Two herpes viruses appear to interact with genes connected to Alzheimer's disease—potentially playing a role in the disease's development and progression, according to study published Thursday in Neuron.
Facebook will now redirect all users looking to either purchase opioids or find substance use disorder treatment to a federal crisis help line, as Facebook aims to reduce illicit drug sales on its platform, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.
Since news broke that Atul Gawande will lead the Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JP Morgan Chase health care venture, stakeholders have offered predictions about how Gawande will approach the job—with some applauding the pick and others questioning whether the respected surgeon and thought leader has the business acumen the job might demand.
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's latest National Scorecard on Hospital-Acquired Conditions shows the rate of hospital-acquired conditions decreased by 8% across several different categories from 2014 to 2016.
In their annual report, MedPAC proposed a significant change to the discharge planning process. Advisory Board's Jared Landis and Lily Rosenfield weigh in on what that might mean for hospitals and post-acute providers.