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Resistance exercise can improve episodic memory, shows study

Resistance exercise can improve episodic memory, shows study

Here's another reason why it's a good idea to hit the gym: it can improve memory. A new Georgia Institute of Technology study shows that an intense workout of as little as 20 minutes can enhance episodic memory, also known as long-term memory for previous events, by about 10 percent in healthy young adults. [More]
Natural disaster survival tips for families

Natural disaster survival tips for families

If an earthquake hit tomorrow, would you be prepared? What would you do if a hurricane or wild fire was headed toward your community and you only had a few hours' notice to grab your belongings and evacuate? How would you handle situations like these with your children? [More]
Family physician  answers questions related to Ebola virus

Family physician answers questions related to Ebola virus

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the outbreak of Ebola in four West African countries is one of the largest outbreaks of the disease in history. [More]
University of Michigan, Biomed Central to publish new journal, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology

University of Michigan, Biomed Central to publish new journal, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology

BioMed Central and the University of Michigan are pleased to announce an agreement to publish a new open access journal, Clinical Diabetes and Endocrinology, which is now open for submissions and will begin publishing in the first quarter of 2015. [More]

Barney & Barney’s report evaluates best approach to managing employee benefits

Mid-sized employers should consider self-funding employee benefits, move to a private exchange or establish a defined contribution approach to control health care costs over the next decade, according to a new white paper by Barney & Barney, a Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Company. [More]
Open payments database debuts, detailing financial connections between physicians and drug makers

Open payments database debuts, detailing financial connections between physicians and drug makers

Consumer advocates have pushed for years for this kind of government database in an effort to protect against physicians' conflicts of interest, to safeguard patient care and to prevent unnecessary costs to public health programs. [More]
Zeta volunteers spread breast cancer awareness as part of NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign

Zeta volunteers spread breast cancer awareness as part of NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign

Thousands of ZTA volunteers will gather at participating NFL stadium entrances throughout October, distributing free pink breast cancer awareness ribbons as part of a collaboration with the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign. This year's line-up includes 28 teams. [More]

On the campaign trail, GOP Gov. Snyder highlights Michigan's Medicaid expansion

Mich. Gov. Rick Snyder pointed out -- as part of his re-election bid -- that 63,000 more low-income adults have signed up for the program than was projected this year. [More]
Delta Air Lines kicks off annual campaign to promote awareness on breast cancer

Delta Air Lines kicks off annual campaign to promote awareness on breast cancer

Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) annual "Breast Cancer One" employee survivor flight took place yesterday, kicking off the airline's month-long campaign to generate awareness and raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. [More]

N.J. gets new insurer; Oregon shifts to HealthCare.gov

One year in, separating fact and political fiction about the Obamacare marketplaces remains difficult, reports CBS News. [More]
State highlights: Fla. toughens drug compounding laws; Conn. hospitals leave largest insurer

State highlights: Fla. toughens drug compounding laws; Conn. hospitals leave largest insurer

A selection of health policy stories from Florida, Connecticut, New York, Michigan, Louisiana, Pennsylvania and Arkansas. [More]

Judge rules that states using federal health exchange can't offer premium subsidies

The decision by a federal district judge in Oklahoma is the latest ruling regarding whether consumers in states that opted to use the federal insurance marketplace are entitled to subsidies. [More]
First U.S. case of Ebola diagnosed in Texas

First U.S. case of Ebola diagnosed in Texas

The patient, who reportedly took a Sept. 20 commercial flight from Liberia to Dallas, represents the first case in the current outbreak diagnosed outside of Africa. [More]
Doctors, hospitals went digital, but still can't share records

Doctors, hospitals went digital, but still can't share records

After spending billions to switch from paper to digital records -- much of it taxpayer subsidized through the economic stimulus package -- providers say the systems often do not share information with competitors. [More]
Agingcare.com introduces Prescription Drug Assistance Locator tool

Agingcare.com introduces Prescription Drug Assistance Locator tool

Paying for prescription medications just got easier for families who frequent AgingCare.com, the go-to destination for family caregivers. [More]

Advocates cry foul over move to terminate immigrants' health coverage

Two immigrant groups bring civil rights complaints with the Department of Health and Human Services to block the cancellations for about 115,000 people who bought coverage through healthcare.gov but whose immigration status the government hasn't been able to verify. [More]
Viewpoints: Mergers causing health costs to rise; reauthorize CHIP; Obamacare's influence on politics

Viewpoints: Mergers causing health costs to rise; reauthorize CHIP; Obamacare's influence on politics

Health care costs are going up, and there's a lot of debate about why. Is it the high cost of drugs or our aging population? [More]

Political cartoon: 'Expensive Stutter?'

Kaiser Health News provides a fresh take on health policy developments with "Expensive Stutter?" by Roy Delgado. [More]
Breast cancer survivor supports breast cancer patients and survivors

Breast cancer survivor supports breast cancer patients and survivors

Barbara Feigin, successful business owner and breast cancer survivor, wanted to find a unique and memorable way to honor other breast cancer survivors and those who have fallen to the disease so she decided to paint the 44,000 square-foot administrative building at her company MainStreet America pink. [More]
M.E.D. Surgical to market GBUK’s products across Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland

M.E.D. Surgical to market GBUK’s products across Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland

GBUK Ltd has announced that it has agreed an exclusive distribution deal which will see M.E.D. Surgical represent the company across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. [More]