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UP left with no physical care provider after health center departures

The nurse practitioner who began a temporary assignment at the Health and Counseling Center on Tuesday has left the position, leaving the center without any nurse practitioner. A new interim physician’s assistant will begin working at the University of Portland Nov. 27, according to the HCC office. It is not clear why the position was vacated in the same week it was filled. Additionally, Director of Primary Care Susan Chisum, a registered nurse, left the University this week. Chisum’s name was removed from the directory and her departure was confirmed…

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‘Our political issues must not affect health care’

Sylvana Sinha, a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, hopes to build a series of primary health-care centres with diagnostic facilities and pathological laboratories, called Praava Healthcare. Praava recently entered into an agreement with Narayana Hrudayalaya, based in Bengaluru. The mission, she tells The Hindu, is to have India’s neighbours cooperate and provide health care to millions in the process. Excerpts. Bangladesh’s health indicators have been better than most of South Asia for years. Where do you think the country lags? It is true that Bangladesh is doing better than any other country…

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Everyone is confused about the health care vote — including Republican senators

There’s a sense of consensus among Republican senators: They will be voting on something health care–related next week. They just don’t know what exactly it will be. “I don’t even know what we are proceeding to next week,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said Thursday. “I don’t know whether we are proceeding to the House bill, a new version of the Senate bill, the old version of the Senate bill, the 2015 ‘repeal and hope we come up with something in two years’ bill — I truly don’t.” After two more…

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Keep Your Hair Protected This Summer: The Ultimate Hair Care Guide

It is that time of the year gain when you enthusiastically bring out those trendy flip-flops and breezy, colourful clothes. However, along comes the menace of scorching heat. It is not only the heat and the harmful effects of sun exposure that take a toll on your health, skin and hair but a cocktail of pollution, sweat and humidity also wreaks havoc on your beauty. In an attempt to safeguard our skin from sun damage, most of us forget that our hair also needs that extra care. It is equally…

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Wellness Programs: Improve Workforce Health, Reduce Health Care Costs

Take a look at your workforce – what do you notice? Are your workers participating in activities outside of the office? Does your office have a running club or a softball team? More importantly, as your employees look to be healthy outside of work, is your office doing what it can to promote a healthy environment while at work? Though some businesses may be straying from wellness programs in order to control finances, the indirect costs of poor health (e.g., absence at work) can be two or three times the…

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The Global Gap In Health Care Dollars For Young And Old Is Huge

The United States spends a lot of money taking care of the health needs of old people. In 2010, for example, each person 65 and older received $18,424 in health care services. That’s five times more than the $3,628 in spending per child under 18, and three times more than the $6,125 per working-age adult, according to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. “In the developed world, people live longer with very intense disease — and costly treatment,” says Vegard Skirbekk, professor at Columbia University’s Aging Center. In the…

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