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Karen Appold
Zika vaccine progress: Five things to know
To date, the CDC reports 5,234 Zika virus disease cases in the United States and 36,526 cases in U.S. territories. Here’s where we are in the vaccine development process.
Five advancements in diabetes treatment to watch
Five advancements in diabetes treatment to watch
The healthcare industry continues to focus efforts on treatments that work better, and ideally are less expensive and less invasive for patients.
Four reasons GOP ACA replacement failed without a vote
What exactly did House representatives on both sides of the aisle dislike about the AHCA? Here’s a look at what MCOs should know.
Bariatric surgery costs vs. benefits: Plan coverage considerations
From a healthcare perspective, bariatric surgery is considered one of the most effective options for short-term and sustained weight loss. But does the investment pay off?
Five things to know about Trump’s FDA lead pick Gottlieb
On March 10, the White House announced that President Donald Trump selected Scott Gottlieb, MD, who has worked for FDA in the past, as his choice to head the FDA. Here are five things managed healthcare executives should know about the pick.
GOP ACA replacement plan: 4 things health execs should know
What should managed care executives know about the GOP ACA replacement plan? Find out.
Five ways an ACA repeal could hurt hospitals
While Trump has touted Obamacare as a “disaster,” some healthcare experts say the change could negatively impact hospitals in a variety of ways.
Six diseases reap benefits of biomarkers, genetic tests
Six diseases reap benefits of biomarkers, genetic tests
Biomarker testing for harmful genetic mutations provides the opportunity to identify at-risk individuals who might benefit from risk modification strategies and/or enhanced disease screening.
Genetic testing: Two downsides to consider
Genetic testing holds great promise, but there are some critical drawbacks to consider.
Five things to know: How one health system offers same-day specialty appointments
Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has achieved what few health systems have been able to do—offer same-day specialty appointments across its hospital network.