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Middle Tennessee sees high demand for health care tech jobs

Apr. 19, 2019 7:16 AM EDT

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee saw over 12,500 postings for jobs in health care technology last year. That's according to a report released Thursday by Middle Tennessee State University and the Greater Nashville Technology Council. A news release from the school says the report found app...

US halts sales of pelvic mesh tied to injuries in women

Apr. 16, 2019 4:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators on Tuesday halted sales of a type of surgical mesh used to repair pelvic conditions in women, following years of patients' reports of injuries and complications from the implants. The Food and Drug Administration ordered the two remaining makers of the mesh —...

Electronic records company Epic Systems celebrates 40 years

Apr. 13, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

VERONA, Wis. (AP) — There were fancy cupcakes, by the thousands, at Epic Systems Corp. in Verona on March 22 and if there had been candles, they would have burned with 40 flames for Epic founder Judy Faulkner to blow out. It was the 40th anniversary of the date Epic celebrates as its founding — a...

US investigates seizure risk with electronic cigarettes

Apr. 3, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are investigating whether electronic cigarettes may trigger seizures in some people who use the nicotine-vaping devices. The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has reviewed 35 reports of seizures among e-cigarettes users, mainly in young people....

New Mexico weighs marijuana access to counter opioid crisis

Mar. 29, 2019 7:46 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Pressure mounted Friday on Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's administration to make medical marijuana available to people struggling with opioid addiction. The state's Medical Cannabis Advisory Board voted 4-0 to reaffirm its support for adding opioid-use disorder to a long...

US trade negotiators arrive in China for resumed talks

Mar. 28, 2019 6:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. trade negotiators arrived in Beijing on Thursday to start a new round of talks aimed at ending a tariff war over China's technology ambitions as officials hint they might be making progress. The meetings are the latest in a rapid-fire series of exchanges seeking to end the conflict that...

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Mar. 27, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

Stocks ended broadly lower on Wall Street Wednesday as weakness in health care, technology companies and banks offset gains elsewhere in the market. While U.S. stocks remain on track to finish the quarter with solid gains, investors remain anxious over the slowing global economy and falling bond yields. On...

US experts: Too soon to pull breast implants tied to cancer

Mar. 25, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Government medical advisers said Monday it's too soon to ban a type of breast implant that has recently been linked to a rare form of cancer, saying more information is needed to understand the problem. The Food and Drug Administration panel didn't recommend any immediate...

FDA takes up decades-long debate over breast implant safety

Mar. 24, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials are taking another look at the safety of breast implants, the latest review in a decades-long debate. At a two-day meeting that starts Monday, a panel of experts for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will hear from researchers, plastic surgeons and implant...

Indiana coroners expected to get new means to ID bodies

Mar. 20, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Legislation that's expected to become state law would give Indiana's coroners the option of using surgically inserted medical devices to identify bodies. Senate members voted 48-0 Tuesday to advance the measure, which had cleared the House 97-1 in January. The (Northwest Indiana) Times...