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Which doctors earn the highest salaries?

27 April 2015, 12:50 pmPrimary Topic:  Workforce...

Should HHS delay the ICD-10 penalty phase?

27 April 2015, 12:42 pmPrimary Topic:  Policy & Legislation...

Commentary: Healthcare must embrace new ISO cloud privacy standard

27 April 2015, 6:31 amIt’s become all too common to read about theft or mishandling of private health data. Whether due to a targeted attack or unintentional breach, entities and individuals within the healthcare sys...

Concierge care: A good deal for doctors?

24 April 2015, 10:57 amPrimary Topic:  Quality and Safety...

CMS proposed inpatient payment hike for rehab facilities

24 April 2015, 10:54 amPrimary Topic:  Policy & Legislation...

PCORI awards $120 million for 'pragmatic clinical studies'

23 April 2015, 5:19 amThe Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has approved more than $120 million to fund a broad range of pragmatic clinical studies conducted in typical settings during routine care. The...

Time to double the NIH budget?

23 April 2015, 5:05 amIn something of a twist, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich harkened back to the “golden age of bipartisan cooperation” under President Bill Clinton while etching out a suggestion that Con...

A booster shot for cloud privacy standards?

22 April 2015, 5:03 amThe Administration’s recent promise to introduce legislation based on the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights has brought the integrity of personal data to the forefront. Arguably one of the most pe...

Health.Mil

Motivational Monday Message: “The Denzel Washington of Fitness”

26 April 2015, 9:00 pm“The Denzel Washington of Fitness” I have always been a big fan of Denzel Washington. He has a remarkable talent for taking a role and making an audience believe that he is actually t...

Month of the Military Child – Pediatricians Serve as Important Resources for Parents

26 April 2015, 9:00 pmIt’s not unusual to find Air Force Capt. Meredith Schuldt playing on the floor.  As a pediatrician at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., she spends most of her day seeing pat...

Physician Assistant Receives Army Surgeon General’s 2015 PA Recognition Award

26 April 2015, 9:00 pmWhen Maj. John Robinson, physician assistant, realized that service members and coalition partners were dying from injuries to non-compressible areas, he traveled to Forward Operating Bases in theater...

Children Visit DHA for Take Our Children to Work Day

26 April 2015, 9:00 pmThe Defense Health Agency (DHA) hosted more than 100 children at four locations for Take Our Children to Work Day April 23, a national celebration to give children the chance to experience work and th...

22nd MDG mighty medics participate in Ultimate Caduceus 15

23 April 2015, 9:00 pmMCCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan. -- Members of the 22nd Medical Group, and units from across the U.S., participated in Ultimate Caduceus 2015, giving them the opportunity to conduct aeromedical evacuati...

Innovation and the Military Health System: Where Past Meets Future

22 April 2015, 9:00 pmThe Military Health System (MHS) continually looks for ways to innovate care for service members, from the introduction of hand-held devices that assess brain injuries on the battlefield to mobile com...

DHA Health IT Transforming Culture for Operational Success

22 April 2015, 9:00 pmThe mission of the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Health IT (HIT) Directorate is to implement, manage and sustain an integrated and protected medical information enterprise to get the right infor...

Continuing Education Update: Announcing New CE Provider for Patient Safety Training Activities

22 April 2015, 9:00 pmDear patient safety professionals across the Military Health System, please note that due to a change in their internal management model, Duke Office of Continuing Medical Education (DOCME) will be di...

Army Health News

Horoho warns of damage to MEDCOM under sequester

25 March 2015, 9:00 pmAnother sequestration could mean the loss of more than 6,000 medical personnel from the Army, Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho, Army surgeon general told senators, March 25.

Medical laboratory returns home from Liberia

22 March 2015, 9:00 pmThe 1st Area Medical Laboratory returned home from a four-month deployment to Liberia, March 23.

ArmyFit website offers information on how to achieve, sustain lasting fitness

22 March 2015, 9:00 pmFor little more than a year, the Army has been promoting a website called ArmyFit, a resource site that provides Soldiers, Family members and U.S. Army civilians with information regarding their physi...

Army health leaders advocate for importance of nutrition

22 March 2015, 9:00 pmDuring National Nutrition Month in March, "we encourage each of you to renew a commitment to achieving your personal Performance Triad goals," said Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.

Modest beginnings lead to bright future for Army nurse

16 March 2015, 9:00 pmWhen Marielos Vega was a child living on a coffee plantation in Costa Rica, she dreamed of being a nurse. She would take empty medicine bottles and dole out pretend prescriptions to her siblings.

