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Elimination of $850 Billion in Health Care Waste Could Pay for Reforms
from Health News
Throughout the summer and autumn months of 2009, as the health care reform debate rages on from the halls of Congress to the homes of many Americans, a key point in the discussions has been the level of waste in the current system that makes it so expensive. More

Drug Makers Are Advocacy Group’s Biggest Donors
from The New York Times
A majority of the donations made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one of the nation’s most influential disease advocacy groups, have come from drug makers in recent years, according to Congressional investigators. More

In Treatment, You May Need an Advocate
from The New York Times
Two days after surgery to replace both Jane Brody’s knees, a social worker employed by the hospital told her that the insurance company would not pay for her to stay any longer. Seeing that Jane was barely able to get to the bathroom on her own, the social worker told the company she was not ready to enter rehab and insisted that she needed at least another day in the hospital. More

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Mapping the Link Between Alcohol, Cancer
from Atlanta Journal-Constitution
New research suggests that alcohol may boost the progression of cancer by stimulating a pathway inside cells. The findings could have meaning for the prevention and treatment of cancer, which has been linked to alcohol use in some cases. In particular, scientists suspect that alcohol is connected to colon and breast cancer, although it's not known exactly how. More

Tweens Challenged by Grown-up Malady: Breast Cancer
from CNN Health
Hannah Powell-Auslam of La Mirada, Calif., had surgery this month to check her lymph nodes, just in case the breast cancer had spread. Taylor Thompson of Little Rock, Ark., also had an aggressive form of breast cancer, one that has a 98 percent chance of returning. It required surgery in June. They're two young women fighting breast cancer. Or rather, two girls: Hannah is 11. Taylor is 13. More

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Limits of Screening for Breast, Prostate Cancer
from San Francisco Chronicle
When is prevention not really prevention? Quite often in the cases of breast and prostate cancer, if Dr. Otis Brawley, the chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society, is to be believed. Brawley whipped up a storm of controversy this week when he said that the advantages of screening for these two cancers have been overstated. More

U.S. Swine Flu Vaccine Outlook Improving, CDC Says
from The Associated Press
More than 22 million doses of swine flu vaccine are available now, and most Americans should soon find it easier to get their dose, U.S. health officials recently said. "We're beginning to get to significant increases in the availability," said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, at a briefing. More

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Walks Raise Millions for Breast Cancer Research
from Atlanta Journal-Constitution
It was a good weekend for breast cancer research in Atlanta. The Breast Cancer 3-Day, a 60-mile trek from Lake Lanier to Turner Field ending Sunday, drew 2,200 walkers and raised $5.6 million. It benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the National Philanthropic Trust Breast Cancer Fund. More

Medicaid Cost-cutting Recommended by La. State Official
from The Times-Picayune via
The Louisiana state Department of Health and Hospitals has recommended a $232.5 million cost-cutting option in Medicaid rate reductions that would trim the state budget while lowering compensation to private health care providers. More

Need Medical Care? Check Out the Menu
from The New York Times
Imagine a restaurant with no prices on the menu. Or, better yet, no menu at all. The name of the place is "Food" or "Eat Here," which is the only clue about what is sold inside. The chef decides what to cook, and what to charge. Do you sit? For American hospital patients, that is often how it works. Only it is less rational. More

Unmarried and Uninsured
from Center for American Progress
Two recent stories in The New York Times highlight the problems single women can encounter with health insurance, and sometimes with tragic consequences. Nikki White suffered from lupus and lost her job—and also her employer-based health insurance coverage—when she became too sick to work. She could not obtain individual coverage because of her pre-existing condition of lupus and, as an unmarried woman, had no one who could cover her on their insurance plan. At the age of 32, she died from lack of treatment of a usually manageable chronic disease. More

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