Obamacare Outsourcing To Help Health Insurance Exchanges Open On Time

‘Family glitch’ in health law could be painful

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The new exchanges will launch Oct. 1 as part of ObamaCare which is itself the subject of a current heated debate on Capitol Hill, where some Republicans are attempting to defund it. The private companies will offer the same range of choices, and maybe more, than the federal government and at exactly the same prices. Avik Roy of the Manhattan Institute says the administration “wanted (the exchanges) to be completely government run.
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EDT September 23, 2013 It could leave up to 500,000 children without coverage and cost some families thousands of dollars. Dr. Stephanie Briney listens to a heartbeat of an unidentified 5-year-old, uninsured patient May 1, 2013, at Wesley health center in Phoenix. (Photo: Matt York, AP file) Story Highlights Glitch could be fixed by Congress Children would be those affected by lost coverage Gridlock in Congress keeping members from making progress SHARE 10397 CONNECT 1921 TWEET 413 COMMENTEMAILMORE WASHINGTON A “family glitch” in the 2010 health care law threatens to cost some families thousands of dollars in health insurance costs and leave up to 500,000 children without coverage, insurance and health care analysts say. That’s unless Congress fixes the problem, which seems unlikely given the House’s latest move Friday to strip funding from the Affordable Care Act.
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Medishield Should Cover Pregnancy-related Conditions

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The same thing applied to our company medical insurance coverage. Also, delivery charges had to be paid using our Medisave and cash. Given the increasing average age of pregnant women and higher work and lifestyle stresses, the probability of expectant women having pregnancy-related complications is rising. With calls for citizens to procreate, there should be more protection for expectant mothers. Costs associated with pregnancy, including medical bills, are heavy. MediShield coverage for all pregnancy complications will go a long way towards helping mothers- to-be and their families.
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Asthma Care Critical During Pregnancy, Study Finds

In her words, Its not teen pregnancies that cause poverty, but poverty that causes teen pregnancy. According to Samantha Levine , a spokesperson for New Yorks Mayor Bloomberg, its well past the time when anyone can afford to be value neutral when it comes to teen pregnancy. Public health campaigns are never value neutral. They communicate social beliefs about normalcy, productivity, desirability, and cultural worth. An additional cost of the unexamined acceptance of this teen pregnancy campaign is accepting yet another narrative about individual choice over systemic change. Placing responsibility on the shoulders of the individual, such campaigns silence more complex conversations about accessible and affordable reproductive health care, anti-poverty campaigns, and gender and social justice work. Instead of buying into the moral panic of teen pregnancy, perhaps the mayors office might look into more long lasting and less stigmatizing possibilities of structural change to improve the lives of young women in New York City. Shame and blame has rarely gotten public health anywhere.
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Teenage Pregnancy as Moral Panic

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Walking Whether its a long walk through the park, or a short stroll during your lunch break, walking increases circulation, stretches and tones the muscles, and maintainsand may even increaseyour endurance. It also has a calming effect on the mind, and can help with pre-baby stress. 3. Swimming With the wonderful feeling of zero gravity, swimming takes all the pressure off of the joints, provides resistance, and helps control blood pressure. It makes moms feel overall better, Martens said. If you lost your mucus plug, your doctor may advise you to avoid swimming. Be sure to slowly ease into the water because jumping in could cause water to come up the vaginal canal. And because your baby cant control his temperature in utero, make sure the water isnt too hot. 4.
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5 great pregnancy workouts

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But asthma control deteriorated in 60 percent of women with severe asthma, compared with 10 percent of those with mild asthma. All pregnant women with asthma need to be closely monitored, however, regardless of asthma severity, according to the review, which was published recently in The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist journal. Guidelines recommend that the management and treatment of asthma in pregnant women should be generally the same as for non-pregnant women and men, the authors said. They noted that poor asthma control during pregnancy can lead to high blood pressure and increased risk of cesarean delivery and low birth weight.
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Care For Your Sensitive Skin Naturally!

