph Spero issued his ...

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Inside Alex Trebek’s Health Battles Throughout His 35 Years on Jeopardy!

Throughout his 35-year career hosting Jeopardy!, Alex Trebek has successfully weathered several health issues. Now, Trebek is hoping to successfully battle his most recent diagnosis: cancer. On Wednesday, the longtime host shared the sad news that he has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. In a video message, the 78-year-old TV star that he wanted to be “open and transparent” about his health to prevent “overblown ...

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The ROI Of Leadership Development At Temple Health

The healthcare industry is an unique laboratory for studying leadership and leadership development for two reasons. First, because of the sheer size. The top 25 largest health systems in the United States all employee over 25,000 employees. Second, because so much is at stake. The impact of a disengaged workforce literally means not just a reduction in patient satisfaction, but ...

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Health coverage loses its booster shot after funding runs out for this media critic

“The dreck is conflicted single-source stories that should not be called journalism but should be PR and advertising drivel, because it is simply taking spoon-feeding in an unquestioning way and fawning over it.” All of The Platforms™, whether search or social, face issues about surfacing vaccine mis- and disinformation (see: Pinterest’s efforts), and we’re supposed to be filling the data voids with ...

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Germany and UNICEF hand over 30 vehicles to support mobile health and nutrition services for children in Afar and Somali regions

The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany and UNICEF have today handed over 30 vehicles to the Afar and Somali Regional Health Bureaus for the provision of mobile health and nutrition services to children. The Somali Region received 19 vehicles and the remaining 11 went to Afar. The vehicles will be used by Mobile Health and Nutrition Teams in ...

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Health minister says no 2-tier health care planned for province

The Ontario government’s transformation of the health-care system will not include two-tier care, private hospitals or making patients pay for more services out of pocket, the health minister said Friday. Christine Elliott did a round of interviews to clarify the Progressive Conservative government’s position a day after she repeatedly refused to rule out further health system privatization at a hastily ...

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Grandsons’ health at risk if grandpa ate well in his youth

A new Swedish study shows that what grandfather ate in his youth impacts mortality two generations later. If grandpa had access to an abundance of food in the years immediately before puberty, his grandsons were found to have an increased risk of cancer. This connection existed only along the male lineage. The researchers’ results are similar to the previous, smaller ...

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How can a vegan diet improve your health?

In a recent study, researchers have compared the effects of a plant-based meal with those of a meal that includes animal-derived products on a person’s health. The study concludes that vegan meals may help a person stay healthy and manage weight gain. In the United States, approximately 93.3 millionpeople live with obesity, and over 100 millionhave diabetes or prediabetes. A key factor in the development ...

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Health and traditional African belief systems

Last week The Star newspaper in its front page ran an article that a 15 year old Grade 10 pupil from Sunward Park High School in Boksburg, Ekurhuleni experienced victimisation and discrimination at school as a result of her wearing traditional African beads at school after she had undergone training in 2018 as a traditional healer. On her return this ...

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Global Public Health Threatened by Growing Antibiotic Resistance

GENEVA —  New data from 22 high- and low-income countries show antibiotic resistance to a number of serious bacterial infections is growing at an alarming rate. The World Health Organization surveyed one-half million people with suspected bacterial infections between March 2016 and July 2017. The survey, the first of its kind, is vital in improving and understanding the extent of antimicrobial resistance ...

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