Washington University researchers search for cause of premature birth
 
The preterm birth rate in the United States has decreased just slightly since 2006, and the March of Dimes is taking a big step they hope will cause that rate to drop dramatically.

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Medicaid Expansion: Is 2015 the Year for Missouri?

Although Missouri has opted out of expanding Medicaid eligibility since 2012, the Missouri Hospital Association is not giving up without a fight.

By GRETA WEIDERMAN

Tort Reform: Back to Work

After a bill to cap the damages that can be awarded in a medical malpractice lawsuit stalled in the Missouri Senate this year, a coalition of groups is working to bring the issue to the front of the state's 2015 legislative agenda.

By GRETA WEIDERMAN

March of Dimes Invests $10 million in Preterm Research in St. Louis

Washington University researchers search for cause of premature birth

 

The preterm birth rate in the United States has decreased just slightly since 2006, and the March of Dimes is taking a big step they hope will cause that rate to drop dramatically.

By GRETA WEIDERMAN

PHARMACEUTICALS

Getting new treatments through the FDA pipeline
On average, it takes 12 years and more than $500 million … sometimes significantly more … to move a new drug from bench to bedside in the United States. But what happens when there is an urgent or emergent need for new drugs, vaccines and biologics to be developed in the wake of a public health crisis?

FINANCIAL PLANNING

After the sticker shock that accompanied last year’s tax code regulations, many will be happy that 2014 is going out on a quieter note. However, there are still some changes and lingering questions about a number of extenders that could adversely impact your bottom line on both a personal and professional basis.

December 2014

Brief business news items from the local healthcare community.

 

PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Charles Carey, MD

From the perspective of cardiologist Charles Carey, MD, the challenge of effectively caring for heart patients today lies not with a lack of evidence-based knowledge and guidelines.

By LUCY SCHULTZE

What to Consider When Buying or Selling a Home

Looking to sell your home or hoping to buy your dream home? Healthcare professionals have specific financial and time management needs and the process of buying or selling a home can be exciting, but also be overwhelming.

By ALLEN PALMQUIST JR.

The Amazing Adventure of Planning for the Net Investment Income Tax

Now that most of the returns that would potentially owe the new Net Investment Income Tax (NIIT) have been filed for tax year 2013, it is official that we have completed our first tax season with the new tax.

By LENISE M. MAJOR

THE ESTATE PLANNER: Just Because You Think You Changed It Doesn’t Make It So.

Why Having a Process Is Important

 

A recent Missouri case brings new light to the phrase “you don’t know what you don’t know.” And when it comes to trusts and other estate planning, most people just don’t understand that there are certain steps that need to be followed, and certain formalities that need to be adhered to.

By STEVEN M. LAIDERMAN

Breaking News

Title: More Children in the U.S. Are Getting Type 1 Diabetes
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:00

Title: CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:00

Title: E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:00

Title: Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:00

Title: Work Steals Valuable Sleep Time, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/19/2014 12:00:00 AM

Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 01:00