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Despite troubles aplenty, NFL and Super Bowl popular as ever

By Associated Press  |  February 06, 2016

The headlines hit in a persistent stream this season, and the onslaught only grew steadier as the Super Bowl approached. Concussions scrambling the brains of current and former players. Poor officiating. Ugly football. Despite all its problems, the NFL is essentially made of Teflon.

In Brazil, pregnant women urged to be cautious with a kiss

By Associated Press  |  February 06, 2016

In a sign of mounting global concern over the Zika virus, health officials on Friday warned pregnant women to think twice about the lips they kiss and called on men to use condoms with pregnant partners if they have visited countries where the virus is present.

New Mexico Senate passes version of 'Kendra's law'

By Associated Press  |  February 06, 2016

A year after a similar bill died amid partisan bickering, the New Mexico Senate passed a proposal Friday that would require some state residents with severe mental illness to receive court-ordered outpatient treatment.

VA leader: 'Absolute confidence' in embattled administrator

By Associated Press  |  February 06, 2016

The U.S. secretary of veterans affairs said Friday that he stands by his appointment of a regional healthcare executive who was accused of misleading Congress about how long veterans waited to receive care at a VA facility where she worked in Los Angeles.

FDA vows changes to opioid drug policies

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  February 06, 2016

In response to the nation's opioid abuse epidemic, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced that it will change its policies on reviewing new painkillers. It will also carefully consider any new labeling for pediatric use of the drugs.

ACHE Gold Medal Winner: Exec wants nurses to have role in healthcare evolution

ACHE Gold Medal Winner: Exec wants nurses to have role in healthcare evolution

By David Royse  |  February 06, 2016

After nearly 40 years in nursing, Linda Knodel has witnessed many changes in the field, including the expansion of technology in patient care, shifts in care settings and skill sets, and even changes in the work-life balance expectations of nurses. But one thing has remained constant:...

ACHE Awards: Recognizing outstanding healthcare achievement

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 06, 2016

The annual awards presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives recognize accomplished industry leaders at various stages of their careers. Read profiles of this year's winners, who will be feted during ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership set for March 14-17 in Chicago.

Ghostface Killah is pharma bad boy's newest target

Ghostface Killah is pharma bad boy's newest target

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 06, 2016

In the mid-1990s, hip-hop artists Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. engaged in a legendary feud that involved both sides of the country, the East and West coasts. Both men wound up dead.

2016 ACHE Awards: Recognizing outstanding healthcare achievement

2016 ACHE Awards: Recognizing outstanding healthcare achievement

By Modern Healthcare  |  February 06, 2016

The annual awards presented by the American College of Healthcare Executives recognize accomplished industry leaders at various stages of their careers. Read profiles of this year's winners, who will be feted during ACHE's annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership set for March 14-17 in Chicago.

Ascension seeks productivity elixir from its joint venture in Cayman Islands

Ascension seeks productivity elixir from its joint venture in Cayman Islands

By Merrill Goozner  |  February 06, 2016

Ascension is looking to its Caribbean joint venture with India's Narayana Health to provide a model for enhancing hospital productivity. But bringing the model home would require major changes in physician and nurse behavior, an overhaul in surgical and postoperative care and regulatory reforms.

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