Improve Radiology Departments by Adopting EMRs
In his 2004 State of the Union address, then-President George W. Bush advocated for electronic medical records (EMRs), proclaiming, “By computerizing health records, we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care.” The Bush Administration pushed EMRs to the tune of billions of dollars in grants and other incentives. The trend was continued throughout the Obama Administration as well. Now, after more than a decade with EMRs as a public policy priority, EMRs have been adopted by many hospitals as primary methods of managing patient information. Almost every department shares patient infor...
Source: MDDI - September 18, 2017 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Zach Parker Tags: Imaging Source Type: news

Sean Spicer ’s Emmys Appearance Rewarded His Lies With Fame
“This will be the largest audience to witness the Emmys, period — both in person and around the world.” So declared Sean Spicer, the supposed-to-be disgraced former press secretary, during a surprise guest at the Emmys last night. If Hollywood is a hotbed of anti-Trump sentiment, you wouldn’t have known it last night. After his brief appearance making fun of the most famous time he lied to the American people, the supposedly-disgraced press secretary posed backstage for pictures with celebs. Gross. I’m all in support of well-placed humor, especially for politicians. (I just wrote a book on ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Litt Tags: Uncategorized 2017 emmys Television Source Type: news

Senate Republicans Are Trying to Repeal Obamacare Again
(WASHINGTON) — Senate Republicans are revving up a final push to scuttle President Barack Obama’s health care law. Though the effort faces low odds of success and just a two-week window to prevail, Democrats backed by doctors, hospitals, and patients’ groups are mustering an all-out effort to smother the GOP drive once and for all. The latest attempt is being led by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Louisiana’s Bill Cassidy. Their 141-page bill would replace much of Obama’s statute with block grants to states and would give them wide leeway to decide how to spend the money. It wou...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alan Fram / AP Tags: Uncategorized Congress onetime republicans Source Type: news

Here Are All the Times Donald Trump Bashed the United Nations Before Speaking There
President Trump will make his first appearance at the United Nations this week, delivering a speech and meeting with members of a body that he criticized during his campaign. As a proponent of an “America First” approach to international relations, Trump will be closely watched by U.S. allies and adversaries during his address before the General Assembly on Tuesday, and U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said last week that people should expect tough talk. “I personally think he slaps the right people, he hugs the right people, and he comes out with [the] U.S. being very strong, in the end,” she said. Ahe...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump Foreign Policy onetime United Nations White House Source Type: news

Interior Secretary Recommends Shrinking 6 National Monuments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is recommending that six of 27 national monuments under review by the Trump administration be reduced in size, with changes to several others proposed. A leaked memo from Zinke to President Donald Trump recommends that two Utah monuments – Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante — be reduced, along with Nevada’s Gold Butte and Oregon’s Cascade-Siskiyou. Two marine monuments in the Pacific Ocean also would be reduced under Zinke’s memo, which has not been officially released. The Associated Press obtained a copy of the memo, which was first...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized National Parks onetime Source Type: news

Rex Tillerson Says the U.S. Might Shutter Its Embassy in Cuba
(NEW YORK) — The Trump administration is considering closing down the recently reopened U.S. Embassy in Havana following a string of unexplained incidents harming the health of American diplomats in Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday. Tillerson’s comments were the strongest indication to date that the United States might mount a major diplomatic response, potentially jeopardizing the historic restart of relations between the U.S. and Cuba. The two former foes reopened embassies in Washington and Havana in 2015 after a half-century of estrangement. “We have it under evaluation,” Tille...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Josh Lederman / AP Tags: Uncategorized Cuba Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

‘We Should Forgive Everybody at Some Point.’ Chelsea Manning Speaks Out in Rare Public Appearance
(NANTUCKET, Mass.) — Chelsea Manning said Sunday she is not an “American traitor” as her critics have claimed, and that she did what she thought was right. Manning made the remarks at a conference in Nantucket that was one of her first public appearances since being released from a military prison in May. The Associated Press was the only media outlet in attendance. “I believe I did the best I could in my circumstances to make an ethical decision,” she told the crowd when asked by the moderator if she was a traitor. The 29-year-old transgender woman was known as Bradley Manning when she was co...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jennifer McDermott / AP Tags: Uncategorized Chelsea Manning intelligence National Security onetime Surveillance Source Type: news

