May 28, 2019

Weekly review: The 8 proven ways to prevent dementia, according to WHO

Daily Briefing

    The 8 proven ways to prevent dementia, according to WHO (Monday, May 20)
    The World Health Organization recently released new guidelines for reducing the risk of developing dementia, outlining eight ways to stave off the disease—a charge that's increasingly important as "the number of Americans diagnosed with dementia is projected to skyrocket," say Advisory Board's Anna Yakovenko and Emily Heuser.

    'We got showed up by a 19-year-old': How a teenager's idea saved her mother's life—after doctors couldn't do it (Tuesday, May 21)
    When Aliana Deveza learned that her dying mother's chances of finding a kidney donor were slim, she came up with a risky idea that saved both her mother's and another patient's life—and could change the way transplant centers conduct donations in the future, Lenny Bernstein reports for the Washington Post.

    ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra reinvented himself at 30. Now he wants to reinvent health care. (Wednesday, May 22)
    In this edition of "Lessons from the C-suite," Randy Oostra, president and CEO of ProMedica, talks about the "life-changing" question that drove him to start over at age 30, ProMedica's burgeoning market in China, and what the HCR ManorCare acquisition means for the now-$7 billion system.

    The best (and worst) states for health care, according to US News (Thursday, May 23)
    U.S. News & World Report recently ranked health care in all 50 states, based on care quality, access, and public health metrics. See how your state fared on our interactive map.

    Map: The best (and worst) states for hospital safety, according to Leapfrog (Friday, May 24)
    The Leapfrog Group recently released its spring Hospital Safety Grades. See how your state's hospitals fared on several key patient safety metrics.

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