The disease has low survival odds, with only 8.5% of patients surviving five years after diagnosis between 2008 and 2014, according to the National Cancer Institute, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California and Kentucky.
The joint health care venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan Chase on Wednesday announced it will be named Haven. Here's what CEO Atul Gawande revealed in a just-released letter about the venture—and what Haven's new slogan says about its approach to transforming care.
Actor Luke Perry, age 52, died Monday following a massive stroke—an occurrence that stroke experts say is rare—but not unheard of—for someone his age. Two stroke experts break down the most common causes of fatal stroke in adults under 65.
Hospitals may "lose future patients" if those patients receive a surprise out-of-network bill following an elective procedure at their chosen hospital, according to a study published Monday in Health Affairs that focused on privately insured women who'd given birth in recent years.
Facing pressure from pharmaceutical companies, FDA is considering regulating fecal transplants as a drug—but doctors are worried the move could compromise patient access to the life-changng treatment, Andrew Jacobs reports for the New York Times.
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