Healthcare

Genentech Alzheimer's Drug Misses Goals

An experimental drug from Genentech failed to slow mental decline in mid-stage studies on more than 500 people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease, but showed some promise among least-impaired participants.


Joseph Swedish: WellPoint Readies for Tech Wave

WellPoint CEO Joseph Swedish says that when people ask what a doctor's appointment will be like in the future, they assume they'll physically have to visit an office.


Smallpox Vials Found Forgotten in Storage Room

A scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center in Bethesda, Md., discovered decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.


Which States Are the Worst Abusers of Painkillers?

Powerful painkillers have been driving the nation's rise in overdose deaths, and now the government is singling out the states where doctors write the most prescriptions.


Are Small Businesses Prepared for Obamacare?

The special federal health exchange serving small businesses is expected to go online this fall, and more states will offer a variety of insurance plans to employees, but don't expect enrollment to take off.


Highmark, UPMC Deal Reached

Gov. Tom Corbett and Attorney General Kathleen Kane stood together in the Capitol on Friday to announce a truce in a western Pennsylvania health care coverage war.


Is Flu Spray OK for Kids?

When it comes to flu vaccines, a federal panel says, a squirt in the nose is better than a shot in the arm for young children.


Pew Names 10 Latin American Biomedical Fellows

This year's crop of Pew's Latin American Fellows will tackle such concerns as autism, diabetes, hunger and parasitic infections.


Agricultural Pesticides Increase Autism Risk: UC Davis Study

Pregnant women who live near places where agricultural pesticides are applied are at higher risk of delivering children with autism or other developmental delays, a UC Davis study has found.


Health Concerns Raised About Hispanic Mothers, Babies

Hispanic women and their children are at significantly greater risk than their counterparts in the general U.S. population, according to a March of Dimes report.


How to Access the Hispanic Health Market

With more than 10 million U.S. Hispanics eligible for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, an opportunity is wide open for players in the new health economy.


Hispanic Women at Risk for Obesity, Heart Disease

As National Women's Health Week kicks off, a survey finds that U.S. Hispanic women are at risk for heart disease and obesity and are less physically active than recommended.


Obama to Address Hispanics on Affordable Care Act

President Obama speaks at a live-streamed town hall to discuss key information about the Affordable Care Act and its impact on Hispanics in the last month of open enrollment.


Discovery Familia Launches Hispanic Health Campaign

Discovery Familia initiative provides current information and resources each month on health topics of particular concern to Hispanics.


Luna Named as CEO for Centro San Vicente

Jose Luna was recently appointed as the new CEO for the Centro San Vicente, officials with the health center announced Thursday.


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