What FEMA’s funeral reimbursements could mean for Black communities

Loading the player… Grieving a loved one is incredibly difficult under any circumstance. For those doing it in the midst of COVID-19, that grief is compounded by the stress of planning and paying for funeral services in a pandemic world.  In late March, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that it will provide funeral-related… Read More »

InterSystems signs on to HL7’s Vulcan FHIR Accelerator Program

InterSystems this week announced that it would join the Vulcan FHIR Accelerator Program, which was recently convened by Health Level Seven International to enable greater interoperability for clinical researchers.   WHY IT MATTERSThe company joins government and regulatory agencies, standards development groups, academic institutions, life sciences and tech vendors and others. The goal of the… Read More »

Is Cooking with Cast Iron Healthy?

Many people are aware of their risks with their food and appliances in the age of information and health consciousness. Cookware is no exception. With many consumers preferring green and clean pans, the question stands: is cooking with cast-iron healthy?   Cookware Safety  Not all cookware is made alike; that being said, there are degrees of… Read More »

Emergent BioSolutions’ plant behind the lost J&J vaccine batch hit with several FDA red flags last year: report

With Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout off to a slower than expected start, the recent news that millions of doses were ruined in a production error came as a rude awakening. But the Emergent BioSolutions plant at the heart of the issue has faced scrutiny for its shortcomings from federal regulators before. An FDA investigator last… Read More »