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About 100 passengers and crew developed flu-like symptoms—including cough, fever, and vomiting—during the Emirates Airline flight from Dubai in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, and Washington.
After discovering the an MRI would cost $1,200, Gajendra Singh, a gastroenterologist, decided to open his own imaging center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with MRI prices as low as $500—but a state law is proving to be a major obstacle, Dylan Scott writes for Vox.
As employers struggle to rein in rising health care costs, cable company Comcast has kept health care costs practically flat—and it's done so without subjecting employees to high-deductible health plans, Reed Abelson reports for the New York Times.
A unique study on workplace wellness programs suggests that the programs may not actually improve employee health—contradicting past research, and exposing the dangers of relying on so-called "observational studies" to determine whether a treatment works, Aaron Carroll writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
Most high-profile hospital rating programs assign a single, fixed rating to each hospital—an approach that RAND researchers say fails to account for individual patients' widely differing priorities. To fill the gap, they've developed a web tool that lets patients calculate their own hospital ratings.
Many people blame their troubles in maintaining a healthy body weight on their slow metabolisms, but after spending almost 24 hours in a high-tech "metabolic chamber" at NIH, Vox reporter Julia Belluz discovered that the body's real metabolic processes are far more complicated.
A recent survey shows that 57% of Americans say they've been surprised by a medical bill. But how exactly do surprise medical bills happen, and who do patients blame when they do? We've rounded up what you need to know into easy-to-understand charts.
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