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A $69 billion merger between health insurer Aetna and pharmacy manager CVS Health has been approved

Aetna-CVS Merger Approved

Under the approval, Aetna must sell off its private Medicare drug plans
Minority residents describe burdens associated with race/ethnicity

Minority Residents Experience Burdens Linked to Race/Ethnicity

Residents describe daily barrage of microaggression, bias; being tasked as race/ethnicity ambassadors
U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval of the Gardasil 9 human papillomavirus vaccine has been expanded to include people ages 27 through 45

FDA Approves HPV Vaccine for People Through Age 45

Updated vaccine designed to prevent cancers and disease caused by nine HPV types
A rare

Polio-Like Condition in Children on Rise Again in the United States

Acute flaccid myelitis first identified in 2014
An outbreak of flea-borne typhus in Los Angeles County has so far resulted in 57 cases

Flea-Borne Typhus Outbreak in Los Angeles County

Typhus fever can cause serious complications requiring lengthy hospitalization
More than 14 million additional 11- to 12-year-olds need to be vaccinated to reach the American Cancer Society goal of 80 percent of adolescents being up to date with the human papillomavirus vaccination by their 13th birthday by 2026

More Than 14 Million Preteens Need to Receive HPV Vaccine

>14 million need to receive two doses of vaccine to reach goal of 80 percent vaccination by 2026
Industry employees are often involved in the design

Industry-Funded Trials Often Involve Employees in Studies

Many trials published in high-impact journals involve funder, academic author in study design, reporting
An Arizona company has recalled more than 6.5 million pounds (2.9 million kilograms) of beef linked to a Salmonella outbreak that has sickened 57 people in 16 states. Fourteen people have been hospitalized. No deaths have been reported

AZ Company Recalls Raw Beef Products Linked to Salmonella

57 people sickened; 14 people have been hospitalized; no deaths reported to date
Hispanics have lower incidence and mortality than non-Hispanic whites for all cancers combined

Cancer Risk Varies for Hispanics, Including in Puerto Rico

Men in Puerto Rico have higher prostate CA incidence rates than other Hispanics, non-Hispanic whites
Medical residents should start budgeting and save for the future

Tips Provided for Budgeting in Medical Residency

Medical residents should understand their income, create a budget and stick to it, save for the future