News tagged with health officials

Estimating county health statistics by looking at tweets

A researcher at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) has found that Twitter knows if you're obese—or at least, if your county is. Tweets can accurately predict a county's rates of obesity, diabetes, teen births, health ...

Mar 27, 2014
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Falls among elderly reduced by state program

A low-cost program reduced falls in the elderly by 17 percent statewide, illustrating the value and effectiveness of using existing aging services, such as senior centers, in preventing falls, a University of Pittsburgh Graduate ...

Mar 13, 2014
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Sen. Joe Manchin seeks to block new painkiller

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is calling on the government's top health official to overturn the approval of a powerful painkiller, arguing that the pill Zohydro could add to the national epidemic of prescription drug abuse.

Mar 11, 2014
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Two-year extension seen for canceled health plans

The Obama administration will allow a two-year extension for people whose individual health insurance policies don't comply with requirements of the new health care law. The decision will help defuse a politically difficult ...

Mar 05, 2014
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