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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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Back in 2014, Dr. Paul Silverstein had just finished up a surgical procedure, something he’s performed thousands of times during a six-decade career as a board-certified surgeon. But this day was different. His scrub nurse at INTEGRIS...

source: Integris

When a patient with cancer is told the devastating news that their disease has spread, or metastasized, to a new part of their body, it has most often moved to their lungs. There are no treatments approved for lung metastasis, which is the leading cause of death from metastatic...

source: The Harvard Gazette

Fertility preservation at the time of breast cancer diagnosis appeared associated with a significantly higher likelihood of live births after diagnosis among Swedish women with breast cancer, according to study results in JAMA...

source: Healio

Prostate cancer growth is often driven by male sex hormones called androgens. Hormone therapy is commonly administered to lower the level of androgens in the body, but relapse is common when the cancer cells develop resistance to these therapies. A multidisciplinary team...

source: MIT News

Utah scientists have discovered new functions of a key cellular machine that regulates gene packaging and is mutated in 20% of human cancers. The study was published in print today in the journal Molecular Cell. Genes are segments of cellular DNA, and gene packaging is...

source: Medical Xpress

The World Health Organization (WHO) set out a strategy for eliminating cervical cancer, which would avoid the death of an estimated five million women and girls from the disease, by 2050. "Eliminating any cancer would have once...

source: Saudi Gazette


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