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2013-11-15 10:42:10

The architects of the Columbia MPH reflect on its rationale and design, and report feedback from students and faculty A fully re-envisioned Master of Public Health program was launched by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health in the fall of 2012, ushering in the most sweeping changes in public health education in decades. Detailing the experience leading up to the launch and since, the principal architects of the new curriculum have published two articles in the current...

2013-11-12 23:32:14

October’s Policy Snapshot, Health Courts: The Next Frontier in Medical Liability Reform?, explores the concept of specialized health courts and the potential they hold for achieving meaning reform to the medical liability system in the U.S. Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 The medical liability system in the U.S. has long been targeted as an area ripe for reform. What is fueling the recent push for medical liability reform? Current complaints with the system range from...

2013-11-10 23:02:18

Why individual health insurance costs less than group health insurance. Park City, Utah (PRWEB) November 10, 2013 Today, Zane Benefits, the number one online small business health benefits solution, published new information on why individual health insurance costs less. According to Zane Benefits’ website, individual health insurance is more affordable than group health insurance. And as of 2014, individual health plans must cover all individuals regardless of health and new subsidies...

2013-11-07 23:29:55

Health Plans 4 Less™, a leader in helping individuals and businesses save money on health insurance costs, is a helpful resource for anyone who has questions about the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare Irvine, CA (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Now that the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, enrollment has begun, individuals and businesses all across the nation are wondering how their lives will be affected by this huge change in healthcare in the United States. Obamacare will...

2013-11-07 23:29:39

San Francisco non-profit Child Family Health International (CFHI) announced it will open educational global health programs in Uganda beginning in 2014. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) November 07, 2013 Child Family Health International (CFHI), a leader in global health education has announced program expansion into its seventh location, Uganda. The non-profit, recognized by the United Nations and headquartered in San Francisco, places health professions students alongside native...

2013-11-05 23:01:03

A new memorandum issued by the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO) appears to pivot away from a recent letter from Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius stating that federal anti-kickback provisions do not prohibit providers, drug manufacturers and others from using kickbacks to induce greater use of their products and services in Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage. Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 05, 2013 A new memorandum issued by the...

2013-11-04 23:28:16

Church of Scientology adds synthetic drugs component to the drug education initiative it supports. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) November 03, 2013 The Church of Scientology International has just completed its annual review of the Truth About Drugs, the drug education and prevention initiative it supports. This review is carried out each October to assess results and pinpoint new issues. These results are incorporated into the Church’s National Substance Abuse Awareness Month and National...

2013-11-04 16:30:14

A team of British researchers, led by the University of York, is warning governments and healthcare decision makers across the globe to be wary of the myths and hype surrounding medical tourism. In an article, to be published in the journal Policy & Politics by Policy Press, the researchers challenge the idea that ever greater numbers of patients are prepared to travel across national borders to receive medical treatment. 'Medical tourism' is where people leave their own country to...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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