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9199 Articles Matching "aid"

Epic CEO Judy Faulkner: We would never sell to Apple

Feb 16, 2019 , CNBC Health
Judy Faulkner is not going to sell her company Epic Systems to Apple anytime soon. "We're not going to do that," she said at a conference this...
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Q&A: Centene CEO Michael Neidorff stays focused on attaining growth

Feb 16, 2019 , Modern Healthcare Breaking News
Centene Corp. CEO Michael Neidorff says that the large Medicaid managed-care plan is well positioned to deliver high quality products that lower...
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Does chocolate cause acne? After many studies, the answer is ... 'complicated'

Feb 16, 2019 , CNN Health
"I love this question because I get it every day, and I always wonder why people are so obsessed with the notion that chocolate causes acne," said Dr. Patricia Farris, a dermatologist and fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology....
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Nektar, Bristol combo drug shows signs of tumor reduction in bladder cancer patients

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
Nektar Therapeutics said on Friday some patients with advanced bladder cancer treated with a combination of its experimental treatment and Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's immunotherapy, Opdivo, showed signs of tumor reduction in an early-stage study....
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Hypnosis Through Virtual Reality AIDS In Medical Recovery

Feb 16, 2019 , NewsLine - Healthcare Professionals
Anesthesiologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center are helping to explore the use of hypnosis through virtual reality to lessen postoperative pain and anxiety in children. The European-based pilot study involved 21 young patients and found that virtual reality hypnosis (VRH) reduced anxiety, total......
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Nearly 1,000 Madagascar children dead of measles since October: WHO

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
At least 922 children and young adults have died of measles in Madagascar since October, despite a huge emergency vaccination program, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday....
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Ambivalence Over Motherhood Could Reshape Practices Around Family Planning

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
New data from a CDC survey finds that in up to 19 percent of pregnancies, women are unsure if they want to be pregnant, a state of mind doctors need to be in tune with when counseling them, researchers say. Public health news looks at AIDS death rates in the South; depression's harmful role in aging brains; looking for treatments in moss piglets and a reason to get off the couch this weekend, as...
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U.S. Medicare plans to track CAR-T cancer therapy outcomes

Feb 16, 2019 , Reuters
The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on Friday proposed coverage of expensive CAR-T cell therapies at cancer centers that meet criteria including a registry or clinical study to monitor how well patients fare for at least two years after treatment....
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Osteoporosis Often Missed in Elderly Men

Feb 16, 2019 , WebMD
Osteoporosis is a serious condition for men, too. After breaking a hip, the risk of illness and death is greater among men than women, researchers...
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State Highlights: Conn. Advocacy Group Aims To Give Undocumented Access To Health Insurance; Insurer Underpaid California Hospitals For ER Services, Jury Rules

Feb 16, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Media outlets report on news from Connecticut, California, Iowa, Wisconsin, Illinois, New Hampshire, Texas, Wyoming, Minnesota, Georgia, Louisiana and...
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A nursing home patient 'rotted to death' under nurses' care, Ohio attorney general says

Feb 16, 2019 , CNN Health
Current and former employees of an Ohio nursing facility are accused of mistreating two patients in their care, including one who died as a result of the nurses' actions, Attorney General Dave Yost said Thursday....
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Retail uses tech and data to engage its consumers — why can't healthcare?

Feb 16, 2019 dave.muoio@himssmedia.com (Dave Muoio), Mobile Health News
Humana's chief medical officer said that healthcare already has the tools it needs to anticipate patients' needs and close gaps in...
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Walmart Adds 12th Center Of Excellence To Knee, Hip Surgery Network

Feb 16, 2019 , Forbes
Walmart said Ochsner Health System will be the 12th healthcare provider in its Center of Excellence program for joint replacement surgeries for its...
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Man Who Led FDA Team to Approve LASIK Now Says It Was a Mistake

Feb 15, 2019 , RxList
Morris Waxler, PhD, who led the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) team that approved LASIK in 1999, has since said that decision was a mistake and is pushing for more transparent warnings on the risks of the procedures and the number of adverse...
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Medicare At 50 Act Targets Early Retirees

Feb 15, 2019 , Forbes
The Medicare at 50 Act targets Americans who are nearing retirement or are forced to retire early due to layoffs, Democratic Senators...
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The cannabis industry has a number of 'tremendous' tailwinds: 'The Big Short's Danny Moses

Feb 15, 2019 , CNBC Health
"I've never seen a sector have the political tailwinds, the economic tailwinds, and the wellness tailwinds that this sector potentially has," said legendary investor Danny...
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‘Stop Disease Before It Happens’: Government Plans To Roll Out Challenge For Private Investment In AI To Provide Better Health Care

Feb 15, 2019 , Kaiser Health News
Adam Boehler, head of Medicare and Medicaid’s innovation institute, said significant financial awards will be given to the top submissions, but he declined to say how much money is being devoted to the program. In other news, Dr. Eric Topol says he's not impressed with what AI has done to progress health care....
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Merck to further study Keytruda in prostate cancer after early success

Feb 15, 2019 , Reuters
Merck & Co Inc said on Thursday it was launching three late-stage studies for its cancer immunotherapy Keytruda as a combination treatment for prostate cancer after the drug showed anti-tumor activity in an early-stage trial....
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Crackdown on illegal bootleggers after 80 die from toxic hooch in India

Feb 15, 2019 , CNN Health
Indian police have launched a crackdown on illegal bootleggers after 80 people were killed drinking toxic moonshine in the country's north, police said....
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Turkey's pharmacists struggling to obtain medicines: association

Feb 15, 2019 , Reuters
Turkey's pharmacists are struggling to obtain medicines as suppliers wait for the implementation of a new euro-to-lira exchange rate used in setting drug prices, the Turkish Pharmacists' Association said on Thursday....
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