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Michigan health officials investigate multiple cases of gastrointestinal illness
Michigan health officials are investigating multiple cases of a gastrointestinal illness caused by a microscopic parasite, and they say the infected people reported…
Jul 19, 2019 18:25 UTC Health-Care Read More

Aortic valve replacement widens heart patients' options
Heart specialists in Buffalo and across the country brace for greater demand as word spreads about TAVR effectiveness for most patients – including rock…
Jul 19, 2019 09:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

Kentucky Man Fighting Illness from Flesh-Eating Bacteria
Jonathan Metcalf has been fighting the illness for several weeks and had to have a six-inch section of his thigh removed.
Jul 18, 2019 18:02 UTC Health-Care Read More

New report sets stage for Georgia's health care 'waiver' debate
A state-funded report released Thursday underscores the challenges that Gov. Brian Kemp faces in crafting a plan to provide more health care coverage to…
Jul 18, 2019 13:41 UTC Health-Care Read More

Salary potential influences most residency choices: 10 highest-paid residencies
Almost all medical residents — 93 percent — say salary potential influenced their specialty choice, at least to some degree, according to a survey conducted by…
Jul 17, 2019 22:42 UTC Health-Care Read More

Dietary substitute kratom stays in legal gray area
CHI Health Pharmacist Bob Grenier said there's no clear cut consensus about kratom at the federal level.
Jul 17, 2019 22:30 UTC Health-Care Read More

CMS Finding New Ways to Penalize Home Health Providers
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is finding new ways to penalize home health providers. In its proposed payment rule for 2020 released last…
Jul 17, 2019 16:34 UTC Health-Care Read More

Demolition Begins to Make way for new Medstar Shah Medical Group Building in Waldorf
The building at the intersection of Route 301 and St. Patrick's Drive in Waldorf is often overlooked by passersby. A wall of trees along southbound 301 limits the…
Jul 17, 2019 16:21 UTC Health-Care Read More

Cardinal Health Appoints Stephen Mason To Lead Medical Segment
DUBLIN, Ohio, July 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) today announced that Stephen Mason, President of the company's Cardinal Health…
Jul 16, 2019 11:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

McLeod Health to launch Cerner EHR at 4 more hospitals
Florence, S.C.-based McLeod Health will roll out a Cerner EHR at four more of its hospitals in September, according to SC Now.
Jul 15, 2019 19:48 UTC Health-Care Read More

Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amerigroup adding 'at least' 350 jobs for new Medicaid plan
DURHAM - "At least" 350 new jobs are coming to Cary and Winston-Salem as Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and Amerigroup Partnership staff up to…
Jul 15, 2019 16:55 UTC Health-Care Read More

Richard Smith: An example of low value health care—time to talk about money and opportunity cost
I'm sitting in the eye clinic for perhaps the tenth time and concluding that the whole programme that I have been through has been a waste of time, resources,…
Jul 15, 2019 16:34 UTC Health-Care Read More

CMS releases proposed home health payment rule for 2020: 7 takeaways
CMS released its proposed Home Health Prospective Payment System rule for 2020, which would increase home health payments and remove one quality…
Jul 15, 2019 11:40 UTC Health-Care Read More

The Bedpan: The poor can't afford to follow public health advice
This week: Professor Sir Michael Marmot, professor of epidemiology and public health at University College London.
Jul 15, 2019 00:03 UTC Health-Care Read More

Gilead Sciences raises stake in Galapagos as part of $5.1B deal
The two companies have partnered with each other previously on a drug to treat rheumatoid arthritis.
Jul 14, 2019 17:16 UTC Health-Care Read More

Legacy Healthcare takes control of SD nursing homes in receivership
It's been a long road for many nursing facilities in the state, but stability appears to be on the horizon for one group. On July 1, Legacy Healthcare took over…
Jul 14, 2019 12:29 UTC Health-Care Read More

Michigan Opioid Study Discusses Access to Primary Care Clinics for Patients with Chronic Pain
The findings in a study in the state of Michigan suggest that access to primary care may be reduced for patients taking prescription opioids. The study results…
Jul 14, 2019 09:56 UTC Health-Care Read More

How smartwatches could save lives by 'revolutionising' health care
Their popularity is booming across the world. But devices such as the Apple Watch could become much more than just the latest trendy gadget. Within a few…
Jul 14, 2019 04:23 UTC Health-Care Read More

ODH director reports first measles case in Ohio
COLUMBUS – Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton confirmed Friday the state's first measles case of 2019. The young adult from Stark County…
Jul 12, 2019 14:48 UTC Health-Care Read More

Lunds & Byerlys to Close All 14 Pharmacies July 11, 2019
Lunds & Byerlys is shuttering all 14 of its pharmacies, the company announced Thursday. In a statement, the company said the decision stems from “significant…
Jul 11, 2019 22:55 UTC Health-Care Read More

Three more health workers infected in Ebola outbreak
The new cases raise the total number of healthcare workers infected in this outbreak to 131, including 41 deaths. Health workers make up 5% of all the victims of…
Jul 11, 2019 21:57 UTC Health-Care Read More

Point-of-Care Test Cuts Antibiotic Use in COPD Exacerbations
Point-of-care testing for C-reactive protein reduced antibiotic use in patients seen for acute COPD exacerbations; editorialists say the results are compelling.
Jul 11, 2019 17:10 UTC Health-Care Read More

Ascension-Trinity medical network Together Health closes after five years
After five years, Together Health Network, an ambitious effort by three of the leading health systems in Michigan to contract with payers and employers and…
Jul 11, 2019 17:01 UTC Health-Care Read More

Diabetes Exercise Tips to Stay Safe While Being Active
Find tips for safe, effective exercise when you have diabetes at U.S. News and World Report.
Jul 11, 2019 15:30 UTC Health-Care Read More

Big Pharma Fail: No Evidence Of Added Benefit In Most New Drugs
COLOGNE, Germany — There seems to be a new drug to treat anything and everything these days, but are these medications as effective as they claim to be?
Jul 11, 2019 15:16 UTC Health-Care Read More

CDC urges awareness of AFM; 1 case of rare, potentially paralyzing disease found in PA this year
As late summer approaches, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is urging doctors to be on the lookout for a rare and mysterious illness…
Jul 11, 2019 10:14 UTC Health-Care Read More

Study says limits on residency work hours didn't affect doctor performance
The authors noted that physicians work in big teams in the hospital, which mutes the impact of any single doctor on the quality of patient care.
Jul 11, 2019 09:06 UTC Health-Care Read More

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