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Healthcare didn't fare so well in state's breach report

30 October 2014, 12:19 pmIt’s no surprise that California’s second annual data breach report isn’t pretty. Just this past year, some 18.5 million Californians had their personal information or their protect...

Do ACA wellness programs violate other federal laws?

30 October 2014, 5:35 amEncouraging employer programs for health and prevention with one hand, the federal government is trying with the other hand to stake out a limit to what can be required of employees. And it’s ge...

BlackBerry foretells retro Classic smartphone

30 October 2014, 5:05 amWhether BlackBerry can make a comeback and grab a piece of the healthcare market, particularly with so many other tech giants also moving in, is likely to take a while to determine. But CEO John Chen...

AMA unwraps mapping tool to locate caregivers

29 October 2014, 7:39 amThe American Medical Association on Wednesday announced Health Workforce Mapper. The interactive tool illustrates the geographic locations of the healthcare workforce in each state, including health p...

The promise of applying open source principles to personalized care

29 October 2014, 7:29 am...

DeSalvo not cutting all ties to ONC

28 October 2014, 12:56 pmWhen Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell snagged national coordinator Karen DeSalvo, MD to help in the Ebola fight, neither entity said whether DeSalvo would return to ONC or stay on as...

Will ONC leadership gap hinder interoperability work?

28 October 2014, 8:29 amWith the ongoing exodus of high-profile employees from the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, some in the industry are starting to wonder how the agency’s work toward interoperabi...

Medicaid costs slow but not for the reason you might assume

28 October 2014, 5:05 amMedicaid costs have been declining recently, good news that’s prompting a search for its causes. President Obama, for example, cited the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. A recent repor...

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Military Medical Students Learn to Care for Combat Injured

29 October 2014, 9:00 pmFORT INDIANTOWN GAP, Pa., Oct. 30, 2014 – About 170 medical students from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences recently experienced the demands of caring for patients in a si...

Closing In On An Ebola Vaccine

28 October 2014, 9:00 pmThe U.S. may be closer to an Ebola vaccine thanks to the Walter Reed Army Institute for research. Watch Video...

Statement: Press Secretary Rear Adm. Kirby on Controlled Monitoring for Personnel Returning from Operation United Assistance

28 October 2014, 9:00 pmThis morning, Secretary Hagel signed an order that validated a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all U.S. military service members returning from Ebola response efforts in West Af...

Wounded Warriors Show Strength during Warrior Care Month

27 October 2014, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON (NNS) -- Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus named November 2014 Warrior Care Month in an all-Navy message (ALNAV) to Navy and Marine Corps personnel released Oct. 27."The Department of the Nav...

Face of Defense: Chaplain Fights Cancer on Own Terms

27 October 2014, 9:00 pmRALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 28, 2014 – On Oct. 12, Army Chaplain (Maj.) Melissa Culbreth sat laughing and joking in a chair on the front porch of the farm where she works in Franklinton, North Carolina.

Army General Takes Command of Ebola Response Operation

27 October 2014, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON, Oct. 26, 2014 – Army Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, 101st Airborne Division commander, yesterday in Monrovia, Liberia, assumed command of Joint Forces Command – Operation United Assis...

Spokesman: No DoD Decision on Monitoring Returning Troops

27 October 2014, 9:00 pmWASHINGTON, Oct. 28, 2014 – Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has not made a decision on a Joint Chiefs of Staff recommendation for how to handle troops returning from areas affected by Ebola in Wes...

Military Health System Expands Partnership with American College of Surgeons

27 October 2014, 9:00 pmOn Oct. 27, 2014, the Department of Defense and American College of Surgeons signed a strategic partnership agreement establishing a formal process for sharing information and expertise across a wide...

Army Health News

U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

26 October 2014, 9:00 pmU.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat...

Groundbreaking ceremony marks beginning of construction of new medical center

26 October 2014, 9:00 pmU.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Donald Campbell Jr. and German dignitaries broke ground Oct. 24, 2014, to signify the start of construction of the Rhine Ordnance Barracks Medical Center Replacemen...

