The first medical school built in Idaho, the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine, is on track to open in August 2018, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Idaho, and Texas.
People who drink a moderate amount of coffee each day are more likely to experience health benefits than harms, cutting their risk of premature death and several illnesses, according to a study published in BMJ.
The number of international applicants for medical residency programs is down for the second year in a row, according to preliminary data from the Electronic Residency Application System, Youyou Zhou reports for Quartz.
Long after the polio vaccine stemmed the disease that once infected thousands of people, a handful of U.S. polio survivors still rely on decades-old iron lung machines to stay alive—and must overcome increasing obstacles to maintain the devices, Jennings Brown reports for Gizmodo.
Government agencies in 19 states are permitted to seize state-issued professional licenses from residents who have defaulted on their educational loans—meaning nurses and other licensed professionals are at risk of losing their jobs if they default on student loans, Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Stacy Cowley, and Natalie Kitroeff write for the New York Times.