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Confused about the SHOP Marketplace works for small businesses?

July 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Confused about the SHOP Marketplace works for small businesses?

Do you have questions about how the SHOP Marketplace works? Well, Healthcare.gov has answers. Learn more about how to browse, select, and enroll in a health and/or dental plans that makes sense for your business. Ready to learn more about the SHOP Marketplace? Need Assistance?: Call the SHOP Call Center at 1-800-706-7893 (TTY:711) Monday through Friday from 9am to 7pm ET or […]

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E coli infections lead to temporary closure of Monroe preschool

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
E coli infections lead to temporary closure of Monroe preschool

Two Young Children Hospitalized Due to Complications From the Snohomish Health District Upon notification of two young children beinghospitalized due to complications from a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection, the Monroe Montessori School located at 733 Village Way in Monroe, Wash. has been temporarily closed. The Snohomish Health District is working closely with the Department of […]

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Brain map more than doubles cortex’s known regions

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Brain map more than doubles cortex’s known regions

Connectome map more than doubles human cortex’s known regions From the National Institutes of Health Researchers have mapped 180 distinct areas in our brain’s outer mantle, or cortex – more than twice the number previously known. They have also developed software that automatically detects the “fingerprint” of each of these areas in an individual’s brain […]

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For surgeons, talking about medical mistakes can be difficult, study finds

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
For surgeons, talking about medical mistakes can be difficult, study finds

By Zhai Yun Tan Kaiser Health News Dr. Thomas Gallagher has been through many tough conversations with patients. He remembers once standing in front of a patient and the patient’s family, preparing to tell them about a mistake that had occurred. “This is a topic I think about all the time and it was still […]

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Health gadgets and apps outpace privacy protections, report finds

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Health gadgets and apps outpace privacy protections, report finds

By Charles Ornstein ProPublica The federal patient privacy law known as HIPAA has not kept pace with wearable fitness trackers, mobile health apps and online patient communities, leaving a gaping hole in regulations that needs to be filled, according to a much-delayed government report released today.

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Anti-abortion forces regroup in wake of Supreme Court decision

July 20, 2016 | By | Reply More
Anti-abortion forces regroup in wake of Supreme Court decision

By Julie Rovner Kaiser Health News Delegates at the Republican convention in Cleveland have approved the strongest anti-abortion platform in the party’s history. But groups that oppose abortion — and that lobbied for the strong language — are far from unified. In fact, in the wake of last month’s Supreme Court decision reaffirming a woman’s […]

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Group Health HMO rated top plan in US

July 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
Group Health HMO rated top plan in US

From the Washington Health Alliance The Washington Health Alliance has announced results on the performance of six health plans in the state of Washington using eValue8TM, an assessment tool from the National Business Coalition on Health (NBCH). The alliance found widespread differences among the performance of the six participating health plans on such issues as strategies […]

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With uptick in home births, midwives seek to practice in more states

July 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
With uptick in home births, midwives seek to practice in more states

By Michael Ollove Stateline Jennifer Crook is a trained and certified midwife living in Birmingham, Alabama, who has presided over about 200 home births. But to do so, she and her pregnant patients had to drive two hours across the state line to Tennessee. The reason for the border crossing was simple: Alabama is among […]

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You will soon be able to get dental coverage through the health exchange

July 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
You will soon be able to get dental coverage through the health exchange

Starting this open enrollment, Washington Healthplanfinder will offer family dental plans. Customers can shop for 2017 dental plans starting Nov. 1, 2016. Who Can Enroll in Family Dental? Family dental plans can cover just adults, adults and children, or children only. Anyone who is eligible and enrolls in a Qualified Health Plan is eligible to enroll in […]

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‘Microhospitals’ filling some ER needs

July 19, 2016 | By | Reply More
‘Microhospitals’ filling some ER needs

Sometimes Tiny Is Just The Right Size By Michelle Andrews Kaiser Health News Eyeing fast-growing urban and suburban markets where demand for health care services is outstripping supply, some health care systems are opening tiny, full-service hospitals with comprehensive emergency services but often fewer than a dozen inpatient beds. These “microhospitals” provide residents quicker access to […]

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