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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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We encourage all new students to become engaged in both local/regional organizations as well as national organizations (ASCT, ASC, ASCP). The ASCT offers students a complementary membership for the school year and a discounted membership rate for the first year of employment....

source: ASCT

New-generation lung cancer drugs have been effective in a large number of patients, but within about a year, the patients tend to develop resistance to the therapy. Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science, in collaboration...


Dietary habits are often said to sway the risk of cancer. Now, a large long-term study confirms the role played by a diet rich in fruits and vegetables in decreasing the risk of breast cancer. fruit and veg rainbow Researchers ask whether a person's daily intake of fruits...

source: Medical News Today

We tend to think of our healthcare system as a national program. In reality, the provinces and territories are responsible for delivering healthcare services. That means local authorities are in charge of setting up health programs and...

source: The Globe and Mail

While head and neck cancer is more common in men than in women, women may actually be less likely to receive aggressive treatment for the disease, which could affect outcomes. We spoke with Jed A. Katzel, M.D., a medical oncologist...

source: CureToday

Routine checks for breast, prostate, cervical and colon cancer save lives, but screening rates for all but colon cancer have stalled in recent years, U.S. health officials report. According to the new U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study, the number of Americans...

source: HealthDay News


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