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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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Sentinel lymph node biopsy was associated with fewer surgical complications, less lymphedema, and better quality of life compared with full pelvic lymph node dissection among women with early cervical cancer and negative SLN, according...

source: Cancer Therapy Advisor

The online petition against changes to Australia's cervical cancer screening program has revealed more than 70,000 people (most of whom we could assume are women) are deeply concerned about what the upcoming changes mean. Their comments also reveal a number of misconceptions...

source: Medical Xpress

Treating women with stage IVB cervical cancer with whole pelvic radiation along with standard chemotherapy improved survival over chemotherapy alone in a retrospective study. As many as 5 percent of the almost 13,000 cervical cancers...

source: Cancer Network

Women who receive two doses of human papillomavirus vaccine have higher prophylactic efficacy than women who receive only one dose, according to a database study. A third dose, however, appears to offer no further protective effect beyond the second dose. Guidelines recommend...

source: Cancer Network

A pilot study conducted at a safety net hospital has armed researchers with a new educational tool: a digital app to persuade parents to vaccinate their adolescent against the human papillomavirus. The study, conducted at the...

source: Managed Markets Network

Women who have sex with women are often wrongly told they do not need a cervical screening test, say LGBT groups. This results in half of all eligible lesbian and bisexual women never having had a smear test, they said. The human papillomavirus, which causes most cervical...

source: BBC


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