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FTC Chief Gears Up for a Showdown With Private Equity

β€” Researchers and employer groups encouraged by FTC's action

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Rare Syndrome After COVID Vaccines Described

"Long vax" events often include neurologic symptoms

Dec 01, 2023
Disgraced Surgeon Paolo Macchiarini Sees New Wave of Media Attention

A podcast, Netflix series, and TV adaptation examine regenerative medicine doctor's wrongdoings

Nov 30, 2023
ChatGPT's Birthday Message; Journal Softens on AI; Healthcare AI Tracker

A monthly roundup of AI innovation and research in healthcare

Nov 30, 2023
Clinician Says Her Voice Was Cloned by AI for Social Media Ad

"It's going to be a huge problem," says podiatrist Dana Brems

Nov 30, 2023
ChatGPT's Birthday Message; Journal Softens on AI; Healthcare AI Tracker

A monthly roundup of AI innovation and research in healthcare

Clinician Says Her Voice Was Cloned by AI for Social Media Ad

"It's going to be a huge problem," says podiatrist Dana Brems

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Patient Who Fell Off Operating Table Sues; Doc's Murder Trial; Hopkins Wants Retrial

A weekly roundup of healthcare's encounters with the courts

Nov 30, 2023
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Insurer Now Has Ties to 10% of Doctors

UnitedHealth's Optum division added 20,000 doctors this year alone

Nov 30, 2023
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Rabid Kitten Threat; Religious Groups Quash Abortion Exemptions; Redefining Death

This past week in healthcare investigations

Nov 29, 2023
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Stephen Colbert Has Surgery for Ruptured Appendix

Recent studies have focused on whether appendicitis can be managed with antibiotics alone

Nov 28, 2023
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Medical Staff Credentialing Case Heads to New Jersey Supreme Court

Neurosurgery practice claims hospital skipped due process to orchestrate its ouster

Nov 28, 2023
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Hospitals Say Some Medicare Advantage Plans Are Skirting CMS Rules

Groups lament stress to enrollees and billions in hospital losses from coverage delays, denials

Nov 27, 2023
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How Young Is Too Young for Botox?

With greater exposure on social media, more youths are trying cosmetic treatments

Nov 27, 2023
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Days Before Surgery, Clerical Error Cuts Off Patient's Insurance

Lost in the mix of Medicaid "unwinding"

Nov 26, 2023
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Evolving Overdose Crisis Shakes Previously Effective Treatments

Commonly administered doses of buprenorphine have proven less effective against fentanyl

Nov 25, 2023
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Compensation Is Key to Fixing Primary Care Shortage

Along with the punishing workload, pay is affecting the pipeline of primary care physicians

Nov 24, 2023
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Epinephrine Was First an Asthma Treatment

This mainstay of treatment for severe allergic reactions was once a drug without a disease

Nov 24, 2023
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China Reports No 'Unusual' Pathogens Driving Pneumonia Cluster in Kids

Chinese health officials say the rise in respiratory illness is part of a continued surge

Nov 24, 2023
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Plastic Surgeon Jailed for Patient Death; Oncologist Sues NYU; NP Sex Abuse Charges

A weekly roundup of healthcare's encounters with the courts

Nov 22, 2023
Legal Break over a blindfolded Lady Justice statue holding scales.
What's Going on at Mission Health?

Physicians pen letters, narrowly vote against bylaws that would have silenced them

Nov 22, 2023
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