Community Health unit to pay $260 million to resolve U.S. fraud probe

(Reuters) – A hospital operator now owned by Community Health Systems Inc will pay more than $260 million to resolve claims it defrauded government health care programs and paid doctors kickbacks for patient referrals, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday. Health Management Associates, which Community Health acquired in 2014, agreed More...

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By Heather Bender On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Syphilis cases in newborn babies reach 20-year high, CDC says

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By Heather Bender On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Newborn syphilis cases in U.S. reach 20 year high

The number of newborn babies born with syphilis has increased dramatically over the past few years. New research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds that reported cases of congenital syphilis, More...

By Heather Bender On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018
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Number of babies born with syphilis has more than doubled since 2013

Number of babies born with syphilis has more than doubled since 2013  USA TODAY Louisiana has the highest rate of newborns with syphilis: CDC  NOLA.com Congenital syphilis more than More...

By Heather Bender On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Special Report: Juul copycats flood e-cig market, despite FDA rule

(Reuters) – The sleek Juul electronic cigarettes have become a phenomenon at U.S. high schools, vexing educators and drawing regulatory scrutiny over their sweet flavors and high nicotine content. Now, More...

By Heather Bender On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Experimental device helps paralyzed man walk the length of four football fields

NEW YORK — Two studies out Monday point to significant progress in helping paralyzed people stand and take steps. A new treatment may provide new hope for the nearly 1.3 million Americans who have paralysis More...

By Heather Bender On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Pet Store Puppies Are Spreading a Diarrhea-Causing Superbug to Humans

Photo: 947051 (Pixabay) One of the few bastions of purity left in this forsaken world—puppies—might be inadvertently spreading a bacterial superbug that causes diarrhea. Last week, the Centers for Disease More...

By Heather Bender On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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Heart valve ‘clip’ shows promise for heart failure patients

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By Heather Bender On Monday, September 24th, 2018
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As China builds biotech sector, cash floods U.S. startups

SAN FRANCISCO/HONG KONG (Reuters) – For three whirlwind days in June, U.S. scientist Zhi Hong went shopping at the Boston Bio Conference to find drugs to fill the pipeline of his two-week-old drug company. More...

By Heather Bender On Sunday, September 23rd, 2018
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Fatal Drug Overdoses in Ohio Increase to Record Number

COLUMBUS, OHIO —  Fatal drug overdoses increased to a record 4,854 last year in Ohio, a 20 percent rise compared with the previous year, according to information reported to the state. Data on unintentional More...

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