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Could Illinois' ban on a medical instrument cleaner spark a public health crisis?

Nov 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The chemical process used to sterilize most medical products was evaluated during committee hearings in Springfield, Ill., this week, due to cancer risks associated with ethylene oxide...
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Detroit clinic owner gets 13 years for role in $8.9 million healthcare fraud

Nov 16, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The owner of a Detroit medical clinic was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison and ordered to pay millions of dollars in restitution after running an $8.9 million healthcare fraud...
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China’s Ping An Good Doctor and Thailand’s BDMS sign MoU to meet demands of Chinese users

Nov 16, 2018 , Mobile Health News
China's leading one-stop healthcare ecosystem platform, Ping An Good Doctor announced today the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Bangkok Dusit Medical Service (BDMS), the largest healthcare network in Thailand. The two medical service giants will integrate and exchange their experienced medical resources online and offline, and provide one-stop healthcare services for millions of Chinese...
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Mercy Health and Ohio State's Wexner Medical ally against opioids

Nov 15, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The Healthy State Alliance identified 10 objectives to improve care in Ohio, with opioids, transplant services and cancer care topping the...
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A Patient Complained About The Cost Of Her Medical Care. Here's How Her Doctor Responded.

Nov 15, 2018 , Forbes
There's an an overlooked cost of our inscrutably expensive healthcare system. Patients and providers are losing trust in pharmaceutical companies and in third-party...
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Ava expands into Asia with new Hong Kong office

Nov 15, 2018 , Mobile Health News
Ava, a medical technology company focused on innovations in women's reproductive health, yesterday announced their expansion into Asia with the launch of an office in Hong Kong. The company has also unveiled an improved and updated version of its popular Ava fertility tracker, along with a host of new premium services available to US users, including a one-year pregnancy guarantee and access to one-on-one fertility...
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In rural France, Macron seeks remedy for 'healthcare deserts'

Nov 15, 2018 , Reuters
When Joelle Dupas falls ill, she goes to a medical center in her home town in rural western France where all 12 doctors have come out of retirement....
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All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use

Nov 15, 2018 , CNN Health
You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA....
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For some cancer patients, precision medicine offers hope

Nov 15, 2018 , CNN Health
Medical treatments targeting the DNA in tumor cells are celebrated, but insurers often won't cover the skyrocketing cost....
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Study Finds Phone App Effectively Identifies Potentially Fatal Heart Attacks With The Near Accuracy Of A Standard ECG

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Can your smart phone determine if you’re having the most serious – and deadly – form of heart attack? A new research study says it can – and may be a valuable tool to save lives. The international study, led by researchers from the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute in Salt Lake City, fou......
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Athenahealth, Elliott Deal Wraps Up Months-Long, Contentious Process To Get Health Records Company To Sell

Nov 14, 2018 , Kaiser Health News
Athenahealth has rejected the hedge fund's attempts to push it into a sale previously. The all-cash deal between the companies values the medical billing software maker at $135 per...
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Mayo Clinic gets $200 million donation from turnaround expert Jay Alix

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
The Mayo Clinic on Tuesday said it received $200 million, the largest donation the academic medical center has ever received, from Jay Alix, founder of the consulting firm Alix Partners....
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U.S. physicians urge FDA to bolster labeling on high-sugar foods

Nov 14, 2018 , Reuters
The American Medical Association (AMA) is urging the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ramp up labeling of high-sugar foods, it said in a statement on Tuesday....
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Medicare Costs Drop As Humana Shifts Doctors To Value-Based Models

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
Medical costs were 15.6% lower for seniors enrolled in Humana Medicare Advantage plans that paid physicians via value-based models last year, the insurer...
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Bacterial Pneumonia Far More Dangerous To The Heart Than Viral Pneumonia, Study Finds

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Heart complications in patients diagnosed with bacterial pneumonia are more serious than in patients diagnosed with viral pneumonia, according to new research from the Intermountain Heart Institute at Intermountain Medical Center in Salt Lake City. In the study of nearly 5,000 patients, researchers......
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All adults should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use, new guidelines say

Nov 14, 2018 , CNN Health
You can expect a "drinking checkup" when you visit the doctor. All adults, including pregnant women, should be screened for unhealthy alcohol use by their primary care physicians, the United States Preventive Services Task Force advises. For those patients who drink above the recommended limits, doctors should provide brief counseling to help them reduce their drinking, according to the new task force statement published Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA....
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Diabetic Foot Ulcers Heal Quickly With Nitric Oxide Technology

Nov 14, 2018 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Diabetic foot ulcers can take up to 150 days to heal. A biomedical engineering team wants to reduce it to 21 days. They’re planning to drop the healing time by amplifying what the body already does naturally: build layers of new tissue pumped up by nitric oxide. In patients with diabetes, impaired ......
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DeepMind Is Handing DeepMind Health Over To Google

Nov 14, 2018 , Forbes
DeepMind Health will become part of Google Health in a move that raises fresh questions about the privacy of sensitive patient medical...
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AMA to advocate on gender definition, sexual assault treatment

Nov 14, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
The American Medical Association will advocate on a range of major population health policies including gender identity, Canadian drug imports and sexual assault treatment, as agreed upon by delegates at the group's 2018 interim...
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Medicaid birthing model yields success for CMS

Nov 13, 2018 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
A federal initiative targeting pregnant Medicaid patients reduced medical costs for both mothers and their...
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