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Although health care costs have slowed recently, rising costs over the last decade have prompted many local governments to make changes to their plans and strategies, according to a new nationwide survey by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence.  The top cost drivers of local government health care increases cited by survey respondents  [ Read More ]

The Cost of Ignoring Your Child’s Dental Hygiene Habits

It’s possible you’ve heard the alarming news; over 78% of adult Americans currently have some form of gum disease. Hamlin Dental Group would like you to also know that, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), 80% of the US population has at least one cavity by age 17.  For most of us, poor  [ Read More ]

A major new study from the United Kingdom finds conclusive evidence that organic crops, and the food made from them, are nutritionally superior to their conventional counterparts, corrects many of the shortcomings of earlier studies and should put to rest any doubts about the benefits of organic, said the lead scientist of The Organic Center  [ Read More ]

€85 Million European Programme Targets Novel Antibiotics

Over 30 European universities, research institutes, and companies, led by GlaxoSmithKline and Uppsala University, are joining forces in a 6-year programme supported by the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) to develop novel antibiotics against Gram-negative pathogens in a project called ENABLE (European Gram-Negative Antibacterial Engine), including open calls for candidates outside the consortium. The antibiotic crisis  [ Read More ]

Kaiser Permanente Announces Partnership with Stafford Hospital

Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States has entered into an agreement with Stafford Hospital to offer Kaiser members access to the award-winning hospital for healthcare services. Effective Feb. 2, 2014, the agreement provides numerous medical and obstetrical services to Kaiser Permanente members at the newest Mary Washington Healthcare hospital. “For more than 30 years Kaiser  [ Read More ]

As many states experience an increase in flu cases and flu-related hospitalizations, Safeway is helping customers stay healthy by offering traditional and High Dose (HD) flu vaccines at store pharmacies. In addition, those who get a flu vaccine will receive a 10% off coupon to be used on an entire shopping trip. “Safeway pharmacy is  [ Read More ]

Chicago magazine reveals Top Doctors of 2014

Chicago magazine kicks off the new year with its biennial list of Top Doctors, as recommended by physicians themselves, featuring 495 standout doctors – 100 primary care doctors and 395 specialists – from throughout the Chicagoland area. On newsstands Thursday, the January issue also uncovers the driving force behind Chicago’s Whitney M. Young Magnet High  [ Read More ]

As the deadline for mandated individual health coverage approaches, Americans are now more informed about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and feel more prepared for its implementation but that has not spurred action, according to a national opinion survey of more than 1,000 Americans (ages 18-64) conducted online in November during open enrollment by Harris Interactive and released today  [ Read More ]

A new actuarial study released today by the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association (PCMA) finds that preferred pharmacy networks will reduce federal Medicare Part D costs up to $9.3 billion during the next 10 years. The study—conducted by the actuarial firm Milliman— is the first to examine the impact of preferred pharmacy networks on the full  [ Read More ]

How to Avoid Spooky Smiles

Your kids may be ready to indulge in sweet treats this Halloween, but don’t let the holiday turn into an oral health nightmare. To keep your children’s smiles safe from creepy cavities this season and all year-round, consider these tips from the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). Don’t Get Stuck “Sticky, chewy candies are cavity-causing  [ Read More ]

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