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VIAW Newswire 04.29.13

Posted on 16 May 2013 by admin

Take Action to Close the Walmart Loophole!

It’s time to stop rewarding low pay and lousy benefits!

Walmart has been doing it for years: instead of focusing on providing decent pay and benefits for thousands of employees in California, they look for a way to offload those costs to taxpayers. Thanks to their practice of pushing employees on to Medi-Cal, Walmart workers’ reliance on public health care programs already costs taxpayers tens of millions of dollars annually.

 

http://act.aflcio.org

 

Specialists Embracing Video Games To Treat Chronic Pain Conditions

Health care providers increasingly are using video games to help treat patients’ chronic pain conditions, the New York Times reports.

http://www.ihealthbeat.org

 

Caregivers Tap Mobile Apps, Online Tools To Manage Patient Care

Caregivers increasingly are using mobile applications and online tools to manage care for individuals with certain conditions, the AP/Sacramento Bee reports.

http://www.ihealthbeat.org

 

Online Searches Provide Insight on Link Between Seasons, Mental Health

Internet search data can provide insight into the correlation between seasons and mental health conditions, according to a study published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, MedPage Today’s “The Gupta Guide” reports (Petrochko, “The Gupta Guide,” MedPage Today, 4/12).

http://www.ihealthbeat.org

 

Study: Chicken, Ground Beef Are Riskiest Meats

An analysis of more than 33,000 cases of foodborne illness shows that ground beef and chicken have caused more hospitalizations than other meats.

http://www.claimsjournal.com

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