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Amid merger mania, this rural hospital stayed independent—and became a neurology hub

September 13, 2019

Despite warnings to join forces with a larger health system or face bankruptcy, Memorial Healthcare, a 161-bed rural hospital in Michigan, made the decision to stay independent—and it since has become a profitable hub for neurology.

FTC cracks down on CBD products with unsupported claims they treat diseases

September 12, 2019

The Federal Trade Commission on Tuesday announced that it has warned three companies for advertising that their cannabidiol products can treat medical conditions without evidence to support those claims.

Are diet sodas dangerous? New research deepens the debate.

September 9, 2019

Drinking soft drinks every day—including sugar-free diet sodas—is associated with a greater risk of premature death, according to a study of over 450,000 people published Tuesday in JAMA Internal Medicine, though some experts warn that observational studies like this fail to answer the question of whether drinking diet sodas causes harm or is simply associated with unhealthy behavior.

What it's like to get 'devastating' health news from 23andMe

August 12, 2019

Like millions of others, journalist Dorothy Pomerantz decided to have her DNA analyzed by 23andMe, but she "was devastated" when her results showed a significantly increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, she writes in a STAT News opinion piece.

This blood test predicts Alzheimer's better than brain scans, research suggests

August 8, 2019

Researchers at Washington University have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease that can detect the condition in asymptomatic patients and might be more sensitive than a PET brain scan, according to a paper published last week in Neurology.

These 5 lifestyle factors could cut your Alzheimer's risk by 60%

July 18, 2019

Five lifestyle factors could have a significant effect on the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, according to a study presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Sunday, while another study published Sunday in JAMA found lifestyle changes could lower dementia risk even for those genetically predisposed to the disease.

Fortune's '40 under 40': The 19 health care trailblazers who made the list

July 17, 2019

Fortune last week released its "40 under 40" list of the most influential "entrepreneurs, leaders, and iconoclasts" under 40 years old, including 19 who are known for their contributions to the health care and wellness industries.

How these Democratic presidential hopefuls want to address high Rx costs

July 16, 2019

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who each are seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, have announced separate plans to address high prescription drug costs in the United States.

Weekly Line: 'Evil' or scientifically sound? Inside the debate over Pfizer's Alzheimer's research.

June 7, 2019

About 5.8 million U.S. residents have Alzheimer's disease, and CDC projects that number will reach 13.9 million by 2060 as baby boomers age. Yet, despite the disease's wide reach and devastating effects, there's still no proven treatment.

Why Orlando Health is opening a 'hotel that offers exceptional medical care'

May 29, 2019

Orlando Health in July will open a new 110-bed, four-story rehabilitation center that flipped the traditional health care facility design model on its head, creating what its senior project designer says is "a hotel that offers exceptional medical care."

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