The American Cancer Society (ACS) on Wednesday recommended patients start colorectal cancer screening at age 45, instead of 50, based on evidence that diagnoses are increasing among young and middle-age adults.
Matt Eyles, incoming president and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, says, "Plans use a meaningful part of premiums to make coverage more efficient and effective, but as prescription drug prices and medical costs continue to rise, it forces premiums higher for hardworking American families."
Andy Goralski, a nurse at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center's ICU, used a knife to cut the driver free from the seat belt and provided emergency care, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
In his book 'Confessions of a Surgeon,' Paul Ruggieri, a trauma surgeon, reckons with the moral crucibles that doctors face every day, including sharing his experience operating on a patient who had just killed his wife: "Some days," he writes, "my job does not allow me the privilege of being human."
In an interview with Marketplace's David Brancaccio, Mayo Clinic President and CEO John Noseworthy shared why Mayo has worked with about 80 startups across the last five years and dove into the system's efforts to cut down on wasteful spending.
Purdue Pharmaceutical within the first few years of launching the prescription opioid OxyContin knew about 'significant' misuse of the drug, but it continued to market the drug as a safer opioid option, according to a confidential Department of Justice report examined by the New York Times.