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Davis-based cancer drug startup raises $2.7 million

Davis-based cancer drug startup raises $2.7 million

CEO Lonnie Bookbinder says the startup is part of a larger effort to commercialize research coming out of the University of California Davis. Source link

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Next CEO at UNC Health Care named

Next CEO at UNC Health Care named

Dr. Wesley Burks, executive dean for the UNC School of Medicine, has been chosen to serve as UNC Health Care’s next CEO.  On Friday, the University of North Carolina system’s Board of Governors voted unanimously to appoint Burks as CEO of the health-care system.  Burks will replace […]

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New waiting area at Cary hospital trys to mimic hotel experience

New waiting area at Cary hospital trys to mimic hotel experience

Hospital waiting rooms aren’t exactly known as places you want to lounge around, but WakeMed Cary sought to change that recently with a major upgrade of its lobby. Source link

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Targeting 'bubble baby' disease, this gene therapy company is planting a flag in the East Bay

Targeting 'bubble baby' disease, this gene therapy company is planting a flag in the East Bay

Orchard Therapeutics is tackling “bubble baby” disease and other rare genetic conditions with gene therapy. Source link

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Patients school OHSU students on how to treat pain and what to avoid

Patients school OHSU students on how to treat pain and what to avoid

The future doctors were in the midst of a two-week “intersession” course on pain management and the role of opioids and alternative treatments, including massage, acupuncture and medical marijuana. Source link

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How Walt Disney inspired an ambitious idea to transform Oregon health care

How Walt Disney inspired an ambitious idea to transform Oregon health care

Portland Democrat Mitch Greenlick thinks competing nonprofit health care systems can create the “experimental, prototype health care of tomorrow.” Source link

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Johns Hopkins All Children's CEO, top execs resign amid investigative report

Johns Hopkins All Children's CEO, top execs resign amid investigative report

The CEO of Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida, and two other hospital administrators have resigned. The resignation of the leaders comes directly after the Tampa Bay Times exposed the dramatic increases in the hospital’s heart surgery program’s mortality rates as it had tripled […]

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UnitedHealth, Envision deal settles months-long dispute

UnitedHealth, Envision deal settles months-long dispute

After almost a year of lawsuits, op-eds and accusations of over-billing and “tactics that fuel conflict,” Nashville-based Envision Healthcare and UnitedHealthcare have reached a compromise. On Tuesday, the two companies announced they have agreed to a contract extension that will allow the Minnetonka, Minn.-based health insurer to […]

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Dialysis center opening 9th location in area with potential for more

Dialysis center opening 9th location in area with potential for more

Fresenius Kidney Care opened its ninth location in the Albany area this week, with an eye on potentially opening more in Saratoga County. The new clinic is at 30 Century Hill Drive in Latham. It opened Monday. Fresenius expects to serve about 70 patients there. Fresenius chose […]

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Boston startup nabs U.S. approval for app to help treat opioid addicts

Boston startup nabs U.S. approval for app to help treat opioid addicts

The FDA’s clearance of the reSET-O app by Pear Therapeutics marks the first time the federal agency has approved a drug-paired digital device to treat a disease. Source link

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