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Pride and prejudice and physicians

Pride and prejudice and physicians

By Modern Healthcare  |  April 30, 2016

It is a truth universally acknowledged that young single doctors will catch the attention of a mother with five marriageable daughters. That's the premise behind the latest reworking of Jane Austen's most beloved work, Pride and Prejudice.

LifePoint's acquisitions boost revenue

By Dave Barkholz  |  February 12, 2016

A series of 2016 hospital acquisitions by LifePoint Health is expected to add $1.25 billion of revenue this year to the company, but be slightly dilutive to earnings until those hospitals are fully absorbed within the year, the company said in an earnings release Friday.

After New Hampshire victory, Sanders reaffirms single-payer stance

After New Hampshire victory, Sanders reaffirms single-payer stance

By Shannon Muchmore  |  February 09, 2016

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, has put forward a Medicare-for-all health plan that has been criticized by his Democratic rival. It's likely to draw more fire from Hillary Clinton and Republicans alike as Sanders gains momentum as a serious contender.

Mednax revenue soars after a year of aggressive growth

By Melanie Evans  |  February 04, 2016

Mednax, an investor-owned medical group and staffing company, closed deals totaling $850 million last year, fueling the company's rapid revenue growth in the final months of the year.

Drug data company IMS reports higher profits

By Michael Sandler  |  February 03, 2016

IMS Health Holdings, which sells prescription data and technology services to medical-device manufacturers, providers and payers, reported a rise in its year-end profits and is looking forward to more growth in 2016.

Merck's profits plummet

By Associated Press  |  February 03, 2016

Merck & Co. posted an 87% drop in fourth-quarter profit compared with last year when the drugmaker had a huge gain from the sale of consumer health business. It beat Wall Street profit forecasts, but came up short on revenue.

Blog: Trump trumps GOP rivals on healthcare empathy as Iowans caucus

Blog: Trump trumps GOP rivals on healthcare empathy as Iowans caucus

By Harris Meyer  |  February 01, 2016

The word empathy doesn't usually come to mind when people think about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. But compared to his GOP rivals Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush, Trump came off looking like Mother Teresa over the weekend, just before Iowa voters participate in presidential selection...

2015's record temperatures worry public health officials, experts

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  January 20, 2016

Experts say the health effects related to the steady and prolonged warming of the planet will force public health officials to take an even greater role in addressing the impact of climate change in the coming years.

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