Vaughan Bryant, a professor at Texas A&M University, requested a microscope to continue his work throughout his chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukemia, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Texas, and Virginia.
When Brigham and Women's Hospital officials realized the hospital was projected to run in the red for both 2017 and 2018, they launched an "unprecedented cost-cutting drive" to save $50 million within the hospital's $2.6 billion annual spending budget, Ron Winslow reports for STAT News.
Earlier this month, CareOne and Innovacare sent 20 physicians to Puerto Rico to make an on-ground assessment of the island's medical needs, and they have plans to transport critically ill patients back to the United States.
Mindfulness meditation is a booming trend, but much-touted benefits of the practice—such as decreased anxiety and increased focus—may be overhyped, according to a review in Perspectives on Psychological Science, Bret Stetka reports for Scientific American.
While some experts say the survey's results are in line with other recent findings on the U.S. uninsured rate, Larry Levitt, a senior vice president at the Kaiser Family Foundation, warns the survey "probably overstates things."