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Jan 20 2020

Coronavirus: what is it?

Coronavirus has broken out in China. Thus, it has been in global headlines as of recently. But, what exactly is it? It is mostly found in animals and rarely is seen in humans. Now, humans are catching the disease. …

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Jan 18 2020

E-cigarettes and their dangers

E-cigarettes are still making national headlines. The Center for Disease Control has done further research into the matter. While they are still unsure of what is causing all the deaths, they have a clearer idea now. The CDC has …

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Jan 06 2020

HIV prevention few and far between

HIV infections in America have not gone up or down, according to the Center for Disease Control. There are ways to end this stall, however. Because many Americans are unaware of their options surrounding the infection, many go without …

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Jan 04 2020

Hispanic people more at risk for diabetes

Diabetes is on the rise in America. Hispanic people in particular face a higher rate of type two diabetes. There are ways to reduce the risk and alleviate the illness if it occurs, however.

The Center for Disease Control …

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Jan 02 2020

Women face high cancer risks

“All women are at risk for gynecologic cancers,” according to the Center for Disease Control. That’s right, all women. Cancer does not discriminate based on age or race.

It is more important than ever to be aware of reproductive …

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Dec 09 2019

Flu is rising this season

Flu is unusually high right now. The Center for Disease Control says that this season could peak earlier. There are high rates of it in the south, according to the CDC.
So far, the CDC has reported that 4.8% …

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Nov 19 2019

Adakveo approved for Sickle Cell Disease

Those who suffer from Sickle Cell Disease could be getting a reprieve from some symptoms soon. The Food and Drug Administration approved crizanlizumab-tmca on Friday, November 15th. Around 100,000 people suffer from the disease, according to The Center for Disease …

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Nov 15 2019

HIPAA Laws and Compliance

A new report has come out with the rates of HIPAA noncompliance. The study from shows that 51% of providers are not completely in compliance with HIPAA’s Right of Access Law. Furthermore, Ciitizen conducted the study.
One of the …

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Nov 14 2019

New Zika Research Shows Patterns

Zika virus has been a huge scare lately, especially for pregnant women. Threats of the virus have made it impossible for some pregnant women to travel overseas. Fortunately, Goethe University in Germany has conducted a study tracking the prevalence …

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Nov 11 2019

Stark Law could be revised soon

The “Stark Law,” more formally known as the Physician Self-Referral Law, could be updated soon. The current law does not allow doctors to make referrals associated with Medicare anywhere they have a “financial relationship” with.
The Centers for Medicare …

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