09 Aug 2019

HANDLING TRAUMA: DEALING WITH THE LINGERING EFFECTS OF A MASS SHOOTING

By Anna Almendrala Veronica Kelley was working at an office building across the street from the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif., in December 2015 when a county employee and his wife entered with semiautomatic rifles and opened fire, killing 14 and wounding 22. Most of the victims were co-workers

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17 Jul 2019

SENATE BILL TO CUT SURPRISE MEDICAL BILLS AND DRUG PRICES WOULD SAVE U.S. $7 BILLION

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says that Senate bill 1895 to tackle surprise medical bills and high drug prices would save the federal government about $7 billion over the next 10 years. The estimate released Tuesday could help the package’s chances for passage through the Senate by easing concerns over the impact

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12 Jul 2019

PAYER ANALYSIS: ‘CADILLAC TAX’ ON HIGH-COST HEALTH PLANS COULD AFFECT 1 IN 5 EMPLOYERS IN 2022

[/infobox]   A new KFF analysis estimates that the Affordable Care Act’s tax on high-cost health plans would affect one in five (21 percent) employers offering health benefits when it takes effect in 2022 unless employers change their health plans. An even larger share (31 percent) could be affected when workers’ voluntary

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26 Jun 2019

F:LIP/FOCUS: LIVE, INTERACTIVE, PRACTICAL:AVLS OPENS REGISTRATION FOR 33RD ANNUAL CONGRESS NOV. 7-10 IN PHOENIX

By Larry Storer Online registration for the American Vein and Lymphatic Society’s 33rd Annual Congress, Nov. 7-10 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, opened May 6 at avlscongress.org. “Early in 2018, Elsevier reported that medical knowledge was doubling every few months, posing serious challenges to

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26 Jun 2019

CHARING CROSS 2019: MEDTRONIC EXPANDS ON KEY AORTIC SOLUTIONS FOR CHALLENGING ANATOMIES

  Medtronic plc released new data on endovascular repair of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) patients with the Endurant II/IIs stent graft system in combination with Heli-FX EndoAnchor implants and for the Valiant Navion thoracic stent graft system for thoracic endovascular repair (TEVAR). The data, which was presented at the Charing Cross

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26 Jun 2019

46th VEITHSYMPOSIUM SET FOR NOV. 19-23

  VEITHsymposium is planning the 46th Annual Symposium for Nov. 19-23 at the New York Hilton Midtown. The five-day event features rapid-fire presentations from world renowned vascular specialists with emphasis on the latest advances, changing concepts in diagnosis and management, pressing controversies and new techniques Abstracts are being accepted at

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26 Jun 2019

VEIN SPECIALISTS ADDS NEW NURSE

    Adelene Tolisano, MSN, APRN-C, has joined Vein Specialists in Fort Myers, Florida. Nurse Tolisano assists Joseph Magnant, MD, and his team in performing new patient, pre-operative and post-operative evaluations. She graduated from Florida Southwestern State College where she earned her bachelors in Nursing. She then went on to

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26 Jun 2019

ABBVIE ACQUIRING ALLERGAN AS HEDGE AGAINST EXPIRATION OF HUMIRA PATENT

As a hedge against the 2023 expiration of its U.S. patents that protect its blockbuster drug, Humira, AbbVie Inc. will acquire Dublin, Ireland-based Allergan for $63 billion in cash and stock.     Humira sales account for more than 60 percent of AbbVie’s revenue, but biosimilar drugs approved in Europe

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25 Jun 2019

FUZZY MATH: Sanders’ Claim That Cost Barriers To HealthCare Kill 30,000 A Year IS only half true  

    TWEET “30,000 Americans a year die waiting for health care because of the cost.” –Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), in a tweet June 20 By Shefali Luthra “Medicare for All” — or single-payer health care — is a flagship issue for Democratic presidential candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. So

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25 Jun 2019

RATIONAL SUICIDE: Seniors want to call it quits on own schedule

(Caitlin Hillyard/KHN) By Melissa Bailey Ten residents slipped away from their retirement community one Sunday afternoon for a covert meeting in a grocery store cafe. They aimed to answer a taboo question: When they feel they have lived long enough, how can they carry out their own swift and peaceful

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