California CareForce will hold a no-cost medical clinic at Cal Expo for three days, giving medical help to anyone who presents for care, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Michigan, and Virginia.
A Senate GOP bill to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) appears to be gaining traction among lawmakers, but so far the bill does not have the 50 votes needed to secure passage, and several provider groups have come out against the bill.
Hoping to give herself a confidence boost, Faye Lewis, an RN at Memorial Medical Center, recently posted a picture of her work badges over the years, tracing her journey from a KFC employee to an RN working on her PhD—and the post now has been shared more than 100,000 times.
Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, can now offer basic first aid advice directly from the Mayo Clinic, thanks to a new "skill" Mayo developed for the device—but the health care system cautions that the resource should not be used in medical emergencies, Joe Carlson writes for the Star Tribune.
Amid the U.S. opioid misuse epidemic, some Medicare insurers appear to be restricting coverage for less-addictive pain medications, potentially leading to greater use of lower-cost generic opioids, according to an investigation by ProPublica and the New York Times.
Sperm count—an indicator of male fertility as well as overall health—has dropped more than 50 percent over the last 40 years among men in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, according to a recent paper that researchers say highlights a concerning public health trend.
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