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How Hollywood Stars, Trump and Scientologists Inflame the Vaccine Wars: "It's Spurious but Effective" – Hollywood Reporter

Despite a new state law intended to reduce the ranks of unimmunized students in California schools, the battle against public health experts continues — fueled by the very public efforts of A-listers like Robert De Niro and Jim Carrey, contemporary torch bearers in the discredited-but-unrelenting anti-vaccination campaign begun by...
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9 Questions You Always Need to Ask Your Doctor – Time – TIME

These simple queries could spare you anxiety, uncertainty and extra cash Despite their best intentions, doctors are like the rest of us. They misconstrue, miscommunicate, and sometimes just plain mess up. “It happens all the time where physicians and patients see different things in a different order of importance,”...
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The laser probe, the iKnife, and the cutting edge of surgery – Medical News Today

If the thought of going under the knife fills you with fear, be reassured. No longer is surgery the brutal and hazardous experience faced by our ancestors. Thanks to wonders such as laparoscopy, robotic solutions, and, more recently, the iKnife and the laser probe, surgical intervention is getting safer...
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Mayo expands emergency telemedicine practice – KIMT 3

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Those at Mayo Clinic have announced plans for a strategy of a converged emergency telemedicine practice. This move will allow Mayo Clinic to enhance the telemedicine services it offers to more than 45 hospitals across nine states. Emergency telemedicine provide medical assessments to people who need...
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Telemedicine tax implications remain unclear – FierceHealthcare

As telemedicine use increases in the healthcare industry, there’s something that remains unclear: The service’s tax implications. The Internal Revenue Service has not yet made a decision on how it will tax telemedicine. That, according to Sandra Feinsmith, a tax managing director, and Laura Kalick, a national nonprofit tax consulting...
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Excellus telemedicine comes with upfront price – Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (blog)

If all telemedicine services offer upfront pricing, consumers may choose a virtual visit over a real one where the price is ;(Photo: IJdema, Getty Images/iStockphoto) If you had a rash, sinus infection or other ailment that was more bothersome than life-threatening and knew it would cost you $40 to...
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Avoid common business associate agreement mistakes – ModernMedicine

A business associate agreement, or BAA, is a contract between a healthcare provider and any other business that may have access to patient records. For example, billing companies, IT professionals and attorneys, among others, are usually business associates. The important part of deciding whether or not a BAA is...
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Security Risk Assessments: Critical regardless of practice size – ModernMedicine

In small- to-medium sized practices, there are necessarily fewer resources available for implementing the policies and procedures that will insure compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) offers resources for smaller practices, where legal counsel is unlikely...
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9 Questions Your Doctor Wishes You'd Ask – TIME

These simple queries could spare you anxiety, uncertainty and extra cash Despite their best intentions, doctors are like the rest of us. They misconstrue, miscommunicate, and sometimes just plain mess up. “It happens all the time where physicians and patients see different things in a different order of importance,”...
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