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Is your Fitbit actually boosting your health? A new study offers hope.

July 3, 2019


Study participants who were randomly assigned to receive a pedometer and behavioral support were, several years later, more active and at lower risk for heart attack, stroke, and bone fractures, according to a study published last week.

Warren calls on Gottlieb to resign from Pfizer's board

July 3, 2019


Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, on Monday called on former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb to resign from his new post on Pfizer's board of directors, saying Gottlieb's decision to take the position "smacks of corruption."

Rx drug prices continue to increase in 2019—but at a slower rate, analysis finds

July 3, 2019


A recent analysis by Rx Savings Solutions shows prescription drug list prices increased during the first six months of 2019.

HPV vaccinations cut rates of precancerous lesions in half among teens, study finds

July 3, 2019


Vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) have led to significant decreases in cases of anal and genital warts, HPV infections, and precancerous lesions in young girls and women in more than a dozen countries, providing evidence the vaccines eventually could lead to a significant drop in cervical cancer rates, according to a study published last week.

1 in 4 hospitals aren't properly handling 'never events,' according to Leapfrog

July 3, 2019


Roughly one in four hospitals do not meet the Leapfrog Group's standard for appropriately responding to a "never event," according to a Leapfrog report released Thursday.

Are annual checkups worth it?

July 3, 2019


Annual checkups originally were designed to detect early signs of disease, but recent research has clinicians debating whether annual medical exams are worth it, Rita Rubin, a senior writer at JAMA, writes in a medical news and perspectives article.

Charted: The dangers of alcohol (even if you don't drink)

July 2, 2019


An estimated 53 million U.S. adults in 2015 experienced harm related to another individual's drinking, according to a recent study.

The health care companies among the 'Best Places to Work in IT'

July 2, 2019


Computerworld's 26th annual list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" included various health care companies.

Whistleblower alleges she was directed to tamper with VA wait lists

July 2, 2019


A Veterans Affairs (VA) whistleblower last week told House lawmakers that she was directed to schedule fake appointments in order to improperly remove veterans from electronic wait lists in an effort to hide long wait times at a VA health care facility.

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