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Health News Headlines

blog-headlinesHere are the headlines in health from this week…

New blood pressure advice could mean less treatment — or none at all — for millions over the age of 60.  With two-thirds of Americans over 60 experiencing high blood pressure, new treatment guidelines released on Wednesday might mean fewer medications, lower doses or even none at all for millions of people.

Congress introduces new tele health legislation.  Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Bill Johnson (R-OH), members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over health care and technology issues, introduced bipartisan legislation to create a federal definition of telehealth. The Telehealth Modernization Act of 2013 would provide principles that states can look to for guidance when developing new policies that govern telehealth.”With technology rapidly changing and reaching every aspect of our daily lives we must ensure the regulatory environment keeps pace,” said Congresswoman Matsui.” Continue reading »