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  • 2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 6:10 PM ET

    CLEVELAND— An Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Chicago- area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended. Cramblett, 36, and her partner, Amanda Zinkon, 29, were so elated that they called Midwest Sperm Bank LLC outside Chicago to reserve sperm from the same donor in the hope that Zinkon would...

  • Anthem, hospital group hit impasse on contract Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield customers faced paying higher out-of-network rates for getting care at Hartford HealthCare medical centers. The five affected Hartford HealthCare hospitals are Hartford Hospital, The Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain, MidState Medical Center in Meriden, The William W. Backus Hospital in Norwich and Windham...

  • Fire that killed hospital CEO, wife ruled arson Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 4:23 PM ET

    Investigators determined the fire was intentionally set early Sunday in the master bedroom of the Montgomery Township home of 72- year-old John Sheridan and 69- year-old Joyce Sheridan. John Sheridan was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • Ways to prepare for possible long-term care costs Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:41 PM ET

    On average, nearly 70 percent of 65 year-olds will eventually need some form of long-term care, according to the U.S. Department of Health& Human Services. "Not enough people have some plan in place," said Jamie Hopkins, associate director of the retirement income program at The American College. "It's a lot of self-funding and relying on family members and Medicaid."

  • YOUR MONEY-How to choose the best rehab facility Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 2:37 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Oct 1- This summer, I had the arduous and rushed task of picking a rehabilitation center for my dad, as post-operative complications left him to ill to return home at the time, yet the hospital was keen to discharge him.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.10 or 1.2 percent, to $89.59. Humana Inc. fell $2.25 or 1.7 percent, to $128.04. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.47 or 1.7 percent, to $84.78.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014 | 12:43 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell $1.18 or 1.3 percent, to $89.51. Humana Inc. fell $2.31 or 1.8 percent, to $127.98. UnitedHealth Group fell $1.37 or 1.6 percent, to $84.88.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct 1- Canada has shipped small amounts of its experimental vaccine for the Ebola virus to hospitals in Geneva and Atlanta, Georgia for possible use by exposed health care workers, Canadian chief public health officer Greg Taylor said on Wednesday.

  • Oct 1- Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said Walgreen Co would sell prescription drugs under its two Medicare Part D plans for 2015..

  • Oct 1- Express Scripts Holding Co, the largest U.S. pharmacy benefit manager, said its two Medicare Part D prescription drug plans would be available at Walgreen Co as part of Express Scripts' preferred pharmacy network.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 6:04 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 55 or. 6 percent, to $90.69. Humana Inc. fell $1.61 or 1.2 percent, to $130.29. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 26 or. 3 percent, to $86.25.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 1:20 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $90.97. Humana Inc. fell$. 62 or. 5 percent, to $131.28. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 03 or percent, to $86.54.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 10:40 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 45 or. 5 percent, to $90.79. Humana Inc. fell $1.07 or. 8 percent, to $130.84. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 23 or. 3 percent, to $86.28.

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 | 2:44 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine. The value of industry payments and other financial benefits totaled nearly $3.5 billion in the...

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 6:02 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 58 or. 6 percent, to $91.24. Humana Inc. rose$. 17 or. 1 percent, to $131.90. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 09 or. 1 percent, to $86.51.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:51 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 49 or. 5 percent, to $91.33. Humana Inc. rose$. 21 or. 2 percent, to $131.94. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 06 or. 1 percent, to $86.66.

  • Fletcher Allen seeks approval for 128-bed building Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 11:37 AM ET

    BURLINGTON, Vt.— Vermont's Fletcher Allen Health Care is seeking approval to build a 128- bed building for patients to replace outdated facilities. The medical center estimates the seven-story building would cost nearly $188 million and anticipates it would be occupied in September 2018.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 10:36 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 65 or. 7 percent, to $91.17. Humana Inc. fell$. 38 or. 3 percent, to $131.35. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 59 or. 7 percent, to $86.01.

  • Sept 27- Pfizer Inc's Xalkori, which treats lung cancer patients with a specific gene mutation, proved effective in shrinking tumors in those with an even rarer form of the disease, according to data presented at a medical meeting on Saturday.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 1:17 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. fell$. 48 or. 5 percent, to $91.24. Humana Inc. fell$. 11 or. 1 percent, to $130.89. UnitedHealth Group fell$. 07 or. 1 percent, to $86.11.