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Sep 21, 2018
Clinicians assessing patients affected by Hurricane Florence should be vigilant in looking for community and health care-associated infections, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised yesterday.
Sep 21, 2018
The U.S. death rate decreased 8% between 2006 and 2016, to about 729 deaths per 100,000 residents, according to the latest annual report on the nation’s health by the National Center for Health Statistics, which includes a special feature on mortality.
Sep 20, 2018
Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan plans to meet quarterly with health care investors and innovators to discuss and receive perspectives on emerging opportunities and how the government can facilitate and accelerate innovation.
Sep 20, 2018
U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams today released a report highlighting actions individuals and families, health care providers, educators, employers, researchers and communities can take to prevent and treat opioid use disorders and reduce overdose deaths.
Sep 20, 2018
The Illinois Supreme Court today unanimously upheld the state’s hospital property tax exemption law, rejecting the plaintiff’s argument that the statute was unconstitutional because it failed to expressly mention the constitutional requirements for exemption.
Sep 20, 2018 by Genevieve Diesing
Also in this weekly roundup of health care news: Dementia caregivers are gaining an edge; hospitals are addressing the social determinants of health; and the health care field pledges to reduce carbon emissions.
Sep 20, 2018 by Dan Beckham
On Sept. 25, PBS will air "Faith – Hope – Science," a documentary on the Mayo Clinic by Ken Burns and long-time collaborators Erik and Christopher Ewers. Dan Beckham previews the film and takes a look at Mayo’s 150-year journey.
Sep 20, 2018 by Diane Weber
SHSMD’s annual conference will help those in the strategy professions – such as strategic planners, marketers, business developers and communicators – sharpen their skills in creating new experiences, forging innovative partnerships and driving organizational change and success.
Sep 19, 2018
The Department of Health and Human Services this week awarded more than $1 billion in grants to help combat the opioid crisis.
Sep 19, 2018
Opioid-related hospital stays and emergency department visits for patients 65 and older increased 54 percent and 100 percent, respectively, between 2010 and 2015.