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Graham-Cassidy health care bill on life support after Sen. Collins says she'll vote "no"
The latest iteration of Republican health care reform is on life support after Sen. Susan Collins says she'll vote "no" on a proposal from Sens. Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joins CBSN with the details. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump slams McCain for opposing health bill
Republican Sen. John McCain's opposition to the latest GOP health care bill is drawing an angry tweet from President Donald Trump. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

President Trump and Republicans Are Planning Big Tax Cuts for the Rich and Corporations
(WASHINGTON) — The White House and congressional Republicans are finalizing a tax plan that would slash the corporate rate while likely reducing the levy for the wealthiest Americans, with President Donald Trump ready to roll out the policy proposal at midweek. The grand plan to rewrite the nation’s tax code would be the first major overhaul in three decades, delivering on a Trump campaign pledge and providing a sorely needed legislative achievement. It also is expected to eliminate or reduce some tax breaks and deductions. The plan would likely cut the tax rate for the wealthiest Americans, now at 39.6 percent...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Marcy Gordon & Ken Thomas / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress onetime Source Type: news

Collins' opposition all but kills GOP health care drive
Top Republicans had amended their measure overnight. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Americans disapprove of Trump's handling of North Korea, health care
Americans see North Korea as a threat, but they're also concerned U.S. would take military action too quickly (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arkansas Heart Hospital Hires Chief Marketing Officer
Arkansas Heart Hospital announced Friday the hiring of Jennifer Martinez Belt as its new chief marketing officer, effective Oct. 2. (Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care)
Source: Arkansas Business - Health Care - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Davis-based Expanesthetics raises nearly $3 million
The company licenses technology developed by a UC Davis researcher to analyze compounds and identify alternatives to common anesthetics and analgesics. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Scott Rodd Source Type: news

Sen. Collins' opposition kills GOP health care drive
Top Republicans had amended their measure overnight. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Latest GOP Obamacare Repeal Would Reduce Insurance Coverage for ‘Millions’
The Congressional Budget Office says the new Republican bill aimed at repealing President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul would reduce health insurance coverage for “millions” of people. The nonpartisan analysts say people would lose coverage in part because of $1 trillion in cuts through 2026 in Medicaid. That’s the health insurance program for the poor and disabled. Others would drop policies because the bill would halt federal subsidies Obama’s law gives them. Still others would be uninsured because the measure drops the law’s tax penalty on people who don’t buy coverage. Th...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Health Care onetime Source Type: news

Sen. Susan Collins Won ’t Support the GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill
Maine Senator Susan Collins said Monday that she will vote against the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, becoming the third Republican Senator to oppose the latest effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. “Today, we find out that there is now a fourth version of the Graham-Cassidy proposal, which is as deeply flawed as the previous iterations,” she said in a statement on Monday. “The fact that a new version of this bill was released the very week we are supposed to vote compounds the problem.” The Congressional Budget Office said Monday that the latest version of the bill would reduce insurance cove...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized Congress Health Care onetime Senate Source Type: news

The Latest: Collins opposes GOP health care bill
Maine's Sen. Susan Collins says she's against the last-gasp Republican health care bill, which now lacks enough GOP support to pass (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The Latest: Senator casts doubt on fate of health care bill
A top Senate Republican say he doubts whether the latest GOP health care bill will even come up for a vote this week. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Investor says Zoom needs cash ‘badly,’ seeks court-appointed receiver
After investing $61 million in ZoomCare over the past three years, Endeavour Capital today went to Multnomah County Circuit Court to try "to clear the way for a significant, badly needed cash infusion," the Portland-based private equity firm announced. Endeavour, the largest outside investor in the on-demand clinics with a 42 percent stake in the company, is seeking a receiver for Zoom Management Inc. The cash infusion will cover necessary operating expenses for ZoomCare, which has been weighed… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Elizabeth Hayes Source Type: news