101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia

26 October 2014, 9:00 pmMaj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a trans...

Army develops app to determine body's water needs

23 October 2014, 9:00 pmResearchers from U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine, and a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Lincoln Laboratory, developed an app that will help unit leaders ac...

Human Dimension: Army Medicine part of culture change

21 October 2014, 9:00 pmWinning wars in the future will not be about who has the best technology or the latest weapons. The difference between success and failure will be the "human dimension."...

USAMRIID supports Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa

21 October 2014, 9:00 pmThe U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases is playing a significant role in assisting the Ebola Virus Disease outbreak response in West Africa.

Natick plays key role in helping to fight spread of Ebola

20 October 2014, 9:00 pmResearchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center invented a next-generation disinfectant system that kills the Ebola virus on surfaces.

Soldiers ramping up capability to fight Ebola in Liberia

14 October 2014, 9:00 pmU.S. Soldiers in Western Africa are constructing facilities to treat Ebola patients and providing logistics, engineering and medical skills to help contain the epidemic.

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HHS Secretary announces $840 million initiative to improve patient care and lower costs

22 October 2014, 10:01 pmHHS Secretary announces $840 million initiative to improve patient care and lower costs...

HHS advances development of Ebola vaccine

15 October 2014, 10:01 pmHHS advances development of Ebola vaccine...

National Health Service Corps expands the primary care workforce in communities that need them most

8 October 2014, 10:01 pmNational Health Service Corps expands the primary care workforce in communities that need them most...

2015 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles to remain the same as last two years

8 October 2014, 10:01 pm2015 Medicare Part B premiums and deductibles to remain the same as last two years...

HHS pursues detection tests for influenza

30 September 2014, 10:01 pmHHS pursues detection tests for influenza...

HHS funds drug to treat severe infections and prevent cytokine storm

28 September 2014, 10:01 pmHHS funds drug to treat severe infections and prevent cytokine storm...

HHS announces nearly $212 million in grants to prevent chronic diseases

24 September 2014, 10:01 pmHHS announces nearly $212 million in grants to prevent chronic diseases...

New report projects a $5.7 billion drop in hospitals’ uncompensated care costs because of the Affordable Care Act

23 September 2014, 10:01 pmNew report projects a $5.7 billion drop in hospitals’ uncompensated care costs because of the Affordable Care Act...

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Almost 1 in 5 Americans Plagued by Constant Pain, Survey Suggests

30 October 2014, 3:37 pmBy Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Almost one-fifth of Americans do daily battle with crippling, chronic pain, a large new survey reveals, with the elderl...

Cronut Calories: How Dunkin’ Donuts’ Version Compares to the Original

30 October 2014, 2:47 pmThe chain announced it will introduce the Croissant Donut at nearly 8,000 locations starting next week.

The Best Day to Start a New Healthy Habit

30 October 2014, 1:48 pmIf you’ve been thinking about joining a yoga studio, instituting a regular walk with a friend, or blocking out time to read for pleasure, here’s why you should try starting this Sunday.

‘Informal Care’ for Older Americans Tops $500B Annually, Study Finds

30 October 2014, 1:37 pmTHURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Each year, people across the United States spend an estimated 30 billion hours caring for older relatives and friends, which costs $522 billion, accord...

Does Having Lots of Sex Lower Prostate Cancer Risk?

30 October 2014, 12:45 pmDon Juans of the world, take note: Men who sleep with lots of women may be less likely to develop prostate cancer than men who don’t play the field, a new Canadian study suggests.

Leprosy Still Occurs in U.S., CDC Reports

30 October 2014, 12:37 pmBy Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Leprosy, although quite rare, continues to appear in the United States, a new U.S. government study reports. Appro...

Fewer Malpractice Claims Paid in U.S.

30 October 2014, 12:37 pmTHURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The number of medical malpractice payments in the United States has dropped sharply since 2002, according to a new study. And compensation payment amou...

Brain Scans Yield Clues to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

30 October 2014, 12:37 pmThere are clear differences in the brains of people with chronic fatigue syndrome and the brains of healthy people, new research indicates.