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  • A man walks out of the Univista Insurance company office after shopping for a health plan under the Affordable Care Act, on December 15, 2015, in Miami.

    Former Aetna CEO Ron Williams weighs in on what changes could be ahead for the Affordable Care Act and consumers.

  • LONDON— Physicist Peter Mansfield, who won the Nobel Prize for helping to invent MRI scanners, has died at the age of 83.. The London- born Mansfield joined the University of Nottingham in central England in 1964 as a lecturer in physics. "Few people can look back on a career and conclude that they have changed the world," David Greenaway, vice chancellor of the...

  • Athletes are going beyond wearable fitness trackers

    "Blueprint for Athletes" is a service by Quest Diagnostics that provides diagnostic insights to help committed athletes improve their performance.

  • What happens during atrial fibrillation

    As many as 6 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, the most common form of cardiac arrhythmia. It’s caused when the electrical signaling that keeps our hearts beating becomes erratic, and, in its most serious forms, can lead to stroke or heart failure.

  • AMSTERDAM, Jan 24- Medical equipment maker Philips missed forecasts for fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday and disclosed a dispute with the U.S. Justice Department over heart defibrillators it had sold until 2016, but said the matter would not alter its medium term outlook. Van Houten said Philips' defibrillator business would be "impacted" but the scope was...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 18- Texas- based medical device company Orthofix International NV has admitted wrongdoing and agreed to pay more than $14 million to settle charges that it improperly booked revenue and paid off doctors in Brazil to boost sales, U.S. regulators said on Wednesday. The Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement that Orthofix...

  • Jan 9- Abbott Laboratories moved to protect patients with its St. Jude heart implants against possible cyber attacks, releasing a software patch on Monday that the firm said will reduce the "extremely low" chance of them being hacked. The patch that Abbott began pushing out to patients on Monday addresses vulnerabilities that present the greatest risk to...

  • The FDA confirmed claims that cyber "vulnerabilities" could allow a hacker to remotely access St. Doctors and patients have been waiting for action from the FDA and St. Jude since August when short-selling firm Muddy Waters and cyber security firm MedSec Holdings claimed the implanted heart devices were riddled with potentially lethal security bugs.

  • Jan 9- Abbott Laboratories said on Monday it has begun releasing cyber security updates for its St. Abbott announced the updates as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a Safety Communication advising patients and physicians to keep using the company's implanted cardiac devices following the updates. "The FDA conducted an assessment of the benefits...

  • FDA SAYS THERE HAVE BEEN NO REPORTS OF PATIENT HARM RELATED TO CYBER VULNERABILITIES IN ST JUDE HEART DEVICES.

  • FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION RELEASES SAFETY COMMUNICATION ON ABBOTT'S ST JUDE MEDICAL DEVICES.

  • ABBOTT LABORATORIES SAYS RELEASES CYBER SECURITY UPDATES FOR ST JUDE HEART DEVICES AFTER FDA SAFETY PROBE.

  • Theranos laying off another 155 employees

    The company says it will part ways with 155 employees, leaving a core team of only 220 workers.

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 27- Healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval for its proposed $25 billion acquisition of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Jude's vascular closure device and Abbott's steerable sheath to Japan- based Terumo Corp. In October, Abbott said the companies would...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 27- Healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval for its proposed $25 billion acquisition of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Jude's vascular closure device and Abbott's steerable sheath to Japan- based Terumo Corp. In October, Abbott said the companies would...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 27- Healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval for its proposed purchase of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Jude's vascular closure device and Abbott's steerable sheath- to Japan- based Terumo Corp..

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 27- Healthcare company Abbott Laboratories has won U.S. antitrust approval for its proposed purchase of medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc, the Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday. Abbott has agreed to divest two medical device businesses to settle FTC charges that the $25 billion acquisition of St.

  • The FDA released the 30- page guidance as the agency investigates claims from a short-selling firm and security researchers that heart devices from St. The FDA has been grappling with such issues for several years in response to a surge in research on potentially life- threatening security bugs in medical devices from so-called "white hat" hackers looking to...

  • WASHINGTON, Dec 22- U.S. antitrust enforcers are poised to approve health care company Abbott Laboratories' purchase of medical device maker St. It was not immediately known what conditions the FTC would require but Abbott said in October the companies would sell some of their medical devices to Japan- based Terumo Corp for about $1.12 billion as a step toward...

  • Under New Mexico regulations, healthcare facilities must report a suspected outbreak of C. difficile to the state Health Department within 24 hours. But Casa Maria staff did not contact authorities until March 4, 2014, according to the Health Department report on its investigation of the outbreak, a copy of which was obtained by Reuters. When a Health...