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Today’s NewsStand

By siglerr|
|March 6, 2023

Iowa news

Ukrainian medical professionals visit the Des Moines VA hospital in educational exchange

A delegation of five medical professionals from Ukraine visited the Des Moines VA Medical Center to learn more about trauma care for war veterans − the need for which has exponentially grown since Russia launched its war of aggression against Ukraine a year ago. They said their experience will help them and fellow Ukrainian colleagues better serve their population suffering both during and after the war. They were each specially selected by the Congressional Office for International Leadership to attend the program, which is run in partnership with the Iowa International Center. (Des Moines Register)

Health care management degree helps students combine interests

The new health care management degree program at Iowa State University will help students combine their passions for business and health care. Students working in business and management can get involved in the health care industry without having to work with blood or syringes. The health care management degree allows undergraduates to get field experience before graduation. (Iowa State Daily)

Muscatine UnityPoint Health to expand capacity for dementia/brain health programming

The team at UnityPoint Health has decided to expand its series of community education programs focused on preventing dementia and promoting healthy lifestyle habits. For its next installment, “How Restful Sleep Can Prevent Dementia and Improve Memory” from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 16, it will be held at the Muscatine Community School District Administration Building. This event is free to attend, but residents are asked to RSVP. (Muscatine Journal)

National news

Drugmaker Eli Lilly caps the cost of insulin at $35 a month, bringing relief for millions

Eli Lilly will cap the out-of-pocket cost of its insulin at $35 a month. The move could prompt other insulin makers in the U.S. to follow suit. The cap automatically applies to people with private insurance. People without insurance will be eligible as long as they sign up for Eli Lilly’s copay assistance program. (NBC News)

50 U.S. medical, science organizations launch group to fight health misinformation

Alarmed by the increasing spread of medical misinformation, 50 U.S. medical and science organizations have announced the formation of a new group that aims to debunk fake health news. Called the Coalition for Trust in Health and Science, the group brings together reputable associations representing American academics, researchers, scientists, physicians, nurses, pharmacists, drug and insurance companies, consumer advocates, public health professionals and medical ethicists. The coalition plans to take direct aim at what it is calling a “health infodemic.” (United Press International)

Community Health Systems estimates 1 million patients affected by data breach

Franklin, Tennessee-based Community Health Systems said about 1 million of its patients may have been affected by a recent data breach. The incident involved a file transfer software called GoAnywhere from third-party vendor Fortra. The health system said it is still investigating the extent of the data breach but that it did not interrupt patient care. Russian ransomware gang Clop has claimed responsibility for the attack. (Becker’s Health IT)

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