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Cancer research is at an “inflection point” where scientists must adapt to new ways of sharing data and putting patients at the center of care, said former Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. at the 2018 AAAS Annual Meeting.
Linda Mobula had harrowing on-the-ground experiences caring for Ebola patients in Liberia before arriving in Washington for her fellowship. As a fellow today at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), she continues to be at the forefront of the fight against the ravaging disease.
More health professionals, including volunteers and members of the West African diaspora, are urgently needed on the ground, experts told a AAAS audience.
Extending Medicaid to low-income individuals can increase the number of costly trips they take to the emergency room, according to an Oregon study.