A new 44-year study out of Sweden shows middle-age women with high cardiovascular fitness levels are nearly 90% less likely to develop dementia than their less active peers, but experts emphasized that the study was relatively small and could not prove causality.
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission in its March report to Congress said that hospitals' Medicare margins are continuing to drop—a trend the commission warned could limit access to care if it continues, Virgil Dickson writes for Modern Healthcare.
Hospitals' self-published physician satisfaction surveys may provide a more thorough, reliable measure of physician quality than third-party websites such as Healthgrades or Vitals, argues a study published in the journal Orthopedics.
Supreme Court justices on Tuesday heard oral arguments in a case regarding abortion care that the American Medical Association hopes will set a clear legal standard for state laws on communications between providers and their patients.
A study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science finds that the overall risk of catching a respiratory illness from fellow airplane passengers is low—but there are certain things you can to cut your risk of infection even further.