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  • newObama to Request Research Funding for Treatments Tailored to Patients’ DNA
    The New York Times: WASHINGTON — President Obama will seek hundreds of millions of dollars for a new initiative to develop medical treatments tailored to genetic and other characteristics of individual patients, administration officials say.
    - 44 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 1:33am -
  • newAdded protections for consumer information on health website
    AZ Central: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration appears to be making broader changes to protect consumer information on the government's health insurance website, after objections from lawmakers and privacy advocates.
    - 45 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 1:32am -
  • newFDA clears new medical app to track real-time glucose levels in diabetics
    The Washington Post: Doctors and other caregivers will soon be able to track the blood-sugar levels of diabetic patients by simply logging into a smartphone app, in the latest example of how mobile technologies are changing the health care landscape.
    - 46 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 1:31am -
  • newTwitter Proves Valuable in Predicting Heart Disease Rates
    Healthcare Informatics: Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have demonstrated that Twitter can serve as a dashboard indicator of a community’s psychological well-being and can predict county-level rates of heart disease.
    - 46 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 1:31am -
  • newCA: California Law Makes It Harder to Skip Vaccinations
    NBC News: The issue has taken new prominence as California deals with an outbreak of measles that originated at Disneyland last month, sickening 78 people.
    - 46 mins ago, 26 Jan 15, 1:31am -
  • U.S. House passes bill forbidding use of federal funds for most abortion coverage
    Dallas News: WASHINGTON — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 12:37pm -
  • ONC fills new job targeting EHR interoperability
    Modern Healthcare (complimentary online subscription): HHS' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology has hired its first chief information officer as the agency shifts its focus toward improving the interoperability of ele…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 12:36pm -
  • Wide use of prescription painkillers found in U.S. women of childbearing age: CDC
    Reuters: Prescription painkillers are used widely by U.S. women of childbearing age, a federal report released on Thursday found, and health officials said exposure to such drugs during pregnancy could increase the risk of birth defects.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 12:35pm -
  • White House Details Precision Medicine Plans
    Healthcare Informatics: President Barack Obama's State of the Union address touched on a "precision medicine" initiative and the White House is now laying out information on what that will entail.
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 12:34pm -
  • Healthcare Is Headed Down A New Road With New Rules In 2015
    Forbes: Every year I sit down with our team of healthcare futurists to carefully choose the right cards and place our bets on what we can expect to see in the coming year. It’s always both a terrifying and exciting experience because at the end of…
    - 3 days ago, 23 Jan 15, 12:33pm -