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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Healthcare News Update ► DLS|HEALTHCARE NEWS|December 17, 2015

DLS|HEALTHCARE NEWS|December 17, 2015

Healthcare News

A Weekly Compilation of Clinical Laboratory and Related Information
From The Division Of Laboratory Systems

December 17, 2015

Thank you to all who responded to our recent Healthcare News survey.  Your feedback is helpful as we explore potential ways to improve and modernize our newsletter.  The weekly distribution of Healthcare News will temporarily be suspended as we implement some changes to our process. We welcome your continued input and suggestions and look forward to providing an updated source of laboratory news and information in the future.

News Highlights 

Leading News

  • FDA Issues Draft Ebola Guidance for Blood Centers
  • CDC Debuts New Tools for Testing and Assessing Risk for HIV
  • Is Lab Testing the ‘Wild West’ of Medicine?

Laboratory Testing / Diagnostics

  • Diabetes: Too Much Testing?
  • Prostate Cancer Test Is More Reliable if Done Twice
  • Clinical Trials Are Subjecting Cancer Patients to Too Many Biopsies, Study Finds

Research and Development

  • Molecule Clears Alzheimer's Plaques in Mice
  • Arthritis Predicted 16 Years Before Disease Takes Hold Using New Test
  • Mayo Clinic Researchers Uncover Six Possible Protein Biomarkers for Bipolar Disorder

Public Health and Patient Safety

  • Task Force: Screen All Teens, Adults at Risk for Syphilis
  • First Dengue Fever Vaccine Approved by Mexico
  • FDA Approves First Recombinant von Willebrand Factor to Treat Bleeding Episodes

Health IT and Other

  • Survey: Healthcare Organizations Lack Confidence in Secure Data Sharing
  • Electronic Health Records, Data Analytics Integral to Payment Reform
  • ONC Offers 'Corrections and Clarifications' of 2015 Final Rule

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