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Health Insurance for the Young: Websites Ease ‘Pain’ of Plans

Although it’s great finally getting health insurance, understanding how it works can be a real pain for the uninitiated. Once you turn age 26, by law you must go off your parents’ plan and enroll in one through your employer, your school or choose one of the new Affordable Care Act plans. Some plans have low premiums but come with a high deductible (the designated amount one must pay before your insurer pays for covered

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Raising Awareness on World Hepatitis Day July 28th

World Hepatitis Day, observed each year on July 28th, raises awareness about viral hepatitis as a global threat. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 400 million people worldwide are infected with viral hepatitis and many don’t know it. Viral hepatitis causes inflammation of the liver. Hepatitis B and C can cause a lifelong chronic infection. WHO says more than one million people die annually from causes related to viral hepatitis, such as cirrhosis and liver

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Report: Over 90% of New Physician Jobs Feature Employment by Hospitals, Plus Which Pay Highest

More than 90% of new physician job openings feature employment “by hospitals, medical groups, community health centers or other healthcare facilities” that shows doctors’ private practices are steadily declining, according to a report by Merritt Hawkins, America’s leading physician search firm. The report tracked 3,158 physician and advanced practitioner recruiting assignments from April 1, 2013 to March 31, 2014 and found that “less than 10% of the recruiting assignments featured independent practice settings, such as

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UMHS Students & Faculty Relax at Sunfest at Reggae Beach

By Leanna Ritchie Sunfest: /sun/fest/ noun the highlight of our semester • semester halfway point • beach day This past Saturday, July 12, 2014, many of our students and faculty joined together at Reggae Beach to take in some sun rays, play volleyball and cool off in the luscious Caribbean Sea. After a particularly grueling Block 2 exam round, it was nice to kick back and relax. It was also a welcome sight to see

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