Vaccine Shortage Complicates Efforts To Quell Hepatitis A Outbreaks

By Stephanie O’Neill San Diego County, battling a deadly outbreak of hepatitis A, is postponing an outreach campaign to provide the second of two inoculations against the contagious liver disease until a national shortage of the vaccine is resolved, the county’s chief public health officer said. “Our goal is to get that vaccine in as…

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For Active Seniors, Cohousing Offers A Cozier Alternative To Downsizing

By Sharon Jayson Photos by Heidi de Marco The 5-mile hikes, yoga classes and communal dinners are now routines for the residents at PDX Commons Cohousing in Portland, Ore. These 39 individuals (about half partnered but largely strangers at first) started forging relationships well before they moved in late this summer to join a trend…

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Reach For The Rainbows In The Sky- Mich’s Monday Mantra

Today’s Mich’s Monday Mantra is special, it’s from a few years ago and felt really meaningful to share today. It was recorded in Sedona, Arizona and is “Reach For The Rainbows In The Sky”. No matter how dark things may seem around us, there will ALWAYS be rainbows in the sky, so dream, and never…

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Watching The Daybreak- Mich’s Monday Mantra

Today’s Mich’s Monday Mantra is coming to you from the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, California Our Mantra today is “Watching The Daybreak“. As we sit and meditate and watch the sunrise we listen to the sound of the Pacific Ocean and sit in awe of the Universe Enjoy-Namaste   #MichsMondayMantra  #HIVThrive 

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Foto Friday – Aspen Treasure

There is nothing like Aspen Leaves turning color. This week’s #FotoFriday is called Aspen Treasure and was taken in Aspen Colorado  

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A Few Pointers To Help Save Money And Avoid The Strain Of Medicare Enrollment

By Susan Jaffe Older or disabled Americans with Medicare coverage have probably noticed an uptick in mail solicitations from health insurance companies, which can mean only one thing: It’s time for the annual Medicare open enrollment. Most beneficiaries have from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 to decide which of dozens of private plans offer the…

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Stunner On Birth Control: Trump’s Moral Exemption Is Geared To Just 2 Groups

By Julie Rovner October 16, 2017   Few people were surprised last week when the Trump administration issued a rule to make it easier for some religious employers to opt out of offering no-cost prescription birth control to their female employees under the Affordable Care Act. But a separate regulation issued at the same time…

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Wherever Your Heart Is There You Will Find Your Treasure – Mich’s Monday Mantra

Each day we wake up and our world seems like it is going mad….the news is bad, politicians are crazy and our phones are beeping and buzzing every second. We all feel overwhelmed. What must take time out every day, to be calm, be quite and be still and look into our own hearts for…

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Trump Acting Solo: What You Need To Know About Changes To The Health Law

By Julie Rovner and Mary Agnes Carey and Julie Appleby October 13, 2017 Apparently frustrated by Congress’ inability to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, President Donald Trump this week decided to take matters into his own hands. Late Thursday evening, the White House announced it would cease key payments to insurers. Earlier on…

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New Law Challenges ‘Evils’ Of Pharma Profits, California Governor Claims

By April Dembosky, KQED California Gov. Jerry Brown defied the drug industry Monday by signing a sweeping drug price transparency bill that will force drugmakers to publicly justify big price hikes. “Californians have a right to know why their medical costs are out of control, especially when pharmaceutical profits are soaring,” Brown said. “This measure…

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