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‘Day of Action’: Doctors, activists protest refugee health care cuts

      Canadian doctors are rallying against cuts to refugee health care and calling on the federal government to drop its “costly” appeal of a Federal Court ruling that deemed the cutbacks “cruel and unusual.” In what’s being billed as “the largest Day of Action yet,” doctors and health care professionals in at least 20 Canadian cities staged protests ... Read More »

UNH, Aetna join health-merger speculation list

      UnitedHealth and Aetna on Monday night joined the list of health giants said to be exploring a potential merger. Citing unnamed “people familiar with the matter,” The Wall Street Journal said UnitedHealth has approached Aetna about a takeover valued at around $40 billion. This came after a Journal report published earlier Monday cited anonymous sources saying that ... Read More »

Owensboro Health plans to forge ahead

    Owensboro Health President and CEO Philip Patterson says the announcement by Deaconess Health System and Methodist Hospital last week to jointly build a major medical facility in Henderson has not changed Owensboro Health’s plans to expand there. Instead, Patterson said in an email, “it reiterates the need to provide greater access to quality health services in Henderson County.” ... Read More »

How much sleep is best for your health?

        Millions of Americans struggle to get through the day chronically sleep-deprived. And while some may brag about getting by on just a few hours of sleep, doctors say there’s growing evidence that not getting enough sleep can take a serious toll on a person’s health. Less well known is the fact that getting too much sleep ... Read More »

If court upends health law, sides gird for next act

      With a Supreme Court decision looming that could lead to the loss of health insurance for millions of Americans, supporters and opponents of President Obama’s health-care law already are mobilizing for the next stage of the battle: influencing policy alternatives if the court upends a key component of the law. At issue in the court case is ... Read More »

Florida home health aide reportedly stripped naked and pummeled a patient

    Maybe the health professional was the sick one in this case. A Florida home health aide allegedly took off all her clothes and battered a patient on Sunday afternoon, according to reports. Police in the central coast town of Palm Bay say the as-yet-unidentified woman was completely naked and the patient was ailing from her attack when they ... Read More »

California is low-risk for MERS, health official says

      The risk of Middle East respiratory syndrome spreading to California is very low, Karen Smith, the state’s top health officer, said Monday. MERS, the deadly virus that is circulating overseas, has made headlines over the last month as it spreads through health facilities in South Korea, killing 16 people and infecting 150 in the largest outbreak outside ... Read More »

Health care: We are in this together

    Imagine an America that is no longer a union — but instead the health of individuals is determined by the state in which we live. Families in different states, neighbors across state lines, our fellow citizens are divided by available, affordable health care. In only 16 states, individuals would have access to affordable health care options through the ... Read More »