A program designed to ease the student-debt burden of teachers, public defenders and other modestly paid workers in the public sector is also set to help thousands of physicians, many of whom work for nonprofit hospitals. On average, recent medical-school graduates who enroll in the program will have $131,000 in their student debt forgiven. Source: […]
Regulators also revoked the operating license of a Theranos lab and levied a fine. The sanctions were a major setback for the blood-testing start-up. Source: Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos Is Barred From Running Lab for 2 Years – The New York Times
For the first time, researchers have found a person in the United States carrying bacteria resistant to antibiotics of last resort. CDC chief says this could mean “the end of the road” for antibiotics. Source: The superbug that doctors have been dreading just reached the U.S. – The Washington Post
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Phlebotomy. Even the word sounds archaic—and that’s nothing compared to the slow, expensive, and inefficient reality of drawing blood and having it tested. As a college sophomore, Elizabeth Holmes envisioned a way to reinvent old-fashioned phlebotomy and, in the process, usher in an era of comprehensive superfast diagnosis and preventive medicine. That was a decade ago. […]
The high price of commonly used medications for conditions like asthma contributes heavily to health care costs and certainly causes more widespread anguish. The Soaring Cost of a Simple Breath
At least two million people also fall ill each year, officials found in research that was the first to quantify a growing public health problem. Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Lead to 23,000 Deaths a Year, C.D.C. Finds