The state with the highest premature birth rate was Mississippi, at 13.6%, while Vermont was the lowest, at 7.5%, according to a report issued by the March of Dimes, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, and Vermont.
When a nearby passenger on a Delta flight became distressed, Fatima Stanford, a doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital, didn't hesitate to help. But crew members questioned whether Stanford was really a doctor, highlighting the pervasive issue of racial misperceptions in medicine.
FDA on Friday approved a fast-acting, highly potent opioid tablet to serve as an alternative to IV painkillers typically used in hospitals, but some experts are raising concerns over the drug's potential to intensify the opioid misuse epidemic.
23andMe's Personal Genome Service Pharmacogenetic Reports will provide information on how a patient's genetic variants will affect their response to particular drug classes—but the approval came with a few caveats.
Getting fired doesn't always ruin leaders' career prospects, and for some executives, it can make them stronger candidates, according to a recent study. In Harvard Business Review, Elena Lytkina Botelho and her colleagues share three ways candidates can use the "worst-case scenario" career setback to boost their careers.