Optum's parent company, UnitedHealth Group, claimed that a noncompete agreement prevented the executive from joining the new venture, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Connecticut, Massachusetts, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.
Hospitals across the country are ditching the traditional paper patient ID bracelet and introducing high-tech alternatives—including some that eliminate the wristband altogether, Lucette Lagnado reports for the Wall Street Journal.
Hector Hernandez's friends used to joke that he had a "beer belly"—but Hernandez's "beer belly" wasn't what it appeared to be. After initially being told some people just gain weight in certain places, Hernandez was diagnosed with a condition that ended up taking one of his kidneys.
FDA on Thursday released a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most over-the-counter sunscreen products sold in the United States, but urged U.S. residents to continue using sunscreens currently on the market during the rulemaking process.
New data suggest that around one in five women in developed countries are uncertain about whether they desire pregnancy and motherhood—and that's changing the way providers talk to patients about pregnancy, Margot Sanger-Katz and Claire Cain Miller report for the New York Times' "The Upshot."