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The 12 'rising stars' shaping health care, according to TIME

November 18, 2019


TIME on Wednesday released its first TIME 100 Next list, naming the 100 "rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health, and more."

Rate of cigarette smoking has hit an all-time low, CDC finds

November 18, 2019


The percentage of U.S. adults who smoke cigarettes hit an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018, but rates of e-cigarette use increasedespecially among young adultsaccording to CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday.

Brand-name drugmakers could lose $1T, but still remain world's most profitable industry, report finds

November 18, 2019


Large, brand-name drugmakers could lose $1 trillion in sales and still remain profitable enough to maintain their current investments in research and development—a finding that suggests drug pricing regulations would not substantially harm the drug industry, according to a report released Thursday by West Health and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

How a nurse helped a patient get a life-saving transplant—by bringing him to live with her

November 18, 2019


Upon learning that her patient would not qualify for a heart transplant without a legal guardian, Lori Wood, a nurse at Piedmont Newman Hospital, took matters into her own hands.

FDA just approved the first pig-to-human tissue transplant

November 18, 2019


FDA for the first time has approved an experiment that involves temporarily transplanting pig tissue into humans, a move that experts say could lead to further developments in animal-to-human donations.

UCSF banned soda on campus 4 years ago. Did it work?

November 18, 2019


A ban on sugary drink sales at the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) was associated with a nearly 50% reduction in soda consumption among a select group of employees, according to a study by UCSF researchers recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine.

From 'embryo glue' to 'assisted hatching': Do these costly IVF add-ons actually work?

November 18, 2019


As demand for in vitro fertilization has grown, fertility clinics have developed supplementary procedures, or "add-ons," that are purported to increase the odds of success—but there is little evidence these add-ons actually work.

Trump admin just dropped 2 major price transparency rules. Here's what's inside.

November 15, 2019


The Trump administration on Friday released rules intended to increase price transparency among health care providers and insurers.

The 9 'Best-Performing' health care CEOs in the world, according to Harvard Business Review

November 15, 2019


Harvard Business Review recently released its annual ranking of the 100 "Best-Performing CEOs in the World"—and the list includes nine CEOs in the health care industry.

Former Massachusetts gov. joins 2020 Democratic presidential field

November 15, 2019


Former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) on Thursday officially entered the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. Here's where he stands on the biggest health care issues.

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