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June 24, 2019

Weekly review: US News names the 'Best Children's Hospitals' of 2019

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    What actually kills Americans? (Hint: It isn't what you Google.) (Monday, June 17) While Americans might think they understand the health conditions that could kill them, a review of 2016 Google searches finds that, relatively speaking, hardly anyone was looking up the leading cause of death.

    US News names the 'Best Children's Hospitals' of 2019 (Tuesday, June 18) U.S. News & World Report on Tuesday released its "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings, naming the 10 best children's hospitals in the country as well as the top 50 children's hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties.

    She thought her spine surgery was paid for. A year later, she got a $94K 'surprise.' (Wednesday, June 19) A year after Liv Cannon had a life-changing back surgery, she was shocked to learn about a nearly $100,000 charge that wouldn't be covered by her insurer. Her fiancé thought it was a scam, Jon Hamilton reports for Kaiser Health News. It was not.

    Map: The best (and worst) states for children's health (Thursday, June 20) The Annie E. Casey Foundation last week released a report that ranks the wellbeing of children in every state. See how your state fared with our interactive maps.

    The 31 health care CEOs rated highest by employees, according to Glassdoor (Friday, June 21) Glassdoor on Tuesday released its annual Employees' Choice Awards list, which recognizes CEOs who have received the highest employee ratings on the career website. Six hospital and health system CEOs made the list.

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