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Will Medicare become like the VA?

Veterans today, get most of their medical care from private doctors through Medicare or private insurance. Just think what those secret waiting lists would be like if they didn’t! 497 more words

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Many workers put off retirement, take 'encore' jobs

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-encore-careers-20140708-story.html

By WALTER HAMILTON

July 17, 2014

After Fred Wallace was laid off from a high-paying job in 2011, the 56-year-old knew the odds of landing a comparable position were slim. 972 more words

"Oh no! What happened?" "W220.2XD: Walked into lamppost, subsequent encounter."

Last week, I ran across this very entertaining piece over in Healthcare Dive about the new ICD-10 codes. The International Classification of Diseases (ICD) is an incredibly useful tool in public health that basically can reduce an injury to a series of numbers. 224 more words

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C.C. Peacock Jr. reblogged this on Pandemic Continuity Specialist and commented:

Some good information from Mr. Epidemiology via his blog. If your interests are more on the public health side verses continuity planning then I highly recommend following his blog. Link: http://mrepidemiology.com

Marriage, divorce, remarriage, age, education (Coontz tabs edition)

Stephanie Coontz has an excellent Op-Ed on the front of today’s New York Times Sunday Review, which draws out the implications for family instability of the connection between increasing gender equality on the one hand, and increasing economic inequality and insecurity on the other. 134 more words

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Lindsey Graham calls the United Nations "anti-Semitic"

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) appeared on CNN’s State of the Union Sunday to talk about the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine. After telling host Candy Crowley how the United States needs to be tougher on Russia, Graham took a shot at the United Nations, calling it anti-Semitic. 81 more words

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HRA damages awarded in date rape cases

DSD and NVB v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis  EWHC 2493 (QB), Green J  - read judgment

This is an important summary of the principles applicable to HR damages, particularly in circumstances where there have been other payments already made arguably in respect  of the acts in question. 1,022 more words

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SAVE THE DATE - 8th Annual Lowcountry Wine and Beer Festival - October 12th

The 8th Annual Wine & Beer Festival is set for Sunday, October 12, 2014 to benefit Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic.

Join us for an “Autumn Afternoon Affair” from 3:00 to 6:00 pm on The Village Green for the 8th Annual Lowcountry Wine & Beer Festival. 176 more words

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