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Minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided surgical procedures offer significant advantages (podcast)

Minimally invasive, ultrasound-guided surgical procedures offer significant advantages (podcast)

When surgery is required, patients hope doctors use the most advanced and most effective surgical techniques. Newer, more minimally invasive approaches using ultrasound-guided techniques are becoming more common as physicians discover the advantages. “The ultrasound machines have become such high-resolution imaging modalities that now we can see […]

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Health care panel discusses cost containment in a 'click-and-mortar' environment

Health care panel discusses cost containment in a 'click-and-mortar' environment

The intersection of health care delivery, affordability and innovation appears more like an interstate highway “spaghetti junction,” with bridges, overpasses, ramps and service roads all seemingly disconnected yet critically linking users on multiple bearings into one common goal. Four Triad health care professionals addressed myriad industry touch […]

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1 in 4 residents in this South Florida city have no health insurance

1 in 4 residents in this South Florida city have no health insurance

It’s one of the highest uninsured rates in the U.S. Source link

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Startup with eye on fatty liver disease NASH lays out $70M IPO plan

Startup with eye on fatty liver disease NASH lays out $70M IPO plan

The company started in January 2018 in Israel and moved to San Francisco this year. Source link

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Bay Area biotech unicorn suffers 5th worst Wall Street debut of year

Bay Area biotech unicorn suffers 5th worst Wall Street debut of year

Shares of Vir Biotechnology Inc. dropped 29.9 percent in their first day of trading on Friday, marking the fifth worst Wall Street debut this year. The only ones with bigger first-day drops than the San Francisco biotech in 2019, according to IPO research firm Renaissance Capital, have […]

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PHOTOS: Look inside the $30 million Dignity Health offices in Citrus Heights

PHOTOS: Look inside the $30 million Dignity Health offices in Citrus Heights

Dignity Health’s long-anticipated new medical office in Citrus Heights is open for business. The San Francisco-based health system held a grand opening for its new $30 million offices for Dignity Health’s Mercy Medical Group at 7115 Greenback Lane on Wednesday. The three-story, 68,000-square-foot offices had been under […]

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Behind the scenes at The Queen's Health Systems: Slideshow

Behind the scenes at The Queen's Health Systems: Slideshow

As the largest employer in Hawaii, The Queen’s Health Systems employs more than 7,000 staff members, with an operating budget of $1.3 billion. In Pacific Business News’ July list of the state’s largest employers, Queen’s had 7,038 employees as of December 2018, since then that number has […]

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Brigham and Women's Hospital starts program for healing hounds

Brigham and Women's Hospital starts program for healing hounds

It wasn’t Oliver’s first time at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, but it was the first time he was there with a branded hospital vest.  He came to sit with patients, comfort them in a time of healing. But he barely made it through the lobby — families […]

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Major insurer could drop one of Houston's largest health care systems from network

Major insurer could drop one of Houston's largest health care systems from network

UnitedHealth Group Inc. (NYSE: UNH), the largest health insurance company nationwide, could soon drop Houston Methodist, one of the area’s top health care systems, from its UnitedHealthcare network if an agreement cannot be reached. Houston Methodist hospitals and facilities will be out of network for UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare […]

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UNC researchers' discovery could be a step closer to eradicating HIV

UNC researchers' discovery could be a step closer to eradicating HIV

The research could be the latest step on the path to ending HIV across the globe. Source link

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