08/13/2007 - A small nuclear weapon would have a catastrophic impact on the healthcare systems of four major U.S. cities say two scientists, but advise deployable medical equipment coupled with environmental modeling software could save lives.
08/10/2007 - Lawmakers in the Missouri Senate have introduced a bill (S. 2) that would make it illegal to knowingly receive, sell, or obtain personal health information on anyone without their consent.
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08/10/2007 - A bill (H.R. 257) introduced by Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX) would require that all hospitals that receive reimbursements under Medicare implement security procedures to reduce infant abduction.
08/10/2007 - An Illinois appeals court has ruled that a patient whose private information was revealed at a tavern by a hospital employee can sue that hospital for invasion of privacy. The privacy obligation applied at all times and in all places.
08/06/2007 - A bill (S. 358) introduced by Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-WA) would prohibit discrimination based on genetic information has been approved by the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee.
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07/31/2007 - Pediatricians may not seem like first-responders, but in a terror attack, they would need to be ready to treat children. A new report discusses their roles in disaster preparedness and response.