Notable News for the Week: September 21st, 2018

Notable News for the Week: September 21st, 2018

Bi-partisan Bill Proposal to Crack Down on ‘Surprise’ Medical Bills

A draft measure has been unveiled by a group of senators from both parties, aimed at cracking down on surprise medical bills that have hit patients with massive charges for the care they received.

Americans Aren’t Meeting Exercise Goals

The CDC reported that a research study shows that the majority of Americans are not getting enough exercise.

Recovering from Florence, Hospitals Get an Outside Assist

Mobile units from other areas have come to assist those impacted by Hurricane Florence and provide much-needed medical services.

Flu Season Forecasts Could be More Accurate with Access to Health Care Companies’ Data

Research from the University of Texas at Austin could make forecasts for flu season more accurate if for-profit companies provide some of the information gathered from patients to researchers.

Zika Vaccine Shows Promise for Treating Deadly Brain Cancer

International researchers have successfully deployed a Zika virus vaccine to target and kill the cancer cells, showing that this could create the basis for a new treatment option for a fatal type of brain cancer.

Rate of Missourians Without Health Insurance Remains at 9%, Census Finds

Missouri uninsured rate remained at 9.1% according to a survey from the US Census Bureau in 2017.

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