Amazon is selling its own line of over-the counter health products, ranging from ibuprofen to hair regrowth treatment—a move that some experts say could put pressure on pharmacy retail chains to lower prices.
The University of Kentucky Hospital and Baptist Health Lexington have requested approval for projects to add more acute care beds, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Kentucky, and Missouri.
The proposal from the Center for American Progress has very little chance of going anywhere in the current Republican-controlled Congress and White House, but industry observers say it could signal how Democrats—who have spent the last few years defending the ACA—could approach health reform in the 2020 presidential campaign.
Olympic athletes are always looking for an edge to get them past the competition—and increasingly, that means following an "extraordinarily finely tuned diet," according to the dieticians and nutritionists working with Team USA, Julia Belluz writes for Vox.
A new working paper by Jeffrey Flier, the former dean of Harvard Medical School, and Jared Rhoads, of Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, suggests four ways to address the nationwide physician shortage—from making it easier for international graduates to practice medicine in the United States to embracing new technology.
Researchers say between 3% and 10% of U.S. community water systems had health-based violations in a given year from 1982 to 2015, meaning between nine million and 45 million U.S. residents might have been exposed to unsafe drinking water each year over the 34-year period.