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August 19, 2009
HHS Issues Rule Requiring Individuals Be Notified of Breaches of Their Health Information
New regulations requiring health care providers, health plans, and other entities covered by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to notify individuals when their health information is breached were issued today by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). More...
August 19, 2009
Federal Guidelines Encourage Employers to Plan Now for Upcoming Influenza Season
Recommendations Range from Encouraging Hand Washing to Allowing Some Employees to Stay Home More...
August 17, 2009
Medicare Demonstrations Show Paying for Quality Health Care Pays Off
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) demonstrations show that offering financial incentives for delivering quality care can reduce growth in costs. More...
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Of Interest: Safety in the Sun
As summer begins to turn up the heat, you should start taking extra care to protect yourself from the sun. UV, or ultraviolet, rays have the ability to damage your skin cells and cause a variety of problems, including skin spots and skin cancer. In order to help protect yourself against UV rays, avoid being in direct sunlight for extended periods of time, especially during peak hours of daylight (10:00am and 4:00pm). Also use sunscreen that has an SPF of at least 15; be sure to reapply after swimming, toweling off, or being in the sun for more than an hour and a half. Learn more about sun safety.