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Scores Of People Born Through Artificial Insemination Are Finding Out Their Fathers Are The Doctors Who Performed Procedure

Aug 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
With the growing use of consumer DNA tests, many have been left reeling by the news that the sperm donors that their mothers selected are not their fathers. “You build your whole life on your genetic identity, and that’s the foundation,” said one woman. “But when those bottom bricks have been removed or altered, it can be devastating.” In other public health news: Lyme disease, gene editing, a blood test for Alzheimer's, employee wellness programs and more....
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Carrot's smoking cessation program helped 32% of study participants quit, reduced others' daily use

Aug 23, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Carrot's Pivot program consists of an app, an FDA-cleared carbon monoxide breathalyzer, human coaching and pharmacotherapy...
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KHN’s ‘What The Health?’: All About Medicare

Aug 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Before “Medicare for All,” there was just Medicare, the federal program that provides insurance to 60 million Americans. This week, KHN’s Julie Rovner talks to Tricia Neuman of the Kaiser Family Foundation about how Medicare works and whom it serves. Then, Joanne Kenen of Politico, Paige Winfield Cunningham of The Washington Post and Kimberly Leonard of the Washington Examiner join Rovner to talk about some current Medicare issues being debated in Washington,...
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Maryland’s Pilot Program To Offer Dental Coverage To Some Medicaid Recipients Brings Smiles To Desperate Patients

Aug 23, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The program is aiming to catch dangerous dental problems before they can result in costly emergency room visits for the Medicaid recipients. Experts were muted in their praise. "It’s a very primitive first step for people who don’t have dental care," said Dr. Louis DePaola, the associate dean at the University of Maryland’s School of Dentistry. Medicaid news comes out of Minnesota as well....
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Fewer U.S. teens participating in substance abuse prevention programs

Aug 23, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Fewer U.S. adolescents are participating in programs designed to prevent substance abuse, a study suggests....
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Fitbit targets 1 million new users with Singapore government tie-up

Aug 23, 2019 , Reuters
Fitbit Inc said on Wednesday it signed a contract with the Singapore government to provide fitness trackers and services in a health program it said could reach up to one million users....
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Application deadline for Launchpad programme approaching, national push to adopt sepsis digital systems revealed, and more UK news briefs

Aug 23, 2019 lpostelnicu@himss.org (Leontina Postelnicu), Mobile Health News
Also: NHSX updates, event news, and a new partnership between workforce software...
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Social determinants of health program Gravity Project joins HL7 FHIR accelerator

Aug 22, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
The new effort will be focused on standardizing medical codes for social determinants of...
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Fitbit partners with Singapore’s HPB on population-based public health initiative

Aug 22, 2019 , Mobile Health News
Fitbit announced yesterday that it will be collaborating with Singapore’s Health Promotion Board (HPB) on a healthy population project in support of Singapore’s Smart Nation initiative. The HPB is Singapore’s government agency that implements policy and programmes to improve the nation’s health, and a statutory board under the Ministry of Health (MOH). This is Fitbit’s first major integration of a digital health platform and wearables into a national public health program...
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How Helpful Are Self-Help Programs?

Aug 22, 2019 , MedicineNet
Title: How Helpful Are Self-Help Programs?Category: Health NewsCreated: 8/21/2019 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2019 12:00:00...
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Alaska Governor Vetoes Bill To Restore Sharp Medicaid Cuts

Aug 22, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Following the move by Gov. Mike Dunleavy and earlier action by the Alaska's legislature, the state's Medicaid program is expected to be cut by about 22%. Those state spending cuts mean Alaska will receive at least $127 million less in federal Medicaid matching funds. Medicaid news comes out of Oklahoma and Ohio, as well....
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NIH Awards Color $4.6 Million To Provide Genetic Counseling For Million-Person Study

Aug 22, 2019 , Forbes
Color received a $4.6 million grant to collaborate with the National Institutes of Health’s “All of Us” research...
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How To Find Low-Cost Care For What Medicare Doesn't Cover

Aug 21, 2019 , Forbes
Programs with low-cost or free dental, vision and hearing care services for people 65+ with low...
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Democrats’ Different Takes On Tackling Health Care

Aug 21, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
KHN reporter Emmarie Huetteman joined Connecticut Public Radio’s Lucy Nalpathanchil on the “Where We Live” program Tuesday to talk about the variety of options that Democratic presidential candidates are proposing for voters....
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Explaining Medicare Part D's Success As A Byproduct Of Flat Voucher Subsidies

Aug 21, 2019 , Forbes
Medicare Part D is considered by many policymakers as a role model for publicly financed, privately provided social insurance programs. Medicare Part D’s structure keeps subsidies in check by virtue of its flat voucher subsidy...
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Most Training Programs For Workers Lacking Skills Show Little Success. This One Was Different.

Aug 20, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
A program geared toward helping train workers to better position themselves for jobs has found success where others failed. One of the lessons learned, though, is that it takes a lot of investment to do so. In other industry and staffing news, a company that allows health care employers to post job openings for temporary doctors and travel nurses plans to...
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Surgical training programs not supportive of new parents

Aug 16, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Surgical residents say it's tough to have children during their five years of intensive training due to a lack of flexibility in program requirements and lack of support from peers and faculty....
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Viewpoints: Lessons On Why America Needs Single-Payer Health Care; Medicaid Has Turned Into An Entitlement Program For The Middle Class

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Editorial pages focus on a range of health care...
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World Water Week -- Can We Provide Everyone With Clean Water?

Aug 15, 2019 , Forbes
4 billion people live under conditions of severe water scarcity at least one month of the year. We struggle to put programs in place to solve this problem, so NGOs and private companies, like PepsiCo, are essential, but we need so much...
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Kansas Rejects Aetna’s Plan To Correct Problems With Its Private Medicaid Services

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Aetna's $1 billion-a-year business with Kansas is in jeopardy after the state rejects the contractor's plan to fix problems with its services to KanCare, the state’s privatized Medicaid program. A letter from Kansas regulators says Aetna does not "present a clear path to compliance" and gives the company another shot to submit a corrective proposal. And other Medicaid news comes out of Louisiana and New...
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