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Lowell Sun
Critics: Rankings unfair to doctors, misleading to patients It was an ambitious experiment aimed at saving taxpayer money and ensuring th
Critics: Rankings unfair to doctors, misleading to patients
Lowell Sun / Posted 18 hours ago
It was an ambitious experiment aimed at saving taxpayer money and ensuring that Massachusetts' public employees saw the very best doctors, but a $7 million, state-run doctor ranking system... Read more
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TribLIVE
Businesses cutting rising costs by self-insuring | TribLIVE After years of facing steeply rising health insurance premiums a
Businesses cutting rising costs by self-insuring
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
| TribLIVE After years of facing steeply rising health insurance premiums at his family's commercial construction company, Bryan Reiser was surprised... Read more
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Op-Ed News
Towards a TB free India: It cannot be a lone battle- Advertisement - Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS (CNS): India carrie
Towards a TB free India: It cannot be a lone battle
Op-Ed News / Posted yesterday
- Advertisement - Shobha Shukla, Citizen News Service - CNS (CNS): India carries the highest global burden of TB - a curable disease that kills one Indian every 90 seconds. There are 2.2 million new cases of TB in the country every year, out of which... Read more
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Daily Record
Fee changes threaten mental health programsWhen it comes to mental health, there are three things of which every citizen o
Fee changes threaten mental health programs
Daily Record / Posted 2 days ago
When it comes to mental health, there are three things of which every citizen of New Jersey should be aware: the prevalence and need for mental health and substance use treatment; the effectiveness and fiscal prudence of treatment; and the imminent... Read more
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The Fort Morgan Times
Things to do in Morgan CountyMeet and Eat weekly lunch menu: June 27 to July 1 Here is the menu for the For
Things to do in Morgan County
The Fort Morgan Times / Posted 2 days ago
Meet and Eat weekly lunch menu: June 27 to July 1 Here is the menu for the Fort Morgan Meet and Eat from June 27 to July 1 at Fort Morgan Senior Center. Call 970-380-9744 or 970-867-4667 by 8 p.m. the night before for reservations. For the Fort... Read more
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NJ Biz
Horizon, rival attorneys react to OMNIA report rulingA panel of Appellate Division judges voted to allow the state's largest insurer
Horizon, rival attorneys react to OMNIA report ruling
NJ Biz / Posted 2 days ago
A panel of Appellate Division judges voted to allow the state's largest insurer to keep pages of a highly sought-after report private in two ongoing cases. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey will not have to reveal certain portions of a... Read more
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Business Wire
PENTAX Medical Appoints Dr. Hudson Garrett, Global Chief Clinical OfficerTOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PENTAX Medical, a division of HOYA Corporation, announc
PENTAX Medical Appoints Dr. Hudson Garrett, Global Chief Clinical Officer
Business Wire / Posted 2 days ago
TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PENTAX Medical, a division of HOYA Corporation, announced the appointment of Dr. Hudson Garrett to the position of Global Chief Clinical Officer. In this executive role, Hudson Garrett is responsible for leading all PENTAX... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Flint Water Crisis Fast Facts(CNN) -- Here is a look at the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where cost-cutt
Flint Water Crisis Fast Facts
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 3 days ago
(CNN) -- Here is a look at the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, where cost-cutting measures led to tainted drinking water that contained lead and other toxins. Flint, located 70 miles north of Detroit, is a city of 99,002, where 41.6% of residents... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield doesn't have to reveal criteria for tiered insurance plan, court saysThe state’s largest insurer doesn’t have to reveal exactly how it classed hospi
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield doesn't have to reveal criteria for tiered insurance plan, court says
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 3 days ago
The state’s largest insurer doesn’t have to reveal exactly how it classed hospitals into preferred and non-preferred tiers when it launched the Omnia health plans last year, an Appellate Court panel said Thursday. The ruling appeared to dim the... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield doesn't have to reveal criteria for tiered insurance planThe state’s largest insurer doesn’t have to reveal exactly how it classed hospi
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield doesn't have to reveal criteria for tiered insurance plan
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 3 days ago
The state’s largest insurer doesn’t have to reveal exactly how it classed hospitals into preferred and non-preferred tiers when it launched the Omnia health plans last year, an Appellate Court panel said Thursday. The ruling appeared to dim the... Read more
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PharmaceuticalOnline
An Introduction To Biopharmaceutical Facility Design LayoutBy Herman Bozenhardt, Bozenhardt Consulting Services, and Erich Bozenhardt, IPS
An Introduction To Biopharmaceutical Facility Design Layout
PharmaceuticalOnline / Posted 3 days ago
By Herman Bozenhardt, Bozenhardt Consulting Services, and Erich Bozenhardt, IPS-Integrated Project Services This article is the second in a six-part series on how single-use systems are changing the modern biotechnology facility and process design... Read more
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TribLIVE
Highmark courts buyers for profitable vision unit | TribLIVE The Highmark sign atop Fifth Avenue Place in downtown Pittsburgh
Highmark courts buyers for profitable vision unit
TribLIVE / Posted 4 days ago
