Flu hospitalizations for Thanksgiving week were the highest seen in over a decade, as nearly every state is grappling with high or very high levels of flu activity, leading to shortages of common over-the-counter medications.
On the heels of several new, buzzy weight loss drugs, Amgen is the latest to release "promising" results from a Phase 1 trial of its new weight loss candidate —but some experts warn that the high-dose drug could have "higher side effects that are maybe not tolerable."
Common medical phrases such as "your tumor is progressing" or "the findings on the x-ray were quite impressive" are commonly misunderstood by patients, according to a recent study published in JAMA Network Open, leading some experts to suggest medical jargon be used less in conversations with patients. See which phrases most patients do (and don't) understand on our interactive chart.
When times are tough, staff look to their managers "for direction and support." Writing for the Harvard Business Review, workplace strategist Erica Keswin shares three ways companies should invest in managers so they can play their part in boosting employee retention.
The United States is currently experiencing the deadliest outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza in history, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia and New Jersey.