The 12 'rising stars' shaping health care, according to TIME

TIME on Wednesday released its first TIME 100 Next list, naming the 100 "rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health, and more." Here are the 12 health care rising stars who made the list.

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Rate of cigarette smoking has hit an all-time low, CDC finds

The percentage of American adults who smoke cigarettes hit an all-time low of 13.7% in 2018, but rates of e-cigarette use increased—especially among young adults—according to CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published Thursday.

'A leap of faith': FDA just approved the first pig-to-human tissue transplant

FDA for the first time approved an experiment that involves temporarily transplanting pig tissue into humans, a move that experts say could lead to further developments in animal-to-human donations, Emily Mullin reports for Medium's "OneZero."

Weekly review: Kaiser chair and CEO Bernard Tyson dies unexpectedly at 60

Henry Ford surgeons perform double-lung transplant on teen with vaping-linked illness, why an insured patient had to pay more for an air ambulance than for his life-saving surgery, and more.

From 'embryo glue' to 'assisted hatching': Do these expensive IVF add-ons actually work?

As demand for in vitro fertilization has grown, fertility clinics have developed supplementary procedures, or "add-ons," that are purported to increase the odds of success—but there's little evidence these add-ons actually work, Sharon Begley reports for STAT News.

'Surprise' billing 101: Inside Congress' epic fight over out-of-network billing

Huge "surprise" medical bills for out-of-network care are grabbing headlines and spurring Congress to action. But insurers and providers have sharply different proposals to solve the problem—setting up what may be Washington's biggest health policy showdown since the Affordable Care Act. Here's what you need to know.

Around the nation: Fresno hospitals receive mass shooting victims

Police said five victims are being treated at Community Regional Medical Center and one is being treated at Saint Agnes Medical Center, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Missouri, and Rhode Island.