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Utahn dies after weight-loss surgery in Mexico
A Utahn has died after undergoing weight-loss surgery in Tijuana, Mexico, state health officials said.
Jul 22, 2019 19:15 UTC Health-Care Read More

Philips sales spurred by rising Chinese healthcare spending
Rising healthcare spending by the Chinese government helped Dutch health technology company Philips post better-than-expected sales growth for the…
Jul 22, 2019 15:38 UTC Health-Care Read More

Hacienda Children's Hospital to close due to 'enormous unbudgeted costs'
Phoenix-based Hacienda HealthCare announced July 19 that it plans to close Hacienda Children's Hospital in Mesa, Ariz., according to the Arizona Republic.
Jul 22, 2019 15:03 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

Eastern Health responds to jump in St. John's-area nurses' overtime hours
Eastern Health says there are a number of factors that contribute to overtime use in any particular program area, in any fiscal year. That includes scenarios that…
Jul 22, 2019 00:29 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

Did Ontario's Local Health Integration Networks fail?
Turn back the clock five years, when Ontario was in the midst of an election, and you'll find headlines about a familiar plan to overhaul the province's health-care…
Jul 20, 2019 09:03 UTC Health-Care Read More

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

California Woman Has Flesh-Eating Bacteria Despite Not Going in Water
Noelle Guastucci was celebrating July 4th weekend when her foot suddenly started swelling and she developed a rash.
Jul 18, 2019 22:51 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

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

Meningococcal, Hep A vaccines to be required for 2019-20 school year in Kansas
Meningococcal and Hepatitis vaccines will be required for the 2019-20 school year.
Jul 18, 2019 17:32 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

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

OSF HealthCare expected to merge with Chicago-based provider
By Neil Doyle. PEORIA – OSF HealthCare, which runs hospitals in Bloomington, Peoria, and Pontiac, is in negotiations for a full merger with Chicago-based…
Jul 17, 2019 23:38 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

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

Abbott ramping up FreeStyle Libre production following bountiful Q2
Following a major sales bump in the second quarter of 2019, Abbott Laboratories is planning to significantly ramp up manufacturing for its FreeStyle Libre…
Jul 17, 2019 19:23 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

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

Kaiser Faces Strike Threat From 85,000 Service Workers
Kaiser Permanente, one of the largest not-for-profit health systems in the United States, is facing the serious threat of a national strike by unions that represent…
Jul 16, 2019 20:30 UTC Health-Care Read More

Intermountain launches value-based care spinoff
Intermountain Healthcare has spun off a new company that aims to help providers, payers and other stakeholders transition to value-based care, the integrated…
Jul 16, 2019 18:50 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

Why Is Healthcare So Expensive? How Mental Health Stigma Drives The Cost Of Therapy & Psych Meds
It's well known that therapy is often expensive, but here are the deeper reasons mental health stigma and our society's lack of awareness drive the costs of…
Jul 16, 2019 14:33 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

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