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Healthier islanders is UAMS unit's goal

posted: 08/04/2015 3:49 a.m. Discuss

The newly established Center for Pacific Islander Health at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' northwest campus will work with the local community in setting research priorities, said Nia Aitaoto, co-director of the center.

Business news in brief: U.S. fiscal-year borrowing put at $552B

posted: 08/04/2015 1:53 a.m. Discuss

The Treasury Department estimates that it will end up borrowing $552 billion for the current budget year, the lowest total in eight years.

Puerto Ricans brace for more health-care cuts

posted: 08/03/2015 5:03 a.m. Discuss

The first visible sign that the health care system in Puerto Rico was seriously ailing was when a steady stream of doctors -- more than 3,000 in five years -- began to leave the island for more-lucrative, less-stressful jobs on the mainland.

New law to help diabetic students

posted: 08/03/2015 4:36 a.m. Discuss

A new state law allows diabetic students more freedom to manage their condition on their own at school and to seek care from certain staff members other than nurses.

Medicaid's loss at hand for 26,500

posted: 08/01/2015 3:47 a.m. Discuss

The latest estimate of Medicaid recipients who stand to lose their health coverage today is 26,500, about 6,500 fewer than state officials expected Monday.

Children's given site for NW hospital

posted: 08/01/2015 2:17 a.m. Discuss

Arkansas Children's Hospital plans to build a hospital in Springdale on land donated by Gary and Robin George, a hospital spokesman said recently.

Error foiled Medicaid pact, state says

updated: 07/31/2015 3:41 a.m. Comments 3

A paperwork error prevented the state Department of Human Services from awarding a contract to build the state's Medicaid eligibility and enrollment system after the department was unable to agree on contract terms with the highest-scoring bidder, a department official told legislators Thursday.

Report foresees health spending uptick

updated: 07/29/2015 3:50 a.m. Discuss

The total amount America spends on health care will rise modestly over the next decade, according to new projections from government economists.

Policies ending, 47,000 are told

posted: 07/28/2015 5:19 a.m. Comments 3

More than 47,000 private-option enrollees and other Medicaid recipients are set to lose their coverage as a result of the check of recipients' incomes that began last month, a spokesman for the Arkansas Department of Human Services said Monday.

Allergan selling generics to Teva

posted: 07/28/2015 2:50 a.m. Discuss

The Israeli drugmaker Teva Pharmaceuticals said Monday that it had agreed to acquire the generic drug division of Allergan for $40.5 billion in cash and stock.

State health markets struggling with costs

posted: 07/27/2015 5:20 a.m. Discuss

State-run health insurance markets that offer coverage under President Barack Obama's health law are struggling with high costs and disappointing enrollment. These challenges have led a few of them to turn over operations to the federal government or join forces with other states.

Study: Memory loss, statins link is likely detection bias

posted: 07/27/2015 2:05 a.m. Discuss

Statins, widely used cholesterol-lowering drugs, have been blamed for memory loss, but a new study suggests that the association is an illusion.

Anthem makes $54.2B bid for Cigna

posted: 07/25/2015 1:57 a.m. Discuss

Anthem is buying rival Cigna in a deal worth $54.2 billion that would create the nation's largest health insurer by enrollment, covering about 53 million U.S patients.

The nation in brief: Nuns to appeal ruling on birth control

posted: 07/24/2015 5:33 a.m. Discuss

Some Colorado nuns said Thursday that they will go to the U.S. Supreme Court to appeal a ruling that allows their employees to receive birth control from a third party under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.




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