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June Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
2012-06-07 05:06:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com 1 in 29 Americans. This statistic refers to the number of U.S. military men and women, abused children, as well as survivors of rape, domestic violence, and natural disaster who suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hopes to shine new light on PTSD. Known as an anxiety disorder, PTSD develops after a person sees or lives through a particularly intense event that could have caused...

Over 100 People Busted For Medical Fraud
2012-05-03 07:24:23

Connie K. Ho for Redorbit.com $450 million. That´s the amount that has been received in false billings by a group of more than 100 schemers. The fraud has cost the U.S. government between $60 to $90 billion each year, according to the Associated Press (AP). “This coordinated takedown involved the highest amount of false Medicare billings in a single takedown in strike force history,” the Justice Department noted in a prepared statement. CNN reports that officials...

HHS Deems Health Insurance Rate Hikes Excessive
2012-03-23 07:22:58

Health insurance premium hikes in nine states have been deemed by Health and Human Services director Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to be unreasonable, as granted under the rate review authority given by the Affordable Care Act. Sebelius said in a Thursday statement: “Thanks to the Affordable Care Act consumers are no longer in the dark about their health insurance premiums. Now, insurance companies are required to justify rate increases of 1-percent or higher. It´s time for these...


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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.