Many physicians skip necessary steps to properly measure their patients' blood pressure, even though accurate readings play a crucial role in identifying and treating patients with high blood pressure, Dylan Collins writes for Vox.
The United States during a United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly meeting this spring sought to block a resolution to promote breastfeeding that was expected to pass readily, according to delegates from several countries who spoke with the New York Times.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) test is able to detect precancerous changes within the cervix quicker and with more accuracy than a Pap smear, according to a new study published in JAMA—leading some to call for the elimination of the Pap smear altogether.
Mercy's Children's Hospital in St. Louis during a contract year starting this September will test a new summer break staffing model designed to improve nurse recruitment and retention while addressing the seasonal lull.
Conflict among surgical team members can have life-or-death consequences in the operating room, and a new study suggests that the team's gender composition might play a role: "You see more rivalry between same-sex colleagues," Laura Jones, the study's lead author, said.
CMS says a recent ruling in the U.S. District Court of New Mexico "currently bars [the agency] from collecting or making" the Affordable Care Act's risk-adjustment payments to insurers, but CMS Administrator Seema Verma "has asked the court to reconsider" its ruling.
After a 45-year-old woman suffered a bone-exposing laceration when her leg was caught between a train and the platform, she begged bystanders not to call an ambulance, fearing it would be too expensive. Advisory Board's Robin Brand says this story demonstrates the need for price transparency—and offers three ways organizations can promote it.