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Apr 6, 2018
Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.19% in March to a seasonally adjusted 5,153,700 people.
Apr 6, 2018 by Rick Pollack
Each April, the AHA joins Donate Life America, the Health Resources and Services Administration and others in highlighting the important role of organ, eye and tissue donation in providing hope and health. 
Apr 6, 2018 by Jay Bhatt
This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a Vital Signs report identifying the threats associated with antibiotic resistance (AR) and recommending “early and aggressive action” to prevent resistant pathogens from spreading in health care facilities.
Apr 5, 2018
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission today approved a recommendation to reduce emergency department payment rates by 30% for off-campus stand-alone EDs located within six miles of an on-campus hospital ED.
Apr 5, 2018
The leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee last night released a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation to address the opioid crisis, and announced an April 11 hearing on the bill with the goal of marking up legislation this spring.
Apr 5, 2018
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, M.D., today issued a public health advisory urging Americans who misuse opioids, have an opioid use disorder or recent overdose, or know someone who does, to carry and know how to use naloxone – a drug that can be delivered via nasal mist or injection to temporarily suspend the effects of an overdose until emergency responders arrive.
Apr 5, 2018
The AHA, along with Baxter International Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is accepting applications through April 6 for the 2018 Foster G. McGaw Prize.
Apr 5, 2018
From the day he was born, Ellwood seemed destined for a prominent life in American health care.
Apr 5, 2018
Also in this week’s roundup: A Georgia medical center uses tech and touch to help NICU patients, and airlines embrace the idea of healthier flying.
Apr 4, 2018
The National Institutes of Health will spend about $1.1 billion this year on research to prevent and treat opioid addiction.