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National Health Database

Do you approve of having your personal health information (including genetic data) connected to a nationally linked health-data network without your knowledge or permission? On November 15, 2004, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced its plans for a National Health Information Network (NHIN) within ten years . . . (continue reading)

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