June 7, 1985 |
The Maryland promoter of a wallet-size memory card that can hold 800 pages of a person's medical and insurance records visited Los Angeles on Thursday to try to win support for the new technology from Blue Cross of California--the state's largest health insurer. Although equipment to encode and decipher the so-called LifeCard--marketed by Blue Shield of Maryland--won't be widely available for another six months, the Towson, Md.
November 22, 1988 |
If you can't track down your vaccination records, there's no harm in getting reimmunized for measles, experts say. And in an effort to quell the measles outbreak at USC, which felled star quarterback Rodney Peete and about 37 other students, free vaccinations will be offered to USC students from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Wednesday in front of the campus statue of Tommy Trojan. Those born after 1956 who can't recall if they've been immunized should be vaccinated again, doctors recommend.
November 26, 2013 |
Apparently, not all pills got the memo about, first, doing no harm. Many formulations of common medications contain high levels of sodium, and a new study finds that people who take those medications are 22% more likely to suffer a non-fatal stroke and 28% more likely to die of any cause than people who take the same medications in formulations that do not contain sodium. Among the patients in the study who took medications containing sodium, the median daily sodium dose from those medicines alone was 106.8 millimoles a day -- higher than recommended daily maximum dietary intake of 104 millimoles a day. The newest study on sodium in medicines was published Tuesday in the British Medical Journal (BMJ)
November 16, 2004 |
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Korei asked France on Monday to release the medical records of the late President Yasser Arafat, Korei's office said. Arafat, 75, died Thursday in a French hospital, where he was taken Oct. 29 for treatment after his health deteriorated. Neither Palestinian officials nor Arafat's French medical team announced the cause of death.
October 29, 1999 |
President Clinton today will propose far-reaching regulations that place strict limits on the dissemination and use of consumers' medical records. The proposed regulations would be the first federal standards designed to protect individuals' health information.
May 6, 1991 |
Federal investigators are concerned over their inability to get copies of the medical records of a key air traffic controller as hearings are set to open here today into the fatal collision of two airliners at Los Angeles International Airport last February. The crash that killed 34 people occurred when the controller, Robin Lee Wascher, gave a USAir jetliner permission to land on the same runway that she had just positioned a SkyWest commuter liner for takeoff.
December 20, 2000 |
After years of fruitless congressional efforts, the Clinton administration today will issue the first comprehensive regulations protecting the privacy of patients' medical records. The rules prohibit doctors, hospitals, HMOs and other health providers from sharing patients' medical records--except for treatment and payment. The new measure--considerably broader than earlier versions--covers all records, not just those stored electronically.
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March 26, 1991 |
The Federal Aviation Administration has refused to turn over to investigators the medical records of an air traffic controller who directed two airliners onto the same runway at Los Angeles International Airport moments before one struck the other in a fiery crash. The National Transportation Safety Board had requested the records pertaining to Robin Lee Wascher and other controllers as part of its investigation to determine the cause of the Feb.
January 20, 1993 |
It didn't happen this way, but it could have: Only a few weeks before his inauguration, the President-elect experiences a recurrence of a potentially deadly form of cancer. He and his physicians are optimistic it can be controlled, but the outlook is far from certain. A nervous nation is transfixed by the heroic struggle that ensues. On the eve of Bill Clinton's inauguration, former Democratic presidential candidate Paul E. Tsongas is again battling lymphoma.
December 7, 2006 |
Five major U.S. corporations have joined forces to create a "medical Internet" on which some 2.5 million people can compile their personal health records in one location, providing convenient access to everything from prescriptions and cholesterol readings to family medical histories. The system, unveiled Wednesday, could reduce the chances of medical mistakes, improve treatment of chronic illnesses and eventually save billions of dollars by avoiding duplicative services, its designers say.