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Expanded Medicaid Helped People Do Better at Their Jobs or Seek Work, While Improving Their Health

Most low-income Michigan residents who signed up for the state’s expanded Medicaid program say their new health insurance helped them do a better job at work, or made it easier for them to seek a new or better job, in the first year after they enrolled. That’s on top of the positive health effects that many said their new coverage brought them.

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Wolters Kluwer Named SIIA Education Technology CODiE Award Finalist for Best Student Assessment Solution

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, today announced that Lippincott PassPoint was named a 2017 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Best Student Assessment Solution category. Finalists represent applications, products and services from providers of educational software, digital content, online learning services and related technologies encompassing pre-K through post-secondary sectors. Lippincott PassPoint is part of a suite of comprehensive digital nursing education solutions.

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Immigration Does Not Raise Crime, UCI-Led Study Finds, Refuting Common Assumption

Immigration has no effect on crime, according to a University of California, Irvine professor’s comprehensive examination of 51 studies on the topic published between 1994 and 2014.

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Senate Health Care Bill Will Affect West Virginia’s ‘Most Vulnerable,’ According to WVU Experts

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Researchers Examine Brain Region That Affects Drug Use Habits

University of Iowa researchers have identified a brain region involved in cocaine addiction. The findings could lead to targeted drugs or improved behavioral treatments for substance addiction, including opioid dependency. Findings published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Expert: #SupremeCourt decisions on #religiousfreedom have no major surprises, but a few hints for future

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Health Care Policy Wonks, Political Scientist Sound Off on GOP Bill

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Trump Travel Ban "Welcome Judicial Restraint?"

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CDC Division Director Named New Dean of UIC School of Public Health

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Dr. Wayne Giles, director of the Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will become the dean of the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, effective September 1, pending formal approval by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees.

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Why Social Isolation Can Bring a Greater Risk of Illness

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In the fruit fly, social isolation leads to sleep loss, which in turn leads to cellular stress and the activation of a defense mechanism called the unfolded protein response.







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