Why Mayo Clinic is opening a 741-bed hospital in Abu Dhabi

Mayo Clinic and Abu Dhabi Health Services Company on Sunday announced they will partner to open and operate a new multispecialty hospital in the United Arab Emirates—marking Mayo's latest and largest attempt at establishing an international brand.

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Around the nation: Tyler Perry helps couple stranded in Mexico over hospital billing dispute

After the couple was stuck at Centro Médico Americano because they were unable to pay their $14,000 hospital bill, Tyler Perry—an actor, writer, producer, and director— sent a payment to the hospital and offered to cover the couple's travel expenses, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arizona, Georgia, and Missouri.

The Medicare Plan Finder tool got a big update. (It isn't going well.)

CMS earlier this year updated the Medicare Plan Finder tool for the first time in a decade, but users are reporting various technical glitches with the revamped tool, which they say are causing inaccurate cost estimates.

How CDC's 'disease detectives' are cracking the case of vaping-linked illnesses

In a race to identify the cause of an outbreak of vaping-linked illnesses, CDC's 'disease detectives' faced an unprecedented number of challenges, including the unenviable task of diagnosing 'a new disease that present[s] itself in different ways,' and navigating several thousand potential 'suspects.'

The 25 best health care inventions of 2019, according to TIME

TIME last week released its list of the 100 Best Inventions of 2019 based on factors including creativity, effectiveness, influence, and originality—here are the 25 health care inventions that made the list.

CMS to accept applications for a new value-based primary care model

CMS on Monday announced that health care providers next month will be able to start applying for the direct contracting path under the agency's new Primary Care First alternative payment model.

Long weekend reads: The cost of 2019's most expensive Thanksgiving dinner? More than $180K.

How this man narrowly evaded death by "Feather Duvet Lung disease," why Black Friday is "losing its thunder" and more.