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Saying thanks might go a long way when it comes to newborn care, study suggests

March 26, 2019

Infants who are critically ill might receive better hospital care when their mothers express gratitude to their clinicians, according to a new study.

Diagnostic errors is the top patient-safety concern for 2019, according to ECRI

March 25, 2019

ECRI Institute recently released its annual list of the 10 biggest patient-safety concerns in 2019, with diagnostic errors topping the list for the second year in a row.

Clinician participation in MACRA's QPP exceeded CMS' goals, new report shows

March 25, 2019

The number of clinicians who participated in MACRA's Quality Payment Program in 2017 exceeded CMS' initial goal, according to a report the agency released Wednesday.

Walmart offers its workers free surgery (with a catch). Now it wants others to do the same.

March 20, 2019

Walmart about six years ago launched a Centers of Excellence program that offers certain surgeries to employees with no out-of-pocket costs—and the program is saving money and reducing readmissions, Walmart's Lisa Woods and colleagues write in the Harvard Business Review.

FDA warns online abortion pill provider to stop shipping unregulated drugs

March 20, 2019

FDA this month sent a warning letter to online abortion pill provider Aid Access requesting that it halt deliveries of unregulated versions of mifepristone and misoprostol in the United States.

The 8 ways to rebound after a grueling shift, according to veteran nurses

March 20, 2019

It is critical for nurses to be able to recover after a hard day at work, and three veteran nurses recently offered insight into how they reset and rebound after a tough shift.

TAVR could be expanded to 20K+ new patients each year in light of new research

March 19, 2019

Two new studies suggest transcatheter aortic valve replacement is more effective than open heart surgery for low-risk patients—and that evidence might soon make its way to FDA .

What it's really like to donate a kidney

March 18, 2019

When Ilan Goldenberg's father asked him to donate a kidney, Goldenberg felt "blindsided" and even frightened by the request, he writes in Vox, detailing the seven lessons he learned as he considered and, ultimately, chose to go through with the procedure.

What's the right way to regulate fecal transplants? That's the question behind the looming 'poop wars.'

March 15, 2019

Facing pressure from pharmaceutical companies, FDA is considering regulating fecal transplants as a drug—but doctors are worried the move could compromise patient access to the life-changing treatment.

23andMe launched a new diabetes test. But is its 'overwhelmingly white' database skewing its findings?

March 14, 2019

23andMe on Sunday announced the company is now offering a new health predisposition report that tells users their risk of developing Type 2 diabetes—but experts say the company's latest offering will primarily benefit white consumers and be of limited use to customers of different ethnic backgrounds.

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