Cleveland Clinic wants to double its patient population in 5 years. Can it do it?

In his 2019 annual address, Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Tom Mihaljevic announced an audacious five-year goal: to become "the best place for health care anywhere." It was a sign that the system wasn't content to rest on its laurels. But how would it actually try to follow through? Daily Briefing's Jackie Kimmell dives deep to find out.

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The 3 biggest vaping myths we saw last week, busted

News about e-cigarettes and vaping dominated headlines last week—and so did myths about the devices, Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli reports. Here are three myths that gained traction, despite being inaccurate.

Does pizza prevent cancer? The results of this year's Ig Nobel awards.

The Annals of Improbable Research on Thursday awarded the Ig Nobel Prizes to 10 'improbable' research projects, including studies into how dirty money really is, whether clickers can help train budding surgeons, and more.

Weekly review: Mayo Clinic, Google launch 10-year partnership to 'redefine how health care is delivered'

What a new study suggests about the health risks of diet sodas, what "Walmart Health" means for the primary care market, and more.

Sperm donors have been promised anonymity for a century. Then came 23andMe.

Sperm banks have long promised donors that they can donate anonymously—but the rise of consumer genetic testing has "forced a reckoning" for the sperm donation industry, Meghana Keshavan reports for STAT News.

Wondering which ED you'd be transported to in an emergency? It may depend on your race.

EMS providers transport Medicare beneficiaries who live in the same ZIP code to "substantially different" ED locations based on the beneficiary's race and ethnicity, according to a first-of-its-kind study published recently in JAMA Network Open.

Around the nation: Why Massachusetts residents are spending more on health, despite lower volumes

Commercial inpatient health care spending in Massachusetts increased by 10.7% between 2013 and 2018 even though volume declined by 12.8%, according to a report from the Massachusetts Health Policy Commission, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania.