Richard Wendorf, a doctor in the ICU of Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, received a visit from the family of a five-year-old girl he helped save after she was found unresponsive, face-up in a pond, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, North Dakota, and Tennessee.
Social media algorithms help circulate misinformation related to AIDS, autism, and vaccines on Facebook and YouTube, but experts are divided on whether—and to what extent—companies should be responsible for regulating such content.
The U.S. system for awarding medical research grants through NIH "may be failing" to "fund work that spurs innovation and fosters research careers" by favoring proposals for low-risk research and those submitted by more experienced researchers, Aaron Carroll writes in the New York Times.
The percentage of U.S. hospitals reporting zero health care-associated infections (HAIs) has declined significantly since 2016, according to a new report from the Leapfrog Group and Castlight Health—a finding that Leapfrog CEO Lea Binder characterized as a "disturbing trend."
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Wednesday announced his retirement—and observers say his departure as the high court's key swing vote could change the court's approach to cases related to abortion, health benefits for same-sex spouses, and more.
Chief Justice John Roberts, writing for the court's majority, in the ruling says President Trump's travel restrictions were "well within executive authority and could have been taken by any other president," but noted that the Supreme Court "express[es] no view on the soundness of the policy."
The U.S. health care system's shift to value-based payment models has the potential to benefit both providers and patients, but few account for social determinants of health and could "worsen health disparities," Dhruv Khullar, a physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and a researcher at the Weill Cornell Department of Healthcare Policy and Research, writes for the New York Times' "Well."
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