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DaVita expands with Chinese kidney-care joint-venture

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 31, 2015

DaVita Kidney Care, the dialysis arm of DaVita HealthCare Partners, is entering a joint venture kidney-care specialty hospital chain in northeastern China that's the first of its kind.

Discarded research chimps left in limbo

Discarded research chimps left in limbo

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

Eleven chimpanzees rushed out from the Liberian bush and descended from trees to the shore, making jubilant sounds to greet the speedboat bringing food.

Researchers track high-flying pathogens

Researchers track high-flying pathogens

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 29, 2015

The next time you use the bathroom on an airplane, you may be donating a first-class research sample to help monitor infectious disease in real time.

When a kiss isn't just a kiss, it's a health risk

When a kiss isn't just a kiss, it's a health risk

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 22, 2015

If you live in the U.S., you probably know that wonderful moment when two besotted people press their faces together in a deep, soulful, open-mouthed kiss. But if you happen to live in some other part of the world, that practice might make you recoil.

Without this ring, I thee treat

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 22, 2015

A wedding ring symbolizes a lifetime of commitment. But bands that are nearly impossible to remove give an entirely different meaning to the ties that bind.

Picture this: Selfies earn public health warning

Picture this: Selfies earn public health warning

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 08, 2015

People have been going to such extremes to capture the perfect social media “selfie” that health officials and others are focusing on the potential safety threats.

Dr. Schon rocks the house with the Foo Fighters

Dr. Schon rocks the house with the Foo Fighters

By Modern Healthcare  |  August 01, 2015

Baltimore-area orthopedic surgeon Dr. Lew Schon has another item to add to his 58-page curriculum vitae: Singing in front of 40,000 rock fans at Boston's Fenway Park.

M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

M.D. heads into orbit on NASA mission

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Colleagues of Dr. Kjell Lindgren say his medical skills are out of this world. And they're right—literally. Lindgren, board certified in emergency and aerospace medicine, was one of three astronauts who flew into space last week.

Pope's helipad goes on lifesaving duty

Pope's helipad goes on lifesaving duty

By Modern Healthcare  |  July 25, 2015

Pope Francis wasn't using it much. So the Vatican's helipad will be serving a new customer: Rome's pediatric hospital.

Panel blames politics for botched WHO Ebola response

By Associated Press  |  July 07, 2015

The Ebola outbreak exposed the U.N. health agency's organizational failings, a panel reported Tuesday—but it did not blame any individuals at the World Health Organization for its bungled response last year to the deadly crisis.

Sit, stand or walk? The advice goes round and round

Sit, stand or walk? The advice goes round and round

By Modern Healthcare  |  June 27, 2015

Should you sit or stand at your desk? Use a standing desk or treadmill desk? Outliers gets a bit bewildered by all the advice flowing from studies and health experts on the physical benefits of getting up out of that office chair.

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