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Shares of Tranzyme Inc. slumped to new lows Friday, a day after the company said its diabetic gastroparesis drug TZP-102 failed in a clinical trial.

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Women and Girls Lead | Half the Sky | Somaly Mam Provides Support for Survivors of Sex-Trafficking

www.pbs.org Meg Ryan meets Somaly Mam, a Cambodian human rights and anti-sex trafficking advocate dedicated to ending the epidemic of sexual slavery. After encountering a girl whose infected eye wound made her “undesirable” to clients and led to her eviction from the brothel, Ryan describes the importance of using celebrity to raise awareness of these issues. About the Series The series follows Kristof, WuDunn, and six celebrity activists including Diane Lane, America Ferrera, Olivia Wilde, and Nicole Kidman as they travel to nine countries and meet inspiring, courageous individuals. Across the globe oppression is being confronted, and real meaningful solutions are being fashioned through health care, education, and economic empowerment for women and girls. Embedded in the linked problems of sex trafficking and forced prostitution, gender-based violence, and maternal mortality — which still needlessly claims one woman every 90 seconds — is the single most vital opportunity of our time — and all over the world, women are seizing it. Half the Sky is a landmark transmedia project featuring a four-hour PBS primetime national and international broadcast event, a Facebook-hosted social action game, mobile games, two interactive websites, educational video modules with companion text, and an impact assesment plan all inspired by Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, the widely acclaimed book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. Half the Sky

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Prairie States Enterprises Adds Senior Health Care Executive To Lead Sales to
CHICAGO, Mar 19, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Prairie States Enterprises (PSE) — devoted to providing self-insured organizations and their employees a better way to use, manage and pay for health care benefits — has added to its staff 30-year employee …
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'The Road We've Traveled:' A misleading account of Obama's mother and her
Narrator Tom Hanks: “He knew from experience the cost of waiting [on health care reform].” President Obama : “When my mom got cancer, she wasn'ta wealthy woman and it pretty much drained all her resources” Michelle Obama: “She developed ovarian cancer, …
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10 Ways to Visualize How Americans Spend Money on Health Care
The Bureau of Labor Statistics keeps detailed inflation data on hundreds of categories of goods and services, and no price index is rising faster than hospital services. You don't need the BLS to tell you that health care is getting expensive.
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Mayo Clinic doctor to lead UHS
University Health Systems of Eastern Carolina announced Monday that Dr. David Herman, a physician with the Mayo Clinic, will join UHS as president of the health care system.
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Letters to the editor for April 5
Timothy Shaw: Unions needed to counter health care industry
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City, town health plans most costly, report says
Health insurance plans to cover city and town employees cost 37 percent more than similar plans for workers at private companies, mostly because municipal employees pay minimal copayments or deductibles when they get care, according to a new statewide survey.
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Nurse’s notes: Health care reform calls for nurses to take the lead
Health care reform, like health care itself, is a complex process that requires a variety of professionals who are willing and able to make decisions that impact human life.
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A year later, who benefits from health reform?
When President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, the law was freighted with political rancor that hasn’t subsided. And yet it was front-loaded with provisions that are popular and might prove difficult for elected officials to unravel.Although the…
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Affordable Care Act Prevention Benefits Increasing Access, Lowering Costs For People With Medicare
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a new report showing that in less than two months, more than 150,000 seniors and others with Medicare have received an annual wellness visit. This is a preventive benefit now covered by Medicare free of charge when obtained by a participating health care professional, thanks to the Affordable Care Act, along with many other recommended …
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Schumer Takes Over as Lead Health Care Reform Defender [VIDEO]
Now that the repeal of the health care reform bill has passed out of the House of Representatives and moved on to the Senate, it appears as if Chuck Schumer has replaced Anthony Weiner )on the local scene, at least) as the controversial bil’s chief defender. On Sunday, Schumer appeared on “Face the Nation,” and said that if Republicans offer amendments on the floor to repeal the bill, then …
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Webcast to Offer Reform and Policy Outlook for Wellness, Prevention, Chronic Care
During an online presentation Thursday, Jan. 27, three Washington, D.C., health policy experts will discuss how health care reform measures slated for 2011 and other federal regulatory changes will impact wellness, prevention and chronic condition management programs.The hour-long webinar, “Health Care Reform and Policy: Outlook for an Industry,” will be hosted Jan. 27, from 2 to 3 p.m. Eastern…
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How to reform health-care reform
Conservatives have an opportunity to transform Obamacare from within, writes Ross Douthat. With the right changes, the new health-care law could expand access to insurance in a more cost-effective, less-coercive and more market-oriented way.
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A study suggests medical errors, job burnout and depression lead surgeons to contemplate suicide at higher rates than the general public, and they’re much less likely to seek help.





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The federal judge overseeing the thousands of lawsuits filed over withdrawn painkiller Vioxx has ruled that the lead lawyers in the case will get $315.3 million, while other lawyers who sued Merck & Co. will share $1.2 billion.

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3 views from Portland: Oregon took the lead in pushing for quality, value in health care
A diverse group of Denver leaders visited Oregon Health & Science University. Joe Robertson, the university’s president, and Chuck Kilo, its chief medical officer, discussed the school’s focus, which includes training health care providers and leaders to practice medicine with a greater focus on quality outcomes and cost considerations.

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Poll: Himes holds slim lead over Debicella
A poll by a conservative nonprofit group shows a competitive contest in the 4th Congressional District race, with incumbent U.S. Rep. Jim Himes, D-Greenwich, holding a slim lead over his challenger state Sen. Dan Debicella, R-Shelton.

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