When Matthew Zachary was treated for a brain tumor in his early 20s, he coped with 'persistent feelings of isolation,' Marlene Cimons writes for the Washington Post. As a young adult cancer patient, he'd outgrown pediatrics, but his needs were still distinct from adult cancer patients.
FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said the label, which a California court found is required by state law, might "mislead" consumers, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, and Pennsylvania.
For years, coconut oil has enjoyed a reputation as a health-conscious food choice. Most experts now agree that reputation is undeserved—but one adjunct Harvard University professor is going much further, arguing the oil amounts to "pure poison."
Matthew Wetschler, an emergency physician, survived a near-fatal surfing accident and made a "miraculous recovery," Christina Farr reports for CNBC. But months later, he's still getting calls from debt collectors for care he thought his insurance would cover. Here's what happened.
New CMS data show 60% of the accountable care organizations (ACOs) that participated in the Medicare Shared Savings program for the 2017 performance year generated a total of about $1.1 billion in savings, while CMS paid about $780 million to ACOs in bonuses under the program for that year.
A 'surprisingly' high number of people 'wrongly think' they're allergic to penicillin—a misunderstanding that a recent study in the British Medical Journal finds can lead to an increased risk of antibiotic-resistant infections, Kate Furby reports for the Washington Post's 'To Your Health.'