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Survey Finds Seniors Struggle to Understand Medicare Plans
by Randy Lilleston, AARP, November 16, 2017|Comments: 0. Seniors shop harder for cable TV than Medicare. Gallery Stock. A new survey found that older  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

House Bill Would Mean Tax Hike for Some Seniors
. Millions over 65 would lose benefits such as the medical expense deduction. by Gary Strauss, AARP, November 16, 2017|Comments: 0  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Try This Week's AARP Weekly News Quiz
7 hours ago ... Can you pass this week's news quiz? Topics include cardiovascular health, Alzheimer's disease, a new Netflix scam and Microsoft founder Bill Gates. (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

The Top 10 Crimes That Stunned the World
7 hours ago ... AARP Offer: Be Part of Something Bigger Than Yourself. AARP helps seniors in need, provides tax aide to millions, helps rebuild communities and tutors children . It also represents you in Washington, D.C., and fights for your benefits for healthcare and Social Security. Sign up for the eAdvocate newsletter  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 18, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

President Trump Says Ban on Elephant Remains Will Stay For Now
(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.” The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday that it will allow the importation of body parts from African elements shot for sport. The agency said encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs. Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized the decision. On Friday, the Republican chairman of the House Foreign Affairs ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - November 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

Hibernating ground squirrels provide clues to new stroke treatments
Multi-step screening process leads to molecule that may protect brain cells. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

FDA approves first telehealth option to program cochlear implants remotely
FDA approved a remote feature for follow-up programming sessions for the Nucleus Cochlear Implant System through a telemedicine platform. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Arkansas Unemployment Increases to 3.6 Percent
Arkansas' unemployment rate in October rose to 3.6 percent from 3.5 percent in September, but it was still lower than the 4 percent reported for October 2016. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Study Finds Cardiac Arrest During Sex Is Rare
Study: Heart-Stopping Sex is Really Rare. A staple of bad fiction fails the reality test. by Randy Lilleston, AARP, November 15, 2017|Comments: 0. Sex and  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

VW May Have Plans to Produce an Electric Car Version of the Beetle
by Garrett Schaffel, AARP, November 15, 2017|Comments: 0. Electric VW Beetle on the Horizon. Shutterstock. Though still only a concept, an electric version of  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Weight Watchers Rolls Out Line of Diet Wine
by Shelley Emling, AARP, November 15, 2017|Comments: 0. Cense Diet Wine. Courtesy Weight Watchers. Weight Watchers officials say the company has been  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

10 Beauty and Style Tips Every Woman Should Know
For more beauty and fashion tips, check out The Woman's Wakeup: How to Shake Up Your Looks, Life, and Love After 50, as well as AARP's new Beauty& Style  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Immunotherapy biotech BeneVir Biopharm raises $2 million
Gaithersburg-based BeneVir Biopharm Inc. raised has $2 million, according to documents filed this week with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In the Form D, the company said the offering proceeds will be used for working capital, including payment of salaries and bonuses to executive officers. Officials at the company declined to comment further. BeneVir's majority owner, New York City-based HC2 Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HCHC), has been voca l with analysts in recent months about the progress of… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

University of Houston to set up its own medical school
A long time coming, the University of Houston Board of Regents has voted and approved establishing a college of medicine focused on primary care. The regents approved on Nov. 16 the results of a feasibility study requested by the Texas Legislature, according to an announcement. UH hopes to immediately finalize a partnership with the HCA Gulf Coast Division to bring 103 first-year resident positions to the Houston area by 2020, with a total of 309 by 2024. The next step is to receive medical degree… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jen Para Source Type: news

Six weeks 'til shutdown, Lifetime Health physicians find new homes at area practices
With three Western New York physician offices set to close at year's end, physicians and other providers are being snapped up by other area medical groups. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Arizona Supreme Court upholds Medicaid expansion funding
Whether it's a fee or a tax, Arizona Supreme Court says OK to this funding. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Southcoast announces layoffs to cut costs
Southcoast Health System will let go of 50 employees across the system, in the latest effort to cut costs at the organization. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

Michelle Obama Just Gave The Best Life Advice For The Trump Era
A mental health expert breaks down how effective her tips are. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Franchise group massages deal to buy and build 70 Massage Envy franchise locations
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Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Sabga Foundation pledges $1M toward TGen pancreatic cancer research
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Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Gonzales Source Type: news

