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Providers take next step in social determinants: hyperlocalism

One method healthcare providers and payers are using to have an impact on social determinants of health is intervention at the neighborhood level — using data to identify needs and working with community organizations to meet them. Alisahah Cole, chief community impact officer at Atrium Health, told attendees at U.S. News & World Report’s Healthcare… Read More »

Scientists Were Hunting for the Next Ebola. Now the U.S. Has Cut Off Their Funding.

In a move that worries many public health experts, the federal government is quietly shutting down a surveillance program for dangerous animal viruses that someday may infect humans. The United Nations Environment Program estimates that a new animal disease that can also infect humans is discovered every four months. Ending the program, experts fear, will… Read More »

Gilead’s Descovy nabs PrEP nod. Next step: Convert Truvada patients before generics hit

Clock’s ticking. After an expected FDA nod for Descovy as the second HIV PrEP drug, Gilead Sciences now has one year to convince its current Truvada takers to switch over before generics hit. The FDA approval is for Descovy use in men and transgender women for HIV prevention. The exclusion of cisgender women from the label… Read More »

Viewpoints: Stopping Surprise Medical Bills Might Be Easier Than It Looks; Waiting To See Whatever Happens Next In Flint Water Cases

Opinion writers weigh in on these health care topics and others. The Hill: Insurers Must Do More To Prevent Surprise Medical Bills At a time of hyper-partisanship, there is one issue around which both Republicans and Democrats have coalesced: protecting health-care patients and ending surprise billing. Since the beginning of the year, the House has… Read More »

Poor sleep at night, more pain the next day

After one night of inadequate sleep, brain activity ramps up in pain-sensing regions while activity is scaled back in areas responsible for modulating how we perceive painful stimuli. This finding, published in JNeurosci, provides the first brain-based explanation for the well-established relationship between sleep and pain. In two studies — one in a sleep laboratory… Read More »