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Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDC

Jun 16, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: Exercise Rates Rising for Urban, Rural Americans: CDCCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/14/2019 12:00:00...
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When Healthy Eating Becomes a Dangerous Obsession

Jun 15, 2019 , WebMD
Though less well-known than anorexia nervosa or bulimia -- and not as well-documented -- a new study review says the eating disorder known as orthorexia can also have serious emotional and physical...
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More Medical Mega-Breaches Thanks To Third-Party Insecurity

Jun 15, 2019 , Forbes
The compromise of the personal and medical information of nearly 20 million people held by Quest Diagnostics, LabCorp and Opko Health are just the latest illustration of the damage that a lack of security by third-party vendors can...
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Fecal Transplants Transmit Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Jun 15, 2019 , eMedicine Health
Fecal Transplants May Transmit Deadly Drug-Resistant Infections, FDA...
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Oklahoma Advocates Launch Campaign To Get Medicaid Expansion On The Ballot

Jun 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The coalition will need to collect nearly 178,000 voter signatures to put the issue on the November 2020 ballot. "We're normal, everyday Oklahomans that care about this issue and we're growing every day," said Oklahomans Decide Healthcare spokeswoman Amber England. Medicaid news comes out of Louisiana and Ohio, as well....
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Judge Gives Preliminary Approval Of $215M Class-Action Settlement To Help Victims Of Former USC Gynecologist

Jun 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The preliminary sign-off by U.S. District Judge Stephen V. Wilson is not expected to conclude USC’s payouts to female students and alumnae. More than 720 women are pursuing separate claims against the university in state court, and their lawyers have criticized the class-action agreement as...
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30 jobs in the PR and marketing world

Jun 15, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Is a lack of career experience stifling your job search? Adding certain key skills to your résumé could be the boost you need. Plus, check out our roundup of current openings. When angling for a plum position, you might opt to emphasize skills over experience. If you’re a seasoned communicator, it’s your years in the […] The post 30 jobs in the PR and marketing world appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Jun 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health care policy stories each week, so you don't have...
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Juul-sponsored study shows secondhand vaping emissions are less toxic than cigarette smoke

Jun 15, 2019 , CNBC Health
E-cigarette leader Juul said new research in a small study shows emissions from vaping devices are significantly less toxic than secondhand smoke from...
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'Deaths Of Despair' From Drugs, Alcohol And Suicide Have Reached A Record High, Warns New Report

Jun 15, 2019 , Forbes
A new report says the U.S. has hit a record high for drug, alcohol and suicide "deaths of despair," with a state-by-state analysis revealing alarming ongoing trends for many parts of the...
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How Medicaid Expansion Prevents Child Neglect

Jun 15, 2019 , Forbes
Medicaid expansion may help prevent child neglect, new research in JAMA Network Open...
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Experimental mobile app helps manage migraines

Jun 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - A smartphone-based relaxation app could help migraine sufferers reduce the number of headaches they get each month, a small study suggests....
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UK Ebola patient Pauline Cafferkey gives birth to twins

Jun 15, 2019 , CNN Health
A Scottish nurse who fought off Ebola has given birth to twins, telling those who have suffered that "there is a future" after the disease....
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How Finnish health tech startups are getting off the ground

Jun 15, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The ingredients of Finland's growing startup ecosystem include public-private partnerships, data research availability and a little bit of...
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Helpful writing habits from Strunk and White

Jun 15, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
Avoid loose sentences. Keep related words together. And don’t write your copy with beer. “These are tools, not rules,” writing coach Roy Peter Clark once said in a lecture to journalists about writing. That’s a helpful approach to take when one is tempted to chafe against William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White’s “The Elements of […] The post Helpful writing habits from Strunk and White appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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Efforts To Decriminalize Magic Mushrooms Beginning To Sprout Nationally

Jun 15, 2019 , Forbes
Following Denver and Oakland, different states are considering measures. Even Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has entered the...
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Longer Looks: Health Care For The Undocumented; Health Care Drones; And The Heidi Group

Jun 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN's Shefali Luthra finds interesting reads from around the...
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New York Halts Religious Vaccine Exemption

Jun 15, 2019 , WebMD
Reacting to an ongoing measles outbreak, New York state has eliminated the religious exemption for not vaccinating...
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Telemedicine Service Zava Raises $32M Series A To Scale Across Europe

Jun 15, 2019 , Forbes
This week, Zava, a telemedicine provider with over 3 million paid consultations to date, has announced a $32 million Series A investment ahead of its launch into statutory healthcare systems in Germany, France and the...
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Boosting health literacy helps improve patient outcomes

Jun 15, 2019 , Healthcare Comm.
In promoting your facility or practice, use clear and simple language to ensure comprehension. Guide your practitioners to ask questions that bring patient perspectives into sharp focus. Health care messages can be complex. You have stakeholders, opinions, requirements, jargon and details that are indecipherable to the average person. To reach and move your audience and […] The post Boosting health literacy helps improve patient outcomes appeared first on Health Care Communication...
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