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Telehealth helpful for rural U.S. veterans, but no panacea

The Department of Veterans Affairs is using telehealth to expand access to care for veterans who live in rural settings. A November 25, 2019 NPR article explored the both the benefits and limitations of telehealth, which allows clinicians…

Study: Widely used health care algorithm has racial bias

Significant racial bias has been found in an algorithm that helps hospital networks determine which patients may need further care, with whites favored over blacks, a new study found. In an algorithm from the health services company Optum,…

Marking 15+ years of a program that saved millions

October 11, 2019 – PEPFAR—the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief—has saved millions of lives and prevented millions of HIV infections since its launch in 2003 by President George W. Bush. To mark 15+ years of the program,…

Concerns raised about possible Ebola cases in Tanzania

After unofficial reports about several suspected Ebola cases in Tanzania, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a statement rebuking the African nation for not providing more detailed information. A September 22, 2019 article in Al Jazeera noted that…

Was Neil Armstrong’s death due to a medical error?

The death of astronaut Neil Armstrong in 2012 after heart surgery may have occurred because of incompetent post-surgical care, according to recent news reports. Armstrong’s family received a $6 million confidential settlement in 2014 from Mercy Health Fairfield…

Attacks on ACA could hamper Trump’s own health policies

President Trump has used a provision in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) to pursue key policy goals, including improving access to care for patients with kidney disease and increasing transparency on drug prices. At the same time, however,…