| TribLIVE The Highmark sign atop Fifth Avenue Place in downtown Pittsburgh. Highmark Health, which has lost about $773 million on the federal... Read more
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The Fort Morgan Times
Things to do in Morgan County June 21, 2016Food Bank of the Rockies mobile pantry truck visit today The Food Bank of the
Things to do in Morgan County June 21, 2016
The Fort Morgan Times / Posted 5 days ago
Food Bank of the Rockies mobile pantry truck visit today The Food Bank of the Rockies mobile pantry truck will make its monthly visit to Morgan County today. The pantry truck stops at the Morgan County Fairgrounds in Brush from 10 a.m. to noon, and... Read more
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Business Insider
How a Chinese power couple created a fast-food chain that's 3 times more profitable than In-N-OutThe Little Tikes log cabin my son received for his third birthday was a little
How a Chinese power couple created a fast-food chain that's 3 times more profitable than In-N-Out
Business Insider / Posted 8 days ago
The Little Tikes log cabin my son received for his third birthday was a little lacking in authenticity-121 pounds of fancifully molded plastic and not a toothpick's worth of wood. What I saw as kitsch, though, Isaac experienced as an unqualified... Read more
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FOX News
Feds inching toward implementing possible sleep apnea screening for truckersSoon, the federal government may require all commercial truckers, bus drivers a
Feds inching toward implementing possible sleep apnea screening for truckers
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
Soon, the federal government may require all commercial truckers, bus drivers and railroad workers to undergo screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disease that can lead to drowsy driving and increase the risk of crashes. The Department of... Read more
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FOX News
Fed inching toward implementing possible sleep apnea screening for truckersSoon, the federal government may require all commercial truckers, bus drivers a
Fed inching toward implementing possible sleep apnea screening for truckers
FOX News / Posted 10 days ago
Soon, the federal government may require all commercial truckers, bus drivers and railroad workers to undergo screening for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a disease that can lead to drowsy driving and increase the risk of crashes. The Department of... Read more
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CDC Press Releasesmen are visiting Title X Family Planning Program sites, according to a report r
CDC Press Releases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention / Posted 10 days ago
men are visiting Title X Family Planning Program sites, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the HHS Office of Population Affairs (OPA) in observance of June’s Men’s Health Month. From 2003... Read more
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The Fort Morgan Times
Things to do in Morgan County, June 15, 2016Brown Bag Lunch program featuring author Jennifer Patten speaking at noon in th
Things to do in Morgan County, June 15, 2016
The Fort Morgan Times / Posted 11 days ago
Brown Bag Lunch program featuring author Jennifer Patten speaking at noon in the Community Room. Patten is the author of the now-classic book, "In View of the Mountains: A History of Fort Morgan, Colorado." She has written the definitive... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Email letters, June 13, 2016is leading a populist revolution Almost everywhere you go in the mainstream me
Email letters, June 13, 2016
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 13 days ago
is leading a populist revolution Almost everywhere you go in the mainstream media you hear that Donald Trump is racist and bigoted and that he blames all of the country’s problems on specific ethnic and religious groups. I believe what he... Read more
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The Fort Morgan Times
Things to do in Morgan CountyFree summer lunches for kids available Morgan County Re-3 School District is o
Things to do in Morgan County
The Fort Morgan Times / Posted 13 days ago
Free summer lunches for kids available Morgan County Re-3 School District is offering free summer lunches meals to all kids at three different sites in Fort Morgan, and starting June 13 the nonprofit Kids At Their Best will do the same at two sites... Read more
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The News & Observer
State and feds say Carolinas HealthCare drove up costs by curbing competition | News & Observer June 9, 2016 12:18 PM Hospital chain limited choices for
State and feds say Carolinas HealthCare drove up costs by curbing competition
The News & Observer / Posted 16 days ago
| News & Observer June 9, 2016 12:18 PM Hospital chain limited choices for patients in... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New study finds underutilization of PR therapy among older COPD patientsA new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston investigat
New study finds underutilization of PR therapy among older COPD patients
News-Medical-Net / Posted 16 days ago
A new study from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston investigating trends on the use of pulmonary rehabilitation therapy among older adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease found that this therapy was underutilized, despite... Read more
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West Side Leader & South Side News Leader
South Side News & NotesBy Staff WriterCoventry considering ballot issues for November election COVENT
South Side News & Notes
West Side Leader & South Side News Leader / Posted 16 days ago
By Staff WriterCoventry considering ballot issues for November election COVENTRY — The residents of Coventry Township likely will see three issues on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot, said Board of Trustees Chairman Tom Seese. The board held a... Read more
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The News & Observer
Federal lawsuit says Carolinas HealthCare drove up patient costs by reducing competition | News & Observer June 9, 2016 12:18 PM Patients in the Charlotte...
