The Daily Briefing editorial team highlights several studies and articles that got us talking this week.
In Westwood, Mass., a fire captain with a 21-year-old autistic son teaches emergency first responders how to identify and best help people with autism. More.
Because of their time spent in space, astronauts are especially prone to fainting and dizziness. ABC News explains what space travelers have taught physicians about the two conditions. More.
New research shows that Medicare pays 14% less than private insurers for knee replacements, despite insuring a more susceptible beneficiary pool. Kaiser Health News has the story. More.
Working with health care economist Austin Frakt, the Briefing's Managing Editor Dan Diamond discovered a Twitter glitch that affected millions of users. More.
Leap year bundles of joy? The Tennessean explains why moms-to-be this year requested Feb. 29 delivery date. More.
Eye in the sky: The Minneapolis Star Tribune explains how technology allows a Minneapolis-based intensive care specialist to monitor patients in Des Moines. More.
How do surgeons see pregnancy? The New York Times's Pauline Chen weighs in on what it means to be pregnant during your residency. More.
The Wall Street Journal this week examined how Roman Catholic employers have been getting past state contraceptive coverage mandates—and how the federal mandate will change that. More.
How would you fix the U.S. health system? In Bloomberg Businessweek, five industry leaders offered their thoughts. More.