June 17, 2019

Weekly review: Surgeons went in to remove a brain tumor—but they found a tapeworm instead

Daily Briefing

    Surgeons went in to remove a brain tumor—but they found a tapeworm instead (Monday, June 10)
    Doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital believed Rachel Palma had a cancerous tumor in her brain, but when surgeons went in to remove it, they instead found a tapeworm, Lindsey Bever writes for the Washington Post.

    Apple's CEO wakes up at 4 a.m. Is that even healthy? (Tuesday, June 11)
    With a number of CEOs and celebrities touting their early wake-up times, it'd be easy to think waking before the crack of dawn is the secret to success. But research suggests waking too early interferes with our circadian rhythm and, in some cases, can backfire, Adam Popescu reports for the New York Times.

    Does U.S. health care 'depend on exploiting doctors and nurses'? (Wednesday, June 12)
    The U.S. health system is "cynically manipulat[ing]" medical professionals' commitment to their patients to squeeze extra productivity out of an overwhelmed system, Danielle Ofri, a physician at Bellevue Hospital, writes in a New York Times opinion piece. But are hospital leaders truly at fault? Advisory Board's Veena Lanka weighs in.

    We asked 90 C-suite executives about their biggest concerns. Here's what they told us. (Thursday, June 13)
    In this year's Annual Health Care CEO Survey, the Health Care Advisory Board research team asked 90 C-suite executives to identify their top areas of concern. Here are the top five areas of interest—as well as four key insights gleaned from survey responses.

    Map: The healthiest (and unhealthiest) states, according to the Commonwealth Fund (Friday, June 14)
    The Commonwealth Fund on Wednesday released its 2019 Scorecard on State Health System Performance, which ranks all 50 states on key measures of health. See how your state fared with our interactive map.

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