While antidepressants were initially regarded as a short-term treatment, a growing number of Americans are taking antidepressants for years, in part because they experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop, according to a New York Times analysis.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, who gave birth to her second child on Monday, is one of just 10 women in Congress to give birth while in office, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Illinois, Texas, and Virginia.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma says the Trump administration's newly released final rule for health plans sold through the Affordable Care Act's exchanges for the 2019 coverage year includes changes intended to give insurers more flexibility to "create plans that more directly address the needs of (states') citizens," instead of "a one-size fits all D.C. mandate."
Electronic cigarettes are widely marketed to help adults quit using traditional cigarettes, but little is known about their long-term health effects, particularly for people who've never smoked tobacco. That gap in research has public school officials concerned about the recent surge in vaping among school-age children.
Health IT advances make it increasingly easy to share de-identified patient data, but while HIPAA allows for such information sharing, some experts warn the practice carries privacy and security concerns, Rachel Arndt reports for Modern Healthcare.
You've probably got a to-do list—and it's probably too long, too disorganized, and way too stressful. Don't panic: Follow these steps to finally get it under control, Allison Rimm writes for the Harvard Business Review.
According to Sanjay Desai, director of Johns Hopkins Hospital's Osler Medical Training Program, the short white coat—originally intended to symbolize first-year residents' continued year of learning—no longer "promote[s] the values which it was intended to promote."