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Data Points: Measles cases spiking

Data Points: Measles cases spiking

Just two months in and 2019 is already shaping up to be a bad year for the measles. As of Feb. 14, there were 127 confirmed cases in 10 states. By comparison, there were 120 during all of 2017.

Parkland uses tech to home in on breast cancer disparities

Parkland uses tech to home in on breast cancer disparities

Dr. Esmaeil Porsa, Parkland Health & Hospital's executive vice president and chief strategy and integration officer, said technology has played an important role as it analyzed its community and ultimately decide to tackle breast cancer disparities.

Hospitals test ways to address social needs

Hospitals test ways to address social needs

The American Hospital Association's Hospital Community Cooperative seeks to learn better approaches to managing population health from providers that have spent years addressing such issues.

House lawmakers to investigate measles outbreak

House lawmakers to investigate measles outbreak

A key congressional health committee will launch an investigation into the measles outbreak next week, as FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb warns federal action may be required because of lax state vaccination laws.

U.S. attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

U.S. attorney in Philadelphia sues over safe injection site

The lawsuit pits a federal prosecutor's stance on safe injection sites against those of Philadelphia's mayor, district attorney and a former Pennsylvania governor. The U.S. attorney believes supporters should try to change the laws, not break them.

Data Points: Tracking the flu

Data Points: Tracking the flu

Flu activity generally occurs from October through May, with activity peaking most often in February. Here's how the 2018-19 season is shaping up.

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