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The survey comes amid a broader push among the industry to get more women into leadership roles. More health systems are appointing chief diversity officers tasked, in part, with ensuring gender diversity. Time's Up Healthcare also recently launched to address similar disparities and injustices. But shifting from how things have always been done in health care has proven to be difficult and slow.
“Already this Congress, our committees have held several hearings with patients and experts from across the political spectrum to discuss options to lower prescription drug prices,” the bipartisan group of House lawmakers said. “Universally these witnesses agreed that Medicare Part D can and should be improved to cap out-of-pocket spending, and lower costs both for the patients and for the Medicare program.” The bill came the same week as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began to test the waters on negotiating powers for Medicare.
The Trump administration has sought to impose tougher requirements on legal immigrants using public assistance programs, a move that advocates say will have a chilling factor on vulnerable migrants -- and potentially their sponsors -- who would otherwise seek health care and food aid.
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University of Southern California administrators hired a team of medical experts after it received complaints against longtime campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall. Despite the subsequent damning report, he wasn't fired. Instead, USC's lawyers arranged a secret deal with Tyndall that allowed him to leave his post with a substantial financial payout and a pristine professional record. News on medical personnel comes out of Ohio, Maryland, D.C., and California, as well.
Screening requirements for hospitals and nursing homes can be costly and time-consuming, but state officials say they are determined to stop Candida auris, a fungus of mysterious origin that has been quietly spreading around the world since it was first identified in 2009. In other public health news: cancer, autism, superbugs, genital cutting, black lung, stress fractures and more.