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Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 12:50 PM EST

Sick? Virtual Doctors Offer Diagnoses to Your Smartphone

Sick? Virtual Doctors Offer Diagnoses to Your Smartphone

A severe flu season blanketing the United States is overburdening hospitals and emergency rooms across the country. Many doctors are urging people to make virtual appointments instead, where patients can be...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 05:24 PM EST

CDC Chief Resigns Over 'Complex Financial Interests'

CDC Chief Resigns Over 'Complex Financial Interests'

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention resigned Wednesday over financial conflicts of interest involving her investments in health care businesses. Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald's complex...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 07:45 AM EST

The Big Names Behind a New Push to Transform US Health Care

The Big Names Behind a New Push to Transform US Health Care

Three guys walk into a bar. They're Warren Buffett, Amazon.com's Jeff Bezos and JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon. They decide to transform the American health care system. That's probably not how these three men...

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 05:39 AM EST

Mass. SJC to Examine Drug Lab Misconduct Case

Mass. SJC to Examine Drug Lab Misconduct Case

Massachusetts' top court will examine a case sparked by the misconduct of a former chemist who authorities say was high almost every day she worked at a state drug lab for eight years.

Wednesday, Jan 31, 2018 at 04:42 PM EST

Pharmacist in Meningitis Outbreak Gets 8 Years in Prison

Pharmacist in Meningitis Outbreak Gets 8 Years in Prison

The pharmacist convicted in connection with a deadly 2012 meningitis outbreak was sentenced to eight years in prison on Wednesday after he tearfully apologized to the victims for the pain and suffering they...

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 04:29 PM EST

As Opioid Crisis Grows, Judge Aims for Solutions, Settlement

As Opioid Crisis Grows, Judge Aims for Solutions, Settlement

The goal is impressive: Hammer out a legal deal that starts guiding the nation out of an epidemic of opioid addiction. How and when that can happen, if at all, is the subject of talks scheduled to begin...

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 12:16 PM EST

Richard Engel Shares Heartbreaking Story of Son's Medical Journey

Richard Engel Shares Heartbreaking Story of Son's Medical Journey

NBC News chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel was with U.S. troops when his toddler's doctor told him the results of a genetic scan, "Today" reported. "'We found something. It’s very, very severe. It’s...

Tuesday, Jan 30, 2018 at 10:07 AM EST

Amazon Teams With Buffett to Tackle Health Care 'Tapeworm'

Amazon Teams With Buffett to Tackle Health Care 'Tapeworm'

Amazon is diving into health care, teaming up with Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and the New York bank JPMorgan Chase, to create a company that helps their U.S. employees find quality care "at a reasonable...

Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at 09:19 PM EST

Doctor in Boston: Keep Calm During the Upcoming Super Bowl

Doctor in Boston: Keep Calm During the Upcoming Super Bowl

Dr. Ellen Slawsby, director of pain services at the Benson-Henry Institute in Boston, is married to a former Patriots player.

Monday, Jan 29, 2018 at 06:36 PM EST

Colleges Taking Precautions Against Flu

Colleges Taking Precautions Against Flu

Boston-area colleges are taking steps to make sure their students aren't spreading the flu throughout their campuses.

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