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The Latest: Maine CDC: Rural areas need more COVID testing

PORTLAND, Maine — Maine’s rural areas need better access to COVID-19 testing, the head of the state’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention said. The percent positivity rate in some of Maine’s rural counties is much higher than it is in more densely populated areas such as Cumberland County. Federal data show the percent positivity… Read More »

Walmart signals plans to offer telehealth in 16 more states

The medical group for Walmart Health has filed paperwork to do business in more than a dozen more states – and a spokesperson told Insider that the moves are not related to physical clinics.   Instead, the preparation regards the retail giant’s pending acquisition of telehealth vendor MeMD earlier this year.   “We’ve expressed our… Read More »

“Heroes Work Here:” Never More True at Angel Medical Center Than During the Pandemic Year

Karen Gorby By Karen S. Gorby, RN, MSN, MBA, CENP, FACHE It’s May, and as we enjoy a beautiful spring — as well as the chance to get out and about more since we have been fortunate to have access to the COVID-19 vaccine — it promises to be quite different than last year’s. Twelve… Read More »

ASCO: Exelixis releases more details on Cabometyx thyroid cancer data that wooed Ipsen

When Ipsen announced last week that it wanted in on Exelixis’ Cabometyx for thyroid cancer, the company pegged that move to the oncology drug’s promising late-stage trial results. Now, Exelixis is offering up more details of that very trial. For a phase 3 study up for presentation at the virtual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, investigators… Read More »

Patients hit with surprise medical bills paid ER docs 10 times more than others

Dive Brief: A new report in Health Affairs seeks to measure the financial impact surprise medical bills had on adult patients with private health insurance between 2001 and 2016. Researchers found that ER doctors retained a larger share of what they initially charged, or what is considered the sticker price, when patients were unexpectedly out-of-network… Read More »