A Look Inside the Hate-Filled Twitter Accounts That President Trump Retweeted
President Donald Trump retweeted posts from two Twitter accounts Sunday — both of which have histories of hate-filled posts including anti-Muslim sentiments. Trump retweeted a video, which was posted by a user with the handle “Fuctupmind” Sunday morning, that depicted him striking Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball. The retweet came amid a series of Trump Twitter posts that included him defending his agenda and sharing details of his call with North Korea. “Donald Trump’s amazing golf swing #CrookedHillary,” the caption of the original tweet by @fuctupmind reads, which includes...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized onetime White House Source Type: news

President Trump Dubs North Korea ’s Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’ Amid Rising Tensions
(SOMERSET, N.J.) — President Donald Trump on Sunday mocked the leader of nuclear-armed North Korea as “Rocket Man” while White House advisers said the isolated nation would face destruction unless it shelves its weapons programs and bellicose threats. The warnings came a day after Kim Jong Un pledged to continue those programs, saying North Korea is nearing its goal of “equilibrium” in military force with the United States. North Korea will be high on the agenda for world leaders this coming week at the annual meeting of the U.N. General Assembly, Trump’s biggest moment on the world stag...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Foreign Policy onetime Source Type: news

Bernie Sanders: I Did Everything I Could to Get Hillary Clinton Elected
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders pushed back against Hillary Clinton’s criticism that he did not do enough on her behalf in the general election — claiming he had no control over his supporters who ultimately voted for Donald Trump. “Let me just say this; I worked as hard as I could after endorsing Hillary Clinton. I went all over this country. And I would remind people, people say, ‘Not everyone who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary.’ No kidding, thats what happens in politics,” Sanders told NBC News’ Chuck Todd on Meet the Press Sunday. “I worked as hard as I could...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized Bernie Sanders onetime Source Type: news

‘He’s Making Things Happen.’ Trump Fans Rally in Washington, D.C.
Earlier this week, a middle-aged woman who gave her name only as Jessica boarded an Amtrak train in Richmond, California, and made the three day trip eastward to Washington. In her bag was a red, white and blue T-shirt and a beanie that simply read “TRUMP.” “Where I’m from, you’re not free to express your political opinions without harm or shunning,” she said, after declining to give her full name. “Free speech has been repressed by violence. You can’t have a Trump bumper sticker on your car. And listen — I don’t consider myself a Republican. I’m an American...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump protests washington White House Source Type: news

Here's what war with North Korea would actually look like: 20,000 dead in the first 24 hours
(Natural News) To borrow a phrase that was used hundreds – if not thousands – of times by leftists in the months following the election of Barack Obama, President Trump was “dealt a bad hand.” This is not an excuse for inaction or strategic mistakes, however, sort of like how the liberals used it to... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California Is Set to Become a ‘Sanctuary State.’ Here’s What That Means
California is home to more undocumented immigrants than any other state, and liberal state lawmakers have been rallying to protect that population as President Trump has taken a harder line on immigration. Among their most ambitious strategies: passing a so-called “sanctuary state” bill. And after a vote on Friday, it appears that bill will become law. The state assembly voted 49 to 25, largely along party lines, to pass the measure, following the state senate’s approval in April. The bill now goes back to the Senate for another vote, where it is likely to pass, and then to the desk of California Gov. Jer...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Katy Steinmetz Tags: Uncategorized California DACA Donald Trump dreamers Immigration Jerry Brown onetime sanctuary city sanctuary state Source Type: news

