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Data Points: Stand-alone EDs flock to affluent ZIP codes

Data Points: Stand-alone EDs flock to affluent ZIP codes

The past decade has seen a proliferation in the number of stand-alone emergency departments. But in some markets, the saturation is too much to handle. »

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Data Points: Fast-growing job categories in healthcare come with varied salaries

Data Points: Fast-growing job categories in healthcare come with varied salaries

Healthcare managers, physicians and nurses seem to get all the attention regarding job growth and salaries, but there's a whole bunch of occupations with varying degrees of expected growth and salaries.

Data Points: August's arrival signals vaccination season

Data Points: August's arrival signals vaccination season

It's hard to believe it, but for many kids, summer will come to an end in the coming weeks. 
As parents bulk up on school supplies, it's also important to remember a visit to the doctor's office for immunizations. After all, August is National Immunization Awareness Month.

LifePoint Health and RCCH HealthCare Partners to merge

LifePoint Health and RCCH HealthCare Partners to merge

LifePoint Health and RCCH Healthcare Partners signed a definitive agreement to merge. LifePoint shareholders will receive $65 per share in cash once the transaction closes, resulting in a $5.6 billion purchase price.

Data Points: As open enrollment approaches, who is uninsured?

Data Points: As open enrollment approaches, who is uninsured?

Between 2010 and 2017, more than 19 million people moved from the ranks of the uninsured to insured. With the 2019 open-enrollment season fast approaching, here's a look at some key demographic data.

Data Points: Beware of skin cancer during the dog days of summer

Data Points: Beware of skin cancer during the dog days of summer

The dog days of summer have arrived—running from July 3 to Aug. 11, according to the Old Farmer's Almanac. The 40-day stretch typically coincides with the hottest days of the year. Perfect for sitting by the pool, lake or ocean. But don't forget that sunscreen, or better yet, head-to-toe UV-blocking swimwear.

Data Points: State marijuana laws continue to loosen, feds hold tight

Data Points: State marijuana laws continue to loosen, feds hold tight

On June 26, voters made Oklahoma the 31st state to legalize some form of medical marijuana. Nine of those states (and the District of Columbia) also have approved recreational use, so the legalized pot trade has become big business. In the eyes of the feds, all of this activity is still against the law.

Data Points: Hardest medical bills to pay? ED visits

Data Points: Hardest medical bills to pay? ED visits

Although healthcare costs continue to rise, the number of Americans having trouble paying their bills dropped between 2011 and the first half of 2017. Some of that can be attributed to increased coverage via the Affordable Care Act. Still, medical debt continues to be a pervasive problem.

Data Points: Suicide rates on the rise in the U.S.

Data Points: Suicide rates on the rise in the U.S.

The high-profile deaths this month of celebrity designer Kate Spade and TV personality Anthony Bourdain pushed suicide into the national spotlight. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the nation.

Gottlieb sets a new standard for FDA commissioner

Gottlieb sets a new standard for FDA commissioner

FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb has quieted many of his critics. An unprecedented level of transparency and public disclosure has garnered support from across the industry.

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