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  • Qualcomm's Jacobs: Mighty Payoff to Mobile Medicine Tuesday, 9 Oct 2012 | 10:53 AM ET

    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.

  • Despite a decade of rising C. diff rates, health care providers and the government agencies that oversee them have been slow to adopt proven strategies to reduce the infections, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths and illnesses that could have been prevented, the investigation shows.

  • Health-care reform will create $580 billion in potential new Medicaid revenue opportunities in the next five years, Wayne Deveydt, CFO at health insurer WellPoint, told CNBC.

  • Give Health Care a Chance to Evolve Sunday, 1 Jul 2012 | 8:47 AM ET

    It was a complicated case, in part because the reform legislation itself was seriously flawed. The law’s drafters could have proposed a simpler and more efficient system, the New York Times reports.

  • Niche Retirement Communities for Boomers Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 4:34 PM ET
    in Fremont, Calif., is a retirement community catering to Chinese-American retirees. According to its website, “our focus on Chinese culture is reflected in everything we do.”The community features architecture based on the principles of  and activities include both Chinese pursuits like  and  as well as American standbys like bingo and bridge. The staff is Chinese- and English-speaking and health-care providers include several from China who are fluent in multiple languages and dialects.

    According to AARP, 78 million baby boomers are reaching retirement age. Read ahead to learn about the niche retirement communities serving the needs of silver-haired boomers.

  • Feds Crack Down in $452 Million Medicare Fraud Sweep Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 3:31 PM ET

    More than 100 people are charged in what authorities say is the largest one-day takedown ever for Medicare fraud.

  • Debt Collector Is Faulted for Tough Tactics in Hospitals Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 | 10:46 AM ET

    Hospital patients waiting in an emergency room or convalescing after surgery are being confronted by an unexpected visitor: a debt collector at bedside.

  • Recession-Proof Industries Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Starting a small business is a risky proposition even in the best financial times. If you’re thinking about starting one but are worried about how it will fare during a downturn, you might want to consider an industry that can be described as “recession-proof.”A recession-proof industry caters to an ongoing demand. If a business provides goods or services fitting this profile, its odds of weathering economic storms are better than those that don’t. This is why medical and diagnostic laboratories

    If you're worried about how yours might fare during a downturn, consider a recession-proof industry, which caters to ongoing demands.

  • China Fines Parents of HK-Born Second Child: Report Tuesday, 7 Feb 2012 | 6:38 PM ET

    Mainland Chinese who have a second child in Hong Kong will be fined for breaching China's one-child policy, Chinese media quoted a family planning official as saying, as mainland Chinese women flock to the former British colony to give birth.

  • It’s rare for the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and other partners to work together to tackle an urgent global health issue. It’s time for this to change and our new coordinated effort – unlike previous siloed, disease-by-disease approaches – is the first step.

  • Countries With Aging Populations Tuesday, 30 Oct 2012 | 10:32 PM ET
    The world is rapidly aging. A whopping 2 billion people will be 60 years and older by 2050, more than triple the amount in 2000, according to the World Health Organization.This demographic change has major implications for the global economy. Some of the world's biggest economies are facing rising healthcare costs, a shrinking workforce, higher pension costs and diminishing fertility rates. Many countries have already begun adapting to their increasingly aging populations by raising the retireme

    We've come up with a list of countries with the starkest gap between the number of old and the number of young. Find out which countries have the biggest gap between old and young.

  • Expecting Aetna and UnitedHealth to beat Wall Street estimates as health insurers kick off fourth-quarter earnings, senior analyst Peter Costa of Wells Fargo says these companies will continue their winning streak in 2012, due to rising costs, lower unemployment and even health-care reform.

  • Stop Worrying! 8 Tips to Help You Knock It Off Friday, 6 Jan 2012 | 9:34 AM ET

    We have worried A LOT in the past few years—jobs, money, the stock market—you name it. But guess what? It has yet to be scientifically proven that worrying can fix a problem. So here are 8 tips to help you stop worrying — or, at the very least, to do it properly!

  • Argggggggggh! America’s Most Stressful Jobs Tuesday, 3 Jan 2012 | 5:35 PM ET

    Think you have one of the most stressful jobs? Yeah, you do! Click ahead for the 10 Most Stressful Jobs in America — and, in case you're interested in taking it down a few notches, the 10 Least Stressful Jobs in America.

  • Allen Stanford

    In court papers filed Friday, accused ponzi schemer Allen Stanford's court-appointed attorney said he will call on two neurologists, a neuropsychologist, a forensic psychiatrist, a medical doctor and a staff psychiatrist to testify at a hearing on whether Stanford is competent to stand trial.

  • Innovation is Alive and Well in Health Care Monday, 31 Oct 2011 | 3:12 PM ET

    While some believe government intervention in health-care reform is the only way forward, there are already health-care organizations around the country that can deliver better quality care at a lower cost.

  • CEO Blog: Changing How We Pay for Healthcare Thursday, 27 Oct 2011 | 11:40 AM ET

    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.

  • The Best-Performing S&P 500 Stocks of 2011 Wednesday, 28 Sep 2011 | 2:08 PM ET

    Ten companies on the benchmark S&P 500 Index in the health-care and aerospace and defense industry have gained as much as 61 percent this year as the third quarter played host to a tumultuous 2011 for the stock market, reports TheStreet.com.

  • In the first overhaul of the system in 25 years, younger, healthier people will be given priority preference for kidneys over older, sicker people. This is a major change over the previous system which favored patients on a waiting list – first come, first served – irrespective of age or health condition.

  • WhiteGlove Health Unlikely to Break IPO Dry Spell Tuesday, 20 Sep 2011 | 11:26 AM ET
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    As healthcare provider WhiteGlove Health readies for another attempt to price its initial public offering this week, industry experts are skeptical that the firm will be able to attract investors.

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