Monthly Archives: September 2014

Michael Anthony Kerr, Inmate With Schizophrenia, Died Of Thirst After 35 Days Of Solitary

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate with mental illness who died of thirst was held in solitary confinement for 35 days and cited twice for flooding his cell, according to prison records. Inmate Michael Anthony Kerr was found … Continue reading

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How Insurers Are Finding Ways to Shift Costs to the Sick

By CHARLES ORNSTEIN SEPTEMBER 17, 2014 From NYTimes.com Health insurance companies are no longer allowed to turn away patients because of their pre-existing conditions or charge them more because of those conditions. But some health policy experts say insurers may be doing … Continue reading

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Do Workplace Wellness Programs Work? Usually Not

CreditRoman Muradov  From NYTimes.com Most news coverage of the new Kaiser Family Foundation annual survey on employer-sponsored health plans has focused on the fact that growth in premiums in 2013 was as low as it has ever been in the … Continue reading

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Training Dogs to Sniff Out Cancer

McBaine, a cancer detection dog. PENN VET WORKING DOG CENTER By JOSHUA A. KRISCH SEPTEMBER 10, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — McBaine, a bouncy black and white springer spaniel, perks up and begins his hunt at the Penn Vet Working Dog Center. His nose skims … Continue reading

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