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Back to abstinence-only education for teens?

Back to abstinence-only education for teens?

Advocates feel progress made in dropping the U.S. teen pregnancy rate under the Obama administration may reverse should federal policy shift back to abstinence-only education.


Research

Largest skilled-nursing providers, 2016

Largest skilled-nursing providers, 2016

A list of the nation's 22 largest skilled-nursing providers, ranked by revenue in 2015. Source: Modern Healthcare's 17th annual Post-Acute Care Survey and Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Published Dec. 12, 2016, p. 34.


Finance

LifePoint just saying “no” to buying CHS hospitals

Don't expect LifePoint Health to be one of the bidders for the 17-plus hospitals that Community Health Systems in selling. LifePoint CEO Bill Carpenter told analysts this week that not-for-profit hospitals tend to be better turnaround candidates.

Technology

How to draw blood without a needle

How to draw blood without a needle

Patients at Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health's hospitals and clinics across Northern California could soon have their blood drawn a little differently. Instead of sticking a patient with a needle, nurses will tap into existing peripheral IV lines using a device called a PIVO.

Surveys

CEO Power Panel: No repeal without replace

Many CEOs responding to our post-election survey said they're willing to consider Trump's healthcare reform ideas. But 86% said an ACA repeal should not proceed without a replacement that provides affordable health insurance for all Americans who lack employer-based coverage.

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