Texas lawmakers have introduced a bill that would allow managed care companies to use Uber, Lyft, and other ridesharing services to transport Medicaid patients to their medical appointments, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, and Texas.
The number of dementia deaths has more than tripled since 2000, according to a report released Thursday by the National Center for Health Statistics—and while Alzheimer's is responsible for the biggest portion of those deaths in recent years, other types of dementia may be on the rise.
Eighteen scientists and ethicists from seven countries, including the United States, on Wednesday called for a temporary moratorium on gene-editing experiments on germline cells to allow time for the development of an international framework to guide such experiments.
When Amanda Kabbabe was 15, she started experiencing a mysterious pain in her abdomen. Over the years, she presented her concern to three primary care doctors and four gynecologists, several of whom suggested her problem could be solved with dietary changes. She made those changes, but the pain grew worse. Nine years after the pain began, she was correctly diagnosed.