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Virus whacking kids could be ‘tip of iceberg’

By -NO AUTHOR- (CNN) — A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say. The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported now could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of […]

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Virus whacking kids could be ‘tip of iceberg’

By -NO AUTHOR- (CNN) — A respiratory virus is sending hundreds of children to hospitals in Missouri and possibly throughout the Midwest and beyond, officials say. The unusually high number of hospitalizations reported now could be “just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases,” said Mark Pallansch, a virologist and director of […]

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Former Medicaid recipients get special enrollment period for federal exchange

By Brian http://www.twincities.com/localnews/ci_26469298/former-medicaid-recipients-get-special-enrollment-period-federal?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14033080&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–H71xvR8viH15IPXYc8AixDmk1bStif_C6JHvWQ6VUQspAEaevz0wsMW-Me5vuHXsBZBsCcim39fI-JDA-uuFnGXkr7A&_hsmi=14033080 Scott Bauer The Associated Press Sat, 2014-09-06 “MADISON, Wis. — Nearly 26,000 adults who lost Medicaid coverage through Wisconsin’s BadgerCare Plus program after being kicked off earlier this year will have more time to sign up for private subsidized insurance, the federal government announced Thursday. The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid […]

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Healthplanfinder drops some for non-payment, adds others

By Brian Patrick Marshall, Seattle Times Sat, 2014-09-06 http://blogs.seattletimes.com/healthcarecheckup/2014/09/04/healthplanfinder-drops-some-for-non-payment-adds-others/?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14033080&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-9TnNCtoYp0x72FSma4aCSJavjDbs7Ydw4wpfy5iufFdS18s8Zt2VOHUT_0wATAdH6Hp5cabhxBchHvcnsiSy9Mg3St1g&_hsmi=14033080 “According to figures released today by the Washington Health Benefit Exchange, 24,072 people have been dropped from coverage through the Healthplanfinder insurance exchange since those plans took effect in January 2014. Of that number, 8,310 were disenrolled because of non-payment of premiums, 7,735 voluntarily ended their […]

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Cover Oregon board may rebuff Gov. John Kitzhaber on health exchange future

By Brian Nick Budnick, The Oregonian Sat, 2014-09-06 http://www.oregonlive.com/health/index.ssf/2014/09/bcover_oregon_board_may_rebuff.html?utm_campaign=KHN%3A+Daily+Health+Policy+Report&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=14033080&_hsenc=p2ANqtz–ArgT-mnXRZD4WX2w6Qp9EqWE0ny6QbSz7zlK6DIKzn0nxEFkL_zJRUT7ya1UKOlTxCTjtvee6OwY0boJyItvKn8mFmw&_hsmi=14033080#incart_most-comments “The Cover Oregon board on Thursday moved toward keeping the health insurance exchange semi-independent rather than having state agencies take it over. That position, if confirmed in a vote that could take place later this month, would be a significant rebuff of Gov. John Kitzhaber. In […]

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Democrat Wendy Davis admits to abortions

By -NO AUTHOR- (NBC NEWS) Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, who rose to prominence after her filibuster of Texas’ anti-abortion legislation, reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one in which the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality. In the book, “Forgetting […]

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Mom killed by falling gargoyle in Chicago

By -NO AUTHOR- (NEW YORK POST) CHICAGO — A woman walking along a Chicago street with a friend was killed when she was struck by masonry that fell from a landmark church. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the victim as 34-year-old Sara Bean. Police say the masonry fell from the Second Presbyterian Church […]

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U.S. doctor with Ebola arrives in Nebraska

By -NO AUTHOR- (NEW YORK POST) OMAHA, Neb. — A doctor who became infected with Ebola while working in Liberia — the third American aid worker sickened with the virus — arrived Friday at a Nebraska hospital for treatment. Officials at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha have said Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, will be […]

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Study: Brain-to-brain communication possible

By -NO AUTHOR- WASHINGTON (Times of India) – A new study has revealed that an international team of neuroscientists and robotics engineers have demonstrated the viability of direct brain-to-brain communication in humans. The researchers have been able to conduct successful transmission of information via the internet between the intact scalps of two human subjects — […]

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