The Iowa Supreme Court on Friday blocked a 2017 law that mandated a 72-hour waiting period for all women seeking an abortion in the state, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Iowa, Louisiana, and South Dakota.
Public health officials for years have recommended 'brisk' walking for health—but they’ve defined 'brisk' in maddeningly hard-to-follow ways, such as 'walk at 70% of your maximum heart rate.' Now, researchers have dug into 38 studies to define 'brisk' walking in a way that people can actually use: steps per minute.
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield Delaware launched "Doctor Match," a website that helps patients find their ideal doctor based on a series of compatibility questions. Advisory Board's Anna Yakovenko and Emily Zuehlke Heuser explain why matching doctors and patients based on interpersonal factors is so important for ensuring long-term loyalty.
U.S. unemployment numbers are near record lows, yet data show the country's health care industry is facing a significant shortage of workers—and some institutions, such as Mercy College of Ohio, are recruiting former manufacturing and retail workers to address the issue, Parija Kavilanz reports for CNN Money.
Packing your bags full of human forearms. Picking pieces of brain off your face. Luring strangers into your basement to inflict pain. Are these the activities of a serial killer—or a medical researcher? Twitter users are exploring the strange overlap between the two vocations under the hashtag #SerialKillerOrScientist.