Home hospice care demands a tremendous amount from family members, and when providers fail to adequately prepare a family to carry out those responsibilities, their loved one can wind up back where they do not want to be: the hospital, Daniela Lamas, a pulmonary and critical care physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital, writes in the New York Times' "Well."
Google's sister company Verily recently announced alliances with four major pharmaceutical companies, including Novartis and Pfizer—adding just one more major component of the tech giant's far-reaching and ambitious health efforts. In response, Daily Briefing's Jackie Kimmell updates her take on the company's six visions for transforming health care.
Today's young adults are often depicted as (and believe themselves to be) an entitled, overly sensitive, and self-absorbed generation, but research suggests today's young adults aren't actually more narcissistic and entitled than other living generations, according to a paper published in the journal PLOS One.
Niels Högel, a former nurse in Germany, has confessed to killing 43 patients at two hospitals in Germany, but authorities suspect he killed up to 300 patients between 2000 and 2005, Melissa Eddy writes for the New York Times.
A new generation of specialty health care services is entering retail spaces, as providers continue to shift away from high-overhead sites such as hospitals and toward offering lower-cost, more convenient care to patients.