USPSTF proposes strategies to mitigate racism in preventive care

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has proposed strategies to mitigate the influence of systemic racism in its recommendations in an effort to reduce health inequities and other negative effects of racism. These findings form the basis of two reports published online Nov. 8 in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Jennifer S. Lin, M.D., from the Kaiser […]

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Eagle County proposes to further ease COVID-19 public health restrictions

Eagle County, the first Colorado county to get permission to ease the state’s stay-at-home restrictions, has proposed revisions and submitted a new request to further ease public health rules in the county. “Work is underway to create the next iteration of Eagle County’s public health order in response to COVID-19,” county officials said in a Friday news release. Transitioning to […]

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US proposes rule changes to boost organ donations

The US on Tuesday proposed new rules to increase organ transplants, with greater financial incentives for living donors and measures to reduce the number of organs going to waste from deceased donors. It comes after President Donald Trump in July directed his administration to hold organ procurement organizations (OPOs) more accountable for the 20 patients who die each day waiting […]

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