That Old Time Revolving Door Keeps Spinning – Health Article

Traditionally, the American examples we have seen of the revolving door involved people leaving leadership positions in governmental bodies which regulate health care or make health care policy then soon obtaining jobs in the health care industry, particularly organizations which they previously regulated or were affected by the policies they made, the outgoing revolving door.  These examples occurred during Democratic and Republican administrations.  However, during the Trump regime, we began to see many examples of the incoming revolving door, people…

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What you need to know about claims of health care ‘firsts’ – Health Article

Spot the word “first” in a headline and you might assume a major milestone has been reached. Think first person on the moon, first woman on the Supreme Court. But in health care news, things heralded for being first might not amount to a clear advance for patients. Take two recent FDA announcements that made a splash despite weak evidence that they really help people. In March the FDA announced its approval of a “first treatment for post-partum depression.” Many…

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Top 10 food ingredients to avoid | Health Beat – Health Article

A quick look at the ingredients will tell you which foods to avoid. If it sounds like a chemistry experiment, steer clear. (For Spectrum Health Beat) Eating healthy has become one of the most confusing and frustrating tasks of 21st century life. Many products are no longer made of actual whole food ingredients. Instead they include chemicals, additives and preservatives, or they’re simply “food-like” products. In some cases whole foods have been processed into added ingredients. How can we ever…

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Reporter uses FDA, USDA documents to find year’s biggest food recall – Health Article

About Bara Vaida Bara Vaida (@barav) is AHCJ’s core topic leader on infectious diseases. An independent journalist, she has written extensively about health policy and infectious diseases. Her work has appeared in outlets that include the National Journal, Agence France-Presse, Bloomberg News, McClatchy News Service, MSNBC, NPR, Politico and The Washington Post. Photo: Victor Wong via Flickr In 2018, salmonella, e. coli and listeria bacteria were the cause of a number of big food recalls – from romaine lettuce to…

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Past cyberattacks offer clues to future threats HIT execs may face – Health Article

Recent cybersecurity attacks—how they were executed or thwarted—can provide solid guidance on how to blunt future attacks. Healthcare organizations must understand past cyberattacks to gain knowledge that enables them to move nimbly with tomorrow’s threats, says Ron Mehring, chief information security officer and vice president of technology and security at Texas Health Resources. During an educational session at HIMSS19, Mehring advised attendees to examine how hackers mounted recent attacks elsewhere. There is no time to wait as providers must recognize…

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