Senate approves $1.1B in funding to fight Zika; ED on South Dakota Indian Reservation may reopen;

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> The U.S. Senate on Tuesday voted in favor of a bipartisan measure to allocate $1.1 billion in federal funds to help combat the Zika virus. Vote

> The emergency room at the only hospital at Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota may reopen after federal officials hired a contractor to provide emergency services at the reservation hospital, the Associated Press reported. Article

> The chairman  of the New Jersey state Senate Health Committee has called for a hearing on Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, where hundreds of assaults by patients have lead to an escalating series of violence, writes The Record. Article

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> Remote care remains an industry and a movement in flux, according to incoming American Telemedicine Association President James Peake. Article

> Telehealth company American Well announced this week it will soon allow health plan users to choose from a menu of doctors through an online marketplace, according to The New York Times. Article

And Finally… Screech therapy. Article

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