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21st Century Cures Act brings provisions for EHRs, interoperability, precision medicine and more

1 December 2016, 10:04 amThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the long-awaited 21st Century Cures Act on Wednesday by a vote of 392 to 26. It will now head to the Senate for further debate, before it makes it to the Presi...

House passes 21st Century Cures Act

1 December 2016, 4:42 amThe U.S. House of Representatives this week passed the 21st Century Cures Act, 392 to 26, in bipartisan support of a bill that would speed new medicines to market and authorize an additional $4.8 bill...

Gut check survey: What will Tom Price, Seema Verma mean for healthcare?

30 November 2016, 8:32 amPresident-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday named Georgia Rep. Tom Price to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and healthcare consultant Seema Verma to run the Centers for Medicare and...

VA to employ artificial intelligence, precision medicine for veterans

29 November 2016, 7:18 amThe Department of Veterans Affairs will work with Flow Health to build a medical knowledge graph to inform decision-making and train artificial intelligence to personalize care plans. The objective of...

Trump names new HHS and CMS heads

29 November 2016, 6:38 amPresident-elect Donald Trump formally named Georgia Republican Rep. Tom Price, MD to lead the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under his administration and Indiana healthcare con...

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker launches state Digital Healthcare Council

28 November 2016, 12:51 pmA new public-private partnership comprising more than 30 healthcare experts from Massachusetts will advise Governor Charlie Baker's administration on ways technology can help improve healthcare qu...

Lobbyists in frenzy ahead of 21st Century Cures Act vote

28 November 2016, 11:59 amThe 21st Century Cures Act set for a House vote Wednesday is one of the most-lobbied healthcare bills in recent history, with nearly three lobbyists working for its passage or defeat for eve...

UMass Amherst settles $650,000 HIPAA suit after malware infection

23 November 2016, 6:52 amThe University of Massachusetts Amherst has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. The penalty is lower than it might have be...

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Good plan, right materials essential to effective Military Health System

1 December 2016, 9:00 pm“Building requires a variety of skills and talents to ensure the building will withstand anything,” said Dr. Karen Guice, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs...

USS Oklahoma 75 Years later: DNA is not just science, it's personal

1 December 2016, 9:00 pmDOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. –The USS Oklahoma was hit by multiple torpedoes and capsized during the attack on Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, resulting in the loss of 429 Navy and Marine personnel. Se...

AMSUS session explores ways to have military medics and corpsmen transfer to civilian service

30 November 2016, 9:00 pmTwo of the largest job specialties in the military are the services’ medics and corpsmen, the troops who serve as emergency medical technicians of the battlefield. But despite the in-demand natu...

Guice, DHA director, service surgeons general talk ‘raising the bar,’ building MHS at AMSUS

30 November 2016, 9:00 pmDr. Karen Guice, principal deputy assistant secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, performing the duties of the assistant secretary of Defense, led a discussion on how the Military Health System was...

Nomadic nature of the military necessitates a health record just as mobile

29 November 2016, 9:00 pmPeople in the military and their families move around a lot, from more permanent assignments every few years to temporary assignments every few months. Packing up and moving across the country or, in...

Warrior Aircraft Program takes flight at WRNMMC

29 November 2016, 9:00 pmArmy Spc. George Tyler McGibbon manned the controls of his small aircraft and meticulously piloted it on its maiden flight, recently at Naval Support Activity Bethesda.The take-off was smooth, and the...

Leaders aim to raise the bar for healthcare

28 November 2016, 9:00 pmNATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — Reflecting the conference theme of “Raising the bar,” Rep. Joe Heck of Nevada, chairman of the subcommittee on military personnel, House Armed Services Committ...

Heck tells AMSUS attendees: There is no higher calling than military health care

28 November 2016, 9:00 pmRep. Joe Heck (right) of Nevada, chairman of the subcommittee on military personnel, House Armed Services Committee, addressed those attending the AMSUS (The Society of Federal Health Professionals) 2...

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

7 Black Workout Leggings Health Editors Swear By

2 December 2016, 7:00 amSometimes, nothing beats basic black.

Hilaria Baldwin Proves There’s No One-Size-Fits-All Approach to Exercise After Childbirth

29 September 2016, 2:48 pmThe best advice is to listen to your body and your doctor.

Jen Widerstrom’s Selfie Reminds Us Even Celeb Trainers Have Stomach Rolls

19 September 2016, 12:24 pm“We all look like this when we sit.”...

Kristen Bell Hilariously Chronicles Her Pre-Emmys Prep—See the Face Mask-Clad ‘Grams

19 September 2016, 11:39 amWhen it comes to getting ready for the red carpet, Kristen Bell likes to keep it real.

Supermodel Emanuela de Paula’s Simple Trick for Looking Like You Actually Got Sleep

16 September 2016, 11:14 amFrom her go-to snacks to the under-eye trick that works legit miracles, check ‘em out below.

Taylor Hill Spills on the Workouts She Can’t Stand—Plus the Routine She Totally LOVES!

15 September 2016, 2:54 pmGiven that she has access to some of the cutest workout clothes ever (seriously look at the sports bra and pants in that pic below), I needed to know about the workouts that she loves and the workouts...

Hilaria Baldwin Shares Honest Full-Body Selfie One Day After Giving Birth

15 September 2016, 7:26 am“I want to do all that I can to normalize a real body.”...

Simone Biles on Her ADHD: ‘It’s Nothing That I’m Afraid to Let People Know’

14 September 2016, 2:47 pmThe powerhouse gymnast tweeted about her condition after Russian hackers published her private medical records.