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September 13, 2012

Health reforms passed

A higher level of health care is a productive asset for the country, provided costs are kept in check,' said Mario Monti, Italy's prime minister and head of the current technical government, as he spoke of the latest reform bill focusing on health care.   The reforms were

Hike in health care for big earners

On September 3, 2012, the Tuscan Region introduced a new fees schedule for regional health care services. In particular, the new schedule increases the minimum fee charged for health care services for those who earn more than 36,000 euro a year.   The fee increase is necessary to replenish
May 10, 2012

Improve your health in a click

Patients at the three medical clinics of the Misericordia of Florence (viale dei Mille, via del Sansovino, and vicolo Adimari) can now book appointments from their home computers. With a new and improved website, patients can choose online the day and time of their desired visit. ‘It is our
March 15, 2012

Warning: this mom may be hazardous to your child’s health

I truly wasn't trying to harm her. It was early April-that cruel month when birthday invitations ramp up again, when kids who've gone stir-crazy all winter have learned with fiendish skill how to push all your buttons (and push them, with relish)-and my daughter
September 15, 2011

Health costs

  As a new wave of austerity measures passed by the national government go into effect, the region of Tuscany has decided to participate in the cost-cutting initiative in the national healthcare sector, but under its own set of rules.   The Tuscan region was initially against the national plan cut to healthcare through a […]
February 24, 2011
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Health through water

For several years now I have been trying to understand the whole terme thing going on in Italy. I personally visited a few known for their combination hotel/spas in the past, oriented around pools fed by mineral-rich waters bubbling up from the earth below. Each time, I would
November 4, 2010

Ataf finally healthy

The campaign by Florence's public bus service, Ataf, to enforce the purchase of bus tickets has brought fruit. This is the first year since the 1950s that Ataf has broken even, officials recently announced. In 2009, Ataf recorded a 4.3 million euro deficit; so far in 2010, the
June 3, 2010

Your health-in your pocket,

The Electronic Heath Card (CSE) will soon arrive at homes across the region. The government started sending out the new health cards in late-April and by the end of June, Tuscany's 3,600,000 residents will have received one in their mailbox.   The new cards are novel
March 11, 2010

Your pet’s health

March 1 through 31, some 3,300 animal clinics throughout Italy will be giving free check-ups. Cats and dogs will get physical exams and will be checked for allergies. The initiative, Season of Prevention, now in its fifth year, is sponsored by Anmvi and Hill's Pet Nutrition.
July 10, 2008

Screening for a healthy heart

Most competitive athletes in Europe undergo a physical examination and a detailed analysis of personal and family health history. Since 1982, Italy has required all athletes between ages 12 and 35 to get electrocardiograms (known as EKG) before playing competitive sports. About 2 percent are disqualified when the EKG reveals