June 4, 2024 | Volume XIII | Issue 23

Takeaways from Fauci’s testimony at contentious House hearing on Covid-19 pandemic

CNN reports:

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the former director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified on Monday at a House subcommittee hearing about the US response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the origins of the virus.

The hearing was Fauci’s first public testimony on Capitol Hill since his retirement from government service. It turned contentious at times as Republicans grilled Fauci over a wide range of topics, including the basis for public health recommendations during the pandemic and email use by public health officials.

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Navigating medical records release laws: Ensuring patient privacy and access

Florida Healthcare Law Firm

In the realm of healthcare, medical records are invaluable documents that contain vital information about an individual’s health history, diagnoses, treatments, and medications. Access to medical records is not only essential for providing quality healthcare but also for patients to understand their health status and make informed decisions about their care. However, the release of medical records is governed by specific laws and regulations to protect patient privacy, ensure confidentiality, and promote transparency. Let’s explore the laws surrounding the release of medical records, including access rights, retention requirements, and the importance of compliance.

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What to do for asymptomatic IBD patients?

Gastroenterology & Endoscopy News reports:

It is appropriate to change therapy for asymptomatic patients with inflammatory bowel disease to achieve endoscopic healing in most clinical scenarios, but there are important exceptions where it should not be done, according to research presented at the 2024 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress.

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Eye on Agriculture Avian Flu

12 News

Avian influenza is rising in number and is starting to spread to more and more cattle, affecting milk production.

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