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HIPAA turns 20: A look back at its impact

In August 1996, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act — more commonly known as HIPAA — was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton. Twenty years later, with Clinton's wife possibly on the verge of a presidency of her own, HIPAA still...

source: By Scott E. Rupp
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Following Hurricane Maria the cytology laboratories in Puerto Rico have either closed or reduced their hours of operation. The University of Puerto Rico Cytotechnology Program reopened on October 9th. Their facility did not suffer significant storm damage. However, they...

source: ASCT

U.S. physicians routinely recommended primary HPV testing for all women, contrary to guideline recommendations to limit this strategy to women age ≥25, according to research published in Preventive Medicine. Data were gathered using an online survey in 2015. Participants...

source: Infectious Disease Advisor

Women may only need three cervical screens in their lifetime if they have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer. The Cancer Research UK-funded...

source: ScienceDaily

Women who use intrauterine devices (IUDs) for contraception might have a lower risk of cervical cancer than their counterparts who don’t use this form of birth control, a recent study published on Obstetrics & Gynecology suggests. Researchers examined data from 16...

source: Reuters

Evolving patient needs. Growing budget constraints. A shrinking workforce. Facing ever-growing demands, the healthcare industry stands at a crossroads. What's the best way forward? Often seen as a behind-the-scenes...

source: CAP Today

Clinical laboratories and anatomic pathology groups could soon be receiving blood samples and tissue specimens through the air by medical drone. The technology has been tested successfully in Europe, which Dark...

source: Dark Daily


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