Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. FDA approves tests to screen for COVID-19, flu at same time

    The FDA has granted emergency use approval to three diagnostic tests that can simultaneously test patients for COVID-19 and the flu. 
  2. North Shore University Hospital selects Dr. Irene Macyk as CNO

    North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., named Irene Macyk, PhD, RN, chief 
nursing officer.
  3. Viewpoint: Internet access is a 'super-determinant of health' that must be expanded

    Lack of internet access affects healthcare in more ways than just telehealth; it limits a person's ability to connect with physicians, research health conditions and find medical resources.
  1. US physician workforce gap likely to grow with fewer applicants from Muslim countries

    The number of physicians from Muslim-majority countries applying to work in the U.S. dropped between 2015 and 2018, which could cause gaps in the U.S. physician workforce to widen, a new study shows.
  2. 'It's an insult': Nurses from South, West say many there doubt COVID-19 threat

    Some nurses who volunteered to treat COVID-19 patients in New York City are returning to friends and family in the South and West who doubt the virus is real or underestimate the pandemic's severity, reports The New York Times.
  3. Which states have the best hospitals?

    There were seven states that had the best overall average hospital rankings, according to a new analysis by the Lown Institute and Washington Monthly.
  4. White House starts withdrawal process from WHO

    The Trump administration has submitted a notice to withdraw from the World Health Organization by July 6, 2021, a senior administration official told CNBC.

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  1. Quest says some COVID-19 test results will take longer, cites increased demand

    Quest Diagnostics said July 6 that increased demand for COVID-19 diagnostic testing in the South, Southwest and West has exceeded its capacity and, as a result, has increased its labs' average turnaround time to deliver test results to patients. 
  2. Amgen wins patent case against Sandoz

    A federal appeals court upheld two patents protecting Amgen's blockbuster drug, Enbrel, against biosimilar competition, Biopharma Dive reported.  
  3. Georgia launches campaign to assure citizens about pandemic safety protocols

    Facing pressure from public health officials to issue a face mask mandate, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp launched a marketing campaign July 6 for local businesses to adopt to show they are following safety precautions during the pandemic.
  4. Florida hospital nurses protest working conditions amid pandemic

    Nurses at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Fla., protested July 3, saying working conditions are unsafe as COVID-19 cases spike in the state, according to MedPage Today.

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  1. Ohio Medicaid expansion led to earlier cancer detection among low-income residents, study suggests

    After Medicaid was expanded in Ohio, the chances of being diagnosed with advanced cancer fell among low-income residents, indicating that the expansion resulted in earlier cancer detection among this population, according to a new study.
  2. Walmart to launch Medicare insurance agency

    Walmart is launching an insurance agency to sell Medicare products, according to job postings on Walmart's Careers website. 
  3. 18 companies in UPMC Enterprises' portfolio

    UPMC Enterprises, the investment arm of UPMC, invests in translational science companies and digital solutions that can improve the quality of care while lowering costs.
  4. CU Anschutz Medical Campus' innovation fund secures $50M

    CU Healthcare Innovation Fund secured $50 million in committed capital to invest in early stage healthcare companies.
  5. 14 health plan deals this year

    Here are 14 acquisitions, partnerships, affiliations and mergers involving health plans this year, beginning with the most recent:
  6. WHO recognizes evidence of airborne spread of COVID-19

    Officials with the World Health Organization have acknowledged "emerging evidence" about the airborne spread of COVID-19 during a July 7 media briefing.
  7. Memorial Healthcare in South Florida suspends all elective procedures 

    Six-hospital Memorial Healthcare System is suspending all elective, non-urgent and non-emergency procedures, effective July 8. 
  8. Floyd Medical Center's bid to provide open heart surgery rejected again

    The Georgia Department of Community Health has rejected Floyd Medical Center's second appeal of a decision by the department that prevents it from providing open heart surgery, the Rome News-Tribune reports.
  9. Dignity suspends surgeries at 2 California hospitals

    Dignity Health is suspending elective surgeries at its Mercy hospitals in Bakersfield, Calif., to allocate resources to increased COVID-19 cases, according to KGET.

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