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Health care reform mustn't leave patients worse off

Health care reform mustn't leave patients worse off

Even those with a passionate hatred of Obamacare can find something to hate in the GOP replacement plan. It would also change the funding formula now used for the Medicaid expansion "much to West Virginia's detriment", Pore said. "The problem is, when they set that amount they usually tie it to CPI, the current [rate of] inflation", said Ted Boettner, executive director of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy. Read More

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100 kgs down, Eman Ahmed undergoes first surgery

100 kgs down, Eman Ahmed undergoes first surgery

The Egyptian woman, estimated to be the heaviest globally, underwent her first bariatric surgery at Saifee Hospital in Mumbai in a process termed laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy. A spokesman for Dr Muffazal Lakdawala, who is leading Ms Abd El Aty's treatment, said the 37-year-old Egyptian's weight had been brought to below 400kg since she arrived in Mumbai in early February. Read More

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(CVX) Stake Raised by Harfst & Associates Inc

Goldman Sachs Group Inc raised Chevron to a "buy" rating in a report on Sunday, December 18th. Landmark Financial Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Chevron during the second quarter worth $277,000. Chevron's dividend payout ratio is presently -1,600.00%. In other news, insider Pierre R. Breber sold 45,000 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 2nd. Read More

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Pak rejects Indian claims of cross-border terrorist infiltration: ISPR

Pak rejects Indian claims of cross-border terrorist infiltration: ISPR

The Pakistani DGMO was also informed about the repatriation of two nationals from the other side of the border apprehended in Uri previous year following the terror attack that left 19 jawans dead. A few weeks back, a man had died as a result of unprovoked firing by Indian security forces along LoC, ISPR had said. On September 18 past year, four heavily armed militants stormed the Uri army base camp in Jammu and Kashmir killing 19 soldiers and injuring few others. Read More

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Kiss of Love protest takes Kochi's Marine Drive by storm

Kiss of Love protest takes Kochi's Marine Drive by storm

Even as the ruckus continued, the Chief Minister rose to speak and wondered whether there was a larger conspiracy behind the moral policing drama or whether the Shiv Sena activists were hired by the Opposition. The pro-CPM DYFI will hold a sitting at 10 in the morning while the supporters of Kiss of Love agitation will meet at 4 p.m. Pinarayi Vijayan and the police department too came under severe criticism for failing to act against the Shiv Sena members. Read More

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Baxter Celebrates World Kidney Day

Baxter Celebrates World Kidney Day

An estimated 1.7 million Australians 18 and over already have at least one clinical sign of existing chronic kidney disease and a third of cases potentially relate to being overweight or obese. "The plan provides targeted interventions for those who are obese, increased support for those at risk of becoming obese and broad approaches to make healthier choices easier for all New Zealanders". Read More

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NIA to make further investigations in Bhopal-Ujjain train blast: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath quotes Saifullah's father. His family later refused to take his body. "The above sequence of events presents an excellent example of coordination amongst state police and central agencies". He gives details about the militant Saifullah who was killed by security personnel. It was adjourned for the day without transacting any business as a mark of respect to the memory of its sitting member Haji Abdul Salam who died on February 28. Read More

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Actor Faizon Love charged with assaulting man at OH airport

Actor Faizon Love charged with assaulting man at OH airport

It all started at the baggage claim area where Love was arguing with a valet person. When the victim tried to get up, police said Love pushed him back to the ground. The employee suffered minor injuries and Faizon was arrested for misdemeanor assault. During his arraignment Wednesday morning, The actor/comedian pleaded not guilty and was released on a $2,000 bond. Read More

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Cavaliers list JR Smith as questionable for Thursday against Pistons

Cavaliers list JR Smith as questionable for Thursday against Pistons

He ranks 378th among 473 players with a -1.8 nERD on the year. Bogut played a key role in the Warriors' back-to-back trips to the Finals, providing a steady defensive presence that the Cavs hoped would help the defending champs. The Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Wednesday afternoon that J.R. Smith has been cleared to participate fully in practice, and will be questionable for Thursday night's game in Detroit with the Pistons. Read More

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Woman in labor demanded an injection of heroin, meth, police say

Woman in labor demanded an injection of heroin, meth, police say

The state has custody of him. Frenette eventually complied with the request, giving Farruggia the drugs with an unsanitary syringe, police said. They're charged with felony reckless conduct. She later acknowledged to police that what she did was wrong but said she did it because she is a "people pleaser", according to court documents. Farruggia, WHIO reported , screamed, "I can't do this" when experiencing contractions. Read More

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Brush fire shuts down part of Alligator Alley in Collier County

Brush fire shuts down part of Alligator Alley in Collier County

They've asked drivers to be cautious and leave early if your destination is in this general area so that you can safely travel. Turn left onto eastbound US-41. Take eastbound 41 to 29. I-75 will remain closed until conditions improve. Turn right onto the eastbound I-75 entrance ramp. Westbound traffic should take Exit 80 (State Road 29) north to be able to head northbound. Read More

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Texas Panhandle Wildfires Much Bigger Than First Thought

