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CEO remembers Bernard Tyson for leaving health care 'better than he found it'

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November 17, 2019 at 12:00 pm

PHILADELPHIA – Bernard J. Tyson, a longtime supporter of the American Heart Association who helped shape the organization as a member of its board of directors and co-founder of the CEO Roundtable, w...

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White House Unveils Finalized Health Care Price Transparency Rule

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November 15, 2019 at 12:28 pm | Hospitals will soon have to share price information they have long kept obscured — including how big a discount they offer cash-paying patients and rates negotiated with insurers — under a rule final...

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Drone-delivered AEDs fly a step closer to saving lives

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November 15, 2019 at 8:14 am | It was a race with life-or-death implications: Unmanned drones were pitted against traditional emergency responders to see which could get an automated external defibrillator to the rural site of a s...

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Surgeon General’s Marijuana Warning Omits Crucial Context

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November 15, 2019 at 5:00 am | [khn_slabs slabs="1016695" view="inline" /] Speaking about a recent federal advisory on marijuana, Dr. Jerome Adams, the surgeon general, put a new spin on long-standing admonitions about the drug. ...

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KHN’s ‘What The Health’: Spending Bill Slowdown

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November 14, 2019 at 1:35 pm | Can’t see the audio player?  Click here to listen on SoundCloud. The fiscal year started a month and a half ago, but Congress has still not agreed on an annual spending bill for the Department of...

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‘An Arm And A Leg’: Mom Vs. Texas In A Fight To Get Kids’ Hearing Aids Covered

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November 14, 2019 at 5:00 am | [protected-iframe id="a9600c56d8dc38936911bf913fbbea98" height="188" width="100%" /] Can’t see the audio player?  Click here to listen. [khn_slabs slabs="951773"] When Stephanie Wittels Wachs found...

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Heart attack survivors who develop PTSD don't always take heart meds

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November 14, 2019 at 8:28 am | Experiencing a heart attack may be so terrifying that it triggers post-traumatic stress disorder, and those who develop PTSD have twice the risk of having a second heart attack. That's according to n...

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Treatment to ward off stroke less effective in women

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November 14, 2019 at 8:36 am | Women are at higher risk for stroke and have different stroke symptoms than men. New research suggests another difference: less benefit from a surgery used to treat carotid artery disease, a key risk...

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Nursing Home Safety Violations Put Residents At Risk, Report Finds

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November 14, 2019 at 7:15 am | As huge swaths of California burned last fall, federal health officials descended on 20 California nursing homes to determine whether they were prepared to protect their vulnerable residents from fir...

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