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MACRA proposed rule published by HHS, streamlining federal programs including meaningful use

28 April 2016, 11:00 amPrimary Topic:  Policy & Legislation...

CMS modernizes Medicaid managed care regulations, putting focus on improved health data exchange

27 April 2016, 10:07 amPrimary Topic:  Policy & Legislation...

U.S. Coast Guard pulls out of Epic EHR contract, forcing return to paper records

27 April 2016, 9:59 amPrimary Topic:  Electronic Health Records...

Texas CISO points to HITRUST and NSA guidance to boost cybersecurity

27 April 2016, 9:56 amPrimary Topic:  Privacy & Security...

ONC: 4 ways to make better EHR comparison shopping tools

21 April 2016, 1:22 pmPrimary Topic:  Electronic Health Records...

GAO: Veterans finding VA care hard to access

20 April 2016, 3:10 pmA new report from the Government Accountability Office found that a significant number of newly enrolled veterans are not able to access primary care from the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA)...

EPA chief Gina McCarthy: Public health is what we do

20 April 2016, 10:29 amYou may not think about public health when you think about the Environmental Protection Agency. But Administrator Gina McCarthy wants you to. There are "challenges to our health and well-being th...

Senate Appropriations Committee approves funding for interoperable VA EHR, telemedicine, claims processing systems

18 April 2016, 9:58 amPrimary Topic:  Military Health...

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Veterans overcome challenges Through 'Face of America' Ride

28 April 2016, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON — More than 700 cyclists, including nearly 175 disabled veterans, rode two routes -- either 110 miles from Arlington, Virginia, or 120 miles from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, -- a...

Woodson closes out time as leader of Military Health System, formally recognizes TMA contribution

28 April 2016, 9:00 pmOne of the longest-serving leaders of the Military Health System (MHS) concluded his tenure at the helm of health care for 9.4 million beneficiaries, including active duty military, retirees and famil...

For outgoing Healthcare Ops director, saving lives, improving readiness highlights of 30-year career

28 April 2016, 9:00 pmMaj. Gen. Richard Thomas has spent 30 years as a soldier, practicing military medicine in one form or another. As Thomas readies himself for retirement, he can sum up his career with a simple philosop...

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is April 30

27 April 2016, 9:00 pmFALLS CHURCH, Va. – TRICARE beneficiaries have a safe and easy way to dispose of their expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.The Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) National Prescrip...

Woodson leaves legacy of a modernized military medical system ready for the future

27 April 2016, 9:00 pmFor the past five and a half years, Dr. Jonathan Woodson has led the Military Health System (MHS) through monumental changes. But at the end of April, Woodson, the assistant secretary of Defense for H...

School Based Health Centers cut down on out-of-classroom times in Pacific Northwest

26 April 2016, 9:00 pmIt’s a medical appointment day for 11-year-old Jimmy Isenhower. Nothing serious, just a normal round of shots or maybe a check on a nagging cold for the sixth grader. But while the appointment i...

Research key to progress in PTSD, TBI care, DoD experts say

26 April 2016, 9:00 pmWhile significant progress has been made in diagnosing and treating post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injuries from a decade and a half of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, challenges re...

New resource helps sexual assault patients understand options

25 April 2016, 9:00 pmThe Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, in support of the Military Health System, released a new resource to help those who experience a sexual assault u...

Army Health News

Army Research Institute develops app for acute mountain sickness

24 April 2016, 9:00 pmThe Army has never had technology to plan around the debilitating effects of mountain sickness--until U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine developed the Altitude Readiness Management...

Following rape, 'runner' rather than 'victim' defines survivor's identity

20 April 2016, 9:00 pmMonika Korra was raped in December 2009, after leaving a party with her friends.

Green Beret returns to service after amputation

18 April 2016, 9:00 pmA Special Forces noncommissioned officer has returned to full active duty service two and a half years after his hand was amputated to free him from underneath a vehicle before a suicide bomber could...

