Leapfrog just graded 2,633 hospitals on safety. How did yours fare?

The Leapfrog Group on Thursday released its Fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, giving about one-third of hospitals an "A," but giving more than 40% of hospitals a "C" or lower.

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This woman's genetics left her at great risk for Alzheimer's—so why didn't she develop it?

A Colombian woman's family history and genetic profile indicated she'd have Alzheimer's by the time she was 50, but researchers say an extremely rare genetic mutation staved off cognitive decline until her 70s, opening up the possibility for a new approach to Alzheimer's disease treatment, Pam Belluck reports for the New York Times

The 10 health care tweets that caught our eye this week

This week's roundup features tweets on hospital billing, what constitutes an "inappropriate" ED visit, and more.

New research questions whether Trump admin's flavored e-cigarette ban will go far enough

As the Trump administration and federal lawmakers consider a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, research published Tuesday in JAMA shows most adolescents who use e-cigarettes say they prefer to use products with fruit, mint, and menthol flavors.

Around the nation: UPS drones deliver first Rx medications for CVS

The drones delivered prescription medications to the front lawn of a private home and a retirement community, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Georgia, Iowa, and North Carolina.

Women in medicine more likely to experience 'microaggressions' than men. Here's what you can do about it.

A recent study found that female medical faculty members often experience "microaggressions"—indirect, fleeting comments that are "rooted" in "unconscious bias" against a marginalized group—in the workplace, while male faculty say they seldom occur, VJ Periyakoil, lead author of the research, writes for the New York Times' "Well."

177K people signed up for federal exchange plans last week—but a glitch might have prevented more

CMS on Wednesday announced 177,082 individuals signed up for federal exchange plans during the first two days of the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, and said technical glitches with HealthCare.gov might have hampered enrollment.

Half of Medicare beneficiaries struggle with out-of-pocket costs, new research shows

Many seniors and disabled Americans grapple with high health care costs despite being enrolled in Medicare, according to research published this week.