Why the diet soda controversy may never die

Despite the 'exceedingly good' odds that drinking too much soda won't kill you, in recent years, there's been a seemingly endless slew of research highlighting its vices, Aaron Carroll, a health economist and pediatrics professor at Indiana University, writes. Here are a few reasons, according to Carroll, why the studies just keep coming.

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Should you help a patient regain mobility—or protect them from falls? Sometimes, it's a tough choice.

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans, but hospitals seeking to prevent falls are facing a conundrum: Should patients remain bedbound to avoid dangers? Or should they move to regain their mobility?

Was the Salt Lake City cop who arrested a nurse over a blood draw just a 'fall guy'?

When a video of a Salt Lake City police officer handcuffing a University of Utah Hospital nurse for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient went viral, the department fired him for his conduct, but now, the officer is suing the department and the city, saying he was following his supervisor's orders when he arrested the nurse, Paighten Harkins reports for the Salt Lake Tribune.

Appeals court appears poised to strike down Medicaid work requirements

During oral arguments Friday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seemed likely to uphold a lower court ruling against Medicaid work requirements in Arkansas and Kentucky.

Preliminary analysis predicts Pelosi's drug pricing bill could save $345B over 7 years

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) bill aiming to reduce prescription drug prices in the United States would save Medicare $345 billion from 2023 to 2029, but drugmakers could bring fewer new drugs to the market, according to a preliminary analysis by the Congressional Budget Office released Friday.

How to treat the mysterious vaping-linked illness, according to CDC

CDC has released new guidance for clinicians to use to evaluate and treat patients with a lung illness officials believe is linked to e-cigarette use and vaping—and gave the illness a new name.

Around the nation: New California law requires insurers to cover fertility treatments for certain patients

Joyce Reinecke, executive director of the Alliance for Fertility Preservation, said California's new law could help patients undergoing chemotherapy have the "ability to have children after cancer," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New Jersey, and North Carolina.