July 31, 2017

Weekly review: The top hospitals for 9 medical needs, according to doctors

Daily Briefing

    The top hospitals for 9 medical needs, according to doctors (July 24)
    When it comes to picking out a hospital for their own care, most physicians say they look for hospitals that have medically respected physician expertise and a good reputation among colleagues, according to a new survey from Medscape.

    The most—and least—stressed cities, according to WalletHub (July 25)
    Previous research has found a correlation between stress levels reported in WalletHub's findings and Overall Hospital Quality Star Ratings on CMS' Hospital Compare website. See how your city fared this year.

    9 years later, child's HIV infection still in remission (July 26)
    A South African child's HIV has been in remission for nearly nine years since the child's last treatment, suggesting that early treatment could be an effective way to put a child in long-term remission, according to a case study presented at the 9th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Science in Paris.

    Recapping the 'skinny repeal' (July 27)
    The so-called "skinny repeal bill" would have repealed the Affordable Care Act's individual and employer mandates, with a few other smaller changes to the law, the Washington Post reports.

    'It is time to move on': Senate rejects health plan in dramatic vote (July 28)

    The Senate voted 49-51 to reject a scaled-back GOP plan to repeal portions of the Affordable Care Act. The vote prompted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to call for his party to "move on" from its ACA repeal efforts, while President Trump responded by renewing his call to "let ObamaCare implode, then deal."
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