Are diet fads actually making Americans healthier? It's complicated.

The American diet is slightly healthier than it was 20 years ago, but low-quality carbohydrates such as sugary foods, refined grains, and starchy vegetables continue to make up more than 40% of U.S. adults' daily calorie intake, according to a study published last week in JAMA.

Read More

What does it take be a 'good parent?' A pediatrician sheds light.

Today's parents often worry that they're not achieving the 'idealized' style of intensive, hands-on parenting, but experts say that ideal is unrealistic and that even just a few minutes of stimulating activity can benefit children, Perri Klass, a pediatrician, writes in the New York Times' 'The Checkup.'

CMS' 2020 MPFS proposed rule draws more than 40,000 comments

CMS' public comment period for the 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (MPFS) proposed rule ended last week, and the agency received more than 40,000 comments from hospital groups, insurers, and other industry stakeholders.

Hospitals question legality of CMS' price transparency proposal

CMS' public comment period for the 2020 Hospital Outpatient Perspective Payment System (HOPPS) proposed rule ended last week, and the rule's more controversial proposals garnered hundreds of comments from hospital groups, insurers, and other industry stakeholders.

Do you need chemotherapy? Sometimes, the choice is a 'nightmare.'

When Jenifer Wana learned that she wouldn't need chemotherapy for her Stage 1 breast cancer, her relief soon gave way to anxiety as she grappled with whether opting against the "toxicity" of chemo now would negatively affect her health down the line, Wana writes in the New York Times' "Well."

Meet Ed Garner, the only physician in 'the middle of nowhere'

For years, Ed Garner has been the only practicing physician for 11,000 square miles of Van Horn, Texas, where he sees patients day and night at the only hospital in more than 100 miles in either direction, Eli Saslow reports for the Washington Post.

Around the Nation: 2 New York hospitals will share a CEO beginning next month

Officials at Carthage Area Hospital and Claxton-Hepburn Medical Center said the partnership will help the hospitals save money and increase revenue, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Kentucky, and New York.