Texas Panhandle Wildfires Much Bigger Than First Thought

State fire marshals arrived in Gray County on Tuesday to investigate the three deaths, as well as attempt to determine where the fire started, as well as what caused the fire to start. Authorities say the fire hopped over Farm to Market 2851 onto Farm to Market 1321 around 6:50 p.m. According to the Potter County sheriff's office, the evacuations were lifted just a little after midnight. Read More

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Fewer overweight Americans are trying to shed pounds

Fewer overweight Americans are trying to shed pounds

According to Dr. Jian Zhang, senior study author and a Georgia Southern University public health researcher, maintaining your weight after a period of dieting can be hard, and failed attempts end up discouraging people from trying again. Researchers from Georgia Southern University found that the percentage of overweight adults trying to lose weight dropped from 56 percent two decades ago to 49 percent now. Read More

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Local jobless rates climb in January

Despite the increase, the January rate is the lowest since 4.3 percent in 2001. There were 87,600 in the labor force: 83,100 employed and 4,500 unemployed, matching the numbers from one year ago, when unemployment was initially reported as 5.1 percent, then later revised to 5.0 percent. Read More

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Want to Live in the Healthiest City in the Nation?

Want to Live in the Healthiest City in the Nation?

Dan Witters, a senior researcher for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, noted that Naples residents really know how to take care of themselves, and the municipality "does a lot of things right". The report looked at 186 cities across the nation and ranked them on "five elements of well-being-purpose, social, financial, community and physical". Read More

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Jayalalithaa death row: OPS staged a hunger strike , demands probe

Jayalalithaa death row: OPS staged a hunger strike , demands probe

Rebel AIADMK leader O Paneerselvam and his supporters today sat on a hunger strike at Chennai's Rajarathinam Stadium, demanding a CBI probe on Jayalalithaa's death that took place on December 5. The IMA officials, after going through the reports released by Apollo Hospitals said the treatment was given as per standard protocol. Recently, a MP's backed by O Pannerselvam submitted a report to President Pranab Mukherjee, demanding a thorough investigation into Jayalalithaa's death. Read More

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Geneva 2017: Audi RS5 Coupe

Geneva 2017: Audi RS5 Coupe

Total system output is rated at 476 horsepower and 516 pound-feet of torque, which helps get the vehicle to rest to 62 miles per hour (100 km/h) in 4.7 seconds. The steering wheel is a chunky, flat-bottomed RS multifunction sport steering wheel. RS logos are sprinkled liberally across the seats, wheel, door sills, and the selector lever. Read More

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Twitter hands brief time-out to former KKK leader David Duke

Twitter hands brief time-out to former KKK leader David Duke

The suspension followed a tweet on Sunday in which Duke linked to an article in the Israeli daily Haaretz about synagogues serving as sanctuaries for those who might be affected by the Trump administration's new immigration policies. The incident that led to David Duke being thrown off Twitter is a little hard to nail down exactly. In recent weeks he attacked actor Chris Evans , who is white, for appearing in pictures with women of color. Read More

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Analyst's Proposition on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX), Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)

Analyst's Proposition on Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX), Rite Aid Corporation (RAD)

The 19 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Valeant Pharmaceuticals have a median target of 20.00, with a high estimate of 55.00 and a low estimate of 9.00. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.85, for a total value of $51,628,846.50. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY) announced that it has filed definitive consent solicitation materials with the U.S. Read More

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Why A 'Day Without a Woman'?

Why A 'Day Without a Woman'?

The organizers behind January's successful Women's March are honoring International Women's Day this Wednesday, March 8 by asking women around the world to take the day off from paid and unpaid labor. Minister for Women Mereseini Vuniwaqa says this year's celebration is about committing to gender equality where women and children are free from all forms of discrimination. Read More

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Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) Price Target & Session Check

Dr Pepper Snapple Group, Inc (NYSE:DPS) Price Target & Session Check

Credit Suisse Group reaffirmed a "buy" rating and set a $105.00 price objective on shares of Dr Pepper Snapple Group in a research note on Thursday, February 16th. Shares have risen 2.49% over the trailing 6 months. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 1.43. 3M Company (NYSE:MMM)went down -0.31% during trading on the USA exchange where it had a trading capacity of 1.63M shares. Read More

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5 things to know about the GOP Obamacare replacement plan in IL

5 things to know about the GOP Obamacare replacement plan in IL

During the unveiling, House Speaker Paul Ryan said the American Health Care Act "is a plan to drive down costs, encourage competition, and give every American access to quality, affordable health insurance ". On the other hand, some conservative Republican lawmakers complained the House bill didn't go far enough, with Kentucky Sen. "It is ObamaCare gone", House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, told Fox News' "Special Report with Bret Baier" in an exclusive ... Read More

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Cleveland Cavaliers set National Basketball Association regular season game record for threes

Cleveland Cavaliers set National Basketball Association regular season game record for threes

With Bogut - who earlier missed the final two games of the Warriors' loss to the Cavaliers in June after injuring his knee - missing, Eastern Conference leaders Cleveland were on the wrong end of a determined Miami performance. "When I went over to him and he said it, I already knew, I heard it crack". On Monday night in Cleveland, however, King James and Kyrie will be returning to the starting line-up as the Cavs get a rematch against the Heat at the Quicken Loans Arena. Read More

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