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Ben Wanamaker will join Aetna from Wal-Mart's health division, where he focused on partnerships in his work on business development and strategy for Wal-Mart's health and e-commerce businesses.
Using ImageMoverMD's app, a clinician can upload images taken with smartphones to an EHR. Health X Ventures led the funding round, bringing the company's total funding to $2.7 million.
Hackers access computer at McLaren Medical Group | Health Data Management
Lansing, Mich.-based McLaren Medical Group told 106,008 patients that a computer system was hacked in March 2017. Though just seven patient records were confirmed to have been breached, security researchers couldn't say for certain whether other records were and were not accessed too.
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Texas abortion restriction is temporarily blocked | The New York Times
A federal judge blocked a Texas law that would require doctors to stop a fetus' heart, using chemicals or by cutting the umbilical cord, before performing a dilation-and-evacuation abortion. The judge wrote that requiring doctors to perform "a more complicated and risky procedure with no proven medical benefits over the safe and commonly used banned procedure" should not be allowed.
The Trump administration is cutting the budget for ACA advertising by $90 million, leaving it with just $10 million to promote 2018 sign-ups.
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The maiming heights—the heights from which a fall will maim but not kill you—for cats are between five and nine stories. Cats falling from higher up may fare better, depending on instincts and the physics graphed in this article.
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