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Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.

Capella Healthcare to be sold to REIT in $900 million deal

By Beth Kutscher  |  July 27, 2015

Capella Healthcare, the privately held, Franklin, Tenn.-based chain, will be sold to a real estate investment trust in a $900 million deal. As more care moves to the outpatient setting, hospitals are hoping to find value in their bloated real estate portfolios.


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Medical schools, 2015

Medical schools, 2015

A list of the nation's 20 largest medical schools — 10 allopathic and 10 osteopathic — ranked by total active enrollment for the 2014-15 school year.


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Texas medical center keeps its focus on process improvement

Texas medical center keeps its focus on process improvement

The UT Southwestern Medical Center is on a roll. Last year, it expanded its presence in the fast-growing Dallas market by opening an $800 million hospital complex. President Dr. Daniel Podolsky discusses the system's expansion plans and technology's role in process improvement.

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