Care For Your Sensitive Skin Naturally! 3/11 Gentle If you have sensitive skin, you need to be extra gentle in cleansing it. Do not towel dry your face, instead use a soft cloth or tissue paper to wipe your face dry. Using a towel to wipe your face dry can cause mild bruises on the skin.
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“Skin Care in the US” Now Available at Fast Market Research

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Popular Japanese Skin Care Brand Arrives in the United States

Euromonitor International’s Skin Care in USA report offers a comprehensive guide to the size and shape of the market at a national level. It provides the latest retail sales data 2008-2012, allowing you to identify the sectors driving growth. Forecasts to 2017 illustrate how the market is set to change. Product coverage: Body Care, Facial Care, Hand Care.
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Apps Of The Week: Pivvot, Health And Nutrition Guide, Whatsong And More!

Calling for an End to Nutrition as Religion

I’m glad I did. Download: F-Stop Media Gallery (Free); Paid ($4.99) Andrew Martonik – NBC Sports Live Extra I may be a little behind the curve here, but just last weekend I discovered NBC Sports Live Extra when I was looking for a way to watch the Seattle Seahawks game on my computer. This fantastic service provided by NBC lets you watch live and recorded sporting events on your computer or phone provided you’re a current internet or cable subscriber with one of its partners. Now that NBC Sports Network is improving its offerings to include high-profile NFL games, nationally televised MLS games and most recently soccer from some of the best European leagues, I’m spending a lot more time with this service.
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Sharon Oberne – Norfolk Nutrition Examiner – Nutrition

Sure, we know there are patterns of eating that help in minimizing the risk of various chronic diseases, but those patterns are far broader and less drilled down than most nutrition gurus and zealots would have you believe. And given the diversity of our species, I would be very surprised to learn, even were our knowledge far more specific than it is, that there would be a “one-size-fits-all” best. [Read: The Path to Health: Willpower and Skill Power .] Riskier than alienating friends with dietary proselytization is the risk dietary religions pose to their practitioners. That risk isn’t one of health – in fact all of the aforementioned diets, when followed carefully, would likely improve a person’s health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases – it’s one of sustainability. Unfortunately, when it comes to the various nutrition religions, their commandments tend to be brutally enforced, both by individuals and by their fellow congregants. As anyone who regularly reads nutrition blogs or Facebook pages knows, diet adherents tend to use their online platform to frown upon any and all dietary strategies beyond their house of worship. To question their program or guru’s plans is akin to questioning their religious beliefs; and yet, unlike actual religious questioning (which would almost certainly lead to a thoughtful discussion), question dietary dogma online, and you can bet it will lead to a highly heated debate where anger and indignation can easily descend into name calling and personal attacks.
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Bad Sleep: How To Cope With Your Partner’s Snoring (it Doesn’t Involve Smothering Them With A Pillow)

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Make sure you’re toweling off at least an hour before turning in. 4. Don’t: Overeat Research has found that going to bed with an uncomfortably full stomach can stimulate brain waves, which can result in nightmares — and the more unhealthy the food, the more disturbing the dreams.

Do: Follow the classic dieter’s advice to chew small bites least 15 times before swallowing. 5. Don’t: Decide To Get Something Off Your Chest Hold off until tomorrow to have it out with your sister about that annoying comment she made. Instead of feeling cathartic, it’s probably going to rile you up, and your churning mind will continue to keep you awake into the wee hours.
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Doctor outlines how surgery offers remedies to snoring problems

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Dr Robert Guida says that men and overweight people are most prone to the problem, whose prime cause is one of a variety of types of airflow obstruction in the nose or throat. Yet because of the long-term and sometimes cumbersome nature of the mechanical remedies available, Dr Guida says surgical procedures, which usually provide a once-and-for-all remedy are becoming increasingly popular. Snoring can also be a symptom of obstructive sleep apnoea, a medical condition whereby the airways become temporarily blocked, and a sufferer can even stop breathing several times during a night. But, adds Dr Guida: With proper diagnosis and treatment, the outlook for those suffering from obstructive sleep apnoea is excellent. Snoring can be improved and serious medical complications can be avoided. Nose Reshaping Surgery which can alleviate the problem includes fixing a deviated nasal passage, surgery to the palate or tonsils.
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Mental Health Summit Focuses On Veterans

