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States look for better ways to encourage vaccinations

28 August 2015, 6:23 amWhen kids start school this fall, it's a sure bet that some won't have had their recommended vaccines because their parents have claimed exemptions from school requirements for medical, religi...

Safeguarding against insider security threats

28 August 2015, 5:01 amWhile many healthcare cybersecurity professionals focus their attention on securing servers and databases, they often overlook the potential threat that looms within their organization -- employees th...

Epic nails down VA software contract

27 August 2015, 8:16 amPrimary Topic:  Electronic Health Records...

7 new White House fellows focusing on healthcare

27 August 2015, 8:15 amPrimary Topic:  Quality and Safety...

VA cuts disability claims backlog to under 100,000

26 August 2015, 6:38 amThe U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) said it has trimmed the number of disability claims older than four months to under 100,000 from 611,000 claims in 2013. The current backlog of 98,535 clai...

2 million exchange enrollees miss out on cost assistance

24 August 2015, 8:41 amMore than 2 million people with coverage on the health insurance exchanges may be missing out on subsidies that could lower their deductibles, copayments and maximum out-of-pocket spending limits, acc...

Stage 2 an ongoing challenge

24 August 2015, 8:37 amPrimary Topic:  Meaningful Use...

Population health's four-letter word

24 August 2015, 8:35 amPrimary Topic:  Population Health...

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Army Health News

Fast drones, faster decisions the future for combat injured

25 August 2015, 9:00 pmDuring a break between meetings at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld spoke about the concept of innovation in the field of mobile trauma care.

National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

24 August 2015, 9:00 pmStaff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street...

Army, DOD experts discuss multi-pronged approach to brain injuries

23 August 2015, 9:00 pmArmy and Department of Defense experts recently discussed a multi-pronged approach to traumatic brain injuries during a seminar designed to share updated information on the management and treatment of...

Army Medicine research scientists work to eliminate heat-related injuries

23 August 2015, 9:00 pmA team of research scientists at the Department of Defense Biotechnology High Performance Computing Software Applications Institute, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center, U.S. Army Med...

Army Medical Command clarifies who has access to minors' medical information

20 August 2015, 9:00 pmThe U.S. Army Medical Command wants to ensure the correct individuals have access to minors' medical records and information.

Leaders strive to keep Soldiers safe from heat injuries

10 August 2015, 9:00 pmHeat is one of the highest risks any Soldier will face here on Fort Benning, said Jill Carlson, safety director for the Maneuver Center of Excellence.

Combat Rations Database receives update

9 August 2015, 9:00 pmThe Combat Rations Database unveiled earlier this year is already receiving updates designed to make the website more useful to warfighters, military dietitians, food service officers and leaders.

Eisenhower surgeons add sophisticated new tool to toolbox

9 August 2015, 9:00 pmA long-standing technique preferred in most cases over open surgeries, laparoscopic surgery is minimally invasive surgery, sometimes called bandaid surgery or keyhole surgery. It is a surgical techniq...

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Ryan White CARE Act Celebrates 25th Anniversary

17 August 2015, 10:01 pmToday marks the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the legislation that created the most comprehensive Federal program that provides services exclusi...

HHS announces new funding to preserve Native languages and strengthen early childhood development and tribal courts

17 August 2015, 10:01 pmHHS announces new funding to preserve Native languages and strengthen early childhood development and tribal courts...

Development of new anthrax vaccine underway with HHS support

16 August 2015, 10:01 pmDevelopment of new anthrax vaccine underway with HHS support...

During National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers

10 August 2015, 10:01 pmDuring National Health Center Week, HHS announces an additional $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding to 266 community health centers...

HHS and DOJ issue technical assistance for child welfare systems under the Americans with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

9 August 2015, 10:01 pmHHS and DOJ issue technical assistance for child welfare systems under the Americans with Disabilities Act and section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act...

Competition and Choice in the Health Insurance Marketplace Lowered Premiums in 2015

29 July 2015, 10:01 pmCompetition and Choice in the Health Insurance Marketplace Lowered Premiums in 2015...

More than $38 million awarded to improve coordinated health information sharing in communities across America

27 July 2015, 10:01 pmMore than $38 million awarded to improve coordinated health information sharing in communities across America...

HHS increases access to substance use disorder treatment

24 July 2015, 10:01 pmHHS increases access to substance use disorder treatment...

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Impulsive, Agitated Behaviors May Be Warning Signs for Suicide

29 August 2015, 3:37 pmSATURDAY, Aug. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Risky behaviors such as reckless driving or sudden promiscuity, or nervous behaviors such as agitation, hand-wringing or pacing, can be signs that sui...

10 Hairstyles Perfect for Fall

28 August 2015, 4:18 pmTrends come and go, but these looks have stood the test of time.

Hate Hangovers? Then Don’t Drink Too Much

28 August 2015, 3:37 pmBy Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the ha...

FDA Warns of Joint Pain Tied to Common Type 2 Diabetes Drugs

28 August 2015, 1:37 pmFRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Use of a class of widely prescribed medications for type 2 diabetes is tied to severe joint pain in some patients, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration...

Can This ‘Hair Condom’ Really Fix Split Ends?

28 August 2015, 1:24 pmCheck out my results to decide.

The Birth Control Pill Might Help Rheumatoid Arthritis

28 August 2015, 12:17 pmOral contraceptives — also known as birth control pills — may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests.

‘Goth’ Teens Really Are More Likely to Be Depressed

28 August 2015, 12:17 pmThe dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report.

What You Need to Know If You Had High Blood Pressure During Pregnancy

28 August 2015, 11:37 amWomen with high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to face the same health problem later in life, a new study suggests.