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Infectious Diseases, Teen Pregnancy Biggest Threat to Child Health

Infectious diseases are still major causes of death for children under five in poorer Indian states, a study has said, advocating scaling up vaccine coverage, improving childbirth and neonatal care, especially in states where mortality rates remain high. Faculty Associate Li Liu is quoted. The study was led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School […]

Hospitals Chafe Under A Medicare Rule That Reduces Payments To Far-Flung Clinics

Over the past decade, hospitals have been rapidly building outpatient clinics or purchasing existing independent ones. It was a lucrative business strategy because such clinics could charge higher rates, on the premise that they were part of a hospital. Medicare’s recent rule change puts a damper on all that. Faculty Associate Gerard Andersonis quoted.