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As U.S. relies more on nurse practitioners, we need to learn more about them

The drivers for this trend are clear: the expansion of health insurance in the U.S. and our aging population, both producing heavy demand ... and big-box retail stores looking to use primary-care medi... read more

HELP WANTED: Businesses struggling to meet jobs demand

The demand for workers is steady for the first time since the recession hit a decade ago. Leaders with many of the companies trying to fill jobs statewide — in areas such as manufacturing, health care ... read more

Why you should be skeptical about an 'Uber for healthcare'

As for lowering the costs, tell that to someone blindsided with a surge price for a ride late at night or in a high-demand period ... sometimes it's a nurse practitioner. The range of what these profe... read more

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Rise in number of urgent care and retail clinics leads to more coverage options for patients

The growth comes amid a push nationwide to reduce health care costs and expand access to primary care. More people have gained insurance under the Affordable ... During Fisher’s visit, the nurse pract... read more

CVS Caremark's (CVS) Management Presents at Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference (Transcript)

Our retail pharmacy is strong ... clinics in our stores in 28 states plus D.C. We provide care to more than 20 million patients since the exception of MinuteClinic and our 2,200 nurse practitioners pr... read more

Retail clinics at tipping point

And even some providers are getting in the game by opening mall-based retail outlets to capture the burgeoning demand for instant healthcare. A number of factors are driving the explosion in convenien... read more

Should You Go to the Drugstore for Your Flu Shots?

This is critical at a moment when whooping cough cases are surging and adult immunization rates are dismally low. Not everyone has a primary care doctor or will go ... have a prescription from a docto... read more

The Massachusetts Experiment

From 2005 to 2011, the percentage of companies with three or more workers that offer insurance rose from 70% to 76%, according to the Massachusetts ... and nurse practitioners, we think, will be the f... read more

U.S. cancer doctors urge payment fix as cases set to rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. cancer doctors are worried about their ability to handle an expected surge in cancer cases in ... Overall, ASCO represents 35,000 doctors, nurse practitioners, researchers ... read more

Retail clinics seek to move away from just treating minor maladies

Later when retail clinics began to surge in popularity, they faced heated opposition from physicians who picketed outside stores or railed against convenient care ... nurse practitioners and physician ... read more

CVS Caremark's CEO Presents at UBS Global Healthcare Conference (Transcript)

Our retail pharmacy business is strong ... and 28 states in the District of Columbia. We provide a care to more than 20 million patients since the inception of MinuteClinic. And our 2,200 nurse practi... read more

The US can't keep up with demand for health aides, nurses and doctors

Nurses will also be in hot demand. Mercer estimated that there will be 400,000 new nursing assistant positions and nearly 51,500 new nurse practitioner ... the retail industry could present one of the ... read more

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