Counseling through 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer': Why pop culture is playing a growing role in therapy

Psychologists are showing growing interest in so-called "superhero" or "geek therapy," which are forms of therapy that use pop culture figures, such as characters from movies or TV, to help patients express their thoughts and feelings, Olga Khazan reports for The Atlantic.

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Google just offered to buy Fitbit. Here's our take.

Alphabet, Google's parent company, has made an offer to acquire Fitbit, sources told Reuters and CNBC on Monday, a move that could make Alphabet a major player in the wearable fitness tracker market.

FDA warns sterilization facility closures could lead to medical device shortages

FDA on Friday warned that hospitals could face medical device shortages after a number of sterilization facilities that use a gas called ethylene oxide have closed.

Around the Nation: NewYork Presbyterian launches mental health program for NYPD

The Finest Care program will provide members of the New York City Police Department with free mental health services like outpatient therapy, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, New York, and West Virginia.

When patients die in the ICU, should their family be allowed to watch?

In most ICUs, it's standard practice to send relatives out of the room when a patient codes, but a growing body of research—and one doctor's personal experience—suggests relatives should be allowed to witness the medical team's efforts, Daniela Lamas, a doctor at Brigham and Women's Hospital, writes for the New York Times' "Well."

Pelosi's Rx pricing bill might be unconstitutional, congressional researchers say

Provisions in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-Calif.) bill that aims to reduce prescription drug prices in the United States might violate the U.S. Constitution, according to a memo issued last week by Congressional Research Service that was obtained by news outlets.