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Johns Hopkins, Allegheny partner on cancer care
By Bob Herman | July 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Officials at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore and Allegheny Health Network in Pittsburgh have ratified a five-year agreement to collaborate on cancer care, research, education and quality improvement.
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Vital Signs
BMI may be poor gauge of childhood obesity
By Steven Ross Johnson | June 27, 2014
The use of the body mass index to determine whether a young person is obese may not tell the whole story regarding the prevalence of childhood obesity, a new study warns.
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Doc recertification program focuses on quality improvement
By Andis Robeznieks | June 05, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The American Board of Medical Specialties' Maintenance of Certification program has come under fire from physicians who consider it onerous, irrelevant and expensive. But an ABMS initiative, called the Portfolio Program, aims to answer such criticisms with a streamlined process that allows...
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Apple, joining other tech giants, introduces healthcare app
By Darius Tahir | June 02, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Rumors became real Monday as Apple introduced its own health app at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in California.
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Information
Northwestern merger puts Cadence's Cleveland Clinic alliance in jeopardy
By Andrew L. Wang, Crain's Chicago Business | May 20, 2014
Though they have agreed to merge into one health system, Northwestern Memorial HealthCare and Cadence Health haven't yet decided on one key issue: the fate of Cadence's highly touted clinical affiliations with Cleveland Clinic.
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Massive dose of measles vaccine clears woman's cancer
By USA Today | May 15, 2014
Mayo Clinic researchers announced a landmark study where a massive dose of the measles vaccine, enough to inoculate 10 million people, wiped out a Minnesota woman's incurable blood cancer.
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Magazine
Hospitals hire more doctors as CEOs as focus on quality grows
By Andis Robeznieks | May 10, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
With record-high turnover among hospital CEOs last year and an intensifying focus on clinical quality, a growing number of healthcare organizations are appointing physicians to their top executive positions, experts say.
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Magazine
Proton-beam centers sprout despite evidence drought
By Jaimy Lee | April 12, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Widespread construction of expensive proton-beam therapy centers is galloping ahead, despite warnings from insurers and policy experts who decry the lack of evidence proving that the costly treatment produces better outcomes in prostate cancer patients, its most frequent use.
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Mayo Clinic aims for more Pentagon funding
By Minneapolis Star Tribune | March 27, 2014
The Mayo Clinic, with military ties that stretch back to the Civil War, is making a push to more aggressively pursue a larger share of the $900 million-plus spent annually by the Pentagon on medical research.
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Magazine
State boards' policy for telemedicine may present roadblocks
By Andis Robeznieks | March 22, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Many doctors soon may have to apply for medical licenses in other states as their medical organizations move into the rapidly growing field of telemedicine.
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