February 11, 2019
Robert Montgomery, director of NYU Langone's Transplant Institute, for years has been advising transplant patients to opt for hepatitis C-infected organs, and now he is a living example of how successful procedures with such organs can be.
February 8, 2019
The Supreme Court on Thursday ruled 5-4 to temporarily block a Louisiana law that would require abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and set certain building and equipment standards for facilities where abortions are performed.
A large, randomized study of Australian emergency departments suggests medical scribes could help physicians see more patients and save hospitals up to $31.15 per scribed hour—with no significant risk to patient safety.
February 7, 2019
The U.S. uninsured rate has declined since the Affordable Care Act took effect in 2010, but the percentage of underinsured U.S. adults has grown, according to a survey brief from the Commonwealth Fund released Thursday. See the trends, charted.
A bipartisan group of senators this week sent letters to health care providers and insurers to learn more about their out-of-network billing and payment practices—a step toward potential legislation to rein in so-called "surprise" medical bills.
While artificial intelligence "holds tremendous potential to improve medicine," the technology threatens to worsen existing health disparities, Dhruv Khullar, a physician and researcher, writes in a New York Times opinion piece.
February 6, 2019
President Trump during his State of the Union address Tuesday night challenged the United States to end HIV/AIDS transmissions by 2030 and called on Congress to pass legislation to lower prescription drug prices, fund research for new childhood cancer treatments, and more.
February 5, 2019
A federal court last week ordered Veterans Affairs (VA) to award disability benefits to as many as 90,000 so-called "Blue Water" Navy veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War, but VA could appeal the ruling.
February 4, 2019
Dignity Health and Catholic Health Initiatives on Friday finalized their merger to form CommonSpirit Health, which will be one of the largest nonprofit hospital systems in the United States.
February 1, 2019
CVS and Walgreens are now offering teeth cleaning and straightening services at select locations as part of a push to provide a more diverse range of health services to customers.
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