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One Nurse Per 4,000 Pupils = Not The Healthiest Arrangement

The nurse’s office at Cambridge Elementary in eastern Contra Costa County, Calif., on Oct. 16, 2016. (Heidi de Marco/KHN) CONCORD, Calif. — During a 15-minute recess, the elementary school students tr... read more

Dr. Samuel Cassell dies; founded health center for Bergen's poor

Samuel Cassell, a physician who founded a health center that relies on volunteer doctors and nurses to provide free care for the ... After retiring, Cassell joined a medical mission to Haiti, where hi... read more

10 Superhero Nurses Making a Big Difference

The laborers, most of whom lack health insurance and can ill ... a pediatric transport nurse, took one look at her ashen skin, half-closed eyes, and labored breathing and knew she might not survive th... read more

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Mental health changes should be judged on outcomes, not promises

Rates of access to state and territory mental health services have not changed in some years ... In Australia, this would equate to more than A$60 billion or about A$4,000 a year per individual taxpay... read more


Cuba’s biggest export is teachers, doctors – not revolution

President Barack Obama mentioned one possibility ... arrangement is that the Cuban state keeps about 75 percent of the amount foreign governments pay them for their services. In Brazil’s Mais Medicos, ... read more

How to Care for Your Aging Parents

Most people also pay out of pocket for nursing homes, but you might be eligible to get help from Medicaid for these (very high) expenses if you run out of money. Average cost: $205 per ... health and ... read more

Wolf vetoes workers' comp bill, vows crackdown on pain creams, pharmacies

"Make no mistake, Senate Bill 936 is not a bill designed to fight the opioid crisis," he said in a statement Friday. "Senate Bill 936 threatens health care for millions ... area pharmacies charging up... read more

GOP Lawmakers Expected to Draft Bill to Expand Telehealth Services Under Medicare

Related: Administration Eyes New Direction for CMS ... and he has found that one of his service’s biggest selling points is the potential to reduce health care costs. Most nursing homes do not have a ... read more

Medical Scribes Ease Pressure on Doctors and May Improve Patient Care

Scribes typically do not provide any direct ... a medical scribe is $28,570 per year, according to the Glassdoor website. Tammy Combs, a registered nurse and director of clinical documentation improve... read more

The for-profit company that turned around Maine’s failing addiction treatment initiative

The medication does not provide ... with just one full-time counselor and one office coordinator. In Maine, because of the opioid health home contract, the company also has clinical supervisors, couns... read more

Imagine a Medicare ‘Part Q’ for Quality at the End of Life

Reassured by the quiet presence of the hospice nurses and feeling the mysterious quickening of life through his veins, I gave over to being his daughter and letting him be my father one ... not becaus... read more

Drug shortages cripple Angola's health service

“The public health ... per day. The hospital suffers power outages, there is no functioning X-ray machine and only the most basic medication. Anti-malarial drugs frequently run out. “We just have so m... read more



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