The U.S. government is launching research into a possible vaccine for the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which has been connected to birth defects in Latin America. Meanwhile, the CDC has expanded an alert to pregnant women considering travel to the Caribbean and Latin America.
Colleagues of Dr. Nabil El Sanadi saw no signs that the Broward Health CEO was suffering from depression as a result of his recent triple bypass surgery.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's new draft guidance encourages medical-device manufacturers to design products that can securely exchange data and other information.
Stryker Corp., the Kalamazoo, Mich.-based medical equipment and device manufacturer, announced the retirement of its CFO as its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings jumped.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has expanded its recommendation for depression screening to all U.S. adults over the age of 18, including pregnant and postpartum women. Experts say raising a red flag about depression is just the first step in securing treatment for patients.
Johnson & Johnson posted a 28% jump in fourth-quarter profit with the sale of its heart devices unit offsetting a weak performance from what was once its top moneymaker, as well as the strong dollar and a host of other charges at the world's biggest healthcare product company.
Cynthia Hundorfean has served as chief administrative officer at the Cleveland Clinic since 2005. She will take over as CEO of Highmark's provider network in February as her predecessor, John Paul, becomes special adviser to Highmark Health CEO David Holmberg.
The CMS is pushing hospitals to establish more aggressive care plans and to team up with non-medical personnel such as social workers in a new guidance aimed at reducing readmissions for minority and low-income Medicare enrollees.
Bipartisan legislation to help the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service would shift its retirees into Medicare instead of relying solely on the more expensive Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, which is managed by private insurers.
As Gov. Bruce Rauner prepares to deliver his second State of the State address, the CEO of a safety net hospital in Illinois says the budget impasse will force his organization to close 30 of its programs and lay off 750 employees.
The head of Iowa's Medicaid program on Monday said she's "very confident" the $4.2 billion system will be ready for private management beginning March 1, though some lawmakers expressed lingering concerns about the looming deadline.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, the Flint, Mich., pediatrician who helped expose the lead poisoning of children there, said Flint-owned Hurley Medical Center deserves some of the credit for recognizing the magnitude of the problem.