Jesus Garcia, who in July had a double lung transplant because of his cystic fibrosis, lost his home and car during Hurricane Harvey—and then his former surgeon, Joseph Tayar, reached out, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Louisiana, Maine, and Texas.
Congress shouldn't work on another "repeal and replace" bill, but should instead focus on bipartisan solutions to fix three areas of the Affordable Care Act "that will actually improve health care for all Americans": efficiency, drug costs, and population health, according to Cleveland Clinic CEO and President Toby Cosgrove.
Female physician assistants (PAs) in 2014 were paid 89 cents for every dollar that their male counterparts made— an "unacceptable" trend in a health profession that's nearly 70 percent female, according to new research from the American Academy of PAs, Joanne Finnegan writes for FierceHealthcare.
The Nobel Prize Committee says the three U.S. scientists "peek[ed] inside our biological clock and elucidate[d] ... how plants, animals, and humans adapt their biological rhythm so that it is synchronized with the Earth's revolutions."
President Trump has appointed Don Wright—the deputy assistant secretary for health and the director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion—to serve as acting secretary for the department, a role that oversees CDC, CMS, FDA, and NIH.
Gail Bolan, director of CDC's sexually transmitted diseases prevention division, says the rise in reported gonorrhea cases among U.S. residents is particularly concerning because strains of the disease have become resistant to antibiotics.