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Why tech companies still haven’t fixed our ‘broken’ healthcare system

Silicon Valley has been talking about how “broken” U.S. healthcare is for years. Tech companies haven’t been shy about promising to “transform,” “disrupt,” and “revolutionize” the current system. But so far, they haven’t made much of an impact, despite Americans spending $3.8 trillion, or nearly 18% of our GDP, on healthcare in 2019.

How a Nursing Shortage Affects Families With Disabled Children

A nursing shortage — driven by the pandemic — has made life miserable for parents with profoundly disabled children. “What if I’m so exhausted that I make a mistake?”

CEO’s Make Healthcare Worker Safety a Top Priority

A group of healthcare organization CEOs recently adopted a Declaration of Principles to improve the safety of healthcare workers. Healthcare settings pose several safety concerns for caregivers and other staff members.

Privacy laws need updating after Google deal with HCA Healthcare, medical ethics professor says

Privacy laws in the U.S. need to be updated, especially after…
Human Embryo

Controversial New Guidelines Would Allow Experiments On More Mature Human Embryos

For decades, scientists have been prohibited from keeping human embryos alive in their labs for more than 14 days. The prohibition was aimed at avoiding a thicket of ethical issues that would be raised by doing experiments on living human embryos as they continue to develop. But on Wednesday, an influential scientific society recommended scrapping that blanket taboo, known as the "14-day rule."

Health insurance companies owe refunds to millions of consumers — maybe you?

Private insurance companies are also expected to dole out $2.1 billion in rebates to more than 10.7 million policyholders this fall, according to analysis from the Kaiser Family Foundation. That sum will be the second-highest amount ever issued under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) after last year’s record-breaking $2.5 billion in refunds.

Biotech News


COVID-19 ‘Far From Done,’ Expert Tells Biotech Meeting in Madison

With daily COVID-19 cases on the rise again nationally…
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Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin may provide Covid-19 immunity for 12 months

All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) said that Bharat…

Video: ‘Science Over Unjustified Cautiousness:’ Why UK Should Abandon Europe’s Biotech Crop Rules

Many groups, including the Consumer Choice Center, have endorsed…
Biotech Coronavirus

The Pandemic Hasn’t Slowed Hiring at Local Biotech and Tech Companies

What does it mean to be part of the “quaranteam?” If…

2021 Biotech IPOs Get Off to a Roaring Start

The year is starting off with a number of biopharma and life…

Business News

Essential Business

The Business of Health: Keeping The Lights on Through The Pandemic and Beyond

For some hospitals and health systems, especially those in rural…
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New York attorney general sues Amazon over Covid-19 shortfalls

New York Attorney General Letitia James sued Inc…

Bars Happy To Reopen But New Health Restrictions Could Affect Business

FLINT, Mich. (WJRT) - On Monday night bars and restaurant owners…
Covid Vaccine

More Employers Planning To Encourage COVID-19 Vaccines

More data is indicating that employers plan to encourage their…
Emergency Aid

Business, Health Groups At Odds Over New Republican COVID-19 Bill

Business and health groups were largely at odds Tuesday as…

Government News


Leaders Who Caught Virus: Boris Johnson, Jair Bolsonaro and Now Trump

Mr. Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, was hospitalized.…
Mental Health

Supreme Court agrees to review Trump rule on immigrants needing government aid

The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will review a Trump administration…
Doctor with vaccine

HEALTH CARE BRIEFING: Pharmacies to Get Direct Vaccine Shipments

President Joe Biden’s administration will begin to test…
Medical Syringe & Vaccine

PA. Health Officials Say They Haven’t Received Enough COVID-19 Vaccines From Federal Government

(WKBN) – Pennsylvania’s new acting Secretary of Health talked…
Rainbow Flag

Joe Biden Picks Transgender Woman As Assistant Health Secretary

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania…

Hospitals News


Cyberattack Hits Major Hospital Chain Universal Health Services

What appears to be a major ransomware attack has hit the computers…
Doctors in Hospital

Patient Stabs Doctor in Face and Head Inside Pennsylvania Hospital

A doctor is recovering after she was stabbed in the face and…
Covid Vaccine

Tennessee Hospitals: State’s Vaccine Rollout Plan Isn’t Enough To Keep Sites Open

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The state’s top health official…
Coronavirus Warning Sign

L.A. Has Avoided A New York-Level COVID-19 Hospital Meltdown as Conditions Improve

Just weeks ago, Los Angeles County’s hospitals were overwhelmed…
Nurse Stressed Out

North Carolina Hospitals Brace For Growing Impact From COVID-19 Cases

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- Last week, North Carolina saw record COVID-19…

Insurance News

Stethoscope on Health Insurance Form

Report: Health Insurance Premiums Stay Flat, Telemedicine Added in Face of COVID-19

While median premium changes in health insurance remained flat…
Emergency Aid

Does insurance cover COVID-19 shutdowns? A Chicago ruling offers businesses hope

A Chicago federal judge has rejected a bid by Society Insurance…
Doctor on iPad

In ‘Do-Over,’ Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Reopens

People who missed open enrollment for Affordable Care Act health…
Health Insurance Policy

President Biden Plans To Reopen Online Health Insurance Marketplace

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - President Joe Biden plans to reopen…
White House

Health Care First Steps For President Biden And The Democrats

After four years of the Trump administration's undermining of…

Lifestyle News

Health & Wellness

Researchers Prove A Healthy Lifestyle Extends Life Expectancy By Up To 8 Years

Ditching cigarettes, exercising and abstaining from alcohol can…
Immunity Foods

Feed Your Lifestyle: What Does Your Plate Say About You?

