Weekly Dose of Health News March 10-14, 2014

Weekly Dose of Health News March 10 – 14, 2014Inmates are signing up for coverage under the Affordable Care Act.

Some doctors are using patient smartphones to keep track of their patients’ conditions.  Smartphones can transmit data, such as electrocardiogram information, rapid breathing and high blood pressure, when patients are not in a medical setting.

Kaiser Health News reports that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is backing away from changes to the Medicare prescription drug benefit.

From the New York Times, the dangers and costs of early elective baby delivery.

Citing public health concerns, Albany County has imposed a halt to the growth of oil processing facilities at the Port of Albany on the Hudson River

Alzheimer’s Disease kills many more people than reported.  Deaths from the disease may be as high as those from heart disease or cancer.

PhRMA is launching a national campaign to increase diversity in new drug trials, to increase participation of African-Americans, Hispanics and Asian-Americans.

The New York Times has this op-ed on the disparities in treatment for breast cancer for Black women.

Another reason to stay calm.