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Improper Medicare payments dip to 9-year low, HHS says

November 20, 2019


HHS on Monday announced the rate of improper Medicare fee-for-service payments in fiscal year (FY) 2019 was at the lowest point since FY 2010.

FDA approves an easier-to-clean duodenoscope

November 20, 2019


FDA on Friday granted Pentax approval to market a duodenoscope with a sterile, disposable elevator—an innovation that reduces the number of parts that need to be cleaned and therefore could lower the odds of transmitting dangerous superbugs.

How millennials' health—and wealth—is faltering, in 3 charts

November 19, 2019


Millennials are experiencing chronic health issues at greater rates than previous generations, which could have a significant effect on their economic potential and health spending in the future, according to a report released this month by Moody's and the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Hospital groups threaten to sue Trump admin over price transparency rule

November 19, 2019


Hospitals and health insurers are criticizing the Trump administration's new rules that aim to increase price transparency in the U.S. health system—and four major hospital groups have threatened to file a lawsuit challenging the regulations.

Trump chose not to sign off on vaping ban, sources say

November 19, 2019


President Trump decided not to sign off on a policy to ban U.S. sales of unapproved flavored e-cigarettes the night before his administration planned to announce the measure, an anonymous adviser to Trump told the Washington Post.

A major new study casts doubt on surgery for heart disease

November 19, 2019


A large, federally funded study found bypass surgeries and stents are not more effective than cholesterol-lowering drugs or healthy habits at preventing heart attacks and deaths, researchers announced Saturday at the American Heart Association's annual meeting—findings that call into question the care of thousands of patients with blocked coronary arteries.

How Sanders, Warren would shift US to 'Medicare for All'

November 19, 2019


Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who each are seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Friday separately announced timelines for implementing their so-called "Medicare-for-All" proposals if they are elected president.

AdventHealth CEO Daryl Tol hid his panic disorder for decades. Now he's opening up.

November 19, 2019


After hiding his anxiety disorder for decades, Daryl Tol, CEO of AdventHealth's Central Florida division, during a public address on Wednesday opened up about his past and current experiences with mental health.

The 12 'rising stars' shaping health care, according to TIME

November 18, 2019


TIME on Wednesday released its first TIME 100 Next list, naming the 100 "rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health, and more."

Rate of cigarette smoking has hit an all-time low, CDC finds

November 18, 2019


The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes hit an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018, but rates of e-cigarette use increasedespecially among young adultsaccording to CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday.

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