Wednesday, August 5, 2020

All posts tagged "Healthcare"

  • Vietnam Vet Loses Suit Against VA To Get Benefits In Cuba

    HAVANA – A Cuban-American veteran of the Vietnam War lost his lawsuit Wednesday seeking to force the U.S. government to restore the pension that was cut off when he moved back to Cuba. Otto Macias was 19...

    • Posted February 18, 2016
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  • In Central America, Gangs An Obstacle In Battle Against Zika

    El Salvador – For health workers battling Zika across much of Central America, the immediate menace is not the mosquitoes that transmit the virus. It’s the gangsters who control the streets, and sometimes threaten their lives. Armed...

    • Posted February 10, 2016
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  • Study begun in UPR Tries to Give C-section Babies Mom’s Germs they Missed

    WASHINGTON – Sharing bacteria in the operating room normally is a no-no but in a novel experiment, researchers are giving babies born by C-section a dose of presumably protective germs from mom’s birth canal. We share our...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Aetna Tops 4Q Expectations, but 2016 Outlook Falls Short

    Aetna wrapped up 2015 with a 38-percent surge in fourth quarter earnings but chased that better-than-expected performance with 2016 guidance that misses Wall Street forecasts. The nation’s third largest health insurer said Monday it expects adjusted earnings...

    • Posted February 1, 2016
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  • Tight Democrat Race Highlights Differing Views of Gov’t Role

    DES MOINES, Iowa – For months, the tumultuous Republican presidential primary has masked a brewing debate among Democrats about their own party’s future. Now, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders chipping away at Hillary Clinton’s grip on the...

    • Posted January 26, 2016
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  • Sanders Health Plan Would be More Generous than Medicare

    WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his plan for a government-run health care system from cradle to grave is like Medicare for all. But with full coverage for long-term care, most dental care included, no...

    • Posted January 21, 2016
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  • Chinese Buying Spree Accelerates with Takeover of GE Unit

    BEIJING – Haier Group, the world’s biggest home appliance maker, is buying General Electric Co.’s appliance business for $5.4 billion to expand its U.S. and global presence. The acquisition announced Friday comes as Haier tries to transform...

    • Posted January 15, 2016
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  • Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Aims to Speed Fight Against No. 2 Killer

    WASHINGTON – Harking back to America’s triumphant race into space, the Obama administration is launching what it calls a “moonshot” effort to cure cancer. Don’t expect miracles in the administration’s last months in office. “It probably won’t...

    • Posted January 14, 2016
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  • Task Force: Mammograms an Option At 40, do More Good at 50

    WASHINGTON – Mammograms do the most good later in life, a government task force declared Monday in recommending that women get one every other year starting at age 50. It said 40-somethings should make their own choice...

    • Posted January 11, 2016
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  • Medicare Expands Coordinated Care for 8.9M Beneficiaries

    WASHINGTON – Medicare is expanding a major experiment that strives to keep seniors healthier by coordinating basic medical care to prevent common problems that often lead to hospitalization, the agency said on Monday. Officials announced 121 new...

    • Posted January 11, 2016
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