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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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Recent history has shown that the enthusiastic public uptake of a new, breakthrough vaccine isn't always guaranteed. For example, when a vaccine for human papillomavirus was introduced in 2006, many parents refused to vaccinate their...

source: The Post and Courier

Up to half of the women who would normally have received a cervical smear missed out due to the lockdown conditions, the Health Committee heard. Dr. Noirin Russell, director of the CervicalCheck programme, said they hope to have...

source: Irish Examiner

COVID-19 is twice as likely to be fatal for patients who also have cancer than patients without cancer. That’s why the American Association for Cancer Research last month recommended that cancer patients be considered for priority...

source: Philadelphia Inquirer

UCLA researchers have identified a potential diagnostic marker that could help predict how likely someone with cervical cancer is to respond to the standard treatment of chemotherapy and radiation. The scientists found that...

source: News-Medical

As many as 10% of women aged 30 years and older harbor persistent human papillomavirus (HPV) infections, with high-risk HPV (hrHPV) playing a major role in the development of cervical cancer. In a recent study published in The Journal of...

source: MDLinx

As part of our annual celebration of the life and work of Dr. George Papanicolaou, ASCT will once again hold a t-shirt design contest! The winner will receive a $150 prize, which will be mailed to them. The design will be featured...



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