08/20/2014 - 5:42pm

“It’s not enough to pull drowning victims out of the river. You have to walk upstream to find out who’s throwing them in.” Physician and educator David Kilgore invoked that piece of wisdom from Episcopal bishop V. Gene Robinson to describe the current state of medicine in the United States — and the steps needed to drag the nation’s outmoded, costly and inefficient healthcare system into the 21st century.

08/20/2014 - 5:42pm

Pharmacists aren’t the only professionals grappling with the uncertainties of health reform, shifting patient-care delivery models and changing reimbursement standards.

08/20/2014 - 5:41pm

Despite a rocky start, the full rollout of health reform under the Affordable Care Act has already brought major benefits to the nation’s troubled health system and affordable coverage to millions of formerly uninsured or underinsured Americans, one of the Obama administration’s top health officials asserted recently.

08/20/2014 - 5:41pm

“We have a system that needs fixing.” That comment on the state of the nation’s healthcare system, shared by physician and New York Times correspondent and senior writer Elisabeth Rosenthal, served as the springboard for a high-level summit on the future of health care in the United States. The event drew a who’s who of nationally known health experts, scientists and government officials.

08/19/2014 - 9:07am

Walgreens on Tuesday announced that flu shots are now available at all locations, including pharmacies and Healthcare Clinics.

 

08/18/2014 - 1:54pm

Bartell Drugs on Monday announced the launch of a seasonal flu vaccination program, which offers in-store vaccinations at 63 Bartell Drug locations, as well as an off-site flu clinic program that serves area businesses and retirement communities.

08/18/2014 - 11:43am

From July 29 to Aug. 18, people have donated $15.6 million to the ALS Association as the result of the viral Ice Bucket Challenge. 

 

08/18/2014 - 10:13am

Patients with low blood levels of vitamin D are at increased risk of death and serious complications after noncardiac surgery, according to a study published Friday in Anesthesia & Analgesia.

08/18/2014 - 10:04am

Americans aspire to be healthier by making better food choices, but admit that the saying is a lot easier than the doing, according to a new white paper titled "Health and Wellness in America" released by Nielsen and the Natural Marketing Institute last week.