Governor Kevin Stitt rejects online medical records rules

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt addresses the media June 23 in the Capitol's Blue Room.

Gov. Kevin Stitt reversed an agency rule about implementing a statewide health information exchange program that sparked concerns about patient privacy. The rule would have implemented new definitions and exemption criteria for electronic health records shared between a patient’s caregivers. According to the Oklahoma State Medical Association, Oklahoma’s HIE’s goal is to improve patient outcomes … Read more

Biden’s brother says the president is “very open-minded” about psychedelics for medical treatment

FILE - The artwork on display is seen at the Psychedelic Science conference at the Colorado Convention Center on Wednesday, June 21, 2023 in Denver.  Australia is the first country to allow psychiatrists to prescribe certain psychedelics to patients with depression or PTSD.  On Saturday July 1, Australian doctors can now prescribe doses of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, for PTSD.  (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, Files)

WASHINGTON (AP) President Joe Bidens The younger brother said in a radio interview Wednesday that the president has been very open in the conversations the two have had about the benefits of psychedelics as a form of medical treatment. Frank Biden made the comments during a call on the Michael Smerconish program on SiriusXM. The … Read more

Mandy Cohen: From Yale Medical Student to Director of the CDC

Mandy Cohen: From Yale Medical Student to Director of the CDC

On June 16, President Biden announced that Mandy Cohen, MD 05, MPH, is his choice to be the next director of the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, succeeding Rochelle Walensky, MD, after Walensky he resigned on 30 June. Since she was a student at the Yale School of Medicine, graduating in 2005, Cohen … Read more