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Jul 16, 2021
The number of heat-related emergency department visits in the Northwest region surged June 25-30, when most of Oregon and Washington were under a National Weather Service excessive heat warning, according to a report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Jul 16, 2021
The White House announced an interagency task force and other initiatives to protect U.S. organizations from ransomware attacks. The task force has been coordinating federal efforts to improve the nation’s cybersecurity as directed by the president in April.
Jul 16, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Texas Department of State Health Services yesterday confirmed a case of human monkeypox in a U.S. resident who recently traveled from Nigeria to the United States, CDC announced.
Jul 16, 2021
Pfizer said its COVID-19 vaccine will receive a priority review from the Food and Drug Administration, indicating that Pfizer has completed its rolling submission of its application for the vaccine’s full authorization.
Jul 16, 2021
Health care organizations can apply through Aug. 30 for a portion of $29.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funding to support or expand evidence-informed programs or protocols to promote an organizational culture of wellness, resilience and mental health among their employees, the Health Resources and Services Administration announced. 
Jul 16, 2021
The AHA told Senate leaders it strongly opposes proposals to rescind emergency funds from the Provider Relief Fund to offset the costs of an infrastructure proposal. 
Jul 16, 2021 by Rick Pollack
COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on Black, Latino, Native Americans and other communities of color is well-documented and deeply troubling. It’s also the latest in a long history of health inequities and health disparities affecting racial minorities in our society. 
Jul 15, 2021
Today, UnitedHealth Group announced a jaw-dropping $6 billion in earnings in a single quarter, but not enough has been said about a big contributor to these profits: not paying for health care services, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack writes in a blog post.
Jul 15, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services launched a television and digital campaign to encourage uninsured Americans to enroll in health coverage through the federally facilitated marketplace before the special enrollment period ends Aug. 15.
Jul 15, 2021
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released recommendations and guidance for treating plague, which has a high fatality rate if untreated but is treatable with antimicrobial and supportive care.