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‘Medical injustice disguised as paperwork;’ traveling and measles; are fish safe for consumption? – Morning Medical Update


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Watch this about prior authorizations

Spring has sprung, but in the new season health care still has a problem that has gotten old: prior authorizations. In case you missed it, the New York Times had an opinion video go viral this month explaining a process that physicians in primary care and other specialties know all too well. The California Medical Association has the video with a report on a bill in that state to reform prior auths, and Health Justice Monitor added this commentary.

More about measles

“Measles is almost entirely preventable through vaccination,” yet outbreaks are occurring in Austria, the Philippines, Romania, and the United Kingdom. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published this health advisory to raise awareness and provide guidance on measles prevention.

One fish, two fish, are they a safe dish?

Consumption of seafood generally has gone up in the United States since the 1920s. Fin fish, shellfish and crustaceans may be rich in nutrients – and contaminated with pollutants. How does seafood affect women of childbearing age and the growth and development of children? A new report by the National Academy of Medicine examines the issue.

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