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A first: New guidelines back device for treating strokes

By Associated Press  |  June 29, 2015

Many stroke patients have a new treatment option—if they seek help fast enough to get it. New guidelines endorse using a removable stent to open clogged arteries causing a stroke.

Community health centers split on whether to start their own Medicaid plans

By Joseph Conn  |  June 29, 2015

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, a federally qualified community health center serving 80,000 Washingtonians and Oregonians under full-risk Medicaid managed-care contracts, has no intention to launch its own Medicaid managed-care plan. But some community health centers are taking the plunge.

California Legislature passes strict school vaccine bill

By Associated Press  |  June 29, 2015

California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.

Massachusetts seeks to address mental healthcare crisis

By Andis Robeznieks  |  June 29, 2015

Lawmakers in Massachusetts on Monday discussed bills that seek to reduce boarding of behavioral health patients in hospital emergency departments and keep them out of correctional facilities.

McKesson appoints McElligot  as new CIO, CTO

McKesson appoints McElligot as new CIO, CTO

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 29, 2015

Healthcare giant McKesson Corp. has appointed Kathy McElligot as its next CIO and CTO. McKesson is heavily investing in health information technology startups and is expecting to spend several hundred million dollars over the next five to eight years.

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