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  1. The cost of college textbooks in the US have risen more than 1,000 percent since 1977, even faster than tuition, health care costs and housing prices, all of which have risen faster than inflation.

  2. After a Pittsburgh Restaurant Owner did away with tipping, paid employees a base salary of at least $35k/year (plus bonuses), gave them health care from date of hire, 500 shares in the business and a paid vacation, the restaurant tripled its profits in 2 months.

  3. A 59yo man walked into a bank and demanded $1 to intentionally go to prison for 'Bank Robbery" to get better health care

  4. When he died, MLK was planning a Poor People's Campaign, demanding jobs, health care, and decent homes for the poor. He wanted protesters to march on Washington and stay until their demands were met. The protest began 5 weeks after his murder.

  5. Thousands of poor Black women were sterilized involuntarily in several southern states by white physicians when they presented for care for other health issues. The procedure became known as a Mississippi Appendectomy.

  6. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest non-government provider of health care services in the world.

  7. After Officials in Richmond, California, learned that 70 percent of the city's murders and firearms assaults were directly linked to 17 people, they decided to pay them to behave. With individual coaching, health care coverage and a monthly stipend, murders decreased from 62 to only 11 last year

  8. The town of Geel, Belgium which practices de-institutionalized mental health care. Doctors place patients with host families to live. The tradition of caring for the mentally ill dates back hundreds of years.

  9. Health care in Mexico is described as very good to excellent while being highly affordable, with every medium city in Mexico having at least one first-rate hospital. Because of this, some California insurers sell insurance policies that require members to go to Mexico where costs are 40% lower

  10. Under Hitler, wage-earners' health care became unlimited, and maternity leave was extended to twelve fully paid weeks with job protection.

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Stock Price of Top 5 Health Care Insurers Since November 4, 2008

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There's a macabre science around "beating heart" corpses. In many cases, doctors and health care providers aren't sure who's dead. There's also the "Lazarus Effect" where a corpse will sit upright, raise its arms and cross them in front of their chest.

In the most extensive case of health care billing fraud in US Department of Justice history, in which 243 people were busted for fraudulent billing to the tune of $712M, one Doctor had billed for 205 hours in a single day.

In Japan's universal health care system hospitals, by law, must be run as non-profit and be managed by physicians. For-profit corporations are not allowed to own or operate hospitals.

In the 1980's, over 6,000 Hemophiliacs living in the US were given HIV-tainted blood by health care companies still active today.

50% of health care spending is used to treat just 5% of the population.

The U.S. spends more money per person on health care than any other developed country, yet its life expectancy is below average.

The United States signed but never ratified the UN Declaration of Human Rights stating "Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care "

Convincing health care providers to take hand-washing seriously is a challenge. Hundreds of thousands of hospital patients get infections each year, infections that can be deadly and hard to treat.

Because of the number of different body systems that can be affected by lupus, there are a variety of doctors often included in patient care. These may include the family doctor, rheumatologist (arthritis and joint specialist), immunologist (immune system specialist), nephrologist (kidney specialist), haematologist (blood specialist), dermatologist (skin specialist), neurologist (nervous system specialist), cardiologist (heart and blood vessel specialist), endocrinologist (gland and hormone specialist), and psychologists.

The Starbucks company provides health care to any employee that works more than 20 hours a week, which equals roughly $300 million a year in health care costs. This is more money than the company spends on coffee beans each year.

National Hospital Week is the first week in May each year. It is also Health Care Administrators" Week.

France has some of the highest living standards in the world when it comes to health care, education, and life expectancy.

Major industry in Wisconsin includes tourism, beer, paper, machinery, health care devices and software.

Since the Affordable Care Act went into effect on March 23, 2010, the stock prices of the top health insurers UnitedHealth (UNH) has increased by 202%, Cigna (CI) by 180%, Aetna (AET) 150%, Humana (HUM) 195%, etc.

In socialist countries healthcare is usually free to its citizens. In capitalist democratic economies, such as the United States, health care is not free and many people can"t afford it.

Gluten is often found in cosmetics and personal care products, such as shampoo and toothpaste.

The Tuskegee Syphilis Experiment, an infamous study conducted by the U.S. Public Health Service between 1932 and 1972, aimed to observe the effects of untreated syphilis in rural black men in AL under the guise of receiving free health care

Most pediatricians care for their patients until they no longer need parental consent, however some will continue until a child reaches the age of 21.

Some believe that many of the issues associated with torture such as depression, pain, and PTSD can be alleviated through chiropractic care.

The Catholic Church manages 26% of the health care facilities in the world - fact check

The Canadian city of Medicine Hat became the first city to end homelessness by giving every person living on the streets a home with no strings attached. The strategy has meant associated declining costs in terms of crime and health care, and child welfare services - fact check

Jackson supports universal health care and the Equal Rights Amendment.

The full amount you and your employer pay for your health coverage is now reported on your W-2. If you have a median income of $50,000 and your box 12 DD says $9000, that means nearly 20% of your pay is going to your Health Care.

Pediatricians can become specialists in a particular field of medicine as well, including neurology, allergy and immunology, cardiology, emergency medicine, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, infectious diseases, critical care, oncology, surgery, and many others.

In addition to sunscreen use, people should wear protective clothing, be extra careful around sand, water, and snow (as sun reflects off the surfaces), avoid tanning beds which can cause skin cancer, and regularly check for changes to the skin.

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