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Doctors and nurses may face jail for neglect

<b>Doctors and nurses found guilty of "wilful neglect" of patients could face jail, the government is proposing.</b><p>Wilful neglect will be made a criminal offence in England and Wales under NHS changes next week following the Mid Staffordshire and other care scandals.<p>The offence will be modelled on one …

GPs take on extra role for frailest patients

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1028000/1028361_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524884433_19d7a44a58d8927933ec9ebd5e88094a<p><b>The million most frail patients in England are to be identified and given a named GP to co-ordinate their care.</b><p>The move has been agreed by the …

Medicare Penalizes Nearly 1,500 Hospitals For Poor Quality Scores

While the health law's insurance markets are still struggling to get off the ground, the Obama administration is moving ahead with its second year of meting out bonuses and penalties to hospitals based on the quality of their care. This year, there are more losers than winners.<p>Medicare has raised …

Plan for two-tier A&E as part of radical shake-up

<b>A two-tier A&E system in England should be created as part of an overhaul of services, NHS chiefs say.</b><p>The review by NHS England suggested the biggest 40 to 70 units - specialising in heart attacks, strokes and trauma - be called major emergency centres.<p>It would leave the remaining 70 to 100 A&Es - …

Radical NHS shake-up proposes two-tier A&E

Plans to transform emergency care in hospitals in England by creating a "two-tier" service are being put forward by NHS chiefs.<p>The review by NHS England suggested the biggest units - specialising in heart attacks, strokes and trauma - be called major emergency centres.<p>Dominic Hughes reports.

Watchdog criticises 'avoidable' hospital admissions

<b>There are too many emergency admissions to hospitals in England, according to the government spending watchdog.</b><p>The National Audit Office says there were 5.3m such admissions in the last financial year - a 47% rise in 15 years - and many of these patients stayed in hospital for longer than necessary.<p>…

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg health board faces neglect review

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/news_wales/1024000/1024447_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524884433_bfc114bf02e6a0a555957306fc020620<p><b>The serious neglect of an elderly patient at two hospitals has led to a pledge from Wales' health minister for a review into a health board.</b><p>The …

A lot to shout about?

<b>When Jeremy Hunt was appointed health secretary - almost exactly a year ago - the assumption was that he would try to keep the NHS out of the headlines.</b><p>After the row over his predecessor Andrew Lansley's reforms it seemed like he would be the safe pair of hands, just as Alan Johnson was for Labour …

Carers should 'get flexible hours' - health secretary

<b>The UK faces a "lose-lose situation" unless workers who care for elderly parents are offered flexible working hours, the health secretary has said.</b><p>Jeremy Hunt said an ageing population and a "dementia time bomb" meant helping carers stay in work was an "economic necessity" for the country.<p>But he …

Kale Competitors: How Do Other Greens Stack Up?

<i>By Keri Gans for U.S. News</i><p>These days, hardly a day goes by that I don't read something promoting kale as a nutritional powerhouse. Recipes that include kale are popping up all over the place, making you wonder how we survived without it.<p>To be honest, I don't love kale. It tastes bitter to me. But …

9 Great Sources of Iron for Active Women

Plus, delicious recipes to help speed up your muscle recovery post-workout<p>Iron isn't just a metal—it's a key nutrient for exercise performance. In fact, a new study from the American College of Sports Medicine found that many active women suffer from iron deficiency, which can cause muscle soreness …

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Near Absence Of Government In Health Reform: Lessons From Nepal

In the US, many health care woes are blamed on the federal or state government. Whether there is too little oversight and lack of transparency or too much interference and regulation, it seems that policy and politics often end up getting blamed for health care system troubles. But what happens …

Finding Health, Keeping the Money: Needles in the Nation's Haystacks

I favor food assistance programming. But we do tend to spend a lot of money helping poor people get poor food on their way to poor health, and then a whole lot more money to cover the costs associated with that poor health. This involves a fair amount of losing and some weeping, and very little …

Why Doctors Are Reluctant to Take Responsibility for Rising Medical Costs

If doctors feel health cost reform will just worsen the workload of practicing medicine, it will be hard to get them on board.<p>Medical costs are skyrocketing and a survey published last month in JAMA has us doctors pointing fingers in every direction but at ourselves. The more than 2500 physicians …

Ethics of Care: Guiding the Treatment of Dementia in the 21st Century

The United States is on the precipice of an overwhelming public health challenge. Assisted living is home to almost 1 million seniors already; as the baby boomer generation continues to move from middle age into their retirement years, the number will surely grow. The U.S. Administration on Aging …

5 Tips to Help You Stop Rushing

<i>Physician and Omega cofounder, Stephan Rechtschaffen, says you can relieve the feeling of always being pressed for time -- even in the face of the longest to-do list -- by dropping the fight and savoring the present moment.</i><p>When I teach about time, I begin each group by asking, "Do you have enough …

Elizabeth Gilbert, 'Eat, Pray, Love' Author, On What It Takes To Get Inspired (PHOTOS)

Elizabeth Gilbert gets raw and real to talk inspiration, individuality and creativity. The following is an excerpt from ORIGIN Magazine.<p><i>Interviewer: Chantal Pierrat</i><p><b>Chantal Pierrat: What is it right now that is stoking your passion? What perspective or practice is setting you on fire?</b><p>Elizabeth …