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In the states: Florida provider pays $85K to settle alleged HIPAA violation, New York to require warnings in vape stores, and more

September 13, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

US is on the verge of losing its measles elimination status, CDC warns

September 3, 2019


A CDC official last week said there is a "reasonable chance" the United States will lose its World Health Organization designation as a country that has eliminated measles.

USPSTF expands recommendation for BRCA mutation screening

August 21, 2019


The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday finalized new recommendations broadening the number of women primary care providers should assess for BRCA gene mutations that increase the risk of breast, ovarian, and other cancers.

In the states: AMA leaves group that opposes 'Medicare for All,' shots fired at an Illinois VA hospital, and more

August 16, 2019


American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.

This blood test predicts Alzheimer's better than brain scans, research suggests

August 8, 2019


Researchers at Washington University have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that can detect the condition in asymptomatic patients and might be more sensitive than a PET brain scan, according to a paper published last week in Neurology.

Fortune's '40 under 40': The 19 health care trailblazers who made the list

July 17, 2019


Fortune last week released its "40 under 40" list of the most influential "entrepreneurs, leaders, and iconoclasts" under 40 years old, including 19 who are known for their contributions to the health care and wellness industries.

CDC data indicate a slowdown in the spread of US measles cases—but expert says it might not last

July 10, 2019


CDC on Monday announced the spread of measles throughout the United States has slowed, with local health officials reporting fewer new measles cases in recent weeks when compared with the beginning of this year—but one expert warns the decline could be temporary.

Here's how Facebook, YouTube plan to limit the spread of fake health news

July 8, 2019


Facebook and YouTube are taking new steps to reduce the spread of misleading health claims, after a Wall Street Journal investigation found the websites are being "flooded" with misinformation.

HPV vaccinations cut rates of precancerous lesions in half among teens, study finds

July 3, 2019


Vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) have led to significant decreases in cases of anal and genital warts, HPV infections, and precancerous lesions in young girls and women in more than a dozen countries, providing evidence the vaccines eventually could lead to a significant drop in cervical cancer rates, according to a study published last week.

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