Medical students' facial attractiveness might affect their chances of landing a residency slot in radiology programs, even more so than their grades, class standing, and extracurricular activities, according to a study published in Academic Medicine
In nearly 3,800 comments, key health care industry stakeholders and former policymakers say they support HHS' goal to give patients greater access to their electronic health information, but raised big concerns with the ways HHS has proposed accomplishing that goal.
CMS announced it would publicly post and update a monthly list of nursing home facilities that federal inspectors determined to have a "persistent record" of health, safety, and sanitary issues, two days after two senators shared the previously undisclosed information.
While it might seem 'unusual,' it's not uncommon for patients to take home their 'medical leftovers,' including organs and medical devices, as keepsakes or souvenirs after a surgery, Keri Wiginton reports for the Chicago Tribune. Wiginton explains the process of requesting an organ or treasured device—and the safeguards that are put in place to keep patients safe when they get it.
Faced with high insurance premiums, residents of Summit County, Colorado, decided to negotiate prices directly with the local hospital before getting an insurer involved—and their effort has led to a significant reduction in premiums, John Ingold reports for the Colorado Sun.