Giving all they can: Army Family boasts two Military Children of Year

13 April 2016, 9:00 pmFor the past decade, the McIntyre-Brewer family has needed to be strong -- strong, resilient and hopeful. Strong as an Army family as Capt. Steven Brewer deployed for a total of 36 months. And strong...

Strong B.A.N.D.S. sixth annual fitness and wellness program

10 April 2016, 9:00 pmThe U.S. Army Installation Management Command's annual Strong B.A.N.D.S. campaign will return for its sixth year to 72 participating Army locations worldwide this May. Strong B.A.N.D.S. -- which stand...

Resilience: powerful anecdote to adversity

5 April 2016, 9:00 pmRetired Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum was a guest speaker during Intrepid Spirit's Open House. Recently, the Desert Storm veteran shared her story of resilience in the midst of adversity to a packed confer...

Research Institute of Environmental Medicine creating 3-D Soldier Avatars

3 April 2016, 9:00 pmSince 2010 researchers at the U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine have taken on the mission to develop a computer program to create the full-body, complete-anatomy avatar of individ...

Team Army set to excel at 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games

30 March 2016, 9:00 pmThe U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command (WTC) selected the 40 wounded, ill and injured soldiers and veterans and five alternates representing Team Army at the 2016 Department of Defense (DoD) Warrior...

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HHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications

20 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS awards $2.2 billion in grants for HIV/AIDS care and medications...

HHS Secretary Burwell announces new members of Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services

19 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS Secretary Burwell announces new members of Advisory Council on Alzheimer's Research, Care, and Services...

HHS awards up to $22.9 million in Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics

18 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS awards up to $22.9 million in Planning Grants for Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics ​...

10 million people expected to have Marketplace coverage at end of 2016

14 October 2015, 10:01 pm10 million people expected to have Marketplace coverage at end of 2016...

HHS Awards More Than $240 Million to Expand the Primary Care Workforce

13 October 2015, 10:01 pmHealth and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell today announced more than $240 million – including about $176 million in Affordable Care Act funding – to support the National Health Servi...

HHS publishes a roadmap to advance health information sharing and transform care

6 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS publishes a roadmap to advance health information sharing and transform care...

HHS issues rules to advance electronic health records with added simplicity and flexibility

5 October 2015, 10:01 pmHHS issues rules to advance electronic health records with added simplicity and flexibility...

ACF and IHS award $21 million to support Tribal family violence victims and organizations

30 September 2015, 10:01 pmACF and IHS award $21 million to support Tribal family violence victims and organizations...

Health.Com

Seniors’ Worsening Depression May Sometimes Predict Dementia

29 April 2016, 3:37 pmFRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — In some cases, worsening symptoms of depression in seniors might point to early dementia, a new study suggests. The Dutch study can’t prove cause-...

If You’re Craving Cookies, You Might Just Be Bored

29 April 2016, 1:37 pmFRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If you find yourself reaching into a bag of chips and you know you’re not hungry, maybe you’re just bored instead, new research suggests. B...

These Adorable Sweet Potato ‘Nests’ are Perfect for Brunch

29 April 2016, 1:01 pmThey’re cute AND healthy.

Jello Shots While Underage, Bigger Booze Problems Later?

29 April 2016, 12:37 pmFRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Many underage Americans down jello shots, and these young drinkers are more likely to binge drink, drink heavily and get into alcohol-fueled fights, res...

Officials Report First Zika Death in Puerto Rico

29 April 2016, 12:37 pmFRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The first known Zika virus-linked death in Puerto Rico was announced Friday by officials of the U.S. territory. A 70-year-old man with Zika died in Febr...

21 Signs You’ve Found Your Fitness Swole Mate

29 April 2016, 12:00 pmThere’s strength in numbers—literally.

How Your Smartphone Is Ruining Your Relationship

29 April 2016, 10:59 amYou’re jealous of your partner’s smartphone.

Chrissy Teigen Shares Honest Makeup-Free Selfie

29 April 2016, 10:56 amForever our queen.