Cambridge's Genocea cuts staff and shelves lead drug in major shakeup
Cambridge-based Genocea Biosciences said Monday that it is laying off around 40 of its 100 employees and seeking to unload a genital herpes vaccine program as it shifts its focus to developing cancer treatments. Genocea (Nasdaq: GNCA) said it was ceasing all spending and development activities related to GEN-003, which the company previously touted as a potential blockbuster. Genocea said it was “exploring strategic alternatives” for the vaccine, typically shorthand for a sale or other transaction. T he… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

GOP hopes for Senate health care bill flickering out
Top Republicans had amended their measure overnight. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Mercy LIFE to open $6M PACE center in Montco
Mercy LIFE is expanding its Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly — known as PACE — to Montgomery County. The nonprofit plans to open a PACE center, designed to help the elder remain living at home instead of being admitted to a nursing home, in Norristown next summer. Mercy LIFE (Living Independently for Elders) said the $6 million community investment will expand the PACE model of care to more than 3,000 additional Medicare and Medicaid eligible seniors in Montgomery County. Retiring… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Bob Azelby has a plan to bring Juno's cancer drug to market
Azelby said we'll know definitively whether Juno has a successful cancer drug within a year. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Casey Coombs Source Type: news

Protesters Got Dragged Out of a Hearing on the Republican Health Care Repeal Bill
Protests erupted Monday in Washington as a Senate committee gathered for a hearing on the latest Republican proposal aimed at repealing former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law. The Senate Finance Committee was holding a hearing to address questions about the legislation, known as Graham-Cassidy for its architects, Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. Just as the Senators settled in, chants of “No cuts to Medicaid, save our liberty!” echoed throughout the hearing room. Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch, who chairs the committee, called for a brie...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Congress Health Care onetime protests Source Type: news

Harvard Sq. landlord tries to block Cambridge pot shop — using racketeering law
The neighbor of a proposed Cambridge marijuana dispensary has filed a federal racketeering case against the establishment, in a case that could upend the state ’s burgeoning marijuana industry and have implications nationwide. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Jessica Bartlett Source Type: news

RightEye: How this company's software is helping both doctors and sports stars
RightEye LLC knew it was on the right track when professional baseball teams started using its technology for measuring visual performance. The company, co-founded by Adam Gross and Dr. Melissa Hunfalvay, a former professional athlete and coach who used her experience to understand how athletes' vision affected their performance, saw interest in the technology take off after scoring a contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Now, the com pany counts almost 30 percent of Major League Baseball teams as… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tina Reed Source Type: news

Will Missouri lose health care funding under the Graham-Cassidy plan? Depends on who you ask
Missouri would have a net loss of revenue for health care services of $731 million over the 2020-2026 fiscal period, according to an analysis by the Missouri Budget Project. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Angela Mueller Source Type: news

Architecture CEO talks merger with New York firm, Houston health care trends
"The whole health care landscape is really being exposed to truly disruptive innovation." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Cara Smith Source Type: news

Buffalo General gets face-lift inside and out
Just in time for the opening of a new hospital next door, Buffalo General Medical Center is undergoing a face-lift of its own. The hospital, part of Kaleida Health, is getting new colors outside, shifting from neutral tones to an off-white with blue panels, with work expected to be completed by late October. The new look matches the decor of the adjacent Gates Vascular Institute as well as the John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital across the street, due to open in November. Inside, the hospital… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: American Health Authors: Tracey Drury Source Type: news

Jeff Gordon Foundation commits $2M for pediatric cancer initiative
Pediatric cancer research at Levine Children ’s Hospital got a $2 million boost on Monday. Those funds from the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation will be used for an endowed chair in cancer and blood disorders at the 12-story, 234-bed children’s hospital. It is located on the campus of Carolinas Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Carolinas HealthCare System. “Every child deserves to live a carefree life, and our world-class pediatric oncology and hematology research is essential to… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jennifer Thomas Source Type: news

