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ONC's Draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory posted for public comment

23 August 2016, 1:28 pmThe Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT has made the new draft 2017 Interoperability Standards Advisory available for stakeholder feedback. The ISA is meant as a catalog to help the indus...

HHS awards DiaSorin $2.6 million for fast-turnaround Zika diagnostic test

22 August 2016, 12:30 pmThe U.S Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has awarded $2.6 million to DiaSorin – an Italy-based biotechnology company w...

AMA, MGMA, other medical groups urge CMS to finalize 90-day meaningful use reporting for 2016

22 August 2016, 11:50 amMore than a dozen medical groups including the American Medical Association, Medical Group Management Association, American College of Surgeons and others, have sent the Centers for Medicare and Medic...

OCR to more actively investigate smaller data breaches

21 August 2016, 6:05 pmAs data theft, ransomware, network attacks and accidental privacy violations continue to plague healthcare organizations of all sizes, HHS Office for Civil Rights has announced plans to devote more re...

ICD-10: CMS will not be so flexible after Oct. 1

19 August 2016, 1:03 pmThe one-year grace period for ICD-10-coded medical claims will end on Oct. 1, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said Thursday in a update to its FAQ guidelines for the diagnosti...

Zika: Locally-transmitted cases spread to Miami Beach

19 August 2016, 8:09 amTwo locally-contracted cases of Zika have been identified in Miami Beach, outside of the one-square mile area in Miami-Dade County where the first known cases of local mosquito-borne virus transmissio...

HHS awards $100 million to boost community health center quality

19 August 2016, 6:15 amA total of 1,304 health centers across 50 states and the District of Columbia will divide $100 million to help boost healthcare quality, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced...

Arkansas, Texas look to ease telehealth restrictions

18 August 2016, 11:47 amArkansas, now the only state that doesn't allow direct-to-consumer telemedicine, may soon change that rule while neighboring Texas is moving toward loosening strict limitations it has on the pract...

Health.Mil

Army surgeon general predicts new tourniquet will save many lives

22 August 2016, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON — Hemorrhage control is the No. 1 thing you can do to save lives on the battlefield, according to Army Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West."Stop the bleeding as soon as you can, and stop it as muc...

Give concussions the red card

22 August 2016, 9:00 pmHey parents! Got a striker, midfielder, defender or keeper in your family? Do you know what hand ball, offside, corner and bicycle kick mean? Do you follow developments in goal line technology? Have y...

Precision medicine offers individualized health care instead of “one-size-fits-all”

22 August 2016, 9:00 pmWould someone buy shoes from a “one-size-fits-all” bin? Probably—not.Would a family look for a home that meets their needs—size, cost, location? Probably—yes. So, why sho...

More “tainted” products

21 August 2016, 9:00 pmSince July 2016, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released over 25 Public Notifications about individual supplement products marketed for sexual enhancement and weight loss that contain hidd...

U.S. medical team trains with Australian search and rescue crew

21 August 2016, 9:00 pmROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE BASE TINDAL, Australia — As the thumping of the blades sliced through the air, U.S. Navy Lt. Matthew Case, flight surgeon, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Juan Garcia, hos...

TBI milestone: Research program enrolls 15,000 participants

18 August 2016, 9:00 pmFor scientists who study traumatic brain injury (TBI), July was a significant month for the future of TBI research: the TBI Model Systems National Database study reached 15,000 particip...

Immunization experts to adults: Vaccines are ‘not just for kids’

18 August 2016, 9:00 pmWhile it’s well known the good immunizations do, there are three vaccines of particular importance for military service members and their families. Military Health System (MHS) officials want pe...

Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory plays a vital role in Korean and Cold War identification

18 August 2016, 9:00 pmARLINGTON, Va. — Four hundred twenty-six family members of servicemen met at the 2016 Korean/Cold War Annual government briefings, Aug. 11-12, 2016, in Arlington, Virginia. At these briefings, f...

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

Wait, Did Ashley Graham Dye Her Hair Blonde?!

19 August 2016, 1:15 pmGraham looks a tad different in new photos on Instagram.

Iskra Lawrence Photoshopped Her Image to Teach Us a Lesson

18 August 2016, 8:54 amJust call it “Perfection Isn’t Real 101”.

This 86-Year-Old ‘Iron Nun’ Is All the Fitspiration You’ll Ever Need

17 August 2016, 10:26 amSister Madonna Buden, the star of Nike’s new ad, has completed 40-plus Ironman competitions.

The Underneath We Are Women Photo Series Is a Body Positive Campaign You Can’t Miss

16 August 2016, 10:42 amAn Australian photographer plans to photograph 100 women of different backgrounds and body types to demonstrate that everyone has their own relationship with their body, and also that there is a story...

Halle Berry Just Turned 50, Here’s How She Stays So Fit

15 August 2016, 2:34 pmThe star’s trainer spills the secret to her streamlined stomach.

The Internet Is Going Mad Over These Shower Jellies

11 August 2016, 10:04 amBecause if your beauty products don’t double as entertainment, is it really worth it?

Anne Hathaway: There Is ‘No Shame’ in Carrying Baby Weight

10 August 2016, 12:38 pmThe star, who gave birth in March, is over the ridiculous pressure to get back in skinny jeans stat.

The U.S. Olympic Gymnasts Slay in Fifth Harmony’s New Video

5 August 2016, 8:53 amWe see you, Gabby Douglas.