Tag Archives: Health

For-profits, church-run health systems dominated M&A growth from 2016 to 2018: Health Affairs

Dive Brief: More than half of all physicians and 72% of hospitals in the U.S. were affiliated with a health system in 2018, according to a report published by Health Affairs on Monday. From 2016 to 2018, the share of physicians affiliated with vertically integrated health systems rose 11 percentage points, from 40% to 51%. The… Read More »

High cholesterol: A delicious fruit with numerous health benefits can help lower levels

High cholesterol can be reversible with the help of a good diet and smarter decisions. When it comes to fruits, there is one in particular known to help lower your levels. Grapefruit – especially red grapefruit – may improve cholesterol, according to a new study. Natural compounds called antioxidants may get the credit, but that’s… Read More »

Coronavirus ‘most severe health emergency’ WHO has faced

Covid-19 is easily the most severe global health emergency ever declared by the World Health Organization (WHO), its leader has said. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said he would reconvene the WHO’s emergency committee this week for a review. There have been five other global health emergencies: Ebola (two outbreaks), Zika, polio and swine flu. More… Read More »

One Medicare Trust Fund May Run Dry By As Early As 2022, Analysts Warn : Shots – Health News – NPR

Enlarge this image Funding is shrinking for Medicare’s Part A trust fund, which pays for hospitalization and in-patient care. The funding largely comes from a 1.45% payroll tax paid by employees and employers. pablohart/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption pablohart/Getty Images Everyone involved even tangentially in health care today is consumed by the coronavirus pandemic,… Read More »