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The federal government has recently taken action on what it is calling a “growing national health concern and a national security issue.” President Barack Obama recently signed an executive order​ calling for a government task force to develop a 5-year National Action Plan that outlines specific st...(Read More)
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Highlighting the life-saving role of pediatric screenings, laboratory medicine experts at AACC’s inaugural congressional staff briefing called on Congress to finalize a bill that would provide crucial funding and support for newborn clinical tests. The practice of screening all newborns for medica...(Read More)
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Thanks to federal investments in cancer research through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Americans are more likely to survive being diagnosed with cancer and to enjoy a better quality of life than in previous years. This news came as part of the rece...(Read More)
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Vitamin D and calcium benefit the bones, but they may not be beneficial for other health outcomes, finds a new review by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The report, “Vitamin D and Calcium: A Systematic Review of Health Outcomes (Update),” says there is “inconsistent evidence ...(Read More)
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