Caregivers at HopeHealth Hulitar Hospice Center not only helped Claire Walton, an 88-year-old patient, get her final wish—to see last week's pivotal episode of "Game of Thrones"—but also arranged for a video greeting from 10 of the show's actors, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
FDA on Thursday said it will not at this time ban the use of breast implants linked with hundreds of cases of a rare cancer, though the agency said it is considering requiring stricter warnings for breast implants.
A nurse wearing scrubs ran last week's London Marathon fast enough to break the women's Guinness World Record for running the race in a nurse's uniform, but Guinness World Records denied the nurse the record-breaking title because she wore scrubs instead of a dress—the official attire required for the record.
Do the benefits of breastfeeding live up to the hype? Is it better to let your baby "cry it out"? Should one parent stay at home? Parenting is filled with decisions like these and hype surrounding them, so Emily Oster, an economics professor at Brown University, in the New York Times examined the research to determine what the data really say about some of the biggest parenting decisions.
Throughout the health care industry, startups are threatening to disrupt the traditional landscape, so to get an idea of which ones live up to the hype, Business Insider reporter Lydia Ramsey tried seven health startups. Here's what she learned.
FDA will require certain prescription sleep aids, including Ambien, Sonata, and Lunesta, to carry black-box warnings that display the drugs' risks, following reports that some patients who have taken the medications have experienced side effects that led to injury or death.
Vermont about five years ago attempted to launch the United States' first single-payer health care system, but state officials struggled to turn their proposal into reality—offering key lessons for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and other lawmakers pushing for single-payer health care.