A set of conjoined identical twin girls who were connected at the chest and abdomen were successfully separated after a nearly seven-hour surgery at Texas Children's Hospital, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Illinois, and Texas.
CMS' Office of the Actuary says spending growth projections for 2017 through 2026 are largely fueled by the aging baby boomer population, increased prices for medical goods and services, and growth in disposable personal income.
Northwell Health has developed a surveillance system that tracks flu admissions in almost real time, allowing the health system to better distribute resources to areas suffering from a spike in flu cases.
Chien-Wen Tseng, a U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) member and chair of health services and quality research at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, says USPSTF "is calling for research to find better screening tests and treatments that can help reduce the number of women who die from ovarian cancer."
A battle between two major health care players in western Pennsylvania could be a harbinger of what's to come nationwide as forces of consolidation bring providers and insurers into each other's domains, Carolyn Johnson reports for the Washington Post.