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Trump Retreats From Dr. Oz Health Reveal

Physical results to be released later this week

(Newser) - As rival Hillary Clinton takes flak for being too secretive about her health records, Donald Trump has backed off a plan to reveal the results of his physical on national TV. Instead, daughter Ivanka Trump called her father's health "unbelievable," notes Politico , saying that "I was...

Trump Promises 'Major' Immigration Speech
Trump Promises 'Major'
Immigration Speech

Trump Promises 'Major' Immigration Speech

He wants 'Crooked Hillary' to release health records

(Newser) - After days of confusion, speculation, and suggestions of a "stunning reversal," Donald Trump appears to be almost ready to cIarify his stance on immigration. "I will be making a major speech on ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION on Wednesday in the GREAT State of Arizona," he tweeted Sunday. "...

Found: Missing Mental Health Records of Va. Tech Shooter

Files had been removed from university clinic illegally

(Newser) - The mental health records of the gunman behind the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre have been found in the home of a former director of the university’s clinic, reports the AP. Seung-Hui Cho’s records were illegally taken from the clinic more than a year before the attack, says a...

Open-Source Software a Cheap Fix for Hospitals

(Newser) - Hospitals around the country are scrambling to comply with a federal mandate that they digitize their records systems, and one Texas hospital is an example of how to do that virtually for free, the Wall Street Journal reports. Developed with billions of taxpayer dollars, the Veterans Health Administration’s software...

Wal-Mart to Offer Doctors Digital Health Record System

(Newser) - Wal-Mart is moving to provide a low-cost way for physicians in small offices to use electronic health records, the New York Times reports. The company—teaming with Dell for computers and eClinicalWorks for software—plans to offer a system for under $25,000, about half the current cost. The idea...

Obama Pitches Bold Plan for Health Records

President-elect wants them all digital, but hurdles remain

(Newser) - Barack Obama is hoping an ambitious health care modernization plan will help deliver on two of his promises: increasing jobs and decreasing health care costs, CNNMoney reports. Obama has said he wants all US health records computerized within five years—a huge undertaking.

Amid Questions, Biden Releases Medical Records

Gaps in VP hopeful's history raise some lingering issues

(Newser) - As questions about the medical history of all four national candidates continue to circulate, Joe Biden released a cache of records today that indicate the 65-year-old VP hopeful is in good health, the AP reports. Like many men his age, Biden takes a cholesterol-lowering drug and has an enlarged prostate,...

Running for Prez? How's Your Health?
Running for Prez? How's Your Health?

Running for Prez? How's Your Health?

Unlike JFK, Mac and Obama must reveal medical woes

(Newser) - John F. Kennedy, the standard-bearer of youthful Camelot and the picture of presidential health, suffered from a litany of ailments including osteoporosis, back pain, and Addison’s disease, Robert Dallek writes in the New York Times. But the president’s loyalists buried the secrets for 40 years, prompting Dallek to...

Who's Afraid of Google Health?
Who's Afraid
of Google Health?

Who's Afraid of Google Health?

Concerns over personal privacy "misguided"

(Newser) - Google's new health record-sharing service has privacy advocates' hearts racing. But the benefits outweigh the risks, both in costs and potential lives saved, James Gibney argues in the Atlantic. Ready access to personal health records could prevent medical errors like incorrectly prescribed meds while saving billions in related  costs.

Google Launches Online Health Records Service

Early tests show enthusiasm from consumers and doctors

(Newser) - Google has launched, the latest in a field of online personal health services that allow consumers to send records to doctors and clinics and to schedule their care. Early tests indicate that patients are excited to use the portal—and unconcerned about putting personal information in the hands...

Web Health Records Raise Privacy Fears

Top docs say Internet health ventures could bring 'seismic change'

(Newser) - Medical researchers worry that Internet giants’ ventures into personal health records could turn the system on its head, threatening individual privacy, the New York Times reports. Two experts warn that companies like Microsoft and Google, whose new services put patient information on the web, aren’t subject to standard healthcare...

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