Care Delivery

Some obesity-related cancers—including colorectal, gallbladder, kidney and pancreatic cancer—are on the rise among adults aged 25 to 49, compared to older generations, according to new research published in The Lancet: Public Health on World Cancer Day.

Treatment at minority-serving hospitals (MSHs) is associated with significantly lower odds of receiving palliative care, compared with treatment at a non-minority-serving hospital, according to new research published in JAMA Network Open.

The opioid overdose epidemic, which resulted in 48,000 deaths in 2017, isn't getting better anytime soon, according to recent research published in JAMA.

Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health have completed their merger, launching a new nonprofit Catholic health system, CommonSpirit Health. The deal brings together two of the nation’s largest Catholic healthcare systems.

New details emerged about the healthcare venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase during a court battle with UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest healthcare insurer, The Wall Street Journal reported.

Apple is in talks with at least three Medicare Advantage (MA) plans to bring its watch technology to at-risk seniors, according to a report from CNBC. 

Nearly half––46 percent––of adults reported they had not heard of a health policy known as Medicare for all, according to a recent AmeriSpeak Spotlight on Health survey from NORC at the University of Chicago.

New research published in JAMA suggests primary care follow-up within seven days of a hospitalization is associated with fewer Medicaid readmissions.

A seemingly harmless disease could actually be a cause of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study reported by BBC News.

Anthem, the nation’s second-largest health insurer, is planning to push up the launch date of its new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) business, the company announced during its end-of-year earnings report.

Planned hip and knee replacements are on the rise in the U.S., including among younger Americans, according to an analysis from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA).

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health, a New Hampshire-based health system that serves 1.9 million people across New England, and GraniteOne Health, a network of New Hampshire hospitals, have signed a letter of intent to merge.