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Planned Parenthood, ACLU sue Trump admin over 'conscience' rules

June 14, 2019

Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed lawsuits against HHS to block a Trump administration rule that will allow health care workers to deny care to patients based on the workers' religious beliefs.

Healthy people at risk of HIV infection should take PrEP, USPSTF now recommends

June 13, 2019

The United States Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday for the first time recommended that doctors should offer pre-exposure prophylaxis to healthy people at risk of HIV infection.

For 30 years, a UPMC nurse saved patients' lives. In her death, she saved even more.

June 13, 2019

When Mary Desin, who served as a nurse at UPMC Hamot Hospital for more than 30 years, was pronounced brain dead last month, over 100 hospital staff lined the hospital halls to honor her decision to be an organ donor.

This new treatment model significantly reduced blood pressure among patients with mental health conditions

June 11, 2019

Health care providers are continuously working to find efficient ways to treat some of the United States' most vulnerable populations, and a new study suggests individuals with severe mental health conditions saw overall improvements to their health under a new treatment model called "reverse co-location."

There are 1M new cases of these 4 STIs each day, according to WHO

June 10, 2019

More than one million new cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, trichomoniasis, and syphilis are contracted daily around the globe, according to data released by the World Health Organization on Thursday.

'Three-parent IVF' is banned in the US (and some experts want that to change).

June 10, 2019

The House Appropriations Committee by voice vote last week adopted an amendment to prohibit FDA from allowing scientists to conduct research involving gene-edited embryos and so-called three-parent in vitro fertilization.

New rules fund private care for up to 30% of veterans

June 7, 2019

Veterans Affairs (VA) on Wednesday finalized rules to implement the new Veterans Community Care Program and provide veterans with greater access to VA-funded care at private health care providers.

How bots could change health care

June 7, 2019

"It seems nearly everyone believes U.S. health care needs some transformative change to improve quality, expand access, or lower costs," but efforts to bolster access to primary care doctors is "the wrong path," David Asch and colleagues write for the Harvard Business Review, arguing that the right answer is bots.

Is there a looming palliative and home health care crisis?

June 6, 2019

Research suggests that the United States could soon face crises related to palliative and long-term home health care, as a palliative care provider shortage continues to mount and U.S. residents struggle to cover home health care costs.

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