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Shortage of shingles vaccination continues as pharmacies scramble
DICKINSON, N.D. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 million people in the US get shingles each year. While the CDC says two…
Jul 23, 2019 12:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

Sanofi signs US rights deal with Roche for flu treatment Tamiflu
French drugs and healthcare group Sanofi said on Tuesday it had signed a rights deal with Roche for the 'Tamiflu' product in the United States.
Jul 23, 2019 05:26 UTC Health-Care Read More

AL woman recalls experience with flesh-eating bacteria six years ago
Health officials in Alabama are warning residents of a flesh-eating bacteria found in bodies of water throughout the state.
Jul 23, 2019 02:04 UTC Health-Care Read More

Baxter Announces U.S. FDA Approval of Myxredlin, The First and Only Ready-To-Use Insulin for IV Infusion
Baxter International Inc. today announced the U.S. FDA approval of Myxredlin (Insulin Human in 0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection).
Jul 22, 2019 13:04 UTC Health-Care Read More

What Is (and Isn't) Medicare for All
Medicare for All has dominated the Democratic presidential campaign. Some candidates support Sen. Bernie Sanders' plan, but others have different ideas for…
Jul 22, 2019 09:29 UTC Health-Care Read More

Healthcare's blind spot: Unmanaged IoT and medical devices
From imaging to monitoring systems, infusion pumps to therapeutic lasers and life support machines, medical devices are used to improve and streamline.
Jul 22, 2019 05:45 UTC Health-Care Read More

AI predicts long-term mortality from chest X-ray data
Researchers have developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered tool that can harvest information in chest X-rays to predict long-term mortality.
Jul 22, 2019 02:31 UTC Health-Care Read More

AU to deploy more healthcare experts to tackle Ebola crisis
John Nkengasong, Director of the AU's Africa Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. / Net photo. Twitter · Facebook · Email · Whatsapp · linkedin.
Jul 21, 2019 22:21 UTC Health-Care Read More

How a doctor from a tiny Mediterranean island rose to be Mayo Clinic's new CEO
ROCHESTER – As a young physician, Gianrico Farrugia admired Mayo Clinic's Plummer Building, a historic landmark with massive bronze doors and a soaring…
Jul 21, 2019 00:32 UTC Health-Care Read More

Michigan Health Officials Confirm State's 46th Case of Measles
Michigan health officials have confirmed the state's 46th measles case this year. The Detroit Health Department says they confirmed the latest case in someone…
Jul 19, 2019 15:47 UTC Health-Care Read More

1 in 20 patients experience preventable harm while receiving medical care, study finds
About 1 in 10 patients experience some kind of harm while receiving medical care and in about half of those cases — 1 in 20 — the harm is preventable,…
Jul 19, 2019 13:43 UTC Health-Care Read More

Proposed merger would create 14-hospital system
Peoria, Ill. -based OSF HealthCare and Evergreen Park, Ill. -based Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Centers are negotiating a full merger, according…
Jul 18, 2019 20:54 UTC Health-Care Read More

Optum's John Muir Health deal provides a new model for health system collaboration
As part of the deal, Optum will take over non-clinical functions for the provider ranging from IT services, revenue cycle management, analytics and claims…
Jul 18, 2019 17:33 UTC Health-Care Read More

Game On: PDGM Encourages Home Health Agencies to 'Game the System'
When the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) developed the Patient-Driven Groupings Model (PDGM), part of the goal was to fix problems that exist…
Jul 18, 2019 15:55 UTC Health-Care Read More

State of emergency, Part 2: Why Ontario badly needs more ER nurses
ANALYSIS: Hospital administrators see them as expendable. But nurses provide care and bring order to chaos — and our hospitals don't have enough of them.
Jul 18, 2019 14:33 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

Scrutiny of CVS-Aetna deal shows AMA's powerful impact
The word “unprecedented” is used frequently in news reports to describe the CVS-Aetna merger, a $69 billion deal approved by the Justice Department last year…
Jul 18, 2019 11:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

Pharmacist blasted over ice trafficking
The Courier Mail reports that the pharmacist, a father of one, was caught with 5kg of methamphetamine when police searched his car in a McDonalds car park in…
Jul 18, 2019 09:21 UTC Health-Care Read More

Catholic hospitals Little Company of Mary, OSF HealthCare plan to merge
Little Company of Mary's days as an independent hospital would be over when the deal with OSF HealthCare concludes. Crain's has more.
Jul 17, 2019 20:08 UTC Health-Care Read More

Health insurance idea born at U-M could help millions of Americans spend less for the care they need most
ANN ARBOR—Millions of Americans with chronic conditions could save money on the drugs and medical services they need the most, if their health insurance…
Jul 17, 2019 17:13 UTC Health-Care Read More

Texas Father of 6 Dies of Flesh-Eating Bacteria Despite Never Going in the Water
Gary Evans never went for a swim during a trip with his wife to Magnolia Beach in Texas, along the Gulf of Mexico, but a day spent crabbing in the waters was…
Jul 17, 2019 15:45 UTC Health-Care Read More

American Medical Association enacts reimbursement codes for 3D printing services in healthcare
The American Medical Association (AMA) has accepted a proposal from the American College of Radiology (ACR) which advances the use of 3D printing in…
Jul 17, 2019 11:51 UTC Health-Care Read More

Skin sensors are the future of health care
Thin, flexible, wireless monitoring systems could make medicine more predictive and personalized, argue Shuai Xu, Arun Jayaraman and John A. Rogers.
Jul 17, 2019 11:01 UTC Health-Care Read More

Local doctors get training necessary to prescribe opioid treatment
SAN ANTONIO – Local doctors are working to give more people access to opioid treatment, and it all starts with giving doctors more access. A drug called…
Jul 16, 2019 21:59 UTC Health-Care Read More

Ontario Investing in New Program to Support Seniors' Mental Health
TORONTO - Seniors want to remain active and live independently in age-friendly communities that are open to their full participation. Yet many seniors face…
Jul 16, 2019 18:26 UTC Health-Care Read More

Seattle Nurse Contracts Measles from Patient — Despite Being Fully Vaccinated
The nurse was wearing protective equipment, but still contracted the virus.
Jul 16, 2019 17:56 UTC Health-Care Read More

How Medicare for All Would Stop Hospitals Like Hahnemann From Closing
Taking the profit motive out of health care would ensure that hospitals could provide excellent care to all who need it.
Jul 16, 2019 17:51 UTC Health-Care Read More

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