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1 hr ago | KRNV-TV Reno

More than 200 layoffs at cash-strapped UMC

University Medical Center has eliminated more than 200 positions in a second round of layoffs at Las Vegas' only public hospital.


Related Topix: Medicine, University Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Las Vegas, NV, Nursing, Clark County, NV

5 hrs ago | Reuters

Pfizer back for AstraZeneca? Year-end move seen most likely

Shares in drugmaker AstraZeneca have climbed more than 7 percent this week, fueled by speculation of renewed takeover interest from Pfizer, following an abortive $118 billion takeover attempt in May. But while British takeover rules mean deal talks could be back on the cards as early as Aug. 26, following the ending of the first of a two-stage ... (more)


Related Topix: Pfizer, Biotech

9 hrs ago |

Athersys Director Lorin Randall Sells 15,000 Shares

Athersys Director Lorin Randall sold 15,000 shares of Athersys stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 18th.


Related Topix: Biotech, Medicine, Athersys

14 hrs ago | Seeking Alpha

Invest Wisely Or Prepare For Sticker Shock: A Message For All Parents

Are you the type that walks straight into the path of an oncoming train or do you grab the bull by the horns? An article in today's Wall Street Journal and the Los Angeles Times reported on the Agriculture Department's new "Expenditures on Children and Families" report.


Related Topix: Personal Finance, Retirement, Biotech, Johnson and Johnson, Medicine, Kimberly Clark, Paper, Savvis, Cable & Satellite, Telecom, CenturyTel

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WCTV Tallahassee

Hackers Steal Info of 4.5 Million Hospital Patients

A company that operates hospitals in north Florida says Chinese hackers have stolen the personal information of 4.5 million patients over the past five years.


Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, US Securities and Exchange Commission, Financial Services

The Raw Story

FBI tells healthcare companies that 'malicious' hackers are looking to steal their data

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.


Related Topix: Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration


Many Women Who Have Mastectomy Don't Get Breast Reconstruction: Study

Breast reconstruction after a mastectomy has long been an option, but a new study shows that only about 42 percent of women choose it.


Related Topix: Cancer, Medicine, Health, Memorial SloanKettering Cancer Center, Hospital Administration

The Oregonian

Curt Schilling blames use of chewing tobacco for his battle with mouth cancer

Schilling, a former major league pitcher, discussed details of his cancer on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday.


Related Topix: Curt Schilling, Oral Cancer, Health, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Hospital Administration, DanaFarber Cancer Institute

WJYI-AM Milwaukee

Hospital data breach biggest yet to exploit Heartbleed bug

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.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Medicine, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Director of Marshfield Clinic steps down as part o...

Dr. Brian Ewert made that announcement Monday. He plans to return to medical practice when he leaves the post September 12th.


Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Marshfield Clinic

Tue Aug 19, 2014


Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

A patient in a California hospital is being tested for a possible Ebola infection, according to a hospital official's statement.


Related Topix: Kaiser Permanente, Medicine, Hospital Administration, Sacramento, CA, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Times Herald

Hospital: Calif. patient may have been exposed to Ebola

A hospital in northern California reports that it is treating a patient who may have been exposed to the deadly Ebola virus.


Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Biotech

Silicon Alley Insider

Allergan Seeks Deal With Salix To Fend Off Valeant: WSJ

Botox maker Allergan Inc has approached Salix Pharmaceuticals Ltd and at least one other company about a potential takeover in a bid to avert the $53 billion hostile takeover from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, the Wall Street Journal said.


Related Topix: Allergan, Biotech, Salix Pharmaceuticals, Medicine, Raleigh, NC

KTVK Phoenix

PD: Goodyear mom arrested for attempted murder of child

Goodyear police have arrested a woman on suspicion of attempted first-degree murder after responding to a possible child drowning Monday afternoon.


Related Topix: Hospital Administration, Medicine, Phoenix Children's Hospital


Man charged in deadly stabbing of 1-year-old niece

A Connecticut man was charged with murder on allegations he fatally slashed his 1-year-old niece in her abdomen while babysitting, police said.


Related Topix: Connecticut, Medicine, Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hospital Administration

Medical News Today

Study finds increased rates of preventable deaths in the U.S. following common urologic procedures

In recent years, a shift from inpatient to outpatient surgery in the U.S. for commonly performed urologic procedures has coincided with increasing deaths following complications that were potentially recognizable or preventable.


Related Topix: Henry Ford Health System, Hospital Administration, Medicine, Health

Western Michigan medical school starts year

TV reports the Homer Stryker School of Medicine Class of 2018 kicked off the year on Monday.


Related Topix: Medicine, Stryker, Medical Equipment, Startups, Concentric Medical, Stryker Endoscopy, Oakland University

Mon Aug 18, 2014


Why would Chinese hackers want US hospital patient data?

The theft of personal data on 4.5 million patients of Community Health Systems by hackers in China highlights the increasing degree to which hospitals are becoming lucrative targets for information theft.


Related Topix: Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum, Social Security, Personal Finance

CBS 3 Springfield

4.5 million records stolen in hospital network hack

A hospital operator that owns 11 hospitals in Alabama says a cyber attack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year.


Related Topix: Computer Security, Science / Technology, Community Medical Center, Medicine, Community General Hospital, Community Health Care, Hospital Administration, Quorum

Cape Cod Times

Massachusetts police shoot, kill bull after goring

Police shot and killed an out-of-control bull that gored a 74-year-old man at a livestock yard.


Related Topix: Littleton, MA, Medicine, Emerson Hospital, Hospital Administration


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