We all associate differently to food. Therefore, not every plate…
Health & Wellness

12 lifestyle habits to reduce stress

People have been living in a storm of stress during the ongoing…
Health & Wellness

Nutrition Expert Shares Healthy Lifestyle Advice

With the shock of a pandemic, many fitness and lifestyle habits…
Greens Diet

What Is Green-Mediterranean Diet? How It Promotes Weight Loss, Heart Health; Foods To Eat

Mediterranean diet has been in the news for long for all the…

Mental Health News

Mental Health Awareness Ribbon

Recognizing World Mental Health Day

In recognition of the stress that Carolina students are experiencing…
Health & Wellness

Gut Health and Mood Genetically Entwined

University of Queensland researchers have confirmed a link between…
Woman Suffering from Mental Health Issue

Has the pandemic really caused a ‘tsunami’ of mental health problems?

How is the population of the UK coping with the continuing…
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Little Girl alone on floor

Talk To Children About Mental Health And Suicide, Experts Say

At Riley Hospital for Children there's been a jump in emergency…

Nursing News

Female Nurse

Fatal Cases of COVID-19 at Nursing Facilities Prompt New California Law

SACRAMENTO —  With skilled nursing homes hit particularly…
Nursing Home Care

L.A. Nursing Home ‘Dumped’ Residents to Bring in Lucrative COVID Patients, Authorities Say

A nursing home accused of illegally “dumping” patients onto…
Nursing Home Care

Many nursing home staff decline vaccine: frustrated families wait for news on visiting restrictions

ARVADA, Colo. — It's now been one year since Marie Nadeau has…
Nurse Stressed Out

New York Gov. Cuomo Accused of Undercounting Nursing Home Deaths in Wake of Report

New York’s approach to counting nursing home deaths…
Covid Vaccine

Temple College Nursing Students Qualify To Receive COVID-19 Vaccine

TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) - In an agreement with the Bell County…

Patient Care News


Majority of Health Execs Say Telemedicine Has Improved Patient Care

While more than half of the leaders polled say their telehealth…
Coronavirus Patient

COVID-19 Accelerates Patient Experience Efforts, Care Coordination

COVID-19 has escalated patient experience efforts, mostly around…

UCSD Health Nurses Demand Safe Patient Care

UC San Diego nurses demanded changes in staffing for safe patient…
Healthcare Business

Top Social Determinants of Health Barring Patient Care Access

February 01, 2021 - Convenient and comprehensive patient care…
Blurred Hospital

Rural Hospital Closures at Hit to Patient Care Access, Outcomes

January 26, 2021 - In areas that saw rural hospital closures,…

Pharmaceuticals News

Woman Pharmaceutical Worker

Top Ten Pharma Companies in 2020

The global pharmaceutical industry is expected to witness…
Pharma Tech

7 Pharmaceutical Stocks Working on Their Next Blockbuster

Pharmaceutical stocks often need just a single blockbuster drug…

By looking the other way, pharma money helped fuel a toxic political atmosphere in the U.S.

As the impeachment trial for former President Trump plays out,…
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German Pharma Company Bayer to Produce New COVID Vaccine

German pharmaceutical giant Bayer announced Monday it will help…

World Coronavirus Dispatch: Pharma Giants Not Prepared For Next Pandemic

One of the most unequal places on the planet with lavish malls…

Safety & Quality News


How Contractors Are Managing Health And Safety Regulations

Contractors are moving forward with ongoing projects—in many…

Violence and hate against Asian Americans is a health and safety crisis for everyone

On my walks through pre-pandemic Shanghai in late September…
Covid Vaccine

Largest COVID Workplace Outbreak Doubles in Size, Despite Safety Measures

The LA area plant that makes the iconic "Dodger Dogs" is experiencing…
Mental Health

On Edge: How Friendship Can Be A Mental-Health Safety Net

Laurel Carpenter and Melissa Humphrey, two 30-something nurses,…

Stars Promote Safer Indoor Spaces Through WELL Health-Safety Rating

As the world continues to battle COVID-19 and communities strive…

Technology News

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Health Technology to Prevent or Mitigate Slip and Fall Accidents

Slips and falls are more dangerous than they seem. In fact, a…
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5 Takeaways From Big Tech’s Misinformation Hearing

Big Tech taking questions from Congress is becoming a quarterly…
Elder Man Using Tech

11 Ways To Identify The Best Tech Solutions For An Agency

With the volume of technology available, agency leaders face…
Elder Man Using Tech

Home Health Tech You Need To Watch in 2021

Some of the most interesting health tech trends at the outset…
Doctor with vaccine

How Tech Helps Healthcare Providers Administer the COVID-19 Vaccine

With the approval of two COVID-19 vaccines (one from Pfizer and…