Health insurance firm to add dozens of employees in Miami-Dade office expansion
Simply Healthcare will add dozens of employees as it expands its office space in west Miami-Dade County. The health insurance firm expanded its headquarters lease at Flagler Corporate Center, 9200-9250 W. Flagler St., by 24,000 square feet to total 107,714 square feet. Gordon Messinger, of Cushman& Wakefield, represented landlord Hoffman Properties in the deal. With the expansion, Simply Healthcare can grow its workforce from 740 to nearly 900, the broker said. The health insurance company, which… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

Obamacare Repeal Is on Life Support. These 5 Senators Could Decide Its Fate
Once again, Congress is facing a looming vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act that will be decided by a handful of key Republicans. As the Senate decides on the Graham-Cassidy bill this week, just three Republican senators would be enough to kill the bill’s chances, and doom GOP’s best chance to overturn the bill on a simple majority vote before a Sept. 30 deadline. With several Republicans expressing concern and even opposition to the bill, its future looks uncertain. On Monday, Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana put forward a revised version in an attempt to sway some ho...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Affordable Care Act Congress Health Care Obamacare onetime Source Type: news

Humana to offer early retirement for older employees
Humana Inc. is offering a voluntary early retirement program for its older employees. The company issued a statement that says the program is one of several measures being taken "to prepare for 2018 and to further position the company for a strong long-term future." The program offers two weeks of retirement pay for per each year of service with a maximum of 52 weeks’ pay, plus other elements. To be eligible, employees must be 55 years of age or older, have five years or more of completed service,… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Triad hospital's assets to be sold via auction
A bankruptcy judge has approved a motion allowing the sale. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jessica Seaman Source Type: news

Grady Memorial Hospital plans $13 million diagnostic center off Camp Creek Parkway
The hospital on Sept. 22 filed plans with the Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) to establish a multimodality diagnostic center. The project would require 32,000 square feet of interior build-out. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

The Latest: Protesters in wheelchairs disrupt bill hearing
Wheelchair-bound protesters interrupted a hearing on the GOP's health care bill _ loudly screaming, "No cuts to Medicaid (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Golden 100: Noble International Inc.
Read about what this top executive believes Orlando needs and more. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Denise Hicks Source Type: news

GOP Sweetens Health Care Bill to Woo Key Votes
Revisions would give states more decision-making authority on how to allocate health care dollars (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Memory care center proposed in Palm Beach County
The project is valued at $5.5 million. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Brian Bandell Source Type: news

What the latest health overhaul push means for consumers
A last-ditch attempt to replace former President Barack Obama's health care law gives insurance shoppers only a vague sense of what lies ahead if the bill becomes law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Skilled nursing facilities
Here are the top skilled nursing facilities in Birmingham, ranked by patient revenue in the latest fiscal filings. Data was gathered from SNFdata.com, Internet research and BBJ records. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Most Admired Leader: Vicki Mayo, The TouchPoint Solution
(Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Source Type: news

Best health care system in the world? A tournament among eight countries
No two health care systems are the system. This analysis examines eight plans in a bracket format that ultimately identifies a best plan worldwide. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Biotechnology Authors: By Aaron E. Carroll and Austin Frakt Source Type: news

Hafner, Troxel to Discuss Sleep at Cambridge Festival of Ideas
Researchers Marco Hafner and Wendy Troxel will participate in a panel,'You are what you sleep', at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas. The event will look at what can be done to tackle the growing problem of sleep deprivation in society, and explain why the science and economics show that sleep really matters. (Source: RAND Announcements)
Source: RAND Announcements - September 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: news

Humana's building a downtown fitness center — and it will be open to the pubic
Here's why Humana is investing in Louisville's Central Business District. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Chris Larson Source Type: news

Atlanta Clinical & Translational Science Institute gets $51 million grant, undergoes name change
The Atlanta Clinical& Translational Science Institute is changing its name to reflect a broader state-wide focus to the Georgia Clinical& Translational Science Alliance (Georgia CTSA). The National Institutes of Health awarded the newly rechristened organization a $51 million grant through its Clinical and Translational Science Award. The five-year grant will be used to increase the quality and value of clinical research and translate research results into better outcomes for p atients. Georgia… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Ellie Hensley Source Type: news

