J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital announced it will build a $152 million, 10-story tower to house WVU Medicine Children's, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Texas, and West Virginia.
With Thanksgiving feasts looming, you're probably looking for ways to optimize your nutritional intake, perhaps turning your fork toward nutrient-rich foods, like grandma's blueberry pie. After all, blueberries are a "superfood," so you're making a healthy choice, right?
From 2007 to 2013, WellStar Health System's employee engagement scores rose from the 15th to the 97th percentile. Writing in the New England Journal of Medicine, WellStar EVP and COO Carrie Owen Plietz says the key was removing distractions and focusing on career and leadership development.
The vast majority of flu vaccine doses are made from viruses grown in eggs, but that process can cause inconsistencies that make the vaccine less effective, and some experts are suggesting it's time to abandon the egg-based process altogether, Helen Branswell writes for STAT News.
Amid headlines about the "first marijuana overdose death," doctors who authored a case report on the first death "associated with" cannabis are urging the public not to jump to the conclusion that marijuana killed the affected 11-month-old boy.
To "produce more health rather than just deliver more health care," the U.S. health care system must break "the association of hospitals with beds," Neel Shah, an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and director of the Delivery Decisions Initiative at Ariadne Labs, writes in Politico.
In 2008, England created a no-cost talk therapy program, aiming both to help people with mental illnesses and to fight the stigma of seeking help, Benedict Carey writes for the New York Times. Here's what the program has learned nearly a decade later.