These 10 innovations will 'transform health care' in 2020, according to Cleveland Clinic

Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday released its annual list of the top 10 medical innovations the health system predicts will "transform health care" in 2020.

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FDA recommends boxed warnings tying breast implants to cancer

FDA this week posted draft guidance recommending manufacturers include boxed warnings on certain breast implants after the agency found a link between the implants and a sharp increase in cases of and deaths involving a rare cancer.

The 7 key factors driving $1 trillion in wasteful health care spending

A new report from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement identifies seven factors driving waste in the U.S. health care system—and argues that, by addressing those drivers, health care leaders could help save the industry almost $1 trillion.

DEA will accept unwanted vaping devices as mysterious lung illness cases surge

The Drug Enforcement Administration has announced that, for the first time, it will accept unwanted electronic vaping devices and cartridges at collection sites across the United States during its National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, which is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Around the nation: California medical board charges anti-vax doctor with negligence

An investigation by the news organization Voice of San Diego found that the doctor, Tara Zandvliet, has issued 141 of the 486 medical vaccine exemptions in the San Diego-area since 2015, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, District of Columbia, and North Dakota.

Why FTC is asking health systems, insurers for information on mergers

The Federal Trade Commission on Monday announced that it has ordered two health systems and five health insurance companies to give the agency information that will help it with an ongoing project examining the effects of certain state regulations on mergers in the industry.

Are the stethoscope's days numbered?

The stethoscope is a stalwart in medical technology and a symbol of the medical profession, but recent advances in technology could mean the device's days are coming to an end, Lindsey Tanner reports for the Associated Press.

Weekend reads: Watch tiny rats drive tiny cars (for science)

Rescuers come to the aid of 190-pound pooch, why you should expect to see less junk food in vending machines next year, and more.