Is 'fake meat' actually healthy? Here's what the research says.

So-called 'fake meat' offerings from companies such as Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat are booming in restaurants and grocery stores around the country—but are they any healthier for you than 'real meat'? Here's what the science says, according to the New York Times' Anahad O'Connor.

Read More
Advisory Board Insight The manager's guide to BBI lock

US health spending reached $3.65T in 2018. What drove the growth?

U.S. health spending growth increased at a faster rate in 2018 when compared with 2017, in part because the net cost of health insurance rose more quickly due to the return of the Affordable Care Act's health insurance tax, according to a CMS report released Thursday.

How much would a 'public option' disrupt health care? More than you might think.

In the Democratic presidential debates, public option health plans are being positioned as more "moderate" and less "disