Archive: 08/04/2011

Windfall for Massachusetts hospitals is questioned

(AP) -- An obscure provision tucked into the federal health care law has turned into a jackpot for Massachusetts hospitals, but officials in other states are upset because the money will come from their hospitals.

Aug 04, 2011
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Elusive gene mutations found for malignant brain tumor

A discovery by scientists at Duke University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University could increase the chances for an effective combination of drug therapy to treat the second most common type of brain tumor.

Aug 04, 2011
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Poorly controlled asthma costly

Poorly controlled asthma more than doubles healthcare costs associated with the disease and threatens educational achievement through a dramatic increase in school absence, according to researchers at National Jewish Health. ...

Aug 04, 2011
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Hang out at the water cooler, live longer

Companies like Google and Zappos.com are famous for their "work hard, play hard" attitudes and friendly work environments, but are their employees healthier too? According to a Tel Aviv University researcher, a positive relationship ...

Aug 04, 2011
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