Archived Medical News Stories

RSSArchived Healthcare News Stories - July 2008

Date Title Comments Rating
2008-07-31 Medical profession must dissociate itself from torture and actively investigate and sanction offenders 0 None
2008-07-31 The Kenneth B. Schwartz Center, ASTRO partner to raise awareness of cancer survivorship 0 None
2008-07-31 Increase in number of homeless Australians receiving help 0 None
2008-07-30 Top Doc slams cancer treatment in Australia 0 None
2008-07-30 Shocking deaths of six people with learning disabilities details unnecessary suffering at the hands of the NHS 0 None
2008-07-29 Doctors don't change their routine during longer consultations 0 None
2008-07-29 Senate Republicans to begin campaign against Medicare fraud 0 None
2008-07-29 CQ's Armstrong discusses Medicare 'trigger' bill, health IT legislation, tobacco regulation, mental health parity measure 0 None
2008-07-29 Florida Medicaid Healthy Behaviors Incentive Program has low participation, many unaware of program, study finds 0 None
2008-07-29 San Jose Mercury News examines health care advocacy business 0 None
2008-07-28 New report examines donor funding for health in low and middle income countries 0 None
2008-07-28 $38.6 million to WA Royal Flying Doctor Service - a raw deal for those living in the bush 0 5
2008-07-28 Former cancer patient says radiation bungle shows flaw in the health system 0 None
2008-07-28 Patient liaison is the focus of a new medical centre 0 None
2008-07-24 Schwarzenegger signs law that bans insurers from linking employee bonuses to health insurance coverage limits, cancellations 0 None
2008-07-24 NYT examines potential for cost savings in Obama's health plan 0 None
2008-07-24 Senate passes legislation that would reauthorize federal funding for community health centers 0 None
2008-07-24 America's Health Insurance Plans launches campaign in Ohio for nationwide universal health 0 None
2008-07-23 ACLU urges Congress to define medical privacy as patient control of electronic health records 0 None
2008-07-23 House hearing to consider more federal funds for state Medicaid programs as part of second economic stimulus package 0 None
2008-07-23 Tennessean examines physicians in state limiting new Medicare beneficiaries they see, charging concierge fees 0 None
2008-07-23 WellCare revises past financial statements to include refunds owed to Florida, Illinois Medicaid programs 0 None
2008-07-23 Alaska Group to offer health coverage to employees of not-for-profit 0 None
2008-07-23 Blitz on hospital waiting lists pays off 0 None
2008-07-22 Nursing teams in care homes could reduce hospital admissions 0 None
2008-07-22 Healthcare assistants feel undervalued 0 None
2008-07-22 Rising fuel prices affecting some health care workers 0 None
2008-07-22 Association of Academic Health Centers calls for national plan to recruit, retain health care workers 0 None
2008-07-22 House Democrats plan second, $50 billion economic stimulus package with possible funds for state Medicaid programs 0 None
2008-07-22 NYT examines record of cooperation on health care, other issues by McCain 0 None
2008-07-22 Means testing in Medicare, other entitlement programs could help address financial problems 0 None
2008-07-21 Rural doctors say people in the bush can expect to die younger 0 None
2008-07-18 New Orleans area hospitals hope Iowa health system doesn't suffer same fate 0 None
2008-07-15 Health partnership expands cancer screening services 0 None
2008-07-15 AHA recognizes quality of URMC cardiac, heart failure, stroke programs 0 None
2008-07-14 AARP finds U.S. seniors have limited access to home and community-based aervices under Medicaid 0 None
2008-07-14 Integrating palliative care for dementia into primary care 0 None
2008-07-10 New framework for social marketing and public health in UK 0 None
2008-07-10 Medical students say bullying in the profession must stop 0 None
2008-07-07 Get rid of the market in health care, says Dr Hamish Meldrum 0 None
2008-07-06 UNISON raises concerns over individual budgets 0 None
2008-07-04 UnitedHealth Group announces lower profit outlook 0 None
2008-07-04 Pennsylvania health care cost containment council employees let go after program authorization lapses 0 None
2008-07-04 San Francisco Chronicle examines 'Healthy San Francisco' program enrollment progress 0 None
2008-07-04 Massachusetts cigarette tax increases by $1 per pack to fund state health insurance law 0 None
2008-07-03 Lord Darzi's final vision for primary care is positive though undermined by previous announcements 0 None
2008-07-03 Edward Kennedy working toward bipartisan support for major health care initiative in 2009 0 None
2008-07-03 North Carolina mental health parity law comes into effect 0 None
2008-07-03 USA Today examines financial strain on retirees with fixed incomes as health care costs, other essentials rise 0 None
2008-07-02 Report says cancer clinicians should understand and consider the economic impact of new interventions 0 None
2008-07-02 CMS rule requires hospice providers to track, improve quality of care delivered 0 None
2008-07-02 Democratic lawmakers call Bush administration's efforts to temporarily hold Medicare physician payment rates at current levels 'misleading' 0 None
2008-07-02 Costs pose challenge to Massachusetts health insurance law one year after deadline for residents to obtain coverage 0 None
2008-07-02 President Bush signs war supplemental spending bill that blocks six new Medicaid rules 0 None
2008-07-02 Report recommends that Washington, D.C., spend $90 million on health care services in underserved areas 0 None
2008-07-02 Bush Administration to temporarily keep Medicare physician payment rates at current levels after congress fails to pass legislation to delay scheduled cut 0 None
2008-07-02 Old order Amish, Mennonites reject health insurance, face high costs for care at not-for-profit hospitals 0 3
2008-07-02 Federal Judge rejects request for injunction against Medicare competitive bidding program for durable medical equipment, editorial says 0 None
2008-07-02 New Australian health programmes provide health checks for children and teen dental care 0 5
2008-07-01 New American Medical Association adverts blast Senate inaction on Medicare cuts 0 None


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