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Lack of Zika funding could delay vaccine

Lack of Zika funding could delay vaccine

By Shannon Muchmore  |  July 29, 2016

The head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases said Friday that preparations for the second phase of vaccine testing may be impossible without more money, which will be difficult to obtain with Congress on a weeks-long break.

Regional and niche GPOs gain popularity

By Adam Rubenfire  |  July 29, 2016

The expansion of a group purchasing organization serving the public health sector and the recent launch of similar organizations reflect new demands from providers who are faced with an increasingly consolidated GPO market, experts say.

Using virtual reality to treat PTSD

By Lisa Bertagnoli, Crain's Chicago Business  |  July 29, 2016

Virtual reality, a Chicago doctor explains, exposes veterans to the sights, sounds, sensations and even scents of the events responsible for their trauma: a shooting, an attack, an IED explosion. Exposure to the trauma in a safe, controlled setting can help retrain brains to overcome fear.

Florida Zika cases may put added strain on safety net providers

Florida Zika cases may put added strain on safety net providers

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 29, 2016

If transmission within the U.S. spreads, providers serving populations that have been identified as being the most vulnerable say they might not be ready as they face reductions in disproportionate-share payments.

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