Federal lawsuit says Carolinas HealthCare drove up patient costs by reducing competition
The News & Observer / Posted 17 days ago
| News & Observer June 9, 2016 12:18 PM Patients in the Charlotte... Read more
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Belfast Telegraph
Loughinisland pub massacre: Full 2016 Police Ombudsman report into 1994 Heights Bar murders Loughinisland: Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire confirms collusion between police
Loughinisland pub massacre: Full 2016 Police Ombudsman report into 1994 Heights Bar murders
Belfast Telegraph / Posted 17 days ago
Loughinisland: Ombudsman Dr Michael Maguire confirms collusion between police and loyalist killers. Picture By: Arthur Allison.O'Tooles Bar (The Heights), in... Read more
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The Times Leader
Senior Services update heardHe presented data through May 31 of this year. "The primary purpose of Senior
Senior Services update heard
The Times Leader / Posted 18 days ago
He presented data through May 31 of this year. "The primary purpose of Senior Services is to minimize the need for institutionalization ... ," he said, adding that the goal is also to maximize quality of life for seniors age 60 and older. "We... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Victory for tiered insurance plans in N.J.Tuesday ruled that New Jersey acted properly when it approved a bid by the New
Victory for tiered insurance plans in N.J.
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 18 days ago
Tuesday ruled that New Jersey acted properly when it approved a bid by the New Jersey largest insurer to divide hospitals and doctors into a two-tiered health plan, dismissing arguments by 10 of the second-tier hospitals that the plan would... Read more
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Business Wire
Technavio Announces Top Five Vendors in the Global Sports Medicine Market from 2016 to 2020lists 15 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during
Technavio Announces Top Five Vendors in the Global Sports Medicine Market from 2016 to 2020
Business Wire / Posted 18 days ago
lists 15 other prominent vendors that are expected to impact the market during the forecast period. Competitive vendor landscape The market is characterized by the presence of diverse international and regional vendors. With international... Read more
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The Star
Subra: Sabah native courts marriage certs are validPETALING JAYA: The Ministry of Health (MOH) clarified that marriage certificate
Subra: Sabah native courts marriage certs are valid
The Star / Posted 18 days ago
PETALING JAYA: The Ministry of Health (MOH) clarified that marriage certificates registered under the Sabah native courts are valid and can be used as an official marriage document at all government medical facilities, says Datuk Seri S.... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Victory for tiered insurance plans in NJTuesday ruled that New Jersey acted properly when it approved a bid by the New
Victory for tiered insurance plans in NJ
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 18 days ago
Tuesday ruled that New Jersey acted properly when it approved a bid by the New Jersey largest insurer to divide hospitals and doctors into a two-tiered health plan, dismissing arguments by 10 of the second-tier hospitals that the plan would... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
Court OKs N.J.'s approval of Horizon's tiered insurance planTuesday ruled that New Jersey acted properly when it approved a bid by the New
Court OKs N.J.'s approval of Horizon's tiered insurance plan
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 19 days ago
Tuesday ruled that New Jersey acted properly when it approved a bid by the New Jersey largest insurer to divide hospitals and doctors into a two-tiered health plan, dismissing arguments by 10 of the second-tier hospitals that the plan would... Read more
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NJ Biz
Court backs DOBI approval of OMNIA health planThe Appellate Division of New Jersey's Superior Court system upheld the state D
Court backs DOBI approval of OMNIA health plan
NJ Biz / Posted 19 days ago
The Appellate Division of New Jersey's Superior Court system upheld the state Department of Banking and Insurance's approval of a controversial tiered health network, citing a previous tiered plan by the state's largest health insurer. Judge Michael... Read more
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Daily News
Corruption plagues public serviceThe duty of the people appointed to the public service is to attend to the need
Corruption plagues public service
Daily News / Posted 20 days ago
The duty of the people appointed to the public service is to attend to the needs of the people in the country irrespective of whether they are the hoi polloi on the breadline, the petite bourgeoisie, the sandwich class or squeezed middle class, the... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
