FDA Investigates New Salmonella Irumu Outbreak with 26 Confirmed Cases

FDA Investigates New Salmonella Irumu Outbreak with 26 Confirmed Cases

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating a new outbreak of infections caused by Salmonella Irumu. The exact source of the outbreak is still unknown, and the FDA has initiated traceback efforts to…

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Belgium Sees Decline in Foodborne Outbreaks and Improved Food Safety in 2023

Belgium Sees Decline in Foodborne Outbreaks and Improved Food Safety in 2023

In 2023, Belgium had fewer food-related outbreaks than in 2022. The Federal Agency for the Safety of the Food Chain (FASFC) reported 722 outbreaks, affecting 3,194 people, with 76 hospitalized and one death. This was…

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Understanding Disease Patterns and Health Outcomes in Elderly Initiating Long-Term Care in Japan

Understanding Disease Patterns and Health Outcomes in Elderly Initiating Long-Term Care in Japan

As the global population ages, addressing the healthcare needs of older adults has become increasingly critical. This demographic is characterized by diversity, often presenting with multiple and complex health conditions. Tailoring effective interventions for such…

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Harmony Park Family Medicine Transforms Prior Authorization with Electronic Efficiency

Harmony Park Family Medicine Transforms Prior Authorization with Electronic Efficiency

Harmony Park Family Medicine in Arkansas undertook a significant initiative to streamline its prior authorization process, driven by a commitment to enhance patient access to high-quality care. Historically, the manual nature of prior authorization had…

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Impact of Cost Sharing on Telemental Health Visits in High-Deductible Health Plans

Impact of Cost Sharing on Telemental Health Visits in High-Deductible Health Plans

A study from Included Health and Harvard Medical School found that people with high-deductible health plans were less likely to use telemental health services when they had to pay out-of-pocket. The study looked at patients…

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