Imperial Valley News Center
American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association and the YMCA of the USA Applaud the Introduction of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act
Washington, DC - The American Diabetes Association, American Medical Association, and the YMCA of the USA applaud the introduction of the Medicare Diabetes Prevention Act (S. 1131/H.R. 2102). Sponsored by Senator Al Franken (D-MN), Senator Susan Collins (R-ME), Representative Susan Davis (D-CA) and Representative Peter King (R-NY), the legislation would provide coverage for the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) to Medicare beneficiaries at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Avalere Health estimates the legislation will save $1.3 billion over 10 years.
FDA issues proposed rule to address data gaps for certain active ingredients in health care antiseptics
Washington, DC - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a proposed rule requesting additional scientific data to support the safety and effectiveness of certain active ingredients used in health care antiseptics marketed under the over-the-counter drug monograph.
Washington, DC - The National Institutes of Health released recommendations today that provide a framework for a bold and transformative Alzheimer’s disease research agenda. Developed at the recent Alzheimer’s Disease Research Summit 2015: Path to Treatment and Prevention, the highly anticipated recommendations provide the wider Alzheimer’s research community with a strategy for speeding the development of effective interventions for Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Washington, DC - Neuroscientists have discovered brain circuitry for encoding positive and negative learned associations in mice. After finding that two circuits showed opposite activity following fear and reward learning, the researchers proved that this divergent activity causes either avoidance or reward-driven behaviors. Funded by the National Institutes of Health, they used cutting-edge optical-genetic tools to pinpoint these mechanisms critical to survival, which are also implicated in mental illness.
Brawley, California - Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District’s (PMHD) Board of Directors on Monday evening unanimously voted to pursue an affiliation arrangement with Scripps Health in San Diego, California. The announcement follows discussions surrounding a Request for Information sent in March of this year to several major acute care providers in San Diego seeking expressions of interest in affiliating with PMHD. While several excellent responses were received, the PMHD Board determined that, as part of its strategic initiative to improve access to care for Imperial Valley residents, the best choice would be an affiliation relationship with Scripps.
Washington, DC - Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom David Saperstein will visit Burma together with Ambassador Andrew Bennett of Canada’s Office of Religious Freedom May 2-5.