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UHS posts Q2 profit, but executives warn delta variant could stress labor challenges

Dive Brief: Universal Health Services posted a $ 325 million profit in the second quarter of this year, up from $ 251.9 million during the same time last year, according to financial results released Monday. The hospital operator beat Wall Street expectations on earnings and revenue, posting revenues of $ 3.2 billion in the second… Read More »

Could telehealth worsen inequity? ‘Not under my watch,’ says HHS Sec. Becerra

In recent public appearances, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough both indicated their support for telemedicine in the long term.   Even as states have moved to enact their own laws aimed at telehealth expansion, questions have persisted about a federal response.    Becerra emphasizes… Read More »

Racially charged atmosphere could spell end of menthol cigarettes

Racial politics could result in a ban on menthol in cigarettes. Last week, civil rights groups and African American health organizations, including the African American Tobacco Control Leadership Council, the NAACP, and the National Medical Association, sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services demanding that the Food and Drug Administration ban… Read More »