Our 5 best (and worst) experiences at the doctor

Advisory Board's experts think about our health care system all day long, but it often takes our own care experiences to reinforce valuable lessons about how to make the system better. Here's the good, bad, and ugly of what we've been through—and the key takeaways for providers.

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Google was set to publicly share over 100,000 chest X-rays—until it learned they could have exposed personal health data

Two days before Google was set to publicly share over 100,000 images of chest X-rays, NIH called Google to raise a major red flag—leading Google to cancel the project, Douglas MacMillan and Greg Bensinger report for the Washington Post.

Toddlers shouldn't eat any added sugar—yet 98% do, study finds

Most infants and nearly all toddlers consume added sugars each day, according to a recent study published in The Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, despite expert recommendations that neither toddlers nor infants consume added sugars.

Weekend reads: Meet 'Emma,' a snapshot of how office life will disfigure your body

The pros and cons of a so-called "sleep divorce," the World Health Organization's latest findings on children's exercise habits, and more.

Map: Where nurse practitioners are paid the most—and least

A new Forbes analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data ranks all 50 states based on how much NPs are paid. See the average salary in your state with our interactive map.

Trump just signed a bill to avert a shutdown and delay DSH cuts. Here's what's inside.

President Trump late Thursday signed into law a stopgap bill that averts a government shutdown by funding the federal government, including various health programs, through Dec. 20 and delays $4 billion in planned cuts to Medicaid disproportionate-share hospital payments.

Around the nation: Walmart to launch telehealth pilot for certain employees

The program will function as a "virtual primary care physician," which will allow it to handle more complex conditions, such as behavioral health, diabetes, and urgent care, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.