The National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer's Association have proposed a new definition for Alzheimer's disease based on biological signs, rather than symptoms, for the purpose of research—but experts say the proposal could have unintentional ramifications in clinical practice as well.
Former first lady Barbara Bush will no longer seek medical treatment for her failing health, instead opting to receive comfort care at home, according to the office of former president George H.W. Bush, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Artificial limbs and amputations have come a long way in the five years since the Boston Marathon bombing, thanks in part to lessons learned treating the bombing's victims, Philip Marcelo writes for the Associated Press.
Kathryn Correia joins Advisory Board's Eric Larsen for an 'entrance interview' to talk about Legacy's unique approach to delegated risk, how she applies lean management principles to health systems, and her top priorities as an incoming CEO.
Parents who take their children to the ED for urgent medical attention—often because the doctor's office is closed—are increasingly facing "big bills" for "relatively basic medical care," Sarah Kliff reports for Vox.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) now projects the United States could face a shortage of up to 121,000 physicians by 2030—raising the possibility of a much worse shortage than AAMC had previously predicted.