Money and Medicine

The University of Pennsylvania's Abramson Cancer Center has raised its bet that the future of cancer treatment lies in our genes. Read more here.
Civic leaders want Jackson County taxpayers to approve a 20-year, half-cent sales tax to recruit top medical researchers to Kansas City area hospitals and campuses. The goal: to generate new therapies and potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in economic development. Read more here.
The College of Osteopathic Medicine at Marian University on Tuesday unveiled its $50 million building, which includes state-of-the-art simulation laboratories and high-tech lecture halls. Read more here.
Senator Al Franken is making several Twin Cities stops where he'll be talking health care and criminal justice issues. For more information, click here.
AUGUSTA, Maine — State insurance regulators have released a comparison of two dozen 
State insurance regulators have released a comparison of two dozen health plans that some Maine consumers can expect to buy this fall under the Affordable Care Act. Read more here.
State insurance regulators have released a comparison of two dozen health plans that some Maine consumers can expect to buy this fall under the Affordable Care Act. Read more here.
MaineHealth will discontinue a program launched eight years ago to improve treatment of critically ill patients by remotely linking hospital intensive care units to off-site medical specialists, the health system announced Friday. Read more here.
Food safety advocates say they are alarmed by a lack of information being disseminated about the spread of a nasty intestinal illness that has sickened nearly 400 people nationwide, including cases in two states that have been linked to prepackaged salad. Read more here.
Federal funding cuts will hamper West Virginia's effort to address diabetes and other chronic diseases, a state health official says.The Division of Health Promotion and Chronic Disease lost more than $2 million in federal funding. About 90 percent of the division's budget comes from federal funding, Director Jessica Wright said. For more information, click here.

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