An experimental Ebola vaccine appears safe and triggered signs of immune protection in the first 20 volunteers to test it, U.S. researchers reported Wednesday.
The plan, backed by Republican Gov. Matt Mead, will require a waiver from the federal government since it imposes monthly co-insurance and other co-pays on the low-income beneficiaries who opt into the plan.
Expanding Medicaid does not appear to have fueled healthcare employment in states that raised eligibility and accepted billions of dollars in additional federal matching funds for their programs under the healthcare reform law.
About a half million individuals evenly split between first-time and returning customers signed up for health insurance on federally-run exchanges during the first week of the open-enrollment period.
Bad contact and demographic information for people dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid is complicating demonstration programs intended to coordinate and improve the quality of their care, according to insurers participating in the program.
A Michigan doctor already embroiled in a federal lawsuit over his involvement in a physician-owned device distributorship was accused of performing lumbar spinal fusion surgeries without actually implanting medical devices.
Abortion procedures in the U.S. reached a record low in 2011, with 730,322 abortions reported, down 4.6% from 2010, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which compiles data on the procedures.
The editors of the Journal of Patient Safety found that five of 10 articles on operating room sterilization practices authored by disgraced former editor Dr. Charles Denham failed to disclose his financial conflicts of interest relevant to those articles.
An OB-GYN who is the president-elect of the New Mexico Medical Society has had his license suspended by the state's medical board for several alleged offenses, including drinking on the job and leaving a birthing mother unattended while having sex with another patient.
Healthcare stocks are attracting the big-money crowd, a sign that serious investors think there's money to be made in the sector, according to one tracker of where billionaires invest.
The Cleveland Clinic more than doubled its third-quarter operating surplus year over year, but lower investment returns hurt its bottom line, the system reported Wednesday.
The American Medical Informatics Association is asking Congress to amend a central federal healthcare privacy rule to give medical researchers access to patient records without their consent.