Our Healthcare Hot Topics of the Week

Life is hectic, we know, so here’s a recap of the Healthcare Weekly Hot Topics you can’t afford to miss:

  1. Aspirus acquiring Ascension hospitals, clinics in Wisconsin Fox 6

Aspirus Health is buying seven Ascension hospitals, 21 clinics, and transport services in parts of Wisconsin.

  1. CMS issues final rule for Medicare coverage of breakthrough technologies: 5 things to know Becker’s Hospital Review

CMS issued a rule that will speed up the FDA approval process for Medicare coverage of new medical devices and technologies.

  1. Short term low carbohydrate diet linked to remission of type 2 diabetes ScienceDaily

Patients with type 2 diabetes who follow a strict low carb diet for six months may experience greater rates of remission.

  1. Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine data leaked by hackers Healthcare IT News

The European Medicines Agency reported some data on the Pfizer vaccine was stolen in early December during a cyberattack.

  1. Researchers develop a tiny, yet effective method for preventing premature birth News-Medical.Net

A study found an effective method to prevent preterm labor in mice and human cells.

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