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With the heroin crisis deepening, New York's new prevention effort kicks in

By Gerald Schifman, Crain's New York Business  |  January 18, 2017

A heroin and opioid pandemic has enveloped the country, reaching into small towns and not sparing New York City. In 2015, 937 city residents died from a heroin overdose, a 17.1% rise over the previous year. Of all overdose deaths in the city that year, 59% involved heroin.

Oliver Smithies, 2007 Nobel Prize winner in medicine, dies

By Associated Press  |  January 13, 2017

Smithies won the Nobel Prize for developing a technique used to manipulate genes in mice. The advance enhanced genetic research to better understand cancer, obesity, heart diseases and other diseases.

ACA increased breast cancer screening rate

By Lydia Coutre, Crain's Cleveland Business  |  January 10, 2017

Since the Affordable Care Act eliminated certain out-of-pocket costs, the mammography rate has increased, according to a study published Monday.

Addressing neonatal abstinence syndrome before birth

Addressing neonatal abstinence syndrome before birth

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  December 17, 2016

Instead of trying to treat newborns who are dependent on opioids and in withdrawal, some healthcare providers are focused on helping pregnant women with their addiction.

VA finalizes rule that expands scope of nurse practice

VA finalizes rule that expands scope of nurse practice

By Virgil Dickson  |  December 13, 2016

The Veteran Affairs Department believes the rule will make it easier for veterans to be seen by medical professionals. The American Medical Association is one of the physician groups that says it "lowers" the standard of care.

Review of CMS quality metrics kicks off

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  December 07, 2016

Little known to the public, a group of public and private stakeholders convene annually to scrutinize measures that influence how large sums of taxpayer-funded healthcare dollars are spent.

Integrated provider teams take 24/7 approach to preventing ER visits

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  November 19, 2016

In medical emergencies, patients have few alternatives to calling 911 or rushing to the emergency department for costly care. That's the status quo, but a growing number of providers, payers and agencies are testing care approaches that help patients in novel and proactive ways.

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