Tori Howard and Tara Drinkard, identical twins who are both nurses at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center, helped deliver identical twin babies Addison and Emma via cesarean section, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Georgia, and Missouri.
In the medical profession, many providers are hesitant to apologize to patients after medical errors, but Kate McLean, an OB-GYN, writes in the HuffPost's "HuffPostPersonal" that apologizing to a patient after she made a nearly fatal mistake during surgery "actually made [her] better at [her] job."
Federal health officials on Thursday announced they are expanding the scope of their investigation into a mysterious lung illness officials believe is linked to e-cigarette use and vaping as the number of cases of the illness, dubbed EVALI, continue to grow.
In the United States, "Rigorous evaluations of health policy are exceedingly rare," leaving the government without the solid evidence it needs to determine "which health policies work and which don't," Austin Frakt writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
Wellness products such as kombucha, CBD oil, and even "activated charcoal," have grown in popularity in recent years, thanks to their purported health benefits, but do these products actually do what they claim to do? The New York Times' Dawn MacKeen and Amitha Kalaichandran investigated five popular wellness products to find out.
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