Watch: Dallis Meyer on what she enjoys about roller derby
Meyer spent five years skating with the Arch Rival Roller Derby LLC, the local women ’s roller derby league. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Veneta Rizvic Source Type: news

Collaboration is the key to better health care
Most everyone can agree we need to improve health care quality, reduce costs and move from an outdated model of sick care to well care. But how can this be accomplished efficiently and effectively? What ’s needed is collaboration. Aurora Health Care and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield are working together through a 50-50 joint venture called Wisconsin Collaborative Insurance Company and its Well Priority product to: You may wonder why a health care system and an insurance company would coll aborate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John Foley Source Type: news

How you can build up resilience to avoid workplace stress
Stress affects all aspects of our life – and the workplace is one of the major stressors for many people. While we can’t avoid challenges at work, we can build resilience to better handle them. Employees can learn to identify, manage and bounce back more quickly and effectively recover from challenging situations, when they are res ilient. Resilience translates into better stress management and improved overall health. Personal resilience is described as the ability to be realistically optimistic,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Pauline Krutilla Source Type: news

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts to address impact of IV fluid shortages following hurricane destruction and resolve manufacturing shortfalls
Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on efforts by the agency to address impact of IV fluid shortages following hurricane destruction and resolve manufacturing shortfalls (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Personal Stories of a Caregiver's Changing Role
... a clinical psychologist and family therapist and coauthor of AARP's Meditations for Caregivers: Practical, Emotional, and Spiritual Support for You and Your  ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Canadians Root For An Underdog Health Policy Idea From The U.S.
A center created by the Affordable Care Act to foster innovations in health care is at risk in Donald Trump's U.S. But some Canadian health analysts see it as a model for curbing health care's cost.(Image credit: Jay Mallin/Bloomberg via Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shefali Luthra Source Type: news

Children ’s Healthcare to start new campus in 2018 (Renderings)
Children ’s Healthcare of Atlanta is preparing to start construction in 2018 on its more than $1 billion replacement hospital and pediatric campus in Brookhaven. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

CEOs inspired by the Fountain of Youth want to evolve Tampa Bay's brand
The first goal is to stage a two-day symposium next March that brings speakers together to discuss arts and healing therapies and medicine (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Alexis Muellner Source Type: news

Here ’s how one of Tampa Bay’s biggest private equity firms is putting new money to work
Private equity firms stimulate investment into an area ’s business community. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

HMSA reports $14.6M profit for Q3
The Hawaii Medical Service Association reported net income of $14.6 million for the third quarter 2017, down 17.9 percent from last year's third quarter earnings of $17.8 million. The company said its net gain, which came from rebalancing its investment portfolio, will go into the HMSA reserve and maintain financial security for the health plan’s members. “Our reserve provides peace of mind for our members, employers, and doctors and hospitals. It ensures that funds ar e always available to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

Women rule the roost at Independent Health affiliates
The five subsidiaries of Independent Health have revenue exceeding $100 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Longtime UB medical school professor Peter Ayers Nickerson leaves $4.5 million bequest
Peter Ayers Nickerson spent a half-century teaching the University at Buffalo's medical school. A major bequest shows how much he appreciated that time. Nickerson, who died in February at age 75, left a $4.5 million gift from his estate to support several causes in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. They include: • $1.5 million to establish an endowed faculty positio n in the Department of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences, where he taught for nearly 50 years. The position… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dan Miner Source Type: news

Guest Opinion: Here's a solution to soaring drug prices
There is so much rancor and finger-pointing these days over prescription drug prices that consumers are often left to wonder: Who is fighting on their behalf? (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Edmund Pezalla Source Type: news

Trump administration proposes Medicare rules aimed at opioids, drug costs
(Reuters) - The Trump administration on Thursday proposed changes to Medicare drug plans including limits on opioid prescriptions and rules aimed at reducing drug costs for seniors, such as requiring health insurers to pass on discounts to consumers. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Arkansas Business Seeks Nominees for Health Care Heroes Awards
Arkansas Business is seeking nominations for its Health Care Heroes awards program, which honors individuals, companies and organizations that are making a significant impact on the quality of health care in Arkansas. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Hawaii's budding cannabis industry experiences growing pains
Only medical cannabis cardholders or individuals who are fingerprinted and background-checked by the Department of Health are allowed to enter a dispensary. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Anna Hrushka Source Type: news

