01 Dec 2018

PUBLIC COMMENT SOUGHT ON STRATEGY TO REDUCE BURDENS ON HEALTH IT AND EHRS

Andrew Gettinger, MD   Kate Goodrich, Md By Andrew Gettinger, MD and Kate Goodrich, MD The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released a draft Strategy on Reducing Regulatory and Administrative Burden Relating to the Use of Health IT and EHRs for public comment Nov. 28. The public comment period ends Jan.

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21 Nov 2018

ACP’s 2019 EDUCATION OFFERINGS

  Phlebology Review Course FEBRUARY 1, 2019 Education Courses Phlebology Review Course February 1-2, 2019 DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Hobby Airport 8181 Airport Boulevard Houston, Texas, 77061-4142   Additional information coming soon! Sign up below and be the first to know when registration opens. Learn More Lymphedema Course FEBRUARY 2, 2019 Education

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21 Nov 2018

ACP CHANGES ITS NAME TO AMERICAN VEIN & LYMPHATIC SOCIETY

    By Vanessa Salvia The American College of Phlebology (ACP) has changed its name to the American Vein & Lymphatic Society (AVLS). The organization is still working on its new logo. The American College of Phlebology Foundation will be known as the Foundation for Venous and Lymphatic Disease, or

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21 Nov 2018

BOSTON SCIENTIFIC ACQUIRING BTG

    Boston Scientific has reached an agreement on the terms of a recommended offer to acquire BTG plc., a United Kingdom-based company that develops and commercializes products used in minimally-invasive procedures, targeting vascular diseases and cancer, as well as acute care pharmaceuticals. Under the terms of the transaction, holders

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20 Nov 2018

CVS-AETNA MERGER DELAYED AS NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY NEGOTIATE

The plan to get everyone together to close CVS’s $69 billion acquisition of Aetna before Thanksgiving didn’t work out. The closing was expected to be by Nov. 22 but has been delayed until two New York and New Jersey approve the merger. In a new financial filing Nov. 19, the

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14 Nov 2018

SUPERFICIAL THROMBOPHLEBITIS IN PREGNANCY: PRACTICE CHALLENGES WITH NO ENTIRELY COMPLETE GUIDELINES

By Manu Aggarwal There are a few things that make me take a longer pause in venous medicine. Of all venous disease complications, one of the top concerns is the pregnant patient. In the last year, I have seen a handful of pregnant patients with variable superficial venous thrombophlebitis (SVT)

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13 Nov 2018

VIETHsymposium: INTACT VASCULAR EVENTS

Intact Vascular Inc., a private medical device company committed to developing solutions for minimally invasive peripheral vascular procedures, has announced the schedule of key presentations to be featured during a lunch symposium co-sponsored with Philips at the 45th annual VEITHsymposium in New York City on Thursday, Nov.15. Following the symposium, an

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12 Nov 2018

26,000-PERSON STUDY: FISH OIL AND VITAMIN D PILLS NO GUARD AGAINST CANCER OR SERIOUS HEART TROUBLE

By Liz Szabo Kaiser Health News A widely anticipated study has concluded that neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems in healthy older people, according to research presented Nov. 10 at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions. Researchers defined serious heart problems as the

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12 Nov 2018

HHS RELEASES PHYSICAL ACTIVITY GUIDELINES FOR AMERICANS, 2ND EDITION

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans was released at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions meeting Nov. 11. The second edition provides evidence-based recommendations for youth ages 3 through 17 and adults to safely get the physical activity they

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08 Nov 2018

TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ISSUES FINAL RULES PROTECTING CONSCIENCE RIGHTS IN HEALTH INSURANCE

  The Departments of Health and Human Services, Treasury, and Labor released two final rules on Nov. 8 to provide conscience protections for Americans who have a religious or moral objection to health insurance that covers contraception methods. Under the Affordable Care Act, employer-provided health insurance plans are required to

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