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Are providers the key to improving flu shot rates?

November 13, 2019


Little progress has been made in recent years to improve influenza shot uptake, but new research suggests spurring competition among providers to get more patients vaccinated could be the key to turning the needle.

US disparities in preventable causes of deaths, charted

November 12, 2019


U.S. residents living in rural areas of the country were more likely to die from preventable causes than those living in urban areas from 2010 to 2017, according to a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released Friday.

This health care reporter felt like one of the 'best equipped people' to navigate cancer—until she had to do it

November 12, 2019


As a health care reporter whose father is a scientist and sister is a doctor, Alexandra Glorioso, who last year was diagnosed with breast cancer, felt like "one of the best equipped people to navigate" treatment for the disease—but Glorioso in Politico Magazine writes that she has felt "totally buried … much of the time."

This football player became a doctor—then had to quit because of a brain injury

November 12, 2019


T.J. Abraham worked as an OB-GYN at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital for years, but at age 42, he had to end his career because of a brain injury he likely sustained from years of playing football.

Haven is launching 'Haven Healthcare'

November 6, 2019


Haventhe joint health care venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chasein 2020 will pilot two health plans on 30,000 JPMorgan employees in Arizona and Ohio, people familiar with the matter told Bloomberg.

Google Health's vision for your EHR, according to VP David Feinberg

November 6, 2019


Google Health Vice President David Feinberg at a conference last week outlined a vision for an electronic health record search function powered by Google technology.

Should pediatricians treat bad grades as a health problem?

November 6, 2019


The American Academy of Pediatricians recently issued a report recommending pediatricians help children who are not progressing academically in school, saying poor academic performance should be addressed like other complex pediatric problems.

As vaping-linked illness cases exceed 1,800, medical groups are calling for action

November 5, 2019


A coalition of medical groups are calling on Congress and the Trump administration to more closely regulate tobacco and e-cigarette companies as the number of cases of a vaping-linked lung illness exceeds 1,800.

In June, FDA announced a patient died from a fecal transplant. Now the doctors are speaking out.

November 5, 2019


Doctors from the hospital that treated a patient who died after a fecal microbiota transplant published a case study on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine that offers more details on the case as well as another case in which a patient became severely ill from the procedure.

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