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Health equity, SDOH key priorities for ONC, says deputy national coordinator

At the first Friday of the two-day Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT Tech Forum, Deputy National Coordinator Steve Posnack flagged a common theme across the agenda: a focus on social determinants of health, equity and strengthening public health. “These are things that are of immediate interest and have immediate effect in terms… Read More »

Heart disease: Cutting out one type of food significantly reduces your risk says new study

Cutting 20 percent of sugar from packaged foods and 40 percent from beverages could prevent 2.48 million cardiovascular disease events including strokes, heart attacks, and cardiac arrests, found a new study. A team of researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Friedman School of Nutrition Science & Policy at Tufts University, Harvard T.H. Chan School… Read More »

Most Americans probably won’t be able to get a Covid-19 vaccine until mid-2021, CDC director says

“Those who are vaccine hesitant have had their hesitancy enhanced by a variety of things that are happening right now, particularly the unfortunate mix of science and politics,” Collins said at an event hosted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more than… Read More »

Dr. Scott Gottlieb says daily new Covid cases in the U.S. won’t ever go to zero

The U.S. is “never going to have zero” new daily Covid cases, Dr. Scott Gottlieb told CNBC on Monday. “We’re always going to have some level of spread,” the former FDA chief said, predicting infections will become endemic, meaning they will remain present in the American population. Seasonal flu, for example, is an endemic respiratory illness.… Read More »