Combat rations database allows Soldiers to learn about meals, ready-to-eat nutrition

12 March 2015, 9:00 pmWhen Soldiers rip open meals, ready-to-eat in a combat zone, most people probably are thinking more about flavor and filling their stomachs than about the nutrition.

DOD civilian, retired Soldier says resiliency lessons helped him beat cancer

12 March 2015, 9:00 pmArmy retiree and current Department of Defense civilian Greg Cheek says the resiliency skills he learned from the military helped him overcome the biggest challenge of his life: cancer.

U.S. Army Research Institute, Harvard team up against PTSD, mTBI

11 March 2015, 9:00 pmResearchers from the Army and Harvard Medical School are collaborating on a Department of Defense-funded study to identify chemical biomarkers that could differentiate between post-traumatic stress di...

HHS.Gov

HHS issues final recommendation for community water fluoridation

26 April 2015, 10:01 pmHHS issues final recommendation for community water fluoridation...

HHS Innovation Ventures Fund Program Announces 2015 Projects​

22 April 2015, 10:01 pmHHS Innovation Ventures Fund Program Announces 2015 Projects​...

Statement from Secretary Burwell on the introduction of Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority

15 April 2015, 10:01 pmStatement from Secretary Burwell on the introduction of Bipartisan Trade Promotion Authority...

HHS announces $1 million in new grant programs to help improve sharing of health information

13 April 2015, 10:01 pmHHS announces $1 million in new grant programs to help improve sharing of health information...

Online tools and resources available to help states use health IT to improve health care quality and lower cost

1 April 2015, 10:01 pmOnline tools and resources available to help states use health IT to improve health care quality and lower cost...

HHS contracts to develop new Ebola drug

30 March 2015, 10:01 pmHHS gave around $12 million to BioCryst Pharmaceuticals of Durham, North Carolina, for the advanced development of a promising experimental drug for Ebola, including preparing for large-scale manufact...

HHS takes strong steps to address opioid-drug related overdose, death and dependence

25 March 2015, 10:01 pmHHS takes strong steps to address opioid-drug related overdose, death and dependence...

Better, Smarter, Healthier: Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network kick off to advance value and quality in health care

24 March 2015, 10:01 pmBetter, Smarter, Healthier: Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network kick off to advance value and quality in health care.

Health.Com

The Beach Body Ads Sparking Controversy

27 April 2015, 3:53 pmA British supplement company recently posted advertisements all over the London Underground featuring a slim model in a yellow bikini alongside the words “ARE YOU BEACH BODY READY?” And Londoners...

Divorce May Increase Psychosomatic Symptoms in Teens: Study

27 April 2015, 3:37 pmMONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens may have an increased risk for psychosomatic symptoms — physical problems caused by mental distress — if their parents separate or div...

These Yelp Reviews for Babies Are Hilariously Accurate

27 April 2015, 3:28 pmMany women know the feeling: You want a kid, but you’re just not sure if you’re ready for the responsibility of being a mom. So what do you do? Perhaps this can help you make up your “Maybe, bab...

Here’s Why Chrissy Teigen Says She Won’t Edit Her Instagram Pics Anymore

27 April 2015, 3:01 pmA quick trim at the hips. A little shave off the thigh. These days, thanks to photo-editing apps that go even farther than an Instagram filter, it’s easier than ever to edit your photos to perfe...

New Drug Class Slashes ‘Bad’ Cholesterol, Review Finds

27 April 2015, 1:37 pmBy Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) — A new class of cholesterol drug could sharply cut “bad” LDL cholesterol in people who don’t fare well...

The Weird Reason Why Drinking Alcohol Can Make You Feel Anxious the Next Day

27 April 2015, 1:31 pmYou know the bodily symptoms of a hangover: fatigue, headache, and nausea. But anxiety and other mood problems (like irritability or feeling down) are also pretty common effects of drinking.

6 Foods That Can Make You Happier

27 April 2015, 1:23 pmYes, there are lots of simple things we can do to elevate mood like getting enough sleep, mindfulness meditation, laughing, and volunteering. And believe it or not, science shows you can also eat your...

This Is Maria Menounos’ Everyday Routine for a Flat Belly

27 April 2015, 1:11 pmBetween her work as an actress, producer, best-selling author, Special Olympics ambassador, and reality TV star—Maria Menounos is busy. So how does she stay so fit and shape those amazing abs?