When surgeons removed a tumor from the brain of jazz bassist Musa Manzini, they insisted he stay awake and play a song on his acoustic guitar throughout the procedure. Learn why, and watch an astonishing clip of the surgery in progress.
The United States far outspends other wealthy nations on prescription drugs, but a recent Health Affairs study shows that the trend dates back only to 1997. Here's what triggered the spending spike—and what it means for the future of drug spending, Austin Frakt writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
A new study suggests Medicare's Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program led to a modest reduction in spending on hip and knee replacement surgeries over a two-year period. Advisory Board's Eric Fontana and Kenna Hawes respond that the results could lead HHS to "take a second look" at other similar types of bundles.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday announced that the city this summer will launch an initiative to provide comprehensive health coverage for undocumented immigrants and other residents who do not qualify for health insurance.
"To some, Maddie was just a junkie," the family of Maddie Linsenmeir wrote in a much-shared obituary. "And what a loss for them. Because Maddie was hilarious, and warm, and fearless, and resilient"—even as she tried "harder and more relentlessly to stay sober than we have ever seen anyone try at anything."
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