September 12, 2017

People with Developmental Disabilities Face Healthcare Disparities

(UPI) – Research shows individuals with developmental disabilities experience significant disparities in healthcare quality, access, status and unmet needs. Researchers at The Ohio State University conducted a telephone survey of 42,876 adults and 10,122 proxy interviews for children under 18 … Read More

September 7, 2017

Hurricane Health Toll: Texas Doctor Uses Lessons from Katrina

(Scientific American) – Harvey is the first major storm since the federal government revised emergency preparedness standards for hospitals, in response to Katrina and 2012’s Superstorm Sandy. Now, health care providers that receive Medicare or Medicaid dollars must have disaster preparedness plans, including relocation … Read More

September 5, 2017

A New Study Claims Prostate Cancer Screening Significantly Reduces Deaths. Not Everyone Agrees

(STAT News) – An analysis of two influential studies of prostate cancer screening concludes that the much-debated test “significantly” reduces deaths from the disease, suggesting that current recommendations against routine PSA screening might be steering men away from a lifesaving … Read More

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