Here's The Latest in Health Care:
• A recent study has found that low-impact sports can actually pose a threat to bone health because activities like cycling and swimming may be putting too little pressure on bones. In the study, cyclists' bone density were compared to that of runners and were found to be thinner. Read More
• In a new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center, Congress and the Health and Human Services are urged to do more to enable data sharing for patients at risk of suicide and opioid dependency. Currently, mental and behavioral health data are poorly integrated with clinical information in EHRs. Read More
• The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that it has proposed a rule that would change access standards for community care and urgent care for veterans. The proposed rule would allow veterans to seek care with either VA or eligible community providers. Read More
• Health officials in the state of Washington have declared a state of emergency following a measles outbreak and are urging immunization across the state. As of Monday afternoon, there have been 36 confirmed cases of the highly contagious infectious disease, which can be fatal in small children. Read More
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