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Why some Native American tribes are breaking with Indian Health Service

October 22, 2019


A growing number of Native American tribes are taking control of troubled government-run hospitals in an effort to improve care for their communities, but some are finding the turnaround is both slow and costly.

A doctor's near-fatal mistake—and her 'life-changing' apology

October 22, 2019


Many health care providers are hesitant to apologize to patients after medical errors, but Kate McLean, an obstetrician-gynecologist, writes in the HuffPost's "HuffPostPersonal" that apologizing to a patient after she made a nearly fatal mistake during surgery "allowed [her] to connect in a way that actually made [her] better at [her] job."

Investigation: 700+ physicians were paid over $1M by drugmakers, device makers

October 21, 2019


Drugmakers and medical device makers paid more than 700 physicians at least $1 million each in the past four years, according to an analysis of CMS' Open Payments database released by ProPublica last week.

The 25 'emerging leaders' in health care, according to Modern Healthcare

October 18, 2019


Modern Healthcare has released its 33rd annual list of "Emerging Leaders" (formerly called "Up & Comers"), recognizing young health care leaders who are making a big difference in the industry.

More patients are getting health care via text message—and that's worrying some providers

October 18, 2019


Companies such as CirrusMD, 98point6, and K Health provide care to patients quickly via text message, but while these services are growing in popularity, some experts worry that the practice could lead to lower-quality care and overprescribing.

'The flu shot isn't about you,' nurse explains in a viral post

October 18, 2019


In a viral Facebook post, nurse Amanda Bitz explains that people who are on the fence about the flu vaccination should get the shot "not ... for you," but "for those around you" who have diseases and conditions that might make them more susceptible to the virus.

What 8 different Democratic health plans would actually cost

October 17, 2019


Federal spending would increase by up to $34 trillion over a decade if the United States implemented Democrat-backed proposals to expand the Affordable Care Act's subsidies, create a public health insurance option, or establish a single-payer health care system, according to a new report.

Sutter Health reaches undisclosed settlement in antitrust lawsuit

October 17, 2019


Sutter Health has reached an undisclosed preliminary agreement to settle allegations of antitrust behavior brought by self-funded employers and joined by California's Office of the Attorney General (AG), the state AGs office announced yesterday.

Ancestry will offer health DNA tests. Here's how they differ from 23andMe.

October 17, 2019


Ancestry, the genealogy-focused genetics testing company, this week announced two new products that will provide consumers with health information based on DNA test results—a move that places the company "in direct competition with 23andMe."

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