'Walmart Health' is opening this week

Walmart this week is opening a new, standalone health clinic in Georgia called Walmart Health, marking the company's latest push into the primary care market.

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CMS has a new plan to combat health care fraud (but some experts say it goes too far.)

CMS on Thursday finalized a rule that provides the agency with more authority to prevent fraud by rejecting or revoking a provider's or supplier's enrollment in CHIP, Medicare, and Medicaid if they are affiliated with organizations that have had their enrollment revoked because of fraud, waste, or abuse.

Why it's so hard for patients to access their medical records

In health care today, there's a great emphasis on amassing large databases of patient medical records, but for many patients, the process of accessing their own records can be challenging—and it's completely "at odds with your federal rights," Harlan Krumholz, a cardiologist and professor at Yale School of Medicine, writes for NPR's "Shots."

4 ways to implement evidence-based practice at your hospital

Hospitals and clinics take an average of 17 years to adopt evidence-based practices—but there are a few ways hospitals can more efficiently integrate these practices, Margaret Luciano, an assistant professor in the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and colleagues write in Harvard Business Review.

Google to ban ads for unproven stem cell, gene, and cell therapies

Google on Friday announced a new policy banning advertisements for "unproven or experimental medical techniques," including most cellular, gene, and stem cell therapies.

This woman just became the world's oldest mom (at age 74)

Erramatti Mangayamma at age 74 gave birth to twins in India last week after becoming pregnant through IVF, making her the oldest person ever to give birth, according to her doctors, and reigniting debate over so-called geriatric pregnancies.

Around the nation: Cleveland Clinic, Google Assistant offer new voice feature

Users can use voice commands to access three tips in three categories: nutrition, common concerns, and healthy habits, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Massachusetts, and Ohio.