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Tuesday, March 28, 2017


Ram Raju, MD, the former head of the nation's largest public health system, has been appointed to a key leadership position at Northwell Health.

As senior vice president and community health investment officer, Dr. Raju will evaluate the needs of the most-vulnerable communities Northwell Health serves, assess programs that enhance the health system's ability to respond to those needs and collaborate with community-based organizations to create problem-solving solutions.

Dr. Raju served as president and CEO of NYC Health + Hospitals from January 2014 until stepping down in November 2016. NYC Health + Hospitals includes 42,000 employees, 11 acute-care hospitals, five nursing homes, six diagnostic and treatment centers, more than 70

For starters, get a flu vaccine to protect yourself and others, infectious diseases expert says

The best way for people to protect themselves from the flu is to get vaccinated — and it's not too late to get a shot, an infectious diseases expert says.

The flu vaccine also protects those who aren't able to get it, including infants younger than 6 months and people with certain allergies and medical conditions, said Dr. Jeffrey Kahn. He is chief of pediatric infectious diseases at UT

Bill would allow states to stick with the controversial health reform law — or not

Looking to make good on the GOP's longstanding vow to get rid of Obamacare, two Senate Republicans on Monday proposed a bill that would allow states to continue operating under the law if they choose to do so.

The proposal, by Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, a medical doctor, and Susan Collins of Maine, a moderate Republican, would allow states to stick with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or opt for a similar

CDC study finds many cases involve babies, but care may be needed for a lifetime

About three of every 100 U.S. newborns have a serious birth defect, and health care costs tied to these difficulties total almost $23 billion annually, new research shows.

The findings might help "motivate change" in reducing costs associated with birth defects "through prevention, early detection and care throughout the life span," said researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ben-Gurion University study shows personality trait that predicts who will suffer more from sleep deprivation.

Would-be pilots, ER doctors and combat soldiers possessing a personality trait called “dissociative absorption” are likely to suffer from sleep deprivation and will have a harder time returning to full alertness as opposed to those without it.

A new study from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev also shows that even after an eight hour night of sleep, people who tend to daydream, get