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Health Care Week in Review: Drug Price Probe, Language and Exercise, Cyber Security Executive Order, Newborn Sepsis Treatment

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Here's The Latest in Health Care:

•  Drug prices for multiple sclerosis continue to soar as pharmaceutical companies compete with one another for higher prices. In response, House Democrats have started an in-depth investigation, which includes the probing of 7 major drugmakers' pricing strategies.  Read More

•  Want to learn a new language but having difficulty retaining what you've learned? Try hopping on a workout bike or walking on a treadmill while memorizing vocabulary. Researchers have found that working out during language instruction increases your ability to memorize, retain and understand new vocabulary.  Read More

•  A new Executive Order, called "Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure," requires federal agencies to report on and outline mitigation strategies for cyber risks. The deadline for the required reporting is this month. Some agencies anticipate falling behind due to unexpected budget requirements to meet the EO deadline.  Read More

•  Each year, more than 600,000 babies die of blood infections. Scientists have discovered an inexpensive treatment to prevent newborn sepsis. The secret weapon? Probiotic bacteria commonly found in foods like kimchi, pickles and other fermented vegetables.  Read More

Each Friday, Signor Goat reports the latest from the week in health care. Check back next Friday for your dose of our little medical corner of health care news. Brought to you by pMD, innovators in charge capture software.

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