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Jul 8, 2021
The National Institutes of Health released a study suggesting one in every four COVID-19 deaths in U.S. hospitals may have been attributed to the dire strain that surges in caseloads placed on hospitals during the pandemic.
Jul 8, 2021
The Department of Health and Human Services withdrew requests for proposals on ways individuals could import prescription drugs from other countries where they are typically cheaper and companies could “reimport” insulin to sell at a lower price.
Jul 8, 2021
The Commonwealth Fund reported that approximately 279,000 lives have been saved through the U.S.’s vaccination efforts, with 1.25 million avoiding hospitalization.
Jul 8, 2021
Responding last month to an AHA letter, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said it will continue to remain flexible in its approach to surveys if a hospital experiences a COVID-19 surge. 
Jul 7, 2021
In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, events sparked by the murder of George Floyd increased the constant exposure to stress in communities of color, a detriment to one’s physical and mental health, writes Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., senior vice president of community health and equity and chief wellness and diversity officer at Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, and chairperson of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity Leadership Council.
Jul 7, 2021
Microsoft has released out-of-band security updates to address a remote code execution vulnerability — known as PrintNightmare (CVE-2021-34527) — in the Windows Print spooler service. The Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (CERT/CC), part of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, last week reported a critical RCE vulnerability impacting the Windows Print Spooler service that allows a remote authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code with system privileges on a vulnerable system.
Jul 7, 2021
The total number of cancer screening tests women received through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program declined by 87% for breast cancer and 84% for cervical cancer during April 2020 in comparison to the past 5-year averages for that month, the CDC reported recently. 
Jul 7, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services yesterday announced Meena Seshamani, M.D., as its deputy administrator and director of Center for Medicare.
Jul 6, 2021
More than 120,000 Oklahomans July 1 started receiving health benefits through the state’s voter-approved Medicaid expansion, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said.
Jul 6, 2021
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services last week issued a final methodology and data sources necessary to determine federal payment amounts to be made for program year 2022 to states that elect to establish a Basic Health Program under the Affordable Care Act to offer health benefits coverage to low-income individuals otherwise eligible to purchase coverage through Health Insurance Exchanges.