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  • MOSCOW, Sept 8- Russian private healthcare company MD Medical Group said on Monday its first-half net profit more than doubled, buoyed by an increased number of patients and a reduction in its debt. Since then, it has made several acquisitions and ramped up its flagship hospital outside Moscow.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 3:45 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.07 or 1.1 percent, to $96.56. Humana Inc. rose $2.56 or 2.0 percent, to $129.44. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 49 or. 6 percent, to $87.55.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 10:11 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 24 or. 3 percent, to $95.73. Humana Inc. rose $1.32 or 1.0 percent, to $128.20. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 05 or. 1 percent, to $87.11.

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 5:57 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 74 or. 8 percent, to $95.49. Humana Inc. fell$. 37 or. 3 percent, to $126.88. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 27 or. 3 percent, to $87.06.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:16 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.18 or 1.2 percent, to $95.93. Humana Inc. rose$. 82 or. 6 percent, to $128.07. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 64 or. 7 percent, to $87.43.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 10:27 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose $1.05 or 1.1 percent, to $95.80. Humana Inc. rose $1.26 or 1.0 percent, to $128.51. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 74 or. 9 percent, to $87.53.

  • Highmark sues UPMC over billing for cancer drugs Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Health insurer Highmark Inc. has sued the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center claiming the hospital network has overbilled it by $300 million for cancer drugs since 2010..

  • Final Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 6:13 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 55 or. 6 percent, to $94.75. Humana Inc. fell$. 20 or. 2 percent, to $127.25. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 40 or. 5 percent, to $86.79.

  • Midday Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 1:34 PM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 73 or. 8 percent, to $94.93. Humana Inc. rose$. 47 or. 4 percent, to $127.92. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 76 or. 9 percent, to $87.15.

  • Early Glance: Managed Care companies Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 10:28 AM ET

    Cigna Corp. rose$. 29 or. 3 percent, to $94.49. Humana Inc. rose$. 34 or. 3 percent, to $127.79. UnitedHealth Group rose$. 55 or. 6 percent, to $86.94.

  • Regulators, Highmark spell out post-UPMC plan Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 9:00 AM ET

    PITTSBURGH— Health insurer Highmark Inc. and the Pennsylvania Insurance Department have spelled out a plan for Highmark customers to continue using doctors and some hospitals from the rival University of Pittsburgh Medical Center once Highmark's provider agreement with UPMC ends Jan. 1.

  • In quest for windfall, tech funds are looking here Wednesday, 3 Sep 2014 | 8:41 AM ET

    Among all growth funds, health-care investments have increased 14 percent over the last three years, to make up 16 percent of portfolios.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Sep 3- In January, Linden Texas native Richard Bowden suffered a mild stroke. "They checked me out real good," said the former city councilor, whose East Texas community of nearly 2,000 has relied on the Linden hospital since the 1960 s. Small, rural hospitals like Linden have always struggled to remain viable, but things are getting worse, fast.

  • ATLANTA, Aug 21- Appearing thin but smiling, a Texas doctor who weeks ago entered an Atlanta hospital in a full-body biohazard suit to be treated for Ebola said on Thursday he was "thrilled to be alive" as doctors declared him virus-free and safe for release.

  • ATLANTA, Aug 21- Two American aid workers who just weeks ago were gravely ill with Ebola they contracted in Liberia now pose no health risk to the public after being cleared of the virus and released from an Atlanta hospital, one of their doctors said on Thursday.

  • ABIDJAN, Aug 21- An American doctor who contracted Ebola treating victims of the deadly virus in Liberia has recovered and will be discharged on Thursday by the U.S. hospital that treated him with an experimental drug, his charity said.

  • BOSTON, Aug 20- The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records.

  • BOSTON, Aug 20- The FBI has warned that healthcare industry companies are being targeted by hackers, publicizing the issue following an attack on U.S. hospital group Community Health Systems Inc that resulted in the theft of millions of patient records.

  • Aug 20- Hackers who stole the personal data of about 4.5 million patients of hospital group Community Health Systems Inc broke into the company's computer system by exploiting the "Heartbleed" internet bug, making it the first known large-scale cyber attack using the flaw, according to a security expert.

  • Aug 18- Skilled Healthcare Group Inc and privately held Genesis HealthCare said on Monday they have agreed to combine in an all-stock transaction that will create one of the largest U.S. operators of long-term care facilities.