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Register for MedCity INVEST, where healthcare investors and startups meet

MedCity News will host its annual INVEST conference online, April 19-23. INVEST is a premier international healthcare investing event hosted in partnership with MHIN, a Midwest healthcare investor organization. The conference brings together active investors and promising startups in biopharma, diagnostics, medical devices, health IT, and health services. INVEST will address six broad themes through a mix of live and pre-recorded […]

Pregnancy

Good News for Low-Risk Moms

The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists just released new guidelines encouraging OB/GYNs and other maternity care providers to limit the use of medical interventions during labor and delivery for low-risk moms. This is likely coming off the heels of recent studies, one which found that extending the amount of time women are allowed to […]

Food & Nutrition

More Than 760,000 Pounds of Hot Pockets Were Recalled for Possibly Containing Glass Pieces

Nestlé is issuing a massive Hot Pockets recall on 762,615 pounds of pepperoni-flavored product that could be contaminated with pieces of glass and hard plastic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on January 15. There have now been four different consumer complaints from people who found “extraneous material” in […]

Health

I Use An Ileostomy Bag To Poop. Here’s What It’s Like — And Why I’m Proud Of It.

Christmas Day 2016. I have recovered from the liver transplant in May that I needed to stop my primary sclerosing cholangitis, a degenerative liver disease that, without a transplant, can cause cirrhosis and eventually death. Now I face repeated hospitalizations because of my other health problem, ulcerative colitis, a bowel disease, since September of that […]