What It ’s Like Inside Rihanna’s Power Player-Filled Diamond Ball
On Thursday night, reigning queen of, well, everything Rihanna hosted her third Diamond Ball in downtown New York. A charity gala raising money for her Clara Lionel Foundation, which supports health and education initiatives currently in the Caribbean and Malawi, Rihanna was joined by the evening’s host Dave Chappelle and musical guests Kendrick Lamar and Calvin Harris for a glitzy night of stars — and big spenders. Between the model-filled high-fashion red carpet, Chappelle’s unfiltered jokes and an energetic performance from Lamar, it was an evening of serious celebrity power. Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Leo...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Raisa Bruner Tags: Uncategorized celebrities Charity nightlife Rihanna Source Type: news

Harvard Withdrew Chelsea Manning ’s ‘Visiting Fellow’ Invitation. Here’s What to Know
A Harvard graduate school dean on Friday withdrew a designation extended to Chelsea Manning, saying the offer was a “mistake,” after a backlash from several people, including the head of the CIA. Manning, an Army soldier who was convicted of espionage after leaking classified government documents, was released from prison in May after then-President Barack Obama commuted her sentence in January. Manning was set to serve as a “visiting fellow” at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government this fall before the school revoked the “perceived honor.” The reversal came less than a da...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Chan Tags: Uncategorized Chelsea Manning onetime Source Type: news

Trump ’s Tweet Condemning the ‘Loser Terrorist’ in the London Attack Is Causing Some Confusion
President Donald Trump quickly took to Twitter early Friday morning to condemn what he called the “loser terrorist” behind the explosion on a London Underground subway train, doing so before British authorities had identified any suspect or suspects in the attack that left at least 18 people injured. In a string of Twitter posts, Trump described the unidentified perpetrator or perpetrators behind the explosion in the Parsons Green area of the city as “sick and demented.” He also suggested that local authorities might have been aware of the threat, saying that the culprits “were in the sights o...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kate Samuelson Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump onetime parsons green president trump Terror terrorist attacks twitter United Kingdom Source Type: news

Schools Seek to Help Immigrants Amid Mixed Signals on DACA
(BERKELEY, Calif.) — Mixed signals from Washington over a possible agreement to preserve protections for young immigrants are increasing anxiety and confusion on college campuses, where the stakes are high. Amid the uncertainty, colleges and universities are stepping up efforts to protect students enrolled in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, telling them to be hopeful but plan for the worst. Harvard University has opened a round-the-clock emergency hotline for immigrants in the program. The University of Illinois at Chicago has posted advice on what to do if federal agents show up on campus. UC Ber...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jocelyn Gecker and Sophia Tareen / AP Tags: Uncategorized DACA Immigration onetime Source Type: news

Harvard Says Chelsea Manning Can Still Visit, But Not as a Fellow
The Harvard Kennedy School rescinded its designation of Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow late Thursday, calling the initial decision “a mistake.” “We invited Chelsea Manning to spend a day at the Kennedy School,” said dean Douglas Elmendorf in a statement, explaining that Manning was invited to talk to interested students, and then give remarks at a forum where attendees could “ask hard questions and challenge what she has said and done.” “We did not intend to honor her in any way or to endorse any of her words or deeds,” Elmendorf continued. Manning served more than six ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kevin Lui Tags: Uncategorized Chelsea Manning colleges Education Harvard intelligence onetime Source Type: news

CIA Director Mike Pompeo Cancels Harvard Appearance Over Chelsea Manning Hire
CIA Director Mike Pompeo cancelled a scheduled appearance at Harvard University on Thursday over the university’s Kennedy School of Government hiring of Chelsea Manning as a visiting fellow. “While I have served my country as a soldier in the United States Army and will continue to defend Ms. Manning’s right to offer a defense of why she chose this path, I believe it is shameful for Harvard to place its stamp of approval upon her treasonous actions,” Pompeo said in a letter to Harvard on Thursday, according to NBC News. The Kennedy School announced Manning’s fellowship on Wednesday, along with...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 15, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Abigail Abrams Tags: Uncategorized Chelsea Manning Harvard onetime Source Type: news

