'Dying and unexpectedly single': What it's like to date while terminally ill

At age 40, Josie Rubio, a writer and editor, was dying of cancer and "unexpectedly single" after her boyfriend of 12 years "reconnected" with an old friend in London. In a New York Times opinion piece, Rubio shares what it's like to be "dating while dying."

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Congress is nearly back—and it's got 3 big health care priorities

Congress is entering the last week of its recess, but lawmakers already have a loaded agenda for when they return—and some of their biggest priorities deal with health care. Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli has rounded up the three biggest priorities for the upcoming session.

Why more Democratic candidates are abandoning 'Medicare for All'

Some of the candidates seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president are walking back their support for Sen. Bernie Sanders' "Medicare-for-All" proposal amid mounting concerns from consumers.

We don't know the effectiveness of a 'whopping 50%' of clinical treatments. So why do doctors use them?

When a doctor recommends a treatment, we usually assume "it's based on solid evidence," but research shows that the number of popular clinical treatments that have been proven beneficial is "less than you might think," Austin Frakt writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."

Is it ethical to edit human sperm with CRISPR?

Scientists at Weill Cornell Medicine are trying to use the gene-editing technology CRISPR to edit DNA within human sperm, but some experts are questioning whether the practice is ethical, Rob Stein writes for NPR's "Shots."

Judge orders J&J to pay Oklahoma $572M in first-of-its-kind opioid trial

Sabrina Strong, a lawyer for Johnson & Johnson, said, "We have many strong grounds for appeal and we intend to pursue those vigorously." According to the Times, it is unclear whether the appellate courts would affirm Balkman's verdict.

Around the nation: Mayo nurse celebrates 63 years in practice

Donna Alger, 85, works as an RN in the pre-operative evaluation clinic at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Georgia, and Michigan.