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White House releases final Precision Medicine Initiative data security framework

26 May 2016, 8:18 amGovernment & PolicyPopulation HealthPrivacy & SecurityThe document outlines eight guidelines for achieving precision medicine principles, including a ‘participant-first’ system.Jessica Dav...

Paul Tang joins IBM Watson Health

26 May 2016, 8:03 amAnalyticsCloud ComputingGovernment & PolicyThe former CMIO of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation made a move he said will enable him to help change healthcare in a systemized manner.Bernie MonegainP...

CMS plans Hospital Improvement and Innovation Networks to drive patient safety, reduce readmissions

26 May 2016, 6:43 amGovernment & PolicyQuality and SafetyPatrick Conway, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said the networks will advance systemic use of proven practices on...

Bill that would equalize hospital, off-campus Medicare payments advances out of committee

25 May 2016, 1:31 pmGovernment & PolicyThe "Helping Hospitals" bill aims to provide relief from a 2015 policy revision that lowered the rate at which Medicare reimbursed off-campus doctors' offices.Sus...

House subcommittee passes bill exempting ambulatory surgical centers from meaningful use

25 May 2016, 12:19 pmEHRsGovernment & PolicyMeaningful UsePart of the Helping Hospitals Improve patient Care Act, the amendment also exempts ambulatory surgical centers from MIPS through 2017 and 2018.Jessica DavisThe...

FDA and Flatiron Health collaborate on cancer research

25 May 2016, 8:28 amClinicalCloud ComputingGovernment & PolicyThe new initiative will focus on gleaning insights into the care and treatment of patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer.Bernie MonegainFlatiro...

Intermountain Healthcare CIO Marc Probst presses Congress for clear strategy on cybersecurity at HHS

25 May 2016, 8:02 amGovernment & PolicyPrivacy & SecurityThe chief information officer and CHIME board chair testified that it is vital for Health and Human Services to institute a coordinated plan for protecting...

Hillary Clinton's 'Medicare for More' has both pros and cons, studies find

25 May 2016, 7:42 amGovernment & PolicyThe Democratic presidential candidate’s campaign proposal would make uninsured Americans eligible for Medicare at age 50 or 55. Whether that will be financially advantageous i...

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Memorial Day Message from the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Warrior Care Policy

26 May 2016, 9:00 pmOn the Memorial Day holiday, we recognize and honor the heroic men and women dedicated to serving our great nation, remembering in particular, those who gave their lives to protect American freedoms.

U.S. service member hospitalizations for mental health disorders drops to lowest level in seven years

26 May 2016, 9:00 pmA new study shows the number of hospitalizations for active duty service members suffering from mental health disorders dropped to the lowest level in seven years. The report published in the April is...

USS Wasp medical team excels in mass casualty drill

26 May 2016, 9:00 pmATLANTIC OCEAN — Recently, amphibious assault ship USS Wasp’s integrated medical team set a new benchmark during a mass casualty drill. "From the time the first plane arrived and they took...

What’s the deal with DHEA?

26 May 2016, 9:00 pmDehydroepiandrosterone, or DHEA, (also known as Prasterone), and chemical variations of this dietary supplement ingredient are commonly found in products marketed for sexual enhancement and bodybuildi...

Marine Rotational Force Darwin practices casualty evacuation

26 May 2016, 9:00 pmROBERTSON BARRACKS, NORTHERN TERRITORY, Australia — Marines and Sailors with Company B, 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, Marine Rotational Force Darwin, simulated casualty evacuations in a tr...

Helmets save lives

25 May 2016, 9:00 pmBicycle and motorcycle helmets save lives and help prevent serious brain and face injuries. Service members wear helmets on the battlefield to prevent death and serious head injury. Wearing helmets ca...

Craig Joint Theater Hospital conducts mass casualty exercise

25 May 2016, 9:00 pmBAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — The sounds of controlled chaos echo throughout the halls and rooms of the Craig Joint Theater Hospital. Doctors, nurses, medical technicians, and hospital staff al...

Web, mobile technology helps MHS beneficiaries assess, improve mental health

24 May 2016, 9:00 pmA typical day in our modern world can involve a considerable amount of stress and anxiety. In an effort to help service members—and their families—better cope with such pressures, the Nati...

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...

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Sun Protection Comes in Many Forms

29 May 2016, 5:37 amSUNDAY, May 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — As folks start baring more skin at the beach, pool or barbecue this Memorial Day weekend, that means it’s time to start covering up with sunscreen.

Don’t Let Bad Food Spoil a Good Barbecue

28 May 2016, 5:37 amSATURDAY, May 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Picnics and barbeques are a big part of Memorial Day weekend, but keeping foods safe to eat at these events can be a challenge. The first step is to wa...

Don’t Let Bad Food Spoil a Good Barbecue

28 May 2016, 5:37 amSATURDAY, May 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Picnics and barbeques are a big part of Memorial Day weekend, but keeping foods safe to eat at these events can be a challenge. The first step is to wa...

Music Soothes Nervous Eye Surgery Patients

27 May 2016, 3:37 pmFRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Listening to relaxing music before eye surgery reduces patients’ anxiety and their need for sedation, a new French study suggests. “Music list...

Pet Pooch May Help Ease PTSD in Veterans

27 May 2016, 1:37 pmFRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Dogs may be more than best friends for military veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a small study suggests. Researchers found...

Asthma Symptoms Can Bloom in Springtime

27 May 2016, 12:37 pmFRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Asthma symptoms increase in spring, making it especially important for people with the lung disease to be aware of triggers and risk factors, an expert sa...

Is Smoking During Pregnancy Tied to Offspring’s Schizophrenia Risk?

27 May 2016, 10:37 amBy Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Smoking during pregnancy may increase the risk that a child could develop schizophrenia, new research suggests. “Thi...

NIH Experts Cast Doubt on Rat Study Linking Cellphones, Tumors

27 May 2016, 10:37 amFRIDAY, May 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Experts at the U.S. National Institutes of Health are questioning the validity of a widely reported study in rats that linked cellphone radiation to tumor...