After the signing ceremony, Bears players spent time with children at the hospital playing ping-pong and foosball, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin.
Bullying and its "pernicious, even tragic, repercussions" are well known among school-age children, but it's also "far more common than we acknowledge" in the medical field, leading to problems such as burnout and depression, Mikkael Sekeres, director of the Cleveland Clinic's leukemia program, writes for the New York Times.
The U.S. health care system often operates under a 'false dichotomy' in which hospitals focus on health care, while leaving wellness to the yoga studios and spas—but both are essential to health care delivery and treating disease, Rich Joseph, an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital, writes for NEJM Catalyst.
Patients often detail their care preferences and end-of-life decisions in documents such as living wills and 'do not resuscitate' (DNR) orders, but research suggests providers often misunderstand these documents—and may violate patients' wishes as a result, Judith Graham reports for the Washington Post.
For decades, the so-called "marshmallow test" has been held up as proof that a child's self-control leads to success later in life—but a recent study published in the journal Psychological Science is turning that conventional wisdom on its head, Jessica McCrory Calarco writes for The Atlantic.
NIH Director Francis Collins announced Friday that the department will terminate a controversial 10-year study into moderate alcohol consumption after an internal investigation revealed severe ethical and scientific problems with the study's planning and methodology.
John Bennett, special agent in charge of the FBI in San Francisco, says, "This indictment alleges a corporate conspiracy to defraud financial investors," but "more egregiously, this conspiracy misled doctors and patients about the reliability of medical tests that endangered health and lives."