Emma Thompson Reflects on Life, Loss, and Resilience

At 60, Academy Award-winning actor and screenwriter Emma Thompson wonders what’s next: “How do I feel about dying? Am I ready to look at that?”

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Patients’ ability to access medical records levels off, ONC contends

Patients have more ways to access their medical records, but the percentage of those offered access to their health information has remained static.

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$4.3M HIPAA fine a stark reminder to secure mobile devices

While MD Anderson Cancer Center is appealing the HHS’ fine, the case underscores the importance of better vigilance of portable devices.

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5 industry groups form initiative to aid interoperability

Five healthcare industry stakeholders have joined to establish a new Trusted Network Accreditation Program to boost health data interoperability.

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House Hagglers Zero In On Single-Payer And It All Comes Down To Two Little Words

At Wednesday’s House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office experts outlined the complexities of implementing an overhaul of America’s health insurance system.

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Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds

The study found that people who have more airway closures during sleep and whose blood oxygen saturation levels fall below 90% are diagnosed with cancer more often than people without sleep apnea.

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How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?

The findings suggest that ordinary variations in room temperature can affect brain performance significantly and differently for men and women, the study authors said.

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Thousands of cancer diagnoses tied to a poor diet, study finds

No, but it’s slightly messy English though not improper: The researchers evaluated seven dietary factors: a low intake of vegetables,

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Opioid Users’ Kids May Be At Higher Suicide Risk

The findings suggest that opioid use by a parent or parents doubles the risk for suicidal behavior by their children, study co-author Dr. David Brent says.

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Health Canada approves Apple Watch ECG, public health groups warn of tobacco’s guerrilla social media ads and more digital health news briefs

Also: HoloLens may affect surgeon’s precision dexterity; Backpack Health integrates EHRs.

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