Witnesses at a Senate Indian Affairs Committee field hearing on Wednesday in Montana said that health services for American Indians often are inadequate because of insufficient financial support from the federal government, the AP/Casper Star-Tribune reports. American Indian tribal leaders said that high mortality, chronic disease and alcoholism rates have "crippled their communities" and that a lack of funding from the federal government is a "betrayal of the treaties in which tribes gave up ancestral lands in exchange for a pledge of federal protection," according to the AP/Star-Tribune.
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Researchers have identified a new strategy that Kaposi's Sarcoma-Associated Herpesvirus (KSHV) uses to dupe infected cells into replicating its viral genome.
Hispanics, among other ethnic and minority groups, are not utilizing preventive care to help prevent and detect conditions for early treatment, and socioeconomic reasons might not bethe underlying factor for the disparity, according to two recent studies, the Houston Chronicle reports. A study released earlier this month found that 100,000 lives could be saved annually in the U.S. if residents increased their use of preventive services.
Microsoft this fall and Google in 2008 likely will unveil consumer-oriented health care initiatives that will combine "Internet search tools, the vast resources of the Web and online personal health records," according to people familiar with the plans, the New York Times reports. A recent Harris poll found that people increasingly are using the Internet to find health care information and advice, with 52% of adults sometimes or frequently searching the Web for health information, compared with 29% of adults in 2001.
Rcently released a report analyzing donor governments' commitments for health in low- and middle-income countries.
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Georgia Department of Community Health discussed a budget proposal being considered by the department that would increase reimbursements for physicians and hospitals treating Medicaid.
Five Republican presidential candidates discussed issues related to health care
Researchers have found that proteins known to promote cell death are also necessary for the maturation and proliferation of immune cells.
Infections contracted during stays at hospitals in Massachusetts cost between $200 million and $473 million annually.
Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter (D) on Wednesday signed an executive order that will create a panel to distribute $7.5 million in health grants to rural communities over a period of six years, the Denver Rocky Mountain News reports.
Two newspapers detailing the debate in the New York and Wisconsin state legislatures over health care.
More states are looking into the quality of care offered by clinics in retail locations.
Hospitals have begun striking far-reaching new partnerships with patients and their families, creating advisory councils.
More than 100,000 lives would be saved annually if U.S. residents increased the use of five preventive services.
Blacks and Hispanics in Massachusetts are less likely to have private health insurance than white residents.
San Francisco's needle-exchange program has reached the breaking point as far as public trust is concerned and needs to be managed more sensibly.
Report develops new formula for determining medically underserved areas.
Community health centers provide health care services to 16 million U.S. residents.
Increasing the use of just five preventive services would save more than 100,000 lives every year in the US.
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