Why doctors do (and don't) attend their patients' funerals

While most doctors participate in their own bereavement practices following the death of a patient, it's uncommon for them to attend a patient's funeral, according to a research review published recently in the journal Medicine.

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Stressed out about politics? Here are 4 ways to de-stress.

Politics is a source of stress for nearly 40% of Americans, according to a study published recently in PLOS One. Here's a leading psychologist's guide to caring about politics without letting it stress you out, Rhitu Chatterjee reports for NPR's "Shots."

Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens to stop selling e-cigarette products

Several major retailers—including Kroger, Walgreens, and Walmart—have announced that they will stop selling e-cigarettes, amid growing uncertainty about the products' safety.

Around the nation: Family thanks nurse for helping them say goodbye to loved one

The family of a man who was fatally injured in a hit-and-run on Sept. 27 thanked the critical care nurse, Lynette Karley, who found him on the road and provided emergency care, giving the family enough time to say their goodbyes, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Louisiana, New York, and Ohio.

Charted: America's $935B in 'wasteful' health spending each year

About 25% of U.S. health care spending annually is wasteful, according to a study published Monday in JAMA.

A major new study examined vitamin C to fight sepsis. The results are… complicated.

Providers in recent years have turned to vitamin C to treat sepsis based on limited evidence, and a recent JAMA study that sought to demonstrate whether the treatment is effective has left providers with no clear answers.