Woman's bid to use deceased daughter's eggs continues Print E-mail
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Saturday, 28 May 2016 11:19

A 60-year-old woman who wants to use her late daughter's frozen eggs to give birth to her own grandchild is continuing her legal battle.

The woman is appealing against the UK regulator's refusal to allow her to take her only child's eggs to a US clinic to be used with donor sperm. Her daughter, who died five years ago, was said to have approved of the plan. The mother lost a High Court case last year but was subsequently granted permission to challenge the decision. The latest round of the case is being heard at the Court of Appeal in London, before a panel of three judges.

The UK fertility regulator, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), said, in 2014, the daughter's eggs could not be released from storage in London...

Oklahoma governor vetoes bill that would criminalize abortion Print E-mail
Written by FHI's Week in Review   
Monday, 23 May 2016 00:00

Theodore Schleifer, Will Cadigan and Kristen Holmeswrite in a 5.20.16 CNN post:
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday vetoed a bill that would criminalize abortion procedures in the state...
The Oklahoma state legislature passed the legislation on Thursday. According to the bill's language, anyone who is found to have performed an abortion -- except in instances to save the life of the mother -- would be found guilty of a felony and could receive up to three years in prison...
The decision to veto the bill, which likely would have opened up the state to lawsuits from abortion rights supporters, comes at a time when Fallin is considered a possible running mate for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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Population Health Model Poses Challenge to Private Practice Print E-mail
Written by Nicole Lewis | Medical Economics   
Thursday, 12 May 2016 00:00

As the push to implement population health initiatives gets underway, Lonnie Joe, MD, is still mulling over whether his private practice can survive the changes he'll have to make to participate in this emerging model of care.

Like many private practice physicians, Joe, an internist who has been practicing for almost three decades, is trying to tailor his four-year-old group practice in Detroit, Michigan, to meet the defined goals of population health: identifying groups of patients with specific medical conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, or cancer, and implementing a variety of health management approaches to improve these patients' outcomes...

Such an endeavor requires additional staff, better patient engagement and more technology to support population health initiatives.

"Implementing a long-term population health strategy at private practice physicians' offices requires a team-based model of care with skilled personnel and infrastructure, all of which requires adequate financial support," says Nitin Damle, MD, FACP, president-elect of the American College of Physicians.

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