Louisiana receives plans for Charity Hospital redevelopment

By Associated Press  |  July 05, 2015

Five potential development groups have submitted plans to rescue New Orleans' Charity Hospital — the huge art-deco style building vacant since the catastrophic flooding that followed Hurricane Katrina.

Florida hospital testing new snake anti-venom

By Associated Press  |  July 04, 2015

Florida Hospital DeLand is one of three hospitals in the state testing an experimental anti-venom for coral snake bites. The brightly colored snake rarely bites, but just a drop of its venom is a lethal dose.

Right to die: Colombian man ends life with government backup

By Associated Press  |  July 04, 2015

Dr. Gustavo Quintana walks out of a modest, two-floor apartment building in southern Bogota. Inside his black doctor's bag are vials containing anesthesia and muscle relaxants, a syringe and a rubber tourniquet. The man known in Colombia as Dr. Death has just ended the life of his 234th patient: a...

Pilot in Colorado medical helicopter crash dies, 2 injured

By Associated Press  |  July 04, 2015

The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in Colorado on Friday has died, but a flight paramedic and flight nurse aboard the crash are being treated at Denver-area hospitals and are expected to survive.

Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal

Aetna to buy Humana in $37B deal

By Associated Press  |  July 03, 2015

Aetna will spend $37 billion to buy rival Humana and become the latest health insurer bulking up on government business as the industry adjusts to the federal healthcare overhaul.

VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

By Associated Press  |  July 03, 2015

Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, S.D., and has provided recovering soldiers a bucolic haven for more than a century.

Washington woman's measles death is first in U.S. since 2003

By Associated Press  |  July 02, 2015

A woman killed by measles in Washington state had been vaccinated against the disease as a child but succumbed because she had a compromised immune system, a local health official told a TV station.

Healthcare employers added fewer jobs in June

By Michael Sandler  |  July 02, 2015

Ambulatory services added 22,600 jobs in June didn't create as many jobs as it did the past two months, according to the latest federal data. The industry as a whole added about 16% fewer jobs last month than in April and May, but healthcare job growth this year is still outpacing 2014.

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