New York is too expensive, so Jacksonville steps up to draw high-paying finance jobsThe economic recovery has not brought back all the banking jobs of old, but it
New York is too expensive, so Jacksonville steps up to draw high-paying finance jobs
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 21 days ago
The economic recovery has not brought back all the banking jobs of old, but it has produced 4,800 new high-paid positions since 2011 as more and more financial companies set up shop or expand their operations in Jacksonville. The city aims to... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
We've left ourselves hopelessly exposed to Chinaourselves hopelessly exposed to China On any conventional reading, Australia's
We've left ourselves hopelessly exposed to China
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 21 days ago
ourselves hopelessly exposed to China On any conventional reading, Australia's economic development has gone backwards and is too reliant on shipping iron ore to China. This at a time when the Middle Kingdom's debt bomb is set to detonate,... Read more
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The Mercury News
Livengood: Sustainable San Mateo County event plannedin San Carlos. The free event will feature the latest indicators updates focus
Livengood: Sustainable San Mateo County event planned
The Mercury News / Posted 23 days ago
in San Carlos. The free event will feature the latest indicators updates focusing on sustainable agriculture, a report-out of Sustainable's annual city/county survey on food policies, and exhibitors from across our local food system. The featured... Read more
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NJ Biz
N.J. Association of Health Plans tries to reignite flame over out-of-network, surprise billingThe news of CarePoint Health’s out-of-network status with the state’s largest h
N.J. Association of Health Plans tries to reignite flame over out-of-network, surprise billing
NJ Biz / Posted 23 days ago
The news of CarePoint Health’s out-of-network status with the state’s largest health insurer came as no surprise when it became official June 1. But the New Jersey Association of Health Plans is trying to reignite the debate over surprise and out of... Read more
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Office of the President - Philippines
Revised IRR of Republic Act No. 10575REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10575, OTHERWISE
Revised IRR of Republic Act No. 10575
Office of the President - Philippines / Posted 26 days ago
REVISED IMPLEMENTING RULES AND REGULATIONS REPUBLIC ACT NO. 10575, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS RULE I – PRELIMINARY PROVISIONS Section 1. Short Title and Purpose. This Revised Implementing Rules and Regulations, hereinafter called the IRR, is hereby... Read more
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WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth
When the Camera SpeaksMention it to those who identify Vietnam as something more than a history class
When the Camera Speaks
WFAA Dallas-Fort Worth / Posted 27 days ago
Mention it to those who identify Vietnam as something more than a history class or a program on the History Channel, and you’ll get many reactions. Very few are complimentary. “Vietnam, the only war we ever lost.” “Vietnam, the war that... Read more
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CBS Sports
NFC South exit interview: 3 good things, 3 bad things for each teamThe roster-building portion of the NFL offseason is all but over. Your favorite
NFC South exit interview: 3 good things, 3 bad things for each team
CBS Sports / Posted 30 days ago
The roster-building portion of the NFL offseason is all but over. Your favorite team's lineup is pretty much set, with the big names in free agency all snatched up and the 2016 NFL Draft in the books. How did your favorite team do addressing its... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Public mum on private optionat a public hearing in Little Rock on Arkansas' plan to seek federal approval t
Public mum on private option
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 30 days ago
at a public hearing in Little Rock on Arkansas' plan to seek federal approval to make changes to the private option and extend the waiver authorizing it through 2021. The changes, proposed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson and endorsed by the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Shorten's rhetorical rampage fails to convince Bill Shorten's budget reply was soft on argument but full of extreme adjectiv
Shorten's rhetorical rampage fails to convince
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted a month ago
Bill Shorten's budget reply was soft on argument but full of extreme adjectives. If he can tone down the rhetoric he may truly find a voice worthy of applause at the ballot box, writes Neil James. Bill... Read more

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