Gastrointestinal Disease

Covidien PLC acquires Given Imaging for $860M

Covidien has announced it will buy Given Imaging for $30 per share in cash, for a total of approximately $860 million.

A Call to Action: Optimal Diagnosis and Treatment of IBD in the Older Adult

A Call to Action: Optimal Diagnosis and Treatment of IBD in the Older Adult

As members of the Baby Boomer generation enter their 60s, it is reasonable to anticipate that clinicians will face an increase in the number of older patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Older patients with IBD can be a particular challenge for the practicing clinician, because they often present such issues as extensive differential diagnoses, comorbidities, polypharmacy, and poor patient adherence.

Paying higher out-of-pocket medical costs could strain seniors' finances, study finds

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If seniors have to pay a higher portion of their medical costs, it could lead to their financial ruin, especially if they have dementia, a study asserts.