News tagged with health systems

Homeless alcoholics typically began drinking as children

A phenomenological study offers detailed insights into homeless, alcohol-dependent patients often stigmatized by the public and policymakers as drains on the health care system, showing the constellation of reasons they are ...

Jun 27, 2014
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Aging with HIV and AIDS: A growing social issue

As the first people with HIV grow old, a new study from St. Michael's Hospital questions whether the health care system and other government policies are prepared to meet their complex medical and social needs.

Jun 25, 2014
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Poll: Many still struggle to pay health premiums

Most Americans who signed up under President Barack Obama's health care law rate their new insurance highly, but a substantial number are struggling with the cost, according to a poll released Thursday.

Jun 19, 2014
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Group exercise crucial for people with MS

(Medical Xpress)—Group exercise should become a standard health practice in South Australia's public health system to provide much-needed support for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), Flinders University ...

Jun 19, 2014
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Health survey ranks U.S. last among rich peers

For the fifth time in a decade, the United States is the sick man of the rich world. But recent health reforms and increased health technology spending may provide a cure in the coming years.

Jun 17, 2014
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BMJ urged to widen its approach to transparency

(Medical Xpress)—A group of University of Otago health policy researchers, based in Dunedin and Christchurch, has called on the leading medical journal BMJ to be much more even handed in scrutinising the transparency of wha ...

Jun 04, 2014
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