A Weight Watchers app for kids? That's a terrible idea, this dietitian argues.

WW, formerly named Weight Watchers, has launched a new diet app for children, but Christy Harrison, a registered dietitian nutritionist, in a New York Times opinion piece argues that parents should keep their children away from the app—and diets in general.

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How one hospital skewed CDC's estimate of gun injuries by 22,000

Data from a single hospital added more than 22,000 non-fatal gun injuries to CDC's 2015 national estimate, according to an analysis by FiveThirtyEight and The Trace, shining light on sensitivities in CDC's statistical model that can result in unreliable data.

Why CMS is revamping its star ratings (and why hospital groups aren't pleased)

CMS on Monday announced the agency in early 2020 will update hospital star ratings using its current methodology, despite pushback from providers who say the methodology is flawed. CMS also said by 2021 it will release a proposed rule aimed at changing the methodology.

A mysterious lung illness leads to new concerns about vaping

CDC on Friday announced federal and state health officials are investigating nearly 100 cases of severe lung illness believed to be linked to e-cigarette use and vaping.

You, your therapist—and a national audience? Welcome to the world of therapy podcasts.

Podcasts in which professional therapists hold sessions with patients hit the air about two years ago, and they're proving extremely popular, Rachel Dodes reports for the Wall Street Journal.

Planned Parenthood will no longer participate in Title X program

A federal appeals court on Friday again allowed a final rule that bars clinics that receive Title X funding from providing abortions or referring patients to non-emergency abortion care to take effect, prompting Planned Parenthood on Monday to announce plans to officially exit the program.

Around the nation: Podiatrist, retired nurse save unresponsive passenger midflight

When Michael Nirenberg jumped to tend to the passenger mid-flight, the 60-year-old male patient had no pulse and was barely breathing, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Indiana, Iowa, and Pennsylvania