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The future of the Veterans Affairs Department's electronic health record system is up in the air, and VA Secretary David Shulkin has vowed to decide, by July 1, whether the agency will hold on to the service or replace it with a commercial offering.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Novartis AG's Rydapt as an initial treatment for acute myeloid leukemia.
Try this at home: Program brings drug addiction treatment to patients | Kaiser Health News
Hannah Berkowitz is 20 years old. When she was a senior in high school, her life flew off the rails. She was abusing drugs. She was suicidal. She moved into a therapeutic boarding school to get sober, but she could stay sober only while she was on campus during the week.
The program, which has been around for more than 30 years, allows select students to live and eat for free in the retirement home. In exchange, they spend time with the residents -- they teach fitness and art classes, swap stories over dinner, and answer a constant flurry of computer-related questions.
Safety, quality and clinical practice
Getting bariatric surgery at a "center for excellence" doesn't mean that patients can be assured that they will avoid serious complications from the weight-loss procedure at the facility, according to a recent study.
California proposes stringent cap on toxic chemical in drinking water | Kaiser Health News
California regulators are proposing a strict limit on a toxic man-made chemical that has contaminated water supplies throughout the state, particularly in its vast agricultural heartland.
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