UCLA to offer free mental health screening, treatment to all incoming students
Speaking before dozens of influential business and civic leaders about mental health in the workplace, UCLA Chancellor Gene Block announced today the university will for the first time offer free mental health screening and, if appropriate, treatment, to all incoming freshmen and transfer students.“It affects about 350 million people worldwide, and yet, in my view, depression remains somewhat overlooked and understudied. That depression has not been identified as our number one health issue astounds me,” said Block during his keynote speech at the inauguralOne Mind Initiative at Work summit.The One Mind Initiat...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - September 14, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

California Lawmakers To Vote On 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate
To some, it's a chance for the state to cement its environmental leadership as the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change programs. (Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Sommer Source Type: news

California Lawmakers Debate 100 Percent Clean Energy Mandate
To some, it's a chance for the state to cement its environmental leadership as the Trump administration rolls back Obama-era climate change programs. (Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lauren Sommer Source Type: news

Why Is President Trump Making a Deal With Democrats? He Just Wants a Win
President Trump may finally be putting his deal-making skills to work in Washington. Over a Chinese food dinner in the Blue Room of the Executive Mansion, Trump seemed to reach an agreement in principle with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that would preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A week after cutting a deal with the two Democrats to raise the debt limit while funding hurricane relief, Trump once again reached across the aisle—cutting out Republican congressional leaders in the process. It’s unclear whether the deal to protect Dreamers wi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized chuck schumer Congress DACA Donald Trump dreamers Immigration nancy pelosi White House Source Type: news

Here ’s Everything President Trump Has Ever Said About DACA
President Trump has given conflicting signals in the past day about the fate of immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children. After a dinner at the White House Thursday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said they were confident that a deal could be reached. Trump then said that a deal was “fairly close” but also that he wanted more out of the arrangement. “We’ll only do it if we get extreme security, not only surveillance but everything that goes with surveillance,” he said Thursday. “If there’s not a wall, we’re doi...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson and Katie Reilly Tags: Uncategorized DACA Donald Trump Immigration onetime White House Source Type: news

Deal or No Deal?
President Donald Trump may finally be putting his deal-making skills to work in Washington. Over a Chinese food dinner in the Blue Room of the Executive Mansion, Trump seemed to reach an agreement in principle with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi that would preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A week after cutting a deal with the two Democrats to raise the debt limit while funding hurricane relief, Trump once again reached across the aisle—cutting out Republican congressional leaders in the process. It’s unclear whether the deal to prote...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Morning Must Reads Source Type: news

Regret Not Voting in Last Year ’s Election? Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Forgive You
Hillary Clinton says she does not forgive people who didn’t vote in the 2016 presidential election and now say they regret it. In an interview with CNN Wednesday, the former Democratic candidate told Anderson Cooper that more than two dozen women apologized to her for not voting or otherwise helping to advance her campaign. Clinton appeared on Cooper’s show 360° to discuss her new memoir about her loss to Republican Donald Trump, titled What Happened. “When it first started happening, it was so soon after the election,” Clinton told Cooper. “It was hard for me to comfort somebody who was ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joseph Hincks Tags: Uncategorized hillary clinton onetime Source Type: news

President Trump Has Reached a Compromise with Top Democrats on DACA
(WASHINGTON) — The top House and Senate Democrats said Wednesday they had reached agreement with President Donald Trump to protect thousands of younger immigrants from deportation and fund some border security enhancements — not including Trump’s long-sought border wall. The deal announced by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi following a White House dinner would enshrine protections for the nearly 800,000 immigrants brought illegally to this country as kids who had benefited from former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Time Tags: Uncategorized DACA daca program Donald Trump politics Source Type: news

Inside the White House Hurricane Response
At precisely 12:30 on Sept. 12, more than 60 federal, state and local emergency response officials from around the country convened on a video teleconference to address the catastrophic effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The White House dialed in from a secure, windowless office across from the West Wing, its 24/7 use over the last weeks indicated by the coat rack of suits and the pillow and blanket stacked beside the sofa. The National Weather Service, the Pentagon and U.S. Northern Command linked in via their own video feeds. Front line responders from the Gulf Coast to the mid-Atlantic tuned in to provide updates fr...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Zeke J Miller Tags: Uncategorized Bossert FEMA Florida harvey Hurricanes irma Pentagon Puerto Rico trump White House Source Type: news

