Exploring the link between housing and health

Jun 13, 2018
Kaiser joins other healthcare organizations investing in affordable housing.
Sidney Bond (left) meets with peer recovery specialist Nathan Thomas at Baltimore's Health Care for the Homeless.
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Capping out-of-pocket drug costs for Medicare patients wouldn't lower drug prices

Apr 30, 2018
Several health economists and policy experts argue until Washington forces drug companies to lower their overall prices, an out-of-pocket Medicare cap is just dabbling at the edges.
A pharmacy technician counts out a prescription of antibiotic pills.
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What happens when a hospital sells its debt?

Apr 9, 2018
More hospitals across the country are selling debt from unpaid medical bills to collection agencies.
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What the merger of CVS and Aetna could mean for customers

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?

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

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.
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FDA to crack down on clinics illegally offering stem cell treatments

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.
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Are doctors and patients ready for home health monitoring?

Jun 1, 2017
There's lots of optimism as manufacturers crank out medical devices, but no one knows if the approach will save money.
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Mayo Clinic's hometown looks to become the 'Silicon Valley of medicine'

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

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