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ProPublica Partners with Yelp to Bring Big Data to Bear on Healthcare

ProPublica Partners with Yelp to Bring Big Data to Bear on Healthcare
Yelp may be best known for its restaurant and nightclub reviews, but the site’s seeds were actually planted when CEO Jeremy Stoppelman had trouble finding recommendations for a local doctor. Health providers now account for a rapidly growing six percent of Yelp’s reviewed businesses. Thanks to a new partnership with ProPublica, the site’s star ratings system is being supplemented with objective healthcare data.
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CO Congress Takes a Shot at Type-2-Diabetes Racial Gap

CO Congress Takes a Shot at Type-2-Diabetes Racial Gap
Congresswoman Diana DeGette stood in the workout room Monday at Denver Indian Health and Family Services to announce legislation aimed at curbing the devastating rates of diabetes in communities of color.
“According to Centers for Disease Control nearly half – nearly half – of all minority children born in 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in their lifetime,” said DeGette. “These disparities need to be addressed immediately.”
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Gardening Tips: Landscaping to Attract Pollinators & Predators

Gardening Tips: Landscaping to Attract Pollinators & Predators
Vegetable gardeners know that we can't make it without pollinators. Honey bees are under stress from Colony Collapse Disorder, but they aren't the only pollinators at work on flowers, vegetables, fruit trees, and row crops. An astonishing variety of native pollinators work mostly unnoticed to make our food crops possible.
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Garden State Equality Outreach for Feb. 15 Obamacare Deadline: Healthcare's an LGBT Issue

Garden State Equality Outreach for Feb. 15 Obamacare Deadline: Healthcare's an LGBT Issue
For the past many days, Democrats have been lending their efforts to enrollment events designed to help alert New Jerseyans to the open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act, which ends on Sunday, Feb. 15th. Many of those events have been regional or targeted to specific parts of the population who may need additional help with the sign-up process.
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Attempt to Pass Extreme Abortion Law Backfires on GOP

Attempt to Pass Extreme Abortion Law Backfires on GOP
"The GOP drafted a bill so extreme and so out of touch with the voters that even their own membership could not support it."
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Show Me Personal Politics

Today's Kansas City Star has a front page story that should embarrass any politician in Kansas and Missouri.
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Resolve To Be Healthier by Signing Up for Obamacare - Says VP Biden

Resolve To Be Healthier by Signing Up for Obamacare - Says VP Biden
Resolve To Be Healthier By Signing Up For Obamacare, Says VP Joseph Biden
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When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without Permission

When a Patient’s Death is Broadcast Without Permission
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and "NY Med" patient privacy abuses being investigated after multiple complaints.
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Thanks Obamacare: 9.7M Gained Insurance, Rate of Uninsured Lowest in 50 Years

Thanks Obamacare: 9.7M Gained Insurance, Rate of Uninsured Lowest in 50 Years
The economy-wrecking doom Obamacare was predicted to visit upon the nation has yet to arrive, but the National Center for Health Statistics reports that the rate of Americans without health insurance has dropped to 11.3 percent — which is “at or near the lowest levels ever recorded across the 50 years for which we have data,” notes the White House Council for Economic Advisers. That drop translates as roughly 9.7 million newly covered Americans.
The Affordable Care Act was passed primarily to address the country’s high rate of the uninsured, a problem that ha
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5 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Ebola that Conservatives Actually Believe

5 Crazy Conspiracy Theories About Ebola that Conservatives Actually Believe
As of Thursday morning, there is only one person undergoing treatment for Ebola in the United States, and only two people have contracted the disease in the U.S., both of whom are healthcare workers who survived.
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