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Sleep as a New 8th Measure of Cardiovascular Health

Researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health evaluated an expanded measure of cardiovascular health (CVH) that includes sleep as an eighth metric, in relation to cardiovascular disease risk.

Gates Foundation pledges $1.2B to eradicate polio globally

The money will be used to help implement the Global Polio Eradication Initiative’s strategy through 2026. The initiative is trying to end the polio virus in Pakistan and Afghanistan, the last two endemic countries, the foundation said in a statement Sunday.

Two Out of Five Adults Who Use Cigarettes Smoke Menthol

Menthol use has increased over the past decade among U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes, according to a study by researchers at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The City University of New York.

US clears updated COVID boosters for kids as young as 5

The U.S. on Wednesday authorized updated COVID-19 boosters for children as young as 5, seeking to expand protection ahead of an expected winter wave.

The Inflation Reduction Act Lowers Health Care Costs for Millions of...

Through the Inflation Reduction Act, President Biden is delivering on his promise to lower prescription drug costs, make health insurance more affordable, and make the economy work for working families.

CMS Asks for Public Input on Establishing First, National Directory of...

As part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) ongoing work to improve access to care, reduce clinician burden, and support interoperability throughout the health sector, CMS released a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public input on the concept of CMS creating a directory with information on health care providers and services or a “National Directory of Healthcare Providers and Services” (NDH).

HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, CMS Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure Remark on Implementation...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced additional resources and flexibilities available in response to Hurricane Ian in the State of South Carolina. CMS is working closely with the State of South Carolina to put these flexibilities in place to ensure those affected by this natural disaster have access to the care they need – when they need it most.

CMS Announces Resources and Flexibilities to Assist with the Public Health...

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced additional resources and flexibilities available in response to Hurricane Ian in the State of Florida.

2023 Medicare Parts A & B Premiums and Deductibles 2023 Medicare...

On September 27, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2023 premiums, deductibles, and coinsurance amounts for the Medicare Part A and Part B programs, and the 2023 Medicare Part D income-related monthly adjustment amounts.

Alzheimer’s drug shows promise in early results of study

Shares of Biogen and other drugmakers researching Alzheimer’s disease soared Wednesday after Japan’s Eisai Co. said its potential treatment appeared to slow the fatal disease in a late-stage study.