WellCare CEO thrives on change (Video)
He has learned over his career the best way to transform an organization. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 17, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Margie Manning Source Type: news

University of Houston approves medical school
A longtime coming, the University of Houston Board of Regents has voted and approved establishing a college of medicine focused on primary care. The regents approved on Nov. 16 the results of a feasibility study requested by the Texas Legislature, according to a press release. UH hopes to immediately finalize a partnership with the HCA Gulf Coast Division to bring 103 first-year resident positions to the Houston area by 2020, with a total of 309 by 2024. The next step is to receive medical degree… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jen Para Source Type: news

Photos: Color and comfort become a part of care at Stanford's new children's hospital
Learning and growth need not stop when a child is being treated in a hospital, and healing involves more than just drugs and machines — those thoughts are part of the design and construction of the $1.2 billion addition to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford in Palo Alto. Scheduled to open in December after five years of construction, the new 521,000-square-foot facility combines advanced medical technology, sustainab le construction practices and comforting aesthetics to ensure the speedy… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Vicki Thompson Source Type: news

Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs
In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: ROBERT PEAR Tags: Health Insurance and Managed Care Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) United States Politics and Government Obama, Barack Trump, Donald J Charlottesville (Va) Source Type: news

CHI St. Vincent Promotes Kevin Cullinan to VP
CHI St. Vincent recently announced the promotion of Kevin Cullinan of Little Rock to vice president of ancillary and support services . (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

House passes tax cuts, see why some Republicans voted against it
The U.S. House of Representatives approved a tax cut bill Thursday that cuts corporate rates and benefits small businesses and the wealthy. In Arizona, the state’s delegation split along party lins with Republicans supporting and Democrats opposing. “H.R. 1 is a major step forward in tax policy. It provides relief from burdensome taxes for most Americans – individuals, families, and businesses,” said U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs, a R epublican representing Phoenix’s East Valley. “We understand… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Mike Sunnucks Source Type: news

Here's why Cincinnati needs more diversity among doctors
Cincinnati needs more diversity among physicians. Here's how the Doctors Foundation is working to make it happen. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Dr. Roslyn Kade Source Type: news

KC hospitals negotiate to regain ACA coverage
Shawnee Mission Health and Olathe Health both are in negotiations to regain coverage for their hospitals in the Affordable Care Act marketplace. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elise Reuter Source Type: news

Texas Children ’s Hospital gets $10M gift from Charif Souki
Texas Children ’s Hospital announced Nov. 16 that Houston energy executive Charif Souki has committed $10 million to the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute. In honor of the gift, the NRI atrium will be renamed the Charif Souki Atrium. Including the latest gift, Souki has given $16 million to the NRI in total, making him the institute’s second-largest donor. Souki’s $10 million gift will fund the Huda Y. Zoghbi, M.D. Director’s Endowment, according to a press release. The… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Olivia Pulsinelli Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump lauds passage of GOP tax overhaul
President Donald Trump calls the House passage of the $1.5 trillion tax package "a big step" toward delivering on the Republican Party's promise of tax cuts by year's end (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

FDA expands approval of Sutent to reduce the risk of kidney cancer returning
FDA approves first adjuvant treatment for adult patients who are at a high risk of kidney cancer returning after a kidney has been removed. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Here's who won this year's ASU Spirit of Enterprise awards
The W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University announced the winners today for its 21st annual Spirit of Enterprise Awards, the state ’s celebration of entrepreneurship. The university annually recognizes businesses that positively impact the local economy, while exhibiting the core values of the award: ethics, energy and excellence in entrepreneurship. The awards were announced during a luncheon at the Westin Kierland Resort& Spa in Scottsdale.   Here are this year’s award… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Hayley Ringle Source Type: news

UT Health San Antonio to invest nearly $90M to support MD Anderson deal
The payoff for the Alamo City is expected be a higher level of cancer care and research. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: W. Scott Bailey Source Type: news

Trump Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears Trump Plan to Add Medicaid Work Requirement Stirs Fears
The Trump administration's recent endorsement of work requirements in Medicaid and increased state flexibility is part of broader strategy to shrink the fast-growing program for the poor and advance conservative ideas that Republicans failed to get through Congress.Kaiser Health News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - November 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news