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  1. Gastrointestinal virtual health clinic receives $10.5M investment

    Salvo Health, a virtual clinic specializing in comprehensive gastroenterology care and chronic gut conditions, closed a $10.5 million investment from Threshold Ventures, Torch Capital and Felicis. 
  2. Dr. Matthew Leibman operates on Red Sox pitcher at ASC

    Matthew Leibman, MD, performed wrist surgery on Boston Red Sox left-handed ace pitcher Chris Sale, CBS Sports reported Aug. 9.
  3. 12 best medical surgery programs in the U.S.: Report

    A 2022 report from US News and World Report has ranked the 12 best medical schools in the U.S. for medical surgery. 

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  1. Best medical schools for gastroenterology and hepatology: Report

    A 2022 report from US News and World Report has ranked the top universities for gastroenterology and hepatology globally. 
  2. How resident salaries have changed in the last 8 years

    From 2015 to 2022, medical residents' salaries saw a 16 percent increase, according to a July report from Medscape. 
  3. Retired physician convicted of selling toxic chemical as weight loss drug

    Retired New Jersey physician William Merlino, MD, was convicted of selling the toxic industrial chemical dinitriophenol as a weight loss drug, the Justice Department said Aug. 8.
  4. Top 8 companies revolutionizing healthcare in 2022: Report

    A 2022 report from Industry Tech Insights has ranked eight companies that are revolutionizing healthcare, from a prescription cost improvement company to an appointment booking service. 

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  1. Castle Biosciences revenue up 49% in Q2, attributed to GI successes

    Health testing company Castle Biosciences finished the second quarter with $34.3 million in revenue, a 49 percent increase from the same quarter last year, it said Aug. 8.
  2. UPS to acquire healthcare logistics company

    UPS  will acquire healthcare logistics provider Bomi Group, the shipping company said Aug. 8.
  3. 30 highest-paying medical jobs in the US

    Forbes analyzed data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Employment Statistics and isolated occupations that fall into the Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations category to develop a list of the most lucrative medical jobs in the country. 
  4. Questions about ASC's accreditation arise following lawsuits, physician's felony charges

    A physician lawyer is raising questions about a plastic surgery ASC that remains accredited after one of its surgeons was charged with involuntary manslaughter, ABC affiliate KGTV reported Aug. 8.

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  1. 2008 vs. 2020: ASC leaders on how the recessions compare

    The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a historic global economic downturn, and although there might be no directly comparable events from recent years, another crisis triggered a global recession in 2008.
  2. American College of Gastroenterology releases updated gastroparesis guidelines

    The American College of Gastroenterology released updated guidelines for gastroparesis in the August edition of The American Journal of Gastroenterology.
  3. Dr. Dylan Nieman performs 1st robotic surgery at RWJBarnabas Health ASC

    A physician at New Brunswick, N.J.-based Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital has performed RWJBarnabas Health's first outpatient robotic surgery.
  4. 120 gastroenterologists to know | 2022

    Gastroenterology is a broad field covering a wide range of patient care, from endoscopy and colonoscopy to hepatitis C and pancreatic cancer. Here are 120 gastroenterologists who provide critical services, expand technologies and grow their fields.
  5. Vial appoints VP of ophthalmology contract research organization

    San Francisco-based Vial, which runs a network of clinical research sites across the U.S., has named Marcia Swank vice president of ophthalmology.
  6. Physicians ask CMS for more time to comply with No Surprises Act

    The Medical Group Management Association, which represents more than 15,000 medical groups comprising more than 350,000 physicians, penned an Aug. 2 letter asking CMS to give physician groups at least six months' notice before the enforcement of any more surprise billing requirements.
  7. Medtronic's Dr. Austin Chiang discusses Amazon partnership, cancer screening equity

    Healthcare technology company Medtronic announced in February its partnership with Amazon Web Services to create a health equity assistance program, a program set to donate GI Genius endosocopy modules to facilities in low-income and underserved communities to increase access to AI-assisted colorectal cancer screenings. 
  8. 3 company partnerships in July

    In July, partnerships between companies continued to trend in healthcare. From drug partnerships to AI partnerships, three major partnerships formed in the last 30 days. 
  9. 10 job market trends for the coming year

    As the job market continues to change in unprecedented ways, a new report from Finances Online predicts some emerging trends are expected to continue through the 2022-2023 work cycle, including a younger workforce and more tech savvy job seekers. 

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