News tagged with public health care

Health care workers trained on Rx drug abuse

(Medical Xpress)—A Colorado health care training course designed to curb prescription drug abuse, reports preliminary data that state-wide chronic pain prescription practices are changing since first offering the training ...

Nov 07, 2013
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Doctors say Venezuela's health care in collapse

Evelina Gonzalez was supposed to undergo cancer surgery in July following chemotherapy but wound up shuttling from hospital to hospital in search of an available operating table. On the crest of her left ...

Nov 06, 2013
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Catching up on health care

Amid intense political controversy, a federal government shutdown, and technical challenges, health insurance exchanges opened across the country on Oct. 1, a key step in implementing the Affordable Care ...

Oct 14, 2013
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Americans living longer, more healthy lives

Thanks to medical advances, better treatments and new drugs not available a generation ago, the average American born today can expect to live 3.8 years longer than a person born two decades ago. Despite all these new technologies, ...

Sep 12, 2013
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US nursing homes reducing use of antipsychotic drugs

(HealthDay)—A year-old nationwide effort to prevent the unnecessary use of antipsychotic medications in U.S. nursing homes already seems to be working, public health officials report, as facilities begin ...

Aug 27, 2013
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