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Must-Reads Of The Week From Brianna Labuskes

Newsletter editor Brianna Labuskes wades through hundreds of health articles from the week so you don’t have to.


Facebook Live: What About Those Sky-High Air Ambulance Costs?

This Facebook Live discussion explores an aspect of the health care cost continuum that often flies below the radar.


Viewpoints: The Future Of Entitlements? Listen To What The GOP Is Really Saying; Prices In Pharma Ads Would Mislead Patients

Editorial pages weigh in on these health topics and others


Perspectives: Health Care Sabotage; Patient-Centered Cancer Research; And Quality Nursing Home Care

Editorial writers focus on these health topics and others.


State Highlights: CVS-Aetna Deal Raises Concerns With New York Regulators; Texas Ordered To Hire More State Workers To Oversee Foster Kids

Media outlets report on news from New York, Texas, Georgia, Delaware, Arizona, Tennessee, Michigan, Illinois and Massachusetts.


Energy Department Officials Making Shift To A Top Adviser Spot At Veterans’ Affairs

John Mashburn has previously served as the policy director of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.


Report Suggests Hospitals Could Save $25.4 Billion By Improving Their Supply Chain Operations

Modern Healthcare reports on a new analysis that finds the highest-performing hospitals focus on ways to standardize the use of "physician-preference" items and medications that produce clinically equivalent outcomes at a lower cost.


Nearly 100 More Women Sue USC With Accusations Of Sexual Abuse By University’s Longtime Gynecologist

With the additions, the number of women now suing the University of Southern California with allegations against Dr. George Tyndall rises to over 400. Meanwhile, a respected research hospital in New York says it knew about allegations of child sexual misconduct against one of its pediatric doctors.


FTC Files Complaints Against Two Stem Cell Clinics Offering ‘Miracle’ Treatments For Autism, Parkinson’s

This is the first time the agency has cracked down on clinics saying, “There are no human clinical studies in the scientific literature showing that amniotic stem cell therapy cures, treats, or mitigates diseases or health conditions in humans." In other public health news: cyborgs, whole-genome sequencing, a mysterious illness in children, Ebola, equality, sunlight and more.


Cancer Treatment Can Often Come Too Late, But What If You Could Get Ahead Of The Disease?

A new study, called Project Baseline, is trying to pinpoint the transition from normal health to disease. Researchers hope that the project could lead to the identification of new markers in the blood, stool or urine of healthy people that help predict cancer, cardiovascular disease and other leading killers of Americans. In other news, why don't all cancer-linked mutations in cells turn into tumors?


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