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Florida Spine Surgeon and Device Company Owner Charged in Kickback Scheme

2021-09-09 Florida Spine Surgeon and Device Company Owner Charged in Kickback Scheme Fred Schulte, Kaiser Health News   A Florida orthopedic surgeon and designer of costly spinal surgery implants was arrested Tuesday and charged with paying millions of dollars in kickbacks and bribes to surgeons who agreed to use his company’s devices. Dr. Kingsley R. […]

New Social Network Supports Skilled Trades this Labor Day

New Social Network Supports Skilled Trades this Labor Day (NewsUSA) – Transportation technology is critical to the American economy, as are the skilled technicians who help maintain steady supply chains and get goods where they need to go.The demand for transportation technicians is surging. However, many students planning their futures and individuals considering career changes […]

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On Vacci-Dating: Singles Seem Enamored of Sharing Vaccination Status Online. Is That Wise?

  On Vacci-Dating: Singles Seem Enamored of Sharing Vaccination Status Online. Is That Wise? Victoria Knight (KHN) As cold weather descended upon Washington, D.C., last fall, I deleted my dating apps. I had tried a few video-chat dates when the pandemic was new last spring. They were fun and novel at the time, and felt […]

Federal Speech Rulings May Embolden Health Care Workers to Call Out Safety Issues

Federal Speech Rulings May Embolden Health Care Workers to Call Out Safety Issues Harris Meyer   Karen Jo Young wrote a letter to her local newspaper criticizing executives at the hospital where she worked as an activities coordinator, arguing that their actions led to staffing shortages and other patient safety problems. Hours after her letter […]

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Paying Billions for Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug? How About Funding This Instead?

Paying Billions for Controversial Alzheimer’s Drug? How About Funding This Instead? Judith Graham July 6, 2021 If you could invest $56 billion each year in improving health care for older adults, how would you spend it? On a hugely expensive medication with questionable efficacy — or something else? This isn’t an abstract question. Aduhelm, a […]

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Hospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent. For Many Consumers, They’re Still Anyone’s Guess.

Hospital Prices Must Now Be Transparent. For Many Consumers, They’re Still Anyone’s Guess. Julie Appleby, Kaiser Health News   A colonoscopy might cost you or your insurer a few hundred dollars — or several thousand, depending on which hospital or insurer you use. Long hidden, such price variations are supposed to be available in stark […]

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Doctors’ Lobby Scores ‘Major Victory’ on Bill to Hold Physicians Accountable

Doctors’ Lobby Scores ‘Major Victory’ on Bill to Hold Physicians Accountable Samantha Young   SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The board that licenses and disciplines doctors in California is failing to hold bad actors accountable, endangering patients in the process. That’s the verdict of state lawmakers and patient advocates who have been working for years to reform […]

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No Vacancy: How a Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs

No Vacancy: How a Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs Martha Bebinger, WBUR One evening in late March, a mom called 911. Her daughter, she said, was threatening to kill herself. EMTs arrived at the home north of Boston, helped calm the 13-year-old, and took her to an emergency room. Melinda, […]

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