Covid-19Even in Red States, Colleges Gravitate to Requiring Vaccines and Masks
As of Aug. 26, the Chronicle of Higher Education had tallied 805 campuses that require at least some employees or...
Human Resources'Religious' Exemptions Add Legal Thorns to Looming Vaccine Mandates
With workplace vaccine mandates in the offing, opponents are turning to a tried-and-true recourse for avoiding a COVID-19 shot: the...
StrategyFlorida Spine Surgeon and Device Company Owner Charged in Kickback Scheme
The indictment alleges that SpineFrontier, Chin and Humad paid surgeons between $250 and $1,000 per hour in sham consulting fees...
TelehealthTelemedicine Abortions Offer Cheaper Options but May Also Undermine Critical Clinics
Nonprofit Carafem delivers abortion pills to a patient's home after a telemedicine visit for $375 or less.
Covid-19A Boy With an Autoimmune Disease Was Ready to Learn in Person. Then His State Banned Mask Mandates.
High-risk students in states and districts that have made masks optional are staying home.
InnovationMicrobiome Startups Promise to Improve Your Gut Health, but Is the Science Solid?
Microbiome startups have been alternately hailed for health breakthroughs and indicted for fraud.
InnovationMission and Money Clash in Nonprofit Hospitals' Venture Capital Ambitions
Eager to find new sources of revenue, hospital systems of all sizes have been experimenting as venture capitalists for healthcare...
Covid-19Science Shows Mask-Wearing Is Largely Safe for Children
Experts say it's more plausible that the annoyances of masking could distract from in-class lessons and make it harder to...
Covid-19'Tainted' Blood: COVID Skeptics Request Blood Transfusions From Unvaccinated Donors
With nearly 60% of the eligible U.S. population fully vaccinated, most of the nation's blood supply is now coming from...
StrategyNational Academies' Report Took Pharma-Friendly Stance After Millions in Gifts From Drugmakers
A KHN review of treasurer reports from 2015 through 2020 shows that pharmaceutical companies have given consistently to the national...
MarketingInjuries Mount as Sales Reps for Device Makers Cozy Up to Surgeons, Even in Operating Rooms
Device makers train sales reps to offer surgeons technical guidance in the operating room on the use of their products.
StrategyAscension Michigan to Pay $2.8M to Settle False Claims Allegations
Four Michigan hospitals were named in the suit, which stems from the questionable practices of one gynecologic oncologist.