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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address, President Obama highlighted the 21st Century Cures Act, a bill in Congress that could help in finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, end cancer as we know it, and help those…

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    Global AIDS and HIV Funding and Research

    Ambassador Birx talked about how the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) was working with foreign governments to strengthen the health sector and the fight to end…

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    Cancer Treatment and Research

    Doctors Gary Gilliland and David Maloney, both leaders in new cancer treatments, outlined the latest research in using the body’s own immune system to treat cancer.

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    Representative Tim Murphy on Mental Health Policy

    Representative Tim Murphy (R-PA) talked about mental health legislation he had introduced in Congress, as well as the state of mental health care funding and patient access to services in…

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    Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Global Health and Business Risk Panel

    Dr. Tom Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Susan Desmond-Hellman, who heads the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, talked about global health risks and how the public and private…

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    World AIDS Day

    On World AIDS Day, Dr. Deborah Birx talked about funding for HIV and AIDS research, as well the status of the global fight to end the epidemic.

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    Washington, D.C., Transit System

    Paul Wiedefeld gave an update on the troubled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which operates the District of Columbia’s subway and bus system. He talked about how the agency…

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    Biomedical Innovation and Health Care

    Panelists offered advice on biomedical innovation, health care, and drug pricing to the Trump administration at a conference called “Partnering for Cures.” Speakers included health policy adviser to…

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    Regulation of Food Marketing to Children

    Panelists talked about the constitutional and regulatory frameworks that govern marketing to children. They focused on both the opportunities and constraints for legal responses to unhealthy food…

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    Senator Elizabeth Warren on the 2016 Election

    Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), speaking on the chamber floor about the results of the 2016 election, said that Republicans did not have majority support in the country. She called on her Democratic…

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    House Republican Health Care Agenda

    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke about the House Republican health care portion of their “Better Way” agenda. He said it aims to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act. He was…

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    Former Senator Tom Harkin Remarks on Childhood Obesity

    Former Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) talked about healthy food, what he called “the bombardment of food marketing,” and the rise of childhood obesity in the U.S. This event was part of the third annual…

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    Food Marketing to Children

    Panelists talked about science behind marketing food to children, including via TV, the internet, and through product branding. They also spoke about the relationship between food marketing and…

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    Drinking in America

    Susan Cheever talked about her book Drinking in America: Our Secret History, in which she provides a history of alcohol consumption in America. In her book, she describes the Pilgrims who imbibed…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    Mark Rosekind, administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), testified on self-driving cars. He addressed the benefits of automated vehicles saying this technology had the potential to…

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    Heinz Company

    Andy Masich talked about the origins of the H.J. Heinz Company. Mr. Masich explained that although the company is known for its ketchup, its first product was horseradish. Mr. Masich also talked about how H.J.…

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    Ordinarily Well and Patient H.M.

    Peter Kramer, author of Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants, and Luke Dittrich, author of Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets, talked about their…

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    Future of Medicaid

    Health care futurist and author Ian Morrison and state Medicaid professionals from Florida and Hawaii discussed the future of Medicaid. “Looking Forward: The Future of Medicaid and the Health…

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    U.S. News and World Report Health Policy Conference

    Medical industry executives, doctors, hospital administrators, technology developers, and government policy makers were among those speaking at the fourth annual conference hosted by U.S.…

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    Changes in Medicaid

    Vikki Wachino, the deputy administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) talked about how the Medicaid program had changed under the Obama administration. “Looking Back:…

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