Falling vaccination rates worry doctors, federal officials

CDC survey shows measles vaccination rate dangerously low in some western states

Posted at 10:26 pm on December 16, 2011 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

Senators concerned about security of digital medical records

President Obama’s health care law requires all doctors to digitize their patients’ records within five years. Some Senators are worried this will make sensitive medical information more vulnerable to hackers and thieves. To hear the story, click here.  

Posted at 6:15 pm on November 9, 2011 | Leave a comment | Filed Under: Uncategorized | Continue reading

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