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Health care was the top issue for Americans voting in Tuesday's midterm elections.
Health care emerged as a key issue this year, with 41 percent of voters saying it was their No. 1 concern in the election, followed by immigration, the economy and gun control, according to an NBC News exit poll.
DaVita shelled out $66.6 million of the more than $110 million spent by the industry lobbying against Proposition 8, which was defeated by California voters on Tuesday.
CVS expects its roughly $69 billion acquisition of health insurer Aetna to close before Thanksgiving. CVS plans to open its first concept stores early next year, CEO Larry Merlo told Wall Street analysts Tuesday.
DaVita has shelled out $66.6 million of the more than $110 million spent by the industry lobbying against Proposition 8, which if passed Tuesday, would cap the amount of money dialysis providers in the state can earn on certain patients.
The flu vaccine isn't perfect, but it's still the best way to protect yourself and others from influenza.
The Nashville-based hospital behemoth raised its earnings and revenue guidance for the year.
Acadia, which operates a network of nearly 600 behavioral health-care facilities with approximately 17,800 beds in 40 states, has been approached by private equity firms KKR and TPG Global, among others, according to Reuters.
As Hurricane Michael rapidly approaches western Florida as a Category 4 storm, some of the nation's largest publicly traded hospital operators are working to mitigate the impact.
The average deductible for a worker in an employer health plan this year is $1,573, up 4.5 percent from $1,505 in 2017, according to new data from the 2018 Kaiser Family Foundation employer health benefits survey.
Testosterone replacement therapy is gaining wider use, but there are potential health risks. These include heart attack and stroke in men over 65 and infertility in young men.
CNBC's Meg Tirrell reports on what some drug companies are doing to fight increasing rates of food allergies in children.
"Maybe some of the parts that were going to be sold make more sense today," CFRA's Jim Corridore says.
Murphy, 55, is probably one of the fastest rising stars at GE that no one's ever heard of. He's quickly climbed the ranks and is now tasked with spinning out GE Healthcare into a separate company, which doesn't come without some risks.
Given the size of the company, the compensation is a little on the high side, says Brian Tanquilut, health-care services equity researcher at Jefferies.
Flu caused a record number of more than 80,000 deaths and 900,000 hospitalizations in the United States last year.