Sex, drugs, and alcohol? Today's teens are giving them a pass.

Today's teens are having less sex, doing fewer drugs, and drinking less alcohol than they ever have before—but mental health and suicide remain a concern , Margot Sanger-Katz and Aaron Carroll write for the New York Times' "The Upshot."

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The 15 hospitals, health systems among the 'Best Places to Work in IT'

Computerworld's 26th annual list of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" includes 15 hospitals and health systems.

Democrats' big split in last night's debate: Whether to 'abolish' private insurers

The first batch of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates squared off in a primary debate Wednesday night, and a question regarding so-called "Medicare-for-All" proposals emerged as a dividing factor between the candidates.

FDA shuts down its database that shielded adverse event reports from the public

FDA on Friday said it has officially stopped using a database that had allowed medical device manufacturers to privately submit certain malfunction reports, and instead will look to improve its public reporting database and use real-world data to quickly identify and respond to medical device safety incidents.

When hospitals garnish patients' wages, the payoffs may be surprisingly small

In Virginia, more than one-third of hospitals garnished patients' wages for outstanding debt in 2017—a controversial practice that drove just 0.1% of gross revenue for such hospitals, according to a new study in JAMA. Advisory Board's Robin Brand explains ways that hospitals may be able to avoid having to sue patients altogether.

Confused by the HRA rule? Here's how it could affect you.

The Trump administration recently finalized a pretty wonky rule that overhauls federal regulations regarding employer-funded health reimbursement accounts (HRAs). If you're already feeling overwhelmed by the jargon, don't fret. Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli rounds up what the rule actually does—and what it might mean for you.

Around the nation: St. Joseph's Children's is using virtual reality to help with brain surgery

The hospital is one of the first pediatric hospitals in the country to use a virtual reality service that can provide surgeons with a 3-D model of the brain for surgery, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, New Jersey, and North Carolina.