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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

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

Allegheny County Board of Health approves $300K for asthma study, $90K for trees
Doctors and researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health and UPMC Children's Hospital received a $300000 grant from the Allegheny…
Jul 17, 2019 21:21 UTC Health-Care Read More

Here's All the Places Where People Have Reported Contracting Flesh-Eating Bacteria in 2019
Each summer, as the waters along the U.S. coastline heat up, cases of flesh-eating bacteria start to grow. The parasite — which can be deadly, depending on…
Jul 17, 2019 20:23 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

B.C. announces new urgent care centre for East Vancouver
The REACH Urgent and Primary Care Centre will be fully operational by October.
Jul 17, 2019 18:39 UTC Health-Care Read More

Ground broken for Lutheran Downtown Hospital Business Journal Gazette
Lutheran Health Network and local elected officials broke ground today on the new Lutheran Downtown Hospital.
Jul 17, 2019 18:10 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

Exclusive: Trump to order drive for improved flu vaccine
President Donald Trump is readying an executive order that would direct HHS to overhaul the development of flu vaccine and encourage more Americans to get…
Jul 16, 2019 20:00 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

Radical health service report underlines Canberra's plight
Despite the high proportion of Canberrans choosing to pay for access to the private system, many use the public system when they can.
Jul 16, 2019 13:59 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

Hearing, Vision Loss Raise Dementia Risk in Older Adults
LOS ANGELES — Impaired vision or hearing loss increases the risk for dementia in older adults. The risk is particularly pronounced in individuals with both…
Jul 15, 2019 18:14 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

Replacing an EHR comes with many challenges and costs
The vast majority of healthcare provider organizations use electronic health records and physician practice management systems to manage the care they give…
Jul 15, 2019 05:50 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

GMP Securities reveals its top Canadian Health Care and Tech picks
Looking for a stock that will gain at least 20 per cent over the next year? Look no further than GMP Securities. On Wednesday, GMP released a list of its highest…
Jul 12, 2019 17:31 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

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

Resident Hour Cap Does Not Harm Patients, New Study Confirms
Reductions in residency training hours do not significantly affect quality of patient care, including inpatient mortality, according to a study published online today…
Jul 11, 2019 21:25 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

[Updated] CMS Proposes Elimination of RAPs, $250 Million Medicare Payment Increase
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is moving forward with many of the provisions originally included in the Patient-Driven Groupings Model…
Jul 11, 2019 15:51 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

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