Paul Ryan Doesn ’t Think Deporting Dreamers Is in ‘Our Nation’s Interest’
(WASHINGTON) — House Speaker Paul Ryan says President Donald Trump took the right approach to phasing out a program that helped young immigrants living in the United States who were brought into the country as children. The Wisconsin Republicans says an AP Newsmakers interview that he wanted the White House to provide time for a legislative fix because he didn’t want the program “to be rescinded on Day One and create chaos.” Trump has announced that he’ll dismantle the Obama administration’s program in six months. Ryan says that window should give time for Congress to act. He says deport...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized Congress DACA onetime Paul Ryan republicans Source Type: news

‘Love Is Love.’ Read Barack Obama’s Tribute to the Late LGBTQ Activist Edie Windsor
Former President Barack Obama paid tribute to LGBTQ activist Edie Windsor, whose fight for equal rights led to a landmark ruling on same-sex marriage. Windsor, 88, died early Wednesday. During Obama’s presidency, she filed a lawsuit against the federal government in New York after she was billed $363,053 in federal state taxes in 2010 when her wife, Thea Spyer, died. If her marriage had been recognized by the state, she wouldn’t have been billed anything. The couple had been together for 44 years and had got married in Canada in 2007. The case led the Supreme Court to strike down the Defense of Marriage Act in ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized onetime politics Source Type: news

‘You’ll Like Him.’ U.S. Ambassador Urges U.K. to Get to Know Trump
Woody Johnson, the new U.S. ambassador to the U.K., used his first speech to pay customary tribute to the bonds shared by the two countries — and to the President who appointed him to the job. The billionaire owner of the New York Jets, who was named as ambassador by President Donald Trump in August, spoke of Trump’s respect for the U.K., noting that one of the President’s first actions after moving into the White House was to re-install a bust of Winston Churchill removed by the Obama administration. “Nor was it a coincidence Theresa May was the first head of government to meet the President in the...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Lewis Tags: Uncategorized Donald Trump New York Jets onetime US Ambassador woody johnson Source Type: news

A Lot More Democrats Now Back Bernie Sanders ’ ‘Medicare for All’ Plan
Two years ago, Sen. Bernie Sanders introduced a “Medicare for All” bill that would move the U.S. toward a single-payer healthcare system. He didn’t get a single co-sponsor. On Wednesday, the Vermont independent will introduce his latest version of the bill. Ten of his colleagues—about one-fourth of Democratic senators—have already signed on. That includes four senators widely expected to run for president in 2020: Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Kamala Harris and Kirsten Gillibrand. “The American people understand that now is the time for us to do what every other major country on earth d...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nash Jenkins Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Election Affordable Care Act Bernie Sanders Congress Cory Booker Donald Trump Health Care Healthcare hillary clinton kirsten gillibrand Source Type: news

How Edith Windsor Became a ‘Matriarch of the Gay-Rights Movement’
For most of her life, Edith Windsor was a private citizen who, like most Americans, had a name that — while meaningful to those in her circle of friends and family — was largely unknown to the wider world. But a late-in-life decision ensured that the LGBTQ activist, who died on Tuesday at 88, as her wife Judith Kasen-Windsor confirmed, would find her name a solid part of American history. After all, it’s her name in the 2013 Supreme Court case United States v. Windsor, which overturned key parts of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). “America’s long journey towards equality has been guided by...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Olivia B. Waxman Tags: Uncategorized Civil Rights remembrance Source Type: news

Even Conservatives Skeptical About Cassidy-Graham Trumpcare Bill
Criticism is mounting to the latest Republican-led U.S. Senate effort to partially replace the Affordable Care Act from conservatives who want the Obama-era health law to disappear in its entirety. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:LNN NYSE:ANTM Source Type: news

