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Parents and teachers demanded reviews into the Sheriff’s Office program. Some called for it to be canceled.
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The organizations are considering legal action or advocacy campaigns in response to a Tampa Bay Times investigation.
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We know more about cows at remote ranches than drug-resistant infections in thousands of healthcare facilities nationwide. So what should be done? Here are some ideas from Health Watch USA and the CDC.

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Here’s what we’re checking out today:

HuffPo Health: Orac of the Respectful Insolence blog opines on the new Huffington Post health section, and it’s not pretty: “A soon-to-be one-stop shop for quackery.”

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Data security experts have discredited de-identification as a privacy method for medical records and other personal information, but the Texas health department (Texas Department of State Health Services) has sold and given away Texas hospital-patient data since 1999 using de-identification. The agency even sells exact patient data, including date of birth, to those passing a committee review of their "research project." Such data is not restricted to university or healthcare center researchers. 

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Dr. Peter Yellowlees is a psychiatry professor and director of Academic Information Systems at UC Davis. His main interests are in improving access to health and education services using information technologies. After medical training in London, he worked in Australia for 20 years, then moved to UC Davis to continue his research in telemedicine and e-health. He has an international reputation in telemedicine and long-distance health and education delivery.

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