Eight miss practice as Patriots deal with flu bug ESPN

WARWICK, R.I. — The New England Patriots have been hit hard by illness this week, as nine players have been listed as questionable for Sunday night’s road game against the Houston Texans. Seven Patriots starters — cornerback Stephon Gilmore; linebackers Dont’a Hightower, Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins; offensive tackles Marcus Cannon and Isaiah Wynn; […]

El Reno, SSM Health break ground on new hospital

Construction has begun on a new hospital and emergency department in El Reno. Officials with the city and SSM Health St. Anthony broke ground Tuesday on the facility, which will be at the northeast corner of State Highway 81 and Interstate 40. Along with an eight-room emergency wing, the Healthplex will have four observation beds, […]

A hip replacement, at the push of a button?

Mayo Clinic has a long history of engineering and making its own tools and devices, but a new printer will catapult in-house manufacturing to a shiny, new level. Construction is underway in the downtown Baldwin Building to create space for the Mayo Clinic division of Engineering Additive Manufacturing facility. The core of that facility will […]

Bernie Sanders’s and Elizabeth Warren’s health-care: Washington Post

By Editorial Board November 6, 2019 at 4:14 p.m. PST SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH care can work. Government-run systems operate in other industrialized countries and often achieve comparable or better overall results, for less money, than the health-care patchwork in the United States. So why aren’t Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) proposing something that resembles those […]

Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, Dies at 60

Kaiser Permanente Chief Executive Bernard Tyson, a high-profile voice in U.S. health policy, died unexpectedly Sunday. Mr. Tyson, CEO of the Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit hospital system and health insurer since 2013, died unexpectedly in his sleep, Kaiser said in a statement. He was 60. “Bernard was an exceptional colleague, a passionate leader, and an honorable […]

US medical device maker Stryker to buy Wright Medical

US medical device maker Stryker will buy smaller rival Wright Medical in a deal worth $5.4bn including debt as it seeks to boost its exposure to the fast-growing orthopaedics market.  Michigan-headquartered Stryker said on Monday that it would pay $30.75 per share for Wright Medical, a near 40 per cent premium to Friday’s closing share […]

Coffee drinkers have healthier gut microbiotas

New research suggests that heavy coffee drinkers have healthier compositions of bacteria in their guts. New research sheds light on the effect of coffee on the gut microbiota. More and more research is unpacking the health benefits of drinking coffee. Drinking just one cup may fight off unhealthy fat, ease inflammation associated with obesity, or even protect the brain into old age. […]