Local officials say it could still be a year before Flint, Michigan, residents can drink from the city's faucets because the pipes are still tainted with lead, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, and Michigan.
Healthgrades recently gave its "2017 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence" to 258 hospitals, recognizing facilities performing in the top 5 percent nationwide based on risk-adjusted clinical outcomes for dozens of common procedures and conditions.
Inviting the wrong number of people to a meeting is sure to derail it. Writing for the Wall Street Journal, Sue Shellenbarger breaks down the number of people you should include, depending on your meeting's purpose.
Prescriptions for intrauterine devices (IUDs) surged 19 percent between October and December, according to athenahealth data, with some women saying they opted for long-acting birth control because they worried that the Trump administration would repeal the Affordable Care Act's birth control coverage mandate.