The strike lasted one day, Friday, but temporary nurses will stay on the job in place of University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) union nurses until Wednesday under the contract UCMC has with the temporary staffing agency, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, and Michigan.
A single pill that contains four drugs that treat cardiovascular risk factors was tied to a reduced risk of heart disease among at-risk low-income U.S. patients, according to a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Six years ago, Carmen Blandin Tarleton became one of the first U.S. patients to receive a face transplant, but doctors at Brigham and Women's Hospital recently discovered underlying tissue damage is causing the transplant to fail, highlighting a fallibility of the cutting-edge technique, Liz Kowalczyk reports for the Boston Globe.
Medscape last week released its International Physician Compensation Report 2019, which found that physician pay in the United States is far higher than in other countries investigated—with U.S. physicians earning nearly twice as much as German physicians, who were the second-highest-paid.
More voters favor health care proposals to allow everyone to enroll in Medicare than proposals to replace private insurance with a "Medicare for All" plan, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.
A man from Michigan died last month after contracting the rare Eastern equine encephalitis virus from a mosquito earlier in the summer, and now health experts say the instance may highlight an emerging medical threat in the northeastern United States.
Less than 1% of patients who use their health system's patient portal also used the EHR's mobile app, despite interest from policymakers and parts of the private sector in this technology, according to research published recently in JAMA Network Open.
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