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Opinion: An ‘Epic' pushback as U.S. prepares for new era of empowering patient health data

5 hours ago   |   STAT

Epic, the largest electronic health record company in the U.S., launched an effort last week to persuade hospital CEOs across the country to fight recent efforts by the federal...
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Opinion: Bird flu. SARS. China coronavirus. Is history repeating itself?

9 hours ago   |   STAT

HONG KONG - Sometimes history seems to unspool in a continuous playback loop. That is the feeling I get from watching Hongkongers donning face masks, dousing hands with...
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Opinion: The cannabis boom could be good for science - and scientists

15 hours ago   |   STAT

I've been a chemistry professor for 15 years and a chemist for longer than that. Through most of that time, I paid little heed to cannabis, thinking that this plant held one...
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Opinion: Epic's call to block a proposed data rule is wrong for many reasons

15 hours ago   |   STAT

Epic, the nation's largest electronic health record company and a major beneficiary of a $48 billion Obama-era federal program to promote the adoption of EHRs , has launched a...
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Expert reaction to WHO decision not to declare the China coronavirus outbreak a PHEIC (Public Health Emergency of International Concern)

3 days ago   |   Science Media Centre

Last night the World Health Organisation emergency committee re convened and decided not to declare the China coronavirus outbreak a PHEIC (Public Health Emergency of...
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Opinion: Using social norms to drive positive changes in health

3 days ago   |   STAT

Well-intentioned efforts to help others often backfire, but we can learn from our mistakes. Vaping has captured the nation's attention with news that it can be deadly, but many...
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Opinion: Questionable study casts a cloud over the 75th anniversary of water fluoridation

3 days ago   |   STAT

Seventy-five years ago, on Jan. 25, 1945, public health officials began an experiment in Grand Rapids, Mich., to prevent the pain, misery, and cost of tooth decay: adjusting...
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Opinion: Pain doesn't stigmatize people. We do that to each other

4 days ago   |   STAT

In 2000, a truck rear-ended my friend Andrea's car as she stopped at a crosswalk in a school zone. The truck was going at least 45 miles per hour when it slammed into her. The...
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Opinion: Science education needs a reboot. LabXchange can help

5 days ago   |   STAT

What does it take to bring science alive from the pages of a book? A whole lot more than a hunk of Play-Doh. That's what stands out from my seventh-grade science class in...
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Opinion: Former CDC director Tom Frieden on 3 key questions about the novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China

5 days ago   |   STAT

There may or may not always be something new out of Africa , as the saying goes, but there's always something new out of the microbial world. Scientists find an average of one...
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NASA news: Space agency reveals ‘web of mysteries' in Tarantula Nebula

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