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November 5, 2012 -- Physicians with the least experience spend significantly more money treating patients than physicians who have the most experience, according to a new RAND Corporation study.

The findings, published in the November edition of the journal Health Affairs, are from the first study to examine the link between physician characteristics and medical costs.

Nov 5 2012
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November 5, 2012 -- The federal Affordable Care Act (ACA) established new requirements beginning January 2014 for benefits covering any Medicaid expansion populations.

Nov 5 2012
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The Children's Relief Nursery, which was acquired By LifeWorks NW, raised more than $60,000 at first post-merger fundraiser

November 5, 2012 -- Portland chefs put on a show last month for the Children's Relief Nursery – and brought in at least $60,000 from ticket sales as well as silent and live auction items for the organization, according to Susan Lyon-Myrick, marketing coordinator of LifeWorks NW, adding that final receipts had not been calculated.

Nov 5 2012
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Bill Crounse, MD, Senior Director, Worldwide Health Microsoft Corporation; Jackie Gaines, Executive Coach and Senior Leader with Studer Group, Inc.; Allison Clarke, Allison Clarke Consulting; Nicole Maher, President Northwest Health Foundation; Richard Gibson, MD, PhD, and Chief Healthcare Intelligence Officer at Providence Health & Services will address the attendees along with other speakers

November 1, 2012 -- Portland based OCHIN, Inc. will host its annual Learning Forum, “Adding Value Through Technology” in Portland, Oregon at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower – November 15-17. Each day will be filled with educational sessions, keynote speakers and exhibits.

Nov 1 2012
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November 1, 2012 -- OPSO, the professional association representing over 700 osteopathic physicians in the state of Oregon, applauded the announced agreement for the creation of a unified accreditation system for graduate medical education programs in the United States.

Nov 1 2012
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Neuroscientist and Award-Winning Author David Eagleman to Deliver Saward Lecture

October 31, 2012 -- The Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research will host its annual Saward Lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012, at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Tickets are free but required. You can request tickets online at kpchr.org/saward, or by calling 503-335-2466.

Oct 31 2012
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The effort is part of a multi-organizational push to make exercise a vital sign

October 31, 2012 – Physicians working for Kaiser in Oregon and California are now treating exercise as a vital sign. That is, patients are asked how much exercise they get per week, for both routine checkups and acute care visits – regardless of the nature of the visit.

Oct 30 2012
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Its policy of mandating that only mail order companies can provide a 90-day supply of drugs is increasing insurance costs, she says

October 30, 2012 -- Tamara Weaver questions why the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) is paying more for prescription drugs through its mail order company than at Costco, her local retail pharmacy. OEBB is responsible for selecting the health plans for the majority of Oregon’s public school teachers, community colleges and state universities.

Oct 30 2012
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The Makers of TYLENOL® Announce 40 Scholarship Recipients in 22nd Annual Year of Supporting Students Pursuing Variety of Healthcare Related Degrees

Ft. Washington, PA, September 5, 2012 – McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®, announces recipients of the 22nd annual TYLENOL® Future Care Scholarship. The 2012 program awards $250,000 in scholarship funds to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in healthcare.

Winners are named TYLENOL® Future Care Scholars and receive awards of $5,000 or $10,000 to help manage the rising cost of education.

Oct 30 2012
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The writer, who has cerebral palsy, discusses the difficulties faced by disabled people who require specialized medical equipment and the difficulties they face from insurance companies

October 30, 2012 -- Since 1994, the obesity rates among children with cerebral palsy (CP) have doubled. This is because such children, who received inadequate nourishment in utero, or were seriously ill when very young, continue to eat nutrient-dense foods after they are out of medical crisis.

Oct 30 2012

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