The FDA in August asked health care facilities using these and other reusable medical devices to meticulously follow the cleaning instructions to avoid the spread of superbugs. The FDA on Monday gave Olympus Corp, Fujifilm Holdings Corp and Pentax Medical, a unit of Hoya Corp, 30 days to study the effectiveness of the instructions. The FDA gave the trio warning...» Read More
According to the CDC, the death toll has now reached 8 from a contaminated steroid used to treat back pain that came from a Massachusetts Compounding pharmacy. The next update from the CDC will be at 2PM EST today.
Qualcomm's CEO Paul Jacobs says the smart phone will become a focal point for wirelessly connecting medical devices, diagnostics and sensors, and providing near real-time information.
The aging of America is taking a toll on the health care system. By 2050, the cost of treating Alzheimer's patients will hit $1 trillion a year.
Despite piles of research on the skin cancer risks of sun exposure and tanning beds, dermatologists and cancer groups struggle to persuade people to protect their skin from ultraviolet rays.
With 12 million Americans allergic to one food item or another, sales of specialty foods are soaring.
A warning letter written by the Food & Drug Administration last week to ten companies that produce pre-workout supplements with the ingredient dimethylamyamine (DMAA) has sent shockwaves through the industry, not only to the producers of the products but to consumers who have taken them.
The vitamin supplements industry is "one of the safest industries that exist," despite lack of Food and Drug Administration oversight of its products, GNC CEO Joseph Fortunato told CNBC Tuesday.
Is legislated healthcare reform here to stay? As we watch the presidential race heat up – and look to a Supreme Court ruling this summer — no one knows for sure. Regardless, we as a nation need to realize that traditional thinking around healthcare is forever changed.
While new midlife parents may bring a special appreciation and years of wisdom to their postponed families, age-related hurdles can hit bank accounts and snag retirement and estate planning, requiring difficult decisions.
What if doctor's offices were like gym memberships? Pay a monthly fee and come as often as you like: no insurance, no deductible, no paperwork, no bill. It's called direct primary health care and may be available in your state.
While some people are frustrated about the long wait times for doctors appointments, some believe doctors are doing their jobs.
There's growing debate over whether America can afford Medicare as it is currently constructed and the costs sustainable.
Critics of the Affordable Care Act say they are not seeing any change in costs and are worried that government-run health care will increase taxes and allow insurance companies to operate without rules.
Many consumers assume that their health insurer, hospital, or state medical licensing agencies have vetted physicians who are open for business, but oversight is more lax than you might think.
What used to be mostly a matter of phony billing has spread to questionable medical procedures and identity theft, costing patients and insurers more than ever.
Though the U.S. had made much progress taking medical record keeping into the digital age, there's still some doubt that the government will reach its target by the prescribed deadline.
The reasons Americans pay more than other industrialized countries for similar health care come down to how the system is run, starting with the bottom line.
Like many things in America these days, health care has been politicized. While the policy debate may strike many in Washington as all-important, for the majority of average Americans health care is primarily a matter of goods and services
With so many Americans working as consultants or freelancers because of the bad economy, more people are paying for their own coverage. Here's a guide to finding a provider.
The UK's care homes system is under the microscope as Southern Cross, its biggest care homes company, teeters on the brink of collapse.