Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. FDA panel recommends Moderna boosters for same populations as Pfizer boosters

    The FDA's vaccine advisory committee voted Oct. 14 to recommend COVID-19 booster shots for Moderna recipients for the same groups eligible for Pfizer boosters. 
  2. What researchers found reviewing 250,000 long COVID-19 cases

    More than half of COVID-19 survivors experience at least one symptom six months or more after initially recovering from the illness, a systematic review involving 250,351 COVID-19 survivors found. 
  3. 4 latest hospital bankruptcies

    Hospitals in Illinois, New Hampshire and Texas filed for bankruptcy protection in the past year. 

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  1. Maine shares plan to ease healthcare workforce shortage after hospital halts some admissions

    Maine Gov. Janet Mills is addressing the state's efforts to combat a shortage of healthcare workers after Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston temporarily suspended admissions of pediatric and trauma patients, according to New England Cable News.
  2. Colorado hospital sees 'historic' pediatric admissions — and it's not just COVID-19

    Aurora-based Children's Hospital Colorado is seeing unusually high pediatric hospitalizations as respiratory illnesses that typically peak in the winter emerge earlier and COVID-19 rates among children remain high, reports The Gazette.
  3. Johns Hopkins, Stanford and 30+ others join social media initiative to improve vaccine uptake

    The Vaccine Confidence Fund on Oct. 14 selected 33 organizations to receive grants totaling more than $7 million for projects exploring how technology and social media can increase vaccine confidence.
  4. Former CVS Health exec to run for Rhode Island governor

    Helena Foulkes, former CVS Health executive, has announced that she's running as a democratic candidate for Rhode Island governor, ABC 6 reported Oct. 13.
  1. Viewpoint: Price transparency will keep wages in line with inflation

    Healthcare price transparency is the key to reducing healthcare costs and increasing employee wages, an act President Joe Biden is proposing in a final federal rule, Cynthia Fisher, founder of patientrightsadvocate.org and ViaCord, wrote in Barron's Oct. 14.
  2. What regulators are doing about rapid healthcare consolidation

    Consolidation of physicians in hospitals and health systems as opposed to private practices has regulators in Washington and across several state capitals concerned, The Columbus Dispatch reported Oct. 14.
  3. J&J's booster data: 5 takeaways

    Johnson & Johnson submitted data from four clinical trials to the FDA to demonstrate the safety and efficacy of its COVID-19 booster shot, but the agency was unable to verify most of it, according to briefing documents published Oct. 13.
  4. Riverside Health System proposes 50-bed hospital in Virginia

    Riverside Health System in Newport News, Va., is planning to build a 50-bed hospital in Virginia, according to WTKR.
  1. Racial gap for COVID-19 vaccinations closing, data shows

    Earlier in the pandemic, Black and Latinx Americans were less likely to get vaccinated than white Americans, but targeted messaging campaigns and a surge in COVID-19 deaths helped close the racial vaccine hesitancy gap, The New York Times reported Oct. 13.
  2. Mercy names chief physician executive

    Jeff Ciaramita, MD, was appointed senior vice president and chief physician executive of St. Louis-based Mercy Clinic.
  3. ACA subsidy, Medicaid expansions prioritized as $3.5T package slimmed down

    As President Joe Biden is looking to cut $1 trillion out of his $3.5 proposed spending package, top lawmakers want to ensure proposed ACA subsidy expansions and efforts to close state Medicaid gaps are top priorities.
  4. 3 reasons COVID-19 testing, timeliness varies across US

    The nation's COVID-19 testing capacity has greatly expanded since the start of the pandemic, but testing access and turnaround times still vary across the U.S., Kaiser Health News reported Oct. 14.
  5. How to introduce surgical technologies & build a successful ASC total joint program — 4 learnings

    In the years ahead, many industry leaders believe that most outpatient joint replacements will be performed in ASCs.
  6. No Surprises Act implementation may slow premium growth 

    Implementing the No Surprises Act, the federal government's attempt to cut down on surprise billing practices, could slow the growth of healthcare premiums.
  7. Medicare Advantage plans don't significantly improve care, experiences: study

    A recent Commonwealth Fund study found that Medicare Advantage and traditional Medicare enrollees have comparable healthcare experiences and concerns about costs.
  8. WHO names 26 scientists to new panel on pathogen origins

    The World Health Organization on Oct. 14 named 26 scientists from around the globe to serve on its new Scientific Advisory Group for the Origins of Novel Pathogens. 
  9. Walgreens makes $5.2B investment in VillageMD, becomes majority owner

    Walgreens said Oct. 14 it has agreed to make a $5.2 billion investment in VillageMD, which will make it the majority owner. 

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