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Intermountain study shows need for sepsis discharge guidelines

Patients with sepsis who are discharged from emergency departments appear not to have adverse outcomes, but doctors overseeing their care could benefit from...

Sepsis discharge guidance can let patients recover at home, study finds

Patients with sepsis can safely be sent home from emergency departments to recuperate under the right conditions with uniform guidelines, according to a...

CDC proposes softer guidance on opioid prescriptions

Beginning in the 1990s, some drugmakers, insurers and pain specialists called for wider use of the drugs for more common ailments like backaches...

Most vulnerable still in jeopardy as COVID precautions ease

There aren't many options for the immune-compromised as community-wide COVID-19 precautions wane. Health authorities are pushing a fourth vaccine dose for these vulnerable...

Under pressure to ease up, Biden weighs new virus response

Facing growing pressure to ease up on pandemic restrictions, the White House insisted Wednesday it is making plans for a less-disruptive phase of...

Beyond the Byline: UnitedHealth Group COVID-19 vaccine reimbursement policy draws congressional investigation

Alex Kacik: Quite the birthday present there, that's so cool. And looking forward, I think this is just one element where UnitedHealthcare will...

‘Somebody is gonna die’: Medi-Cal patients struggle to fill prescriptions

A month into its debut, California’s new Medicaid prescription drug program is riddled with problems, leaving thousands of patients without medications — often...

COVID-19 pandemic, staffing shortages widen rural America’s care deserts

Rural hospitals have had to scale back services amid staffing shortages, exacerbating longstanding access and equity issues, a new report shows. Around half...

UCLA settles physician sexual abuse lawsuits for $243.6M

The University of California, Los Angeles, has agreed to a $243.6 million settlement covering 50 cases involving alleged sexual abuse by a gynecologist...

Banner Aetna partners with type 2 diabetes reversal company

Banner|Aetna, a joint health insurance venture owned by Banner Health and Aetna, is entering a partnership with Virta Health, a company that offers...

As even Dem states ease, Biden begins rethinking COVID rules

"We are working on that guidance," said Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky. "As we've been encouraged by the...

Revamped challenge to vaccine policy still has no legs, experts say

Additionally, the states' revised challenge takes issue with the fact that CMS newly-required state surveyors overseeing Medicare and Medicaid-participating facilities to be vaccinated...

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CDC: Flu activity high in 44 states

NEW YORK — The U.S. flu season keeps getting worse. Health officials said Friday that 7.5% of outpatient medical visits last week were due...

Advocate Aurora and Atrium merger finalized

Advocate Aurora Health and Atrium Health completed their merger, the nonprofit health systems said Friday. The combined organization has more than $27 billion in...

988 mental health hotline resumes after national service outage

The nation's 988 hotline, intended to help anyone experiencing a mental health emergency, was back up and running Friday after a daylong outage. The...

Allianz publishes manual to encourage more inclusive film productions

Munich, December 2nd, 2022 Ahead of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3rd, Allianz has published a...