Latest News From FPCI

Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance Launches New Public Awareness Campaign Focusing on Lack of Understanding of Metastatic Breast Cancer

PRNewswire - Today, on National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, October 13, the Metastatic Breast Cancer Alliance launches a new public awareness campaign to encourage people to spread the word about metastatic breast cancer on social media. The campaign, #MetastaticSayIt, aims to increase the public's understanding of the difference between early stage breast cancer and metastasis.

Administration Backs High Court Review of Contraception Case

Associated Press - NY Times

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is acknowledging that the Supreme Court should step into the latest battle over the president's health law.

At issue are claims from faith-affiliated charities, colleges and hospitals that object to rules allowing them to opt out of covering contraceptives for women who are part of their health plans.

The Justice Department says in a new court filing that the justices should resolve a dispute among lower courts.

Telemedicine Expands Despite Uncertain Financial Prospects

By Alex Smith, KCUR-Kaiser Health News

Say you’re a rural Midwestern farmer in bed recovering from a major illness at your local hospital. It’s time for nurse’s check in, but there’s no knock on the door.

At Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, just over the foot of the bed, a camera whirls around and a monitor lights up to show a smiling face with a headset on.

“Good afternoon, this is Jeff with SafeWatch. Just doing my afternoon rounds,” he said in this training exercise.

Women in Combat Zones Can Face Difficulty in Getting Some Contraceptives

Michelle Andrews: Kaiser Health News

Next year, the military will officially lift restrictions on women in combat, the end of a process that may open up as many as 245,000 jobs that have been off limits to women. But women who deploy overseas may continue to face obstacles in another area that can have a critical impact on their military experience: contraception.