FDA rejects J & J application for new rheumatoid arthritis treatment
Janssen Biotech ’s biologics license application for an experimental arthritis therapy it's developing was rejected by the Food and Drug Administration Horsham-based Janssen Biotech, a subsidiary of Johnson& Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), was seeking approval for sirukumab as a treatment for moderately-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis. The FDA said additional clinical data are needed to further evaluate the safety of the new drug candidate. “We are disappointed by this development as we feel… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: John George Source Type: news

New blow to GOP health bill: Paul opposes revised measure
Conservative Sen. Rand Paul remains opposed to the newly revised Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Nontraditional health programs give county a boost
Improving community health is a good economic development strategy, said Tanner Health System President and CEO Loy Howard. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Emma N. Hurt Source Type: news

Following IPO, Dova puts lead drug in FDA ’s hands
Following its initial public offering – which yielded net proceeds of about $80 million – Durham-based Dova Pharmaceuticals has submitted a new drug application to the U.S. Drug Administration for its lead drug. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Health Management Authors: Jennifer Henderson Source Type: news

Cambridge cancer drug startup eyes $40M IPO eight months after launch
Less than a year after emerging from stealth mode, Cambridge cancer drug startup Cue Biopharma has disclosed plans to raise up to $40 million in an initial public offering. The 26-employee company said in a federal filing on Thursday that it had applied to list its stock under the ticker “CUE” on the Nasdaq Capital Market, which focuses on smaller, early-stage companies. Cue was founded in 2015 with $10 million in seed funding, and scored another $16 million when it came out of stealth mode… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Max Stendahl Source Type: news

Paul still opposes GOP health care bill, despite changes
Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says he will not vote for the latest Republican health care bill, calling last-minute changes designed to send more money to states with undecided senators as "suspicious." (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

The GOP Health Care Bill Is Near Collapse With Rand Paul Still Opposed
(WASHINGTON) — A spokesman for Sen. Rand Paul says the Kentucky Republican remains opposed to the GOP bill repealing the Obama health care law. Paul’s opposition would almost certainly doom the measure. Just three Republican opponents would kill the bill in the narrowly divided Senate. Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain opposes the measure and Maine Republican Susan Collins seems almost sure to do so. Alaska Republican Lisa Murkowski is undecided but voted against earlier versions this summer. Spokesman Sergio Gor says Paul wants a “significant” reduction in the law’s $1 trillion in spending, elimin...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Congress Health Care onetime Source Type: news

Pfizer helps pump $103M into startup to develop new cancer therapies
A local startup has been spun-out of Pfizer to develop clinical-stage experimental therapies. Nascent medicine company SpringWorks Therapeutics completed a $103 million series A round led by the New York-based pharma giant with the help of Bain Capital, OrbiMed and LifeArc (formerly known as MRC Technology). Pfizer (NYSE: PFE) granted SpringWorks the rights to help develop four drugs or t herapies that treat various conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer. Another New York-based… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 25, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Anthony Noto Source Type: news

The Latest: Trump blasts McCain over health bill vote
President Donald Trump says Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain delivered "a tremendous slap in the face of the Republican Party" by voting to kill the party's July effort to repeal the Obama health care law (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Better mental health: JSNA toolkit. 2017.
The guide accompanies the 2 External 0 0 0Mental Health and Wellbeing JSNA fingertips profile false http://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile-group/mental-health/profile/mh-jsna true false%>. It includes short, bite-sized sections which help people to develop a picture of mental health needs in a local area. The guide begins with sections on understanding place and understanding people. These focus on understanding risk, wellbeing, prevention and community resilience in the local population. Later sections cover the mental health care pathway, following a life course approach. These include the perinatal period, children...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 25, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news