Monthly Archives: December 2017


Dementia Live changes sympathy to empathy

Program helps first responders learn how to interact with people with Alzheimer’s disease By MICHELE LEIVASEmail 11:15 am NORTH CHICAGO – It begins as a low hum. Gradually, however, the voices grow to a dull roar until they almost block out the commands being called above them. “Sort the Skittles into groups of three.” It sounds […]

This Is Why Millennials Are Struggling to Get Health Insurance

In this May 18, 2017 file photo, the website is seen on a laptop computer, in Washington. Former Obama administration officials say they’re launching a private campaign to encourage people to sign up for coverage next year under the Affordable Care Act. With the start of open enrollment just weeks away on Nov. 1, […]

Paul Ryan eyes Medicare cuts, and he thinks Trump may help

The Rachel Maddow Show / The MaddowBlog U.S. President Donald Trump (C) listens to House Speaker Paul Ryan (L) as he gathers with Congressional Republicans in the Rose Garden of the White House… CARLOS BARRIA 12/07/17 11:06 AM—UPDATED 12/07/17 11:11 AM By Steve Benen The Republican plan has never been a secret: in the broadest sense, the party is […]
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Covered California selects The Joint Commission for certification incentive — 3 insights

Written by Eric Oliver | December 06, 2017 | Print  | Email   Covered California selected The Joint Commission’s Primary Care Medical Home Certification as an incentive option for members. Here’s what you should know: 1. California-specific ambulatory care organizations, hospitals and critical access hospitals that offer primary care services can now fulfill Covered California’s incentives by earning The Joint Commission’s PCMH […]

Healthcare reform debate shakes up the medical market

Above: HYBRID OPERATING ROOMS: Designed by ARCHSOL, these hybrid operating rooms at the Yuma Regional Medical Center affect the function and interaction between medical departments by allowing medical professionals to perform more complex, but less invasive interventions, while serving a higher risk patient population, requiring a multidisciplinary team approach and workflow. (Provided photo)REAL ESTATE | 1 […]

California Is Outspending the Federal Government by Millions to Market Obamacare

POSTED 3:39 PM, DECEMBER 3, 2017, BY CNN WIRE Californians are getting barraged with online pop-up ads, radio spots and television commercials, all aimed at persuading them to sign up for Affordable Care Act health plans during this year’s open enrollment season. Covered California, the state’s Obamacare exchange, is wielding a monster marketing budget that devotes […]
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Influx of shoppers expected for early Obamacare deadline

Holly Fletcher, USA TODAY NETWORK – TennesseePublished 8:52 p.m. CT Dec. 6, 2017 | Updated 10:10 a.m. CT Dec. 7, 2017 Open enrollment for Obamacare 2018 plans began Nov. 1. For most states, the last day to sign up is Dec. 15. Video provided by Newsy Newslook (Photo: Getty Images/iStockphoto) CONNECTTWEET 1LINKEDIN 1COMMENTEMAILMORE Updated to reflect recent data from […]
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These 3 Healthcare Stock Dividends Could Soar If Trump Signs a Tax Reform Bill

A corporate tax rate reduction will raise some boats a lot higher than others. Cory Renauer (TMFang4apples) Dec 7, 2017 at 7:37AM Now that tax reform bills featuring 20% tax rates have passed the House and Senate, it looks like companies across the country will get to distribute a lot more of the profits they generate. Of […]

Does Turmeric Prevent Dementia?

Myriad studies have suggested that turmeric can treat or prevent dementia, but evidence of its efficacy is problematic.  151 CLAIM Turmeric can prevent dementia; as a result, India, whose food contains a large amount of the spice, has the lowest rates of dementia worldwide. RATING  FALSE ORIGIN Turmeric, which has been the subject of thousands […]

Medicare Open Enrollment Deadline is Thursday: What You Need to Know

Open enrollment has been extended to Dec. 31 for those living in designated disaster areas nationwide By Danielle Abreu AP This image provided by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services shows what the new Medicare cards will look like. The cards are getting a makeover to fight identity theft. No more Social Security numbers will […]
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