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Study led by Henry Ford Health nephrologist evaluates and validates vascular monitoring technology

Research led by Lalathaksha Kumbar of Henry Ford Health, MD, evaluated and validated remote access monitoring technology that can predict vascular access blockage in dialysis patients. The single-center prospective validation study published in Journal of Vascular Access reviewed the Vasc-Alert technology and concluded that it is a “reliable and effective tool” for predicting which patients …

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The health workers’ strike in New York exposes critical flaws in the US

WASHINGTON A strike at two New York hospitals that saw more than 7,000 professionals walk off the job last week has focused attention squarely on the shortcomings of the US health care system. While skyrocketing health care costs and unequal access have dominated the news cycle in the past, last week’s standoff between health care …

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West Health and Sharp Memorial Hospital are joining forces to create a new integrated model of geriatric care

Through a three-year partnership that seeks to improve the healthcare journey of seniors, West Health and Sharp Memorial Hospital will work together to create a new integrated model of geriatric care spanning the entire healthcare continuum, from the emergency department and operating room to primary care . As a central outcome of the partnership, Sharp …

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Medicaid and abortion are top health care programs for Montana lawmakers

Montana lawmakers said reducing costs and expanding patient access will be their top health care goals for the new legislative session. But they will also have to contend with changes to Medicaid, a crisis in the management of Montana’s state hospital and proposals to regulate abortion. Republicans, who hold the veto majority, said they would …

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Health officials are now concerned about the triple dememia: COVID, RSV, flu | News

Now it’s the triple demy that health officials in the Central Valley have been concerned about for some time since the pre-Thanksgiving holiday season rolled around. Rising cases of COVID-19, influenza and RSV are again straining hospitals across the Valley. Throughout the month of December, many hospitals in the Valley said they were back in …

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Atrium Health completes merger with Chicago Health System. What does this mean for Wake Forest Baptist?

Atrium Health, the parent of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, said Friday it has completed its megamerger with Advocate Aurora, forming the nation’s fifth-largest health system with 67 hospitals and 150,000 employees in six states. The merger announcement came a day after Josh Stein, North Carolina’s attorney general, gave a tepid approval on Thursday. The …

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JP Morgan is betting big on the future of healthcare

JP Morgan is a cornerstone financial institution with investments and interests in all sectors around the world. In healthcare, the company made headlines just a few years ago with its innovative partnership with Amazon and Berkshire Hathaway to launch Haven, a joint venture to optimize healthcare costs and the patient care experience. Renowned surgeon and …

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Young adults with a high incidence of caries can quickly change their oral health behaviors

Young adults with extensive caries often have a high propensity for oral health risk. At the same time, with the right support and treatment, they can change their unhealthy behavior. A dissertation at the University of Gothenburg describes the challenges of helping patients in this vulnerable category. In Sweden, oral health has improved significantly over …

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California aims to maximize health insurance subsidies for workers during labor disputes

This spring, Chevron workers testified that the company canceled health insurance for hundreds of United Steelworkers Local 5 members at the Richmond, Calif., refinery during a strike that ended up lasting two months. Thousands of nurses at Stanford Health Care were told in April they would lose their health insurance if they did not return …

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