- KU Hospital uses $12.5M grant to improve rural health care Updated: Jul-05-15 5:59 pm
LAWRENCE, Kansas - The University of Kansas Hospital is teaming up with 14 small hospitals and medical centers in the western part of the state to make improvements to rural health care.
- Institutions like hospitals can help local mid-size farms Updated: Jul-05-15 1:04 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - At Oregon Health & Science University recently, the lunch offerings included sandwiches made with organic chicken breast - locally sourced - on focaccia bread, baked locally and delivered daily. Plus salad made from local greens. Not a pre-packaged, mass-produced item in sight.
- Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup Updated: Jul-04-15 8:14 am
BOGOTA, Colombia - Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a middle-aged woman suffering from incurable stomach cancer.
- DeLand hospital testing new snake anti-venom Updated: Jul-04-15 1:38 am
DELAND, Florida - Carl Barden knows what to do when a venomous snake bares its fangs.
- Aetna to buy Humana as health insurer landscape shifts Updated: Jul-03-15 3:11 pm
Aetna aims to spend about $35 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal health care overhaul.
- Centene makes $6.3B bid for fellow insurer Health Net Updated: Jul-02-15 5:03 pm
Centene has jumped into the mix of managed-care companies scrambling to bulk up as the health care overhaul changes their business with a $6.3-billion bid for fellow insurer Health Net.
- FDA clears drug for leading form of cystic fibrosis Updated: Jul-02-15 4:54 pm
WASHINGTON - Federal health officials have approved a new combination drug for the most common form of cystic fibrosis, the debilitating inherited disease that causes internal mucus buildup, lung infections and early death. But it will come at a steep price - more than $250,000 for a year's treatment.
- Maine hospital says nurses plan to strike later this month Updated: Jul-02-15 10:58 am
BANGOR, Maine - Representatives for a Maine hospital say a nursing union has informed the facility that its members plan to strike.
- Pennsylvania AG sues operator of 14 nursing homes Updated: Jul-01-15 7:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Wednesday sued the operator of 36 nursing homes in the state, saying the staff at some of the facilities failed to meet residents' most basic human needs, falsified records about care and willfully deceived state inspectors.
- Regulators approve hospital building with conditions Updated: Jul-01-15 5:31 pm
BURLINGTON, Vermont - Regulators have approved the addition of a 128-room, $187.3 million building at the University of Vermont Medical Center with conditions that could postpone construction.
- Nurse drops newborn baby at hospital, fracturing his skull Updated: Jul-01-15 4:14 pm
UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania - A hospital and police are investigating what might have caused a veteran nurse to drop a newborn baby, fracturing his skull.
- What's next for California's contentious vaccine law Updated: Jun-30-15 7:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a hotly contested California bill to impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country in the wake of an outbreak of measles at Disneyland late last year.
- Drug and device firms paid $6.5B to care providers Updated: Jun-30-15 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON - From research dollars to free lunches and junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals nearly $6.5 billion last year, according to government data posted Tuesday.
- Agency files complaint against South Bend abortion clinic Updated: Jun-30-15 5:02 pm
SOUTH BEND, Indiana - The Indiana State Department of Health has filed another complaint against South Bend's only abortion clinic due to poor inspection results, according to documents filed Friday.
- Ellsworth AFB leasing space to in-home health care company Updated: Jun-30-15 3:24 pm
ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, South Dakota - A Virginia-based in-home health care company has signed a lease for space at Ellsworth Air Force Base in western South Dakota.
- No immediate high court action on Mississippi abortion law Updated: Jun-30-15 12:41 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's only abortion clinic will likely remain open at least until the fall, because the U.S. Supreme Court is taking no action until then on a dispute over a state law that could close it.
- State Rep. Bryan Barbin released after collapsing at event Updated: Jun-30-15 9:29 am
JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania - State Rep. Bryan Barbin has been released from the hospital three days after collapsing at the Thunder in the Valley motorcycle rally in Johnstown.
- Texas abortion providers study whether clinics could reopen Updated: Jun-30-15 9:19 am
AUSTIN, Texas - Abortion providers cheered a move by the U.S. Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state's 19 remaining abortion clinics. Now they are studying whether it could also allow them to reopen some previously shuttered facilities and whether that would even be feasible.
- $7.3B to be shared among NY health care networks to overhaul Updated: Jun-29-15 3:20 pm
ALBANY, New York - Some $7.3 billion will be divided among 25 networks of health care providers in New York state to use in overhauling the delivery of care and cutting unneeded hospital visits, according to state officials.
- Employees, families to have access to new health center Updated: Jun-27-15 9:40 am
NEWPORT NEWS, Virginia - Huntington Ingalls has broken ground on the HII Family Health Center for some Newport News Shipbuilding employees and their families, on Washington Avenue between 45th and 46th streets, just outside the shipyard's gates.
- Missouri-based Mercy Health system announces layoffs Updated: Jun-26-15 5:08 am
CHESTERFIELD, Missouri - A Missouri-based Catholic health care system says roughly 350 jobs it plans to cut in four states include 126 in the St. Louis region.
- Gov. Scott drops Medicaid expansion, hospital funds lawsuit Updated: Jun-25-15 5:16 pm
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida - Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Thursday he's dropping a lawsuit against the Obama administration after federal officials agreed in principle to extend federal hospital funds for two more years.
- Hospital stocks leap after Supreme Court backs overhaul Updated: Jun-25-15 3:26 pm
Investors in hospital stocks rejoiced Thursday after the Supreme Court upheld a key portion of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and eliminated the prospect of a sudden influx of uninsured patients seeking care.
- Bristol-Myers Squibb to shift research jobs Updated: Jun-25-15 12:31 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. will expand its presence in research centers in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and San Francisco, as it cuts jobs in Connecticut, the biopharmaceutical company announced Thursday.
- Other legal challenges to health overhaul remain Updated: Jun-25-15 11:36 am
WASHINGTON - If you thought the legal fight over the health care overhaul was finally over, think again. At least four issues related to the Affordable Care Act still are being sorted out in the courts, although none seems to pose the same threat to the law as the challenge to nationwide subsidies that the court rejected on Thursday, or the constitutional case that the justices decided in favor of the law in 2012.