This action was in response to an executive order issued on August 6, 2020 aimed at protecting the public against outbreaks of emerging diseases and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats.
A survey presented during ASCO20 found that patients who considered themselves adequately informed felt “in control” most days.
Regardless of the challenges a smaller group might have, a risk assessment is a baseline for any HIPAA program. The cost of this assessment is considerably less than a HIPAA fine.
Patients hospitalized with COVID-19 are more often male and frequently have comorbidities.
In an effort to prevent the United States from again struggling to have enough medical supplies in a pandemic, the federal government is seeking to make a five-year deal with U.S. manufacturers.
The number of mask makers in China approved to make N95-type masks for U.S. health care workers was slashed from 80 to 14 by the FDA on Thursday.
This study focused on a cohort of nonelderly Medicaid beneficiaries with stage IV breast or colorectal cancer who resided in New Jersey.
Among 121 healthcare personnel exposed to a patient with unrecognized COVID-19, 43 became symptomatic and 3 tested positive for SARS-CoV-2.
The prevalence of hypertension varies across states and is higher in rural versus urban areas.
The researchers suggested that the increased inflammatory response and oxidative stress that accompanies air pollution exposure may affect the central nervous system with both short and long term exposure to these pollutants.
Disruptions in health insurance coverage are common and are associated with poorer cancer care and survival.
Children with asthma who live in housing that relies on the US Department of Housing and Urban Development’s rental assistance programs are less likely to be admitted to the emergency department for treatment.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 can spread rapidly in homeless shelters.
A bill to create a “Health Force” to help combat the U.S. COVID-19 outbreak has been announced by two Democratic senators.
Retirement of coal-fired power plants or installation of stricter emissions controls is associated with better asthma-related outcomes.
Exposure to air pollution may have adverse effects on cognitive aging and brain health in older adults.
A 20-year-long financial analysis identified low back and neck pain, musculoskeletal conditions, and diabetes as the costliest disorders in terms of US healthcare spending.
Following implementation of the ACA, unemployed workers were less likely to be uninsured, and uninsurance rates decreased more in states with Medicaid expansion.
Rates of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are declining among wealthy whites in California while escalating among poor and minority children.
In healthcare, the choices patients make can have direct consequences on their care. Nowhere is this more evident than in their choice of physician.