VA Mental Health Should Prioritize Helping Veterans Over Hiring Workers

“Mental health is sort of the signature kind of problem we’re seeing in veterans from these recent wars,” Shaw said. “The federal government has put a lot of money into it, and we’ve hired a lot of people, but as the need continues to increase, we need to engage the community and work with them so they know what kinds of services we can provide.” Thursday’s summit included an overview of VA services and breakout sessions on substance abuse services, employment services, trauma, suicide prevention, family services, use of peer support and more. Shaw said the event prompted the exchange of business cards among providers for short-term solutions on specific cases, but long-term needs must be addressed. “I think what’s coming out of this, what I’m hearing, is a need to form a more formal alliance, a more central entity bringing together VA providers, providers in the community and faith-based groups,” Shaw said. Shaw said many communities have a mental health association that maintains a speaker’s bureau and assesses the mental health needs of a community.
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Mental health professionals treating eating disorders are not immune to weight bias

Although previous research has documented weight bias among other healthcare providers, this is the first to examine it specifically among mental health specialists. The study is published online in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Researchers surveyed 329 mental health specialists, asking about their weight biases, views about the causes of obesity, attitudes about treating obese patients, perceptions of treatment compliance of obese patients, and observations of weight bias among other practitioners. Although the vast majority agreed that it is important to treat obese patients with compassion and respect, and felt confident about their own ability to provide quality care to these individuals, a substantial number said they had observed negative biases among other mental health practitioners. Among the findings: 56% reported that they heard or witnessed other professionals in their field making negative comments about obese patients; 42% believed that practitioners who treat eating disorders often have negative stereotypes about obese patients; 35% reported that their colleagues have negative attitudes toward obese patients and feel uncomfortable caring for them. In addition, participants expressed pessimism with respect to treatment outcomes of obese patients, despite the confidence they expressed in their ability to treat them: Only 36% believe that obese patients comply with treatment recommendations; 24% are confident that obese patients can maintain weight loss.
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In 2012, more active-duty troops died from suicide than combat. Of the men and women who survive their service, an average of 18 to 22 take their own lives each day – a heartbreaking statistic that has remained unchanged for more than a decade. The key to curbing the epidemic of veteran suicides is improving the accessibility and effectiveness of mental health care available to our returning heroes. But this slow-motion national tragedy is likely to continue as long as the Department of Veterans Affairs sticks to its normal, business-as-usual approach to mental health care delivery. In the last six years, VA’s mental health care staff and budget have grown by nearly 40 percent. Unfortunately, these significant increases in resources have not resulted in similar performance improvements.
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Dietary Calcium, Supplements Tied To Longer Lifespan In Women

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But the mineral calcium may also play a role in determining lifespan, at least in women, according to a new observational study out of Canada. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal recently found that women who take in up to 1,000 milligrams (mg) of calcium per day, either from food or calcium supplements, tend to live longer than women who take in less or no calcium. To arrive at this conclusion, a cohort of researchers from across Canada looked at data from the large-scale Canadian Multicentre Osteoporosis Study (CaMos), which involved more than 9,000 Canadian men and women evaluated between the years of 1995 and 2007. The team looked at calcium intake levels among all participants and compared them to the individuals’ overall health outcomes, paying close attention to both death rates and the ages at which certain participants died. During the entire 12-year trial period, a total of 1,160 participants, or about 13 percent, passed away.
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Amy Eichner, U.S. Anti-Doping Agencys Special Advisor on Drugs and Supplements, said that should be a red flag for consumers. Because of the way they are regulated, there is no FDA oversight or quality control prior to supplement products reaching the shelves, she said. Although adverse events are grossly underreported, there are reports of very serious adverse events and deaths from the use of supplements in the performance, weight loss, sexual enhancement and body building categories. Eichner added that it is impossible for consumers to be sure of a supplements safety and that hundreds, if not thousands of sport supplements are contaminated or spiked with synthetic steroids, stimulants and experimental chemicals that have no place in food. In an interview with USA Today on Tuesday, Dr.
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The truth about health supplements

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Green tea has also been shown to protect against blood clots, heart disease and cancer. Nutritionists recommend taking two 250 mg capsules three times per day with meals — it can burn a whopping 70 calories a day! Calcium Calcium is a nutrient that helps keep your teeth and bones strong. It can also help accelerate weight loss.
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