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What the merger of CVS and Aetna could mean for customers

by Dan Gorenstein Dec 12, 2017
With access to Aetna's 47 million customers, CVS wants to transform its stores into "health care hubs."
A CVS MinuteClinic in north Philadelphia.
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What would our health care system look like if doctors spoke the same language as engineers?

by Lauren Silverman Dec 11, 2017
Texas A&M University will start training doctors and nurses to also be engineers.
Physician-engineer Roderic Pettigrew will be the first CEO of Texas A&M's new Engineering Health initiative.
Sam Craft, courtesy of Texas A&M Health Science Center

Is it OK for first-year doctors to work 28 hours? New rule says it's fine

by April Dembosky Aug 31, 2017
First-year medical residents can now work up to 28-hour shifts, which some say can lead to fatigue and mistakes. But senior doctors argue that limiting the length of a shift would compromise resident education and patient care.
Dr. Josie Valenzuela, now a fourth year resident at the University of Arizona, uses a microscope for examining the eye. She disagrees with a new rule that allows first year residents to work up to 28 hours in a row.
Georgia Baumann/University of Arizona

FDA to crack down on clinics illegally offering stem cell treatments

by Marielle Segarra Aug 29, 2017
Some clinics claim to use stem cells to treat diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Stem cells, like these viewed at the University of Connecticut`s Stem Cell Institute, help repair injured tissues in the body.
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Are doctors and patients ready for home health monitoring?

by Dan Gorenstein Jun 1, 2017
There's lots of optimism as manufacturers crank out medical devices, but no one knows if the approach will save money.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Mayo Clinic's hometown looks to become the 'Silicon Valley of medicine'

by Marketplace Contributor Feb 14, 2017
Rochester, Minnesota, has a $6.5 billion 20-year development plan to compete for top talent and spur innovation.
The Mayo Clinic, located in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, is part of an effort to spur innovation and economic development.
Jerry Olson

Where data and drugs intersect

by Lizzie O'Leary Nov 13, 2015
Lizzie recorded this conversation onstage at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.

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Keeping medical IV’s safe

by Lauren Silverman Sep 16, 2015
'The battle is that technology moves a lot faster than the agencies do.'

How the cost of a drug impacts the placebo effect

by Marketplace Contributor Mar 3, 2015
A recent study suggests telling patients a drug is expensive enhances the effect.
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We really are living in the (medical) future

by David Brancaccio Jul 28, 2014
Dr. Goel is trying to do for medicine what Google did for information technology.