Gene Therapy, New Drug Fight Rare Disease in Kids

By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 1, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Babies born with a previously untreatable degenerative nerve disease now have two fresh sources of hope for their future. Two innovative new therapies for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1 have proven highly effective in clinical trials, researchers report. Babies with SMA […]

Safety grades slip for two of Triad’s three main hospitals, including Moses Cone | Business News

Winston-Salem — Two of the Triad’s three largest hospitals have taken a step back when it comes to their grade in a key measuring stick on patient safety. A semiannual study was released Wednesday by the Leapfrog Group, a national not-for-profit organization founded by larger employers and private health care purchasers. Leapfrog began issuing safety […]