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The American Medical Association sent a letter to the CEOs of five of the largest commerce companies in the U.S. urging them to take action against the sale of illicit e-cigarette products on their platforms.

A whopping 25% of spending in the U.S. healthcare system is waste, between $760 billion and $935 billion, according to a Humana-led study in JAMA.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a presidential hopeful with the Democratic party, experienced a heart attack last week, his campaign revealed after reports confirmed Sanders underwent a stent placement procedure.

A recent guideline published in the Annals of Internal Medicine is getting some serious blowback from medical professionals. That’s because the guideline stated adults can continue eating red and processed meat without much harm to their health, arguing that previous research showing health harms from these products is weak.

Signing a proclamation on Oct. 4, President Trump suspended and limited entry of immigrants who will put a financial burden on the U.S. healthcare system unless they are covered by approved health insurance.

The number of lung injuries from e-cigarette use, or vaping, has now topped 1,000, according to the CDC, while 18 deaths have been reported as of Oct. 1. The rise in deaths and number of cases comes as the CDC is still investigating with states on the cause of the lung injuries.

 

Hospitals are seeing a drop in profitability, according to a flash report from Kaufman Hall.

In a move toward making the public healthcare program more private, President Trump signed an executive order to strengthen Medicare Advantage.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, was sidelined from his campaign after it was reported he underwent a procedure for placement of two stents after chest discomfort revealed a blocked artery, The New York Times reported.

Walmart wants to make healthcare cheaper and simpler for its associates and their families and is changing up its 2020 medical plan to offer new pilot programs in select markets.

Digital health has been a hot sector for investors over the last several years, but the hot streak for the space may be cooling down at the end of 2019, as evidenced by the latest figures by Rock Health.

Google’s parent company has made a high-profile hire by naming Robert Califf, MD, to head its medical strategy and policy for Google Health and Verily.