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Legislation pushes involuntary mental health treatment
But while some mental health advocates have long sought additional tools to better manage treatment — for the sake of the patient and public safety — the proposals have created a rift in the health care community. Some argue such measures are ...
Regularly sleeping too long may indicate a health problem
The National Sleep Foundation regularly campaigns “to celebrate the health benefits of sleep,” and experts have been boosting sleep's values as no less important than proper diet and exercise. Insufficient sleep has been linked to stroke, obesity and ...
Health-care costs and the 'moral hazard' problem
In the United States, private health insurance sometimes excludes from coverage certain categories of care but essentially covers all treatments with any medical efficacy for illnesses that are covered, without any consideration of cost effectiveness ...
Health Law Cited as US Uninsured Rate Drops
The share of Americans without health insurance is dropping to the lowest levels since President Barack Obama took office, but sign-ups under his health care law lag among Hispanics — a big pool of potential beneficiaries. With just three weeks left ...
As Health Law Takes Hold, Rate Of Uninsured Falls
Health disparities among Baton Rouge's poorest place city behind its peers in ... - The Times-Picayune
Health disparities among Baton Rouge's poorest place city behind its peers in ...
In the first of a series of stories examining health care disparities across the United States, the Los Angeles Times compares Baton Rouge with St. Paul, Minn.'s vastly different health care system, and describes practices at Baton Rouge's Capitol City ...