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To Attract Docs To Rural Areas, Hospitals Promote Lifestyle, Importance Of Mission

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Hospital systems in rural America have to get creative in order to attract medical professionals to work there. NPR looks at some novel strategies that are yielding success. In other news impacting the industry: a new rule goes into effect next week that prohibits health care facilities from disposing of hazardous waste pharmaceuticals into the public sewer system. Regional hospital news also comes out of Pennsylvania and Washington...
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Sky-High Surprise Bills From Air Ambulance Rides Under Scrutiny In Georgia

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
More insured patients are being hit by surprise medical bills, with air ambulance charges among the worst. The prices can be in the tens of thousands of dollars and more than half of rides in the U.S. on air ambulances are not in the passenger’s insurance network. Georgia legislators say they want to do something about that. The state is also looking to overhaul other aspects of its EMS services. And in Virginia, regulators will seek public input from residents about actions the state could...
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State Highlights: Midwives In Rural States Try To Combat Maternity Dangers; Judge Puts Hold On Medically Assisted Suicide In New Jersey

Aug 17, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news about health issues around the country, including in Tennessee, Kentucky, New Jersey, Minnesota, California, Washington, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Alabama, Nebraska, Texas and...
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Doctors Suspect Vaping Is Linked To Dozens Of Lung Illnesses In Teens Who Had To Be Hospitalized

Aug 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Some patients appear to have suffered severe lung damage that required weeks of treatment in intensive care units, and all reported vaping in the weeks leading up to the illnesses. “We have no leads pointing to a specific substance other than those that are associated with smoking or vaping,'' said Dr. David D. Gummin, medical director of the Wisconsin Poison Center. News on e-cigarettes looks at conversations to have with children and companies' battling Food and Drug Administration review...
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Massachusetts Considers Opening Safe Injections Sites In Boston Areas Hit By Open Drug Use, But Some Find Models Lacking

Aug 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Both the Boston City Council and Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone are considering sites like one used in Toronto, where medical teams supervise drug use. Federal prosecutors sued Philadelphia to block the opening of a site there in February. News on substance abuse looks at Naloxone's role in saving lives in Minnesota; meth makes inroads in Massachusetts and opioids go missing in a Florida hospital, as...
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Dr. David Rhew jumps from Samsung to Microsoft, Happify Health names new CMO and other digital health hires

Aug 15, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Also: Sword Health appoints new clinical advisory board; AbleTo brings in new medical...
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Medical abortions can be safely supervised via telemedicine: study

Aug 15, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Terminating a pregnancy with medication under virtual supervision from a clinician is just as effective and safe as doing so at a medical facility, a study across four U.S states suggests....
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Uber Taps Lucrative Medicare Business With Logistics Deal

Aug 15, 2019 , Forbes
Uber Health’s partnership with American Logistics offers a glimpse into the expanding opportunities for ride sharing companies to expand into non-emergency medical transportation covered by health insurers, Medicare and Medicaid....
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Mexico's top court demands regulation on medical marijuana after long delays

Aug 15, 2019 , Reuters
Mexico's supreme court ordered the health ministry on Wednesday to issue regulation within six months on medical marijuana use, saying its failure to do so after legalization in 2017 had put rights at risk for patients, including children....
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Research in astronauts sheds light on rare fainting disorder

Aug 14, 2019 , Reuters
An intervention used to treat astronauts has relevance for people on the ground with medical conditions that cause repeated fainting, researchers say....
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A Road Map For Transformation: The NYU Langone Story

Aug 14, 2019 , Forbes
In 2007, NYU Langone Health was ranked 60 out of 90 academic medical center hospitals in quality and safety. Today, they are regularly ranked either number one or number two. This article gives an inside look at what NYU Langone did to...
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‘Never Seen Anything Like This’: Trauma Surgeons Who Tried To Save El Paso Victims Recall Wounds, Multiple Injuries

Aug 13, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Some patients rushed to the University Medical Center Of El Paso needed more than one surgery after being hit with bullets from an AK-47 style rife. Life-saving treatment still continues. News on gun violence comes from Ohio, California, Massachusetts and Missouri....
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How voice technology could speed up EHR searches

Aug 13, 2019 laura.lovett@himssmedia.com (Laura Lovett), Mobile Health News
Dr. Yaa Kumah, assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discussed the opportunities and hurdles for voice technology in provider organizations last week at Harvard Medical...
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These health-tech veterans want to avert the next Theranos disaster with 'medical diligence'

Aug 12, 2019 , CNBC Health
Ruby Gadelrab and Jill Hagenkord are hoping to bridge the gap between technology and medicine, and help investors vet start-ups for potential red...
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Longer Looks: Can Patients Refuse Doctors Because Of Race?; Out-Of-Control Tooth-Filled Tumors; Greed, Betrayal And Medical Misconduct

Aug 10, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Each week, KHN finds interesting reads from around the...
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'Fat suit' may uncover medical student biases against obesity

Aug 10, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Obesity simulation suits, worn by actors who play fake patients during training exercises, may help teach medical students about their own anti-fat prejudices, suggests a small study in Germany....
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Medical professionals of both genders link the word 'career' with men

Aug 09, 2019 , Reuters
(Reuters Health) - Researchers who examined implicit and explicit gender biases in the U.S. medical community found that professionals of both genders are more likely to associate the word "career" with men and the word "family" with women....
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When It Comes To Patients With Short-Term ‘Junk’ Plans, Insurers Aren’t Spending Much On Medical Care

Aug 09, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
The "loss ratios" can be as low as 9 cents for medical care for every dollar in premiums. "Compared to comprehensive plans that have to comply with the ACA's rules, short-term plans' coverage limitations often result in carriers paying out far fewer claims, or paying pennies on the dollar," said Rachel Schwab, a research associate at Georgetown University's Center on Health Insurance...
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A Surprising Way to Improve Diabetes Control

Aug 09, 2019 , Forbes
About a quarter of elderly Americans have diabetes. As a result of that disease, many people face high out-of-pocket healthcare costs paying for tests, medical appointments, and medications. Sadly, many find themselves forced to decide between paying for their medicines or their...
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Thailand unveils first batch of medical marijuana for hospital distribution

Aug 08, 2019 , Reuters
Thailand delivered 4,500 bottles of cannabis oil to treat hospital patients on Wednesday, its first official use of marijuana for medical purposes since a measure legalizing such use took effect this year....
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