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September 21 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

New technology converts sea water into drinking water

This could change a whole lot of lives. Purifying dirty water is a notoriously difficult and expensive process – even in California, financial pressures affect what can be done to tackle the severe drought in the area. Those in developing nations have far less money to play around with, which is why a newly invented

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September 21 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

How Could America Get Its Medical Debt Problem in Check?

Even after landmark health care reform, our medical debt problem will persist. American consumers are deep in debt, and the lion’s share of it – more than a third – is medical debt. A recent study by personal finance website NerdWallet found that $21 billion in medical debt was collected from consumers in 2012, representing

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September 17 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Proponents push universal health care in Colorado

Proponents of the ColoradoCare initiative are working to bring universal health care to all Coloradans. Entire families would be covered under the plan. Sen. Irene Aguilar, M.D. is the force behind the creation of ColoradoCare, a Colorado based health-care system aimed to replace Obamacare that would cover all Coloradans. Tom Faudree, regional organizer for Southern

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September 16 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Countries urged to make universal health coverage a reality

Health services for all: The World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region saysnearly 400 million people still do not have access to essential health services globally. The World Health Organization (WHO) South-East Asia Region has called on member countries to focus their efforts on providing affordable and quality health services to all who need them,

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September 16 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

John Kasich seeks to repeal health-care law

Ruth Munyao, a pharmacist, dispenses anti-retroviral (ARV) drugs at the Mater Hospital in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, September 10, 2015.  NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Grace’s five-year-old daughter was admitted to hospital in Kenya with a chest infection, she didn’t suspect HIV. It was only four years later, when Grace became so ill she had

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September 14 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Adventist Health System’s Intensive Drive to Address Patient Harm

Loran Hauck, M.D., CMO at the Florida-based Adventist Health System, has been helping to lead an intensive, years-long initiative to address hospital-acquired patient harms A very major patient safety initiative has been underway for a few years now at the Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, a 44-hospital-campus integrated health system operating in 10 states,

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September 8 , 2015 | Posted by graciela |

Luddism, outcome measures and healthcare

Luddism comes in many forms. Even a well versed and articulate argument put forward by medical professionals to stop people filling in a survey. You might say an analogy between modern-day brain surgeons and Victorian textile workers, is pushing it, but the results are the same. Social and economic progress is stymied by a narrow

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