Posts Tagged “health”

Managing a Retirement X Factor: Health Care

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Health care is a constant area of stress for people as they approach retirement. In fact, according to the Voya Retire Ready Index, 91 percent of workers are concerned about their ability to cover health care expenses in retirement. This comes as no surprise when you consider how health costs have risen over the past…

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Colorado consumer advocates challenge proposed health-insurance rate hikes

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Rate experts with the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative filed comments this week. The comments call on regulators at the Colorado Division of Insurance to carefully scrutinize proposed 2016 rates from Rocky Mountain Health Plans, which has proposed a 34.4 percent increase overall; the Colorado HealthOP, which is asking for hikes of nearly 22 percent; and…

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Family First Health celebrates 45th anniversary

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YORK, Pa. (WHTM) Family First Health, a community health center with locations in York and Adams counties, is celebrating its 45th anniversary in York. Founded in response to the York Charrette and as one of the nation’s first community health centers, it began as a way to address the health care needs of underserved populations….

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Health scare over: NJ man has malaria, not Ebola

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Health scare over: NJ man has malaria, not Ebola LAKEWOOD, NJ — A New Jersey man whose illness caused a health scare has been diagnosed with malaria, police said. Police were called to a Wawa convenience store Tuesday night, where they encountered a 66-year-old Neptune, NJ, man with a 105-degree fever. article source

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Giants ‘concerned’ about health of injured Jason Pierre-Paul

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Even though the New York Giants sent team officials to a Miami hospital to check on the status of injured defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, the clubs contingent returned to New York without having met with the player, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed to USA TODAY Sports on Wednesday. The person wasnt authorized…

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Jail health care costs exceed budgets

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Brunswick County has spent $825,000 in fiscal year 2014-15 — its budget was $785,000. In New Hanover County, the jail needs an additional $400,000 beyond its $2 million budget. We have a moral and legal obligation to provide health care, New Hanover County Sheriffs Capt. Mark Vincent said. Providing medical care for inmates is a…

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Obamacare gives Cook County Health a financial boost

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Dr. Tim Ekhlassi performs an eye exam on patient Edgar Reina-Isaza in the Ophthalmology Clinic at Stroger Hospital in Chicago on Tuesday July 7, 2015. The Cook County Health and Hospitals Systems revenue, including Cook County tax dollars, exceeded expenses by $14.1 million, according to audited financial statements for the year ended Nov. 30. article…

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WHO ‘unfit for health emergencies’

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The Ebola crisis proves the World Health Organization (WHO) lacks the capacity and culture to deal with global health emergencies, says a damning independent report, commissioned by the WHO itself. The review panel says WHO was too slow to act to get on top of the deadly virus which has now killed more than 11,000…

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‘Safer’ Plastics Linked to Health Problems in Kids

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Two chemicals commonly used in products such as plastic wrap are linked to an increased risk of high blood pressure and other health problems in children and teens, according to new research. The two chemicals diisononyl phthalate (DINP) and diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP) were introduced into consumer products as replacements for another similar chemical that had…

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More free or low cost health care is available, thanks to Aurora grant

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RACINE COUNTY — Families making it work without health insurance now have a greater chance of getting in yearly checkups. A few months ago, for example, a family of four earning less than $3,031 per month had access to free and low-cost health care at the Health Care Network, 904 State St. As of this…

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