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Some hospitals think 'lean' when it comes to health care

Jun 27, 2011
One strategy for fixing the U.S. health care system that's been gaining momentum lately has origins in the Far East.
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New Jersey legislation approves cuts in benefits

Jun 24, 2011
Garden State lawmakers gave final approval to a plan that would require public workers to pay more for benefits. Joshua Rauh, associate professor of finance at Northwestern University, explains.
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Report: Resident doctors may need more sleep

Jun 24, 2011
In a report out today from the journal Nature and Science of Sleep, first-year residents may soon have more hours between shifts to sleep. But that may not be enough to prevent medical errors.
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McKinsey health care study criticized for flaws

Jun 21, 2011
McKinsey says its recent conclusion that some 30 percent of employers would drop health coverage once state insurance exchanges start up is not predictive.
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Medical identity theft climbs

Jun 21, 2011
Imposters don't just want access to your credit cards anymore. They want your insurance policy.
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A new way to diagnose PTSD

Jun 17, 2011
Researchers are working on a way to diagnose PTSD in a way that's based on more than an interview with a physician. They're using sensors and...
Posted In: Health, medicine, virtual reality

Doctors' association to vote on support for health care reform

Jun 17, 2011
Just like President Obama's health care reform law, the American Medical Association's current policy says most Americans should be required to buy health insurance. But the law also comes with requirements that could put small practices out of business.
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Pfizer tries to extend its Viagra patent

Jun 15, 2011
If drugmaker Pfizer loses a court battle today to generic manufacturer Teva over patent protection, the famous blue pill will be more cheaply available.
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British fear 'American-style' health care

Jun 14, 2011
As American politicians continue to debate ways to reform health care, British politicians are telling a concerned population that the U.K. will not turn their National Health Service into an 'American-style' private system.
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Technology helps us predict heart attacks

Jun 14, 2011
Predictive Medical Technologies has come up with an algorithm that can predict if a patient will have a heart attack within 24 hours. So far, the...
Posted In: FDA, Health

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