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Is Walgreens looking for retail clinic exit?

Is Walgreens looking for retail clinic exit?

By Adam Rubenfire  |  August 22, 2015

An agreement between Providence Health & Services and Walgreens Boots Alliance could signal that the retail drugstore is looking to get out of the healthcare clinic business.

Learning to be LGBT-friendly

Learning to be LGBT-friendly

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  August 22, 2015

Experts say it's important for healthcare providers to become more knowledgeable, sensitive and welcoming to LGBT patients because that population suffers from a disproportionate burden of chronic illness.

'Cadillac' tax repeal gains momentum

By Bob Herman  |  August 15, 2015

A growing lobbying push to repeal the excise tax on high-cost health insurance plans would undo policymakers' goal of restructuring a tax exclusion that disproportionately benefits higher income workers and insulates all employees from most of the pain of rising healthcare costs.

Rising healthcare costs send Boeing to the negotiating table

Rising healthcare costs send Boeing to the negotiating table

By Melanie Evans  |  August 08, 2015

As healthcare costs continue to squeeze budgets, employers are looking for ways to save money without alienating workers. And for one corporate giant, that means using the size of its workforce to negotiate directly with health systems.

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

Behavioral health behind bars and beyond

By Andis Robeznieks  |  August 01, 2015

Cook County (Ill.) Jail is trying to shed its reputation as the “nation's largest mental health institution,” and it is leading a nationwide movement with jailhouse and community treatment strategies to keep inmates with mental illness from returning.

Capella sale to REIT shows hospitals seek to monetize real estate

Capella sale to REIT shows hospitals seek to monetize real estate

By Beth Kutscher  |  August 01, 2015

The sale of Capella Healthcare to a real estate investment trust heralds more deals to come between hospital operating companies and REITs as more providers realize it's time to cash in on their rich real estate portfolios, analysts say.

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

Delayed scrutiny: Problems with birth control device expose gaps in FDA oversight

By Sabriya Rice  |  July 25, 2015

Thousands of women have experienced problems with the Essure birth control device. They claim these side effects were not disclosed to them by the manufacturer or their doctors, and that their complaints have been dismissed for years by the device manufacturer, physicians and the federal government.

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