Today's Top 20 Healthcare News Articles
  1. Iowa hospitals to offer no-interest patient loans

    The Iowa Hospital Association is partnering with fintech company PayZen to offer no-interest patient loans within the association's network of 117 community hospitals and 17 health systems.
  2. Allina Health, Owens & Minor upgrade 20-year partnership

    The two-decadelong partnership between Mechanicsville, Va.-based healthcare solutions company Owens & Minor and Minneapolis-based Allina Health will refresh the health system's supply chain resiliency platform. 
  3. Merck's diabetes drugs could contain carcinogen, FDA warns

    The FDA said Aug. 9 tests of samples of a Merck diabetes drug detected substances that can cause cancer, and to avoid shortages, the department said it would allow increased levels of the carcinogen by nearly 150 percent. 

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  1. New treatment method reduces brain metastasis in breast cancer patients

    An Austrian study led by MedUni Vienna showed a partial or complete regression of brain metastasis in breast cancer patients after treatment with trastuzumab deruxtecan (T-Dxd). 
  2. Biogen to remove $1B in costs after Alzheimer's drug flops

    Cambridge, Mass.-based biotechnology company Biogen is cutting office space and planning layoffs after its Alzheimer's drug Aduhelm proved unpopular with providers and insurers, the Boston Globe reported Aug. 9. 
  3. US buys $26M worth of hard-to-get monkeypox treatment

    As the U.S. creeps toward 10,000 monkeypox cases, the HHS ordered $26 million worth of Tpoxx IV fluid, a monkeypox treatment that's difficult for physicians to order, according to an Aug. 9 press release. 
  4. Wake Forest creates digital platform to increase support for stroke patients

    Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist's Comprehensive Stroke Center created a digital platform aimed at ​​increasing support for patients who suffer major health events such as strokes.

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  1. 3 best, worst states for long-term care

    Arizona is the best state for long-term care, while the District of Columbia is the worst, a report published Aug. 8 by personal finance service ValuePenguin found. 
  2. Oncologists' wealth, debt in 2022: 6 findings

    Oncologists’ average income rose about 2 percent to $411,000 in 2022, according to Medscape's "Oncologist Wealth & Debt Report," published Aug. 5.
  3. Biden to appoint Dr. Monica Bertagnolli as National Cancer Institute director

    President Joe Biden will appoint Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as the new director of the National Cancer Institute. 
  4. UNC Health inks deal with Gozio, Well Health to bolster digital health patient experiences

    Chapel Hill, N.C.-based UNC Health is partnering with digital health companies Gozio Health and Well Health to release new features for its mobile application. 
  1. Seattle Children's nurses call for better pay amid staff shortages

    Members of the Washington State Nurses Association held an informational picket Aug. 9 outside Seattle Children's Hospital for higher wages to retain nurses.
  2. Top 13 online master's in computer science programs

    Despite layoffs and hiring freezes across the tech industry, technologists remain in demand in a variety of industries, including healthcare.
  3. News organization sues 8 Indiana hospitals for withholding public spending data

    IndyStar sued eight Indiana hospitals for allegedly violating state records laws by withholding information on how they are spending public funding they've received for their nursing homes, IndyStar reported Aug. 10. 
  4. Nurses voice concerns as California hospital sale nears

    Watsonville, Calif.-based Pajaro Valley Health Care District is $6 million away from acquiring Watsonville (Calif.) Community Hospital, and its nurses are concerned, The Pajaronian reported Aug. 9. 
  5. 10 best hospitals for neurology and neurosurgery, per US News 

    NYU Langone Hospitals in New York City earned the No. 1 spot on U.S. News & World Report's "2022-23 Best Hospitals for Neurology and Neurosurgery" ranking. 
  6. US hits COVID-19 plateau: 4 updates

    The BA.5 omicron subvariant has maintained its dominance since early July, accounting for 87 percent of U.S. COVID-19 cases for the week ending Aug. 6, according to the CDC's latest variant proportions update. 
  7. OSF Health to open clinic at former hospital

    Peoria, Ill.-based OSF Healthcare plans to move its PromptCare clinic to shuttered Galesburg, Ill.-based Cottage Hospital's emergency department, The Register-Mail reported Aug. 10. 
  8. Leader of LifePoint's Sovah Health to retire

    Sovah Health CEO and Market President Alan Larson will retire at the end of 2022, according to an Aug. 9 news release.
  9. Tenet, Steward feud after $1.1B deal

    Tenet Healthcare and Steward Health Care System are battling in Delaware Chancery Court over whether Tenet can end information technology and data services to hospitals it sold to Steward last year, according to Law360. 

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