Health-care changes on governors’ minds

Appealing health benefits of apple cider vinegar

1, 2015. That caused some Democrats in Congress to worry the program would not be ready on time, as states are building online platforms for their residents to use to comply with the law. Although the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in June 2012, the Republican-controlled House has voted 40 times since Obama signed the law in 2010 to repeal, defund or scale it back, most recently Friday. As Congress prepared to head home for a five-week recess, Obama sought to calm Democrats, assuring them that they are “on the right side of history” despite problems with the law’s launch. Republicans have stated openly they plan to use the slow economic recovery and the health care law to attack Democrats in the 2014 congressional elections.
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Mental health in the US: New ideas on care emerge

Her mother managed at least half a dozen times to get Lisa hospitalized, but the short stints did little good she inevitably ended up endangering herself. “I used to think it was only bad parents who had kids who ended up like that,” says Sacher, who now volunteers for the New York City chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness , teaching a “family-to-family” class for those struggling with the same issues she has. Sacher remembers being struck by an article in a newspaper asking people to help look for a missing elderly man with Alzheimer’s disease: Some mental illnesses arouse sympathy and others blame, she says. Sacher’s frustrations with the mental health care system in this country are typical. It’s a system nearly everyone agrees is fragmented, inadequate, and offers little help until someone reaches a crisis and often not even then.
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Democratic Governors Nervous About Health Plan

Ana Sol Gutierrez (D-Montgomery), who was at the event, said she helped organize the health fair because she wanted to help connect immigrants to services they dont have enough access to. Theres not really an outreach effort, and the community is underserved, she said. At the festival, several medical vans offered checkups and consultations for services ranging from calculating body mass index to testing blood sugar and cholesterol levels. A dozen other tents also counseled on such issues as how to quit smoking and how to connect to low-cost health-care programs. Its good to learn what resources there are for . .
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While a prescription is required (in the U.S.) to purchase the AliveCor device, the consumer is expected to pay for the $200 device with no real path for reimbursement. Thats all fairly clear,so theres no real issue there (and consumers can use a qualified health savings account to pay for the device), but thats where the clinical questions begin. Whos responsible for interpreting the results and when? Is the cardiologist (who originally prescribed the device) responsible for interpreting tests that are remotely administered by consumers?
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5 Point Digital Health Checkup

The mother is a stringy-looking ball of matter that either floats at the top or settles at the bottom of a bottle of the vinegar and is the source of its sour, fermented taste. Many companies are now creating apple cider vinegar drinks that contain fruity flavors to mask the sometimes harsh flavor the vinegar has on its own. The age of apple cider vinegar as a health tonic is truly here, and while there is only anecdotal evidence that it actually cures many of the things it is said to, there is also plenty of evidence of definite health benefits in other areas. Here are some of the best documented and strongest health benefits of apple cider vinegar.
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Free health tests attract many to Salvadoran-American Festival in Maryland

Classes/workshops Excela Health is sponsoring the following classes at Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg. Call 1-877-771-1234. — Breastfeeding Success, 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Memorial Conference Center, ground floor. — Family and Friends CPR, 6-9 p.m.
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Health Happenings

Louise Slaughter, who proposed its use in this instance — to be a monstrous and unprecedented abuse of power, then give yourself a prize! And give yourself a bonus if you guessed that in reality, the GOP had used “deem and pass” lots of times. As Ryan Grim reported, “deeming resolutions” had been in use dating back to 1933, and in 2005 and 2006, Republicans employed them 36 times. Other Republicans complained that Slaughter was supporting a tactic that she once vigorously opposed.
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