Conservative Groups Oppose Cassidy-Graham Trumpcare Bill
Criticism is mounting to the latest Republican-led U.S. Senate effort to partially replace the Affordable Care Act from conservatives who want the Obama-era health law to disappear in its entirety. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - September 12, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Japsen, Contributor Tags: NYSE:CNC NYSE:LNN NYSE:ANTM NYSE:MOH Source Type: news

The Median Household Income in the U.S. Is Rising
(WASHINGTON) — In a stark reminder of the damage done by the Great Recession and of the modest recovery that followed, the median American household last year finally earned more than it did in 1999. Incomes for a typical U.S. household, adjusted for inflation, rose 3.2 percent from 2015 to 2016 to $59,039, the Census Bureau said. The median is the point at which half the households fall below and half are above. Last year’s figure is slightly above the previous peak of $58,665, reached in 1999. It is also the first time since the recession ended in 2009 that the typical household earned more than it did in 200...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Rugaber / AP Tags: Uncategorized income Money onetime Source Type: news

Here Are All the Books Hillary Clinton Name-Drops in Her New Memoir
Hillary Clinton doesn’t just want you to read her campaign memoir. It turns out she thinks you should read a few more books. In “What Happened,” the former Secretary of State reflects on her failed presidential campaign, reflecting on her concerns about the direction President Trump is taking the country and how she handled her loss. Clinton peppers the book with references to books that she thinks help explain Trump’s rise and how America should respond to it as well as poems, novels and essays that inspired her and helped her cope with her loss. Here’s a look at the books she namechecks: Cl...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ryan Teague Beckwith Tags: Uncategorized 2016 Election Books hillary clinton Source Type: news

Frieden ’ s Next Act: Heart Disease and Preparing for New Epidemics
The man who headed the C.D.C. under Obama will tackle new global health challenges, with $225 million from Gates, Bloomberg and other philanthropies (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PAM BELLUCK and JAN HOFFMAN Tags: Frieden, Thomas R. Trans Fatty Acids Hypertension Epidemics Heart Vital Strategies Philanthropy Source Type: news

Former CDC chief launches $225 million global health initiative
Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is starting a new initiative to tackle some of global health’s thorniest issues: cardiovascular disease and epidemics. Frieden, a former New York City health commissioner who spent seven years leading the CDC during the Obama administration, said he chose those two issues based on his “unique […]Related:New clinical trial might change the standard treatment for melanomaHPV researchers, Planned Parenthood win prestigious Lasker medical awardsAfter the flood, the monster that grows like ‘the Blob’ &md...
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Doctors admit that at least 20 percent of medical care is NOT needed but is administered anyway thanks to fear of lawsuits
(Natural News) When it comes to assigning blame for America’s expensive health care system, there is plenty to go around. The federal government shares much of it, considering that health care is one of the most regulated industries in the country. Even before Democrats passed the Affordable Care Act and President Obama signed his namesake... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No, Trump Still Hasn ’t Changed His Mind About Climate Change After Hurricane Irma and Harvey
The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump has not altered his views on climate change, despite scientists’ warnings that Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, which recently ravaged portions of the United States, are evidence the warming global climate is making extreme weather worse. “I don’t think think that’s changed,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters Monday at the daily presidential briefing. In 2012, Trump referred to climate change as a “myth” propagated by the Chinese, and campaigned for President on withdrawing from the Paris Accords, a ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alana Abramson Tags: Uncategorized climate change Donald Trump onetime Source Type: news

Gloria Steinem Attended Her First Fashion Show Ever With Huma Abedin
It appears that Gloria Steinem is still open to trying new things. The 83-year-old feminist icon made her New York Fashion Week debut by sitting front row at the Prabal Gurung runway show, where she was flanked by not just the typical fashion insiders but figures known more for their work in politics and activism, like Huma Abedin and DeRay Mckesson. Gurung’s decision to invite political power players like Steinem and Abedin shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, however; the designer, a favorite of former First Lady Michelle Obama, has been outspoken about supporting women and immigrants’ rights in the...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized celebrities fashion Gloria Steinem Huma Abedin Newsfeed NYFW Source Type: news

The Guardian view on exploring Saturn: an inspiring distraction | Editorial
The great success of the Cassini mission deserves our appreciation, but Nasa ’s work on Earth’s climate matters moreTheCassini mission, which willend on Friday, is one of the most wonderful achievements of the human race. A slack-jawed awe is the only proper reaction to the spacecraft ’s travels and to its intricate route over seven years to Saturn, aided by the slingshot effects of its grazing the orbits of the inner planets, first Venus and then Earth, as it passed them in vast loops, representing astonishing feats of calculation.Nor was it enough just to reach the outer planets and their region of imme...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Editorial Tags: Saturn Space Climate change Nasa Science Venus Jupiter The sun Europe Donald Trump Republicans US news World news North Korea Asia Pacific Elon Musk Technology Mars Barack Obama Source Type: news

California Files Lawsuit Against the Trump Administration Over DACA Decision
(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — California sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that gives protection from deportation to young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas. The lawsuit’s legal arguments largely mirror those already filed in a lawsuit last week by 15 other states and the District of Columbia. Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he was joined in his suit by the attorney generals for Maryland, Maine and Minnesota. The lawsuit alleges the Trump Administration violated the Constitution and other laws when it rescinded th...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Associated Press Tags: Uncategorized California Courts Immigration onetime Source Type: news

John Oliver Lets Loose on Joe Arpaio ’s Presidential Pardon on Last Week Tonight
Last Week Tonight has been on hiatus for a few weeks, so John Oliver did not get a chance to comment on Donald Trump’s controversial decision to pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the answer, according to Oliver, to the question, “What if a decaying russet potato somehow hated Mexicans?” Arpaio was voted out of office in Maricopa County, Arizona, back in November and was convicted earlier this year of criminal charge for violating a federal judge’s 2011 order to stop racially profiling in immigration roundups. Trump decided to use his power of presidential pardon, or as Oliver calls it, “the only genu...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Melissa Locker Tags: Uncategorized John Oliver Last Week Tonight Late Night Television Source Type: news

Georgetown hosts global health security expert Beth Cameron
(Georgetown University Medical Center) Georgetown's Center for Global Health Science and Security welcomes back to campus Beth Cameron, former senior director for global health security and biodefense in the Obama administration's White House National Security Council. On Friday, Sept. 15, Cameron, now senior director for the Nuclear Threat Initiative's Global Biological Policy and Programs, will discuss why US leadership continues to be vital in advancing the   Global Health Security Agenda's mission to build a world safe from biological threats. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Devastating Hurricane Season Exposes America ’s Flood Insurance Problem
As Hurricane Irma continued on a collision course toward South Florida with wind speeds topping 150 mph, millions of people in the region boarded up their homes and packed up their bags. In the face of a storm that is predicted to be devastating, the question looming over many families is whether they will be able to afford to rebuild their homes if they’re destroyed. At the heart of that question is the issue of flood insurance — an increasingly fraught topic not just in South Florida but in the flood-prone regions of the country as a whole. Private insurance companies moved away from offering flood insurance ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 9, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Justin Worland Tags: Uncategorized Congress FEMA hurricane irma Natural Disasters Source Type: news

Planned Parenthood thinks DACA children should be protected... unless they are murdered before being born
(Natural News) Abortion mill Planned Parenthood has sounded in on President Trump’s recent decision to scrap the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era executive order that allows illegal aliens who were unlawfully brought into the U.S. as children to remain in the country without being deported. As per usual, Planned Parenthood has taken the... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Med Societies Support'Dreamers' After Trump Rescinds DACA Med Societies Support'Dreamers' After Trump Rescinds DACA
Medical societies are rallying around nearly 800,000 undocumented'Dreamers" — some of them in medical school — who face possible deportation with the demise of the Obama-era program.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

GOP, Dem senators calmly discuss bolstering Obama health law
Republicans and Democrats have serenely discussed ways to curb premium increases for individual insurance policies (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news