Intermountain Healthcare last week named Heather Brace chief people officer and Dan Liljenquist chief strategy officer, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Massachusetts, Texas, and Utah.
Nutrition experts have long held that the key to a healthy diet is balance across diverse food groups—but the American Heart Association is now pushing back on that belief, saying it's unsupported by science and people instead should focus on consuming high-quality foods, Kristen Monaco writes for MedPage Today.
The total cost of health coverage for an employee is expected to reach nearly $15,000 in 2019, according to a National Business Group on Health (NBGH) survey released last week—and some employers are looking to curb those costs.
The researchers and other experts say there are several reasons female heart attack patients may fare better with female physicians, such as female patients feeling more comfortable in describing symptoms to physicians of the same gender and female physicians being more likely to identify gender-specific symptoms among female patients.
Hospitals across the country are treating burn patients who've consumed or had boiling water poured onto them as part of the so-called "Hot Water Challenge"—and one physician is urging people to stop, Harrison Cook reports for Becker's Hospital Review.