University of Nevada-Las Vegas will increase the number of students in its nursing program from 56 to 76 per semester, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Michigan, Nevada, and Tennessee.
A group of Democrats on Friday called on HHS' Office of the Inspector General to launch an investigation into CMS Administrator Seema Verma's use of federal funds to pay for outside Republican communications consultants to help shape her public image, after a Politico investigation revealed CMS has spent millions of dollars on contracts with external consultants.
The United States ranked as the 19th happiest country in the world on the United Nations' latest "World Happiness Report," the lowest ranking the United States has had since the they launched in 2012, Alex Ward writes for Vox.
Only about 50% to 60% of U.S. hypertension patients have well-controlled blood pressure—an "embarrassing" figure, writes Naomi Fisher, director of hypertension service and hypertension innovation at Brigham and Women's Hospital, for NEJM Catalyst. Here's how leading health systems have achieved 90% control rates—and what their experience can teach other providers.
Lyft started trading publicly on Friday—with a robust start that could make the company one of the most valuable companies to go public in the last decade. One problem? The company has never been profitable. Here's why they're betting on health care to reverse that equation—and the three avenues they're pursuing to get there.
Arifa Sultana, 20, delivered a healthy baby boy in February at a hospital in southwestern Bangladesh. After an uncomplicated labor, she returned home with her husband and infant son. Little did she know, in less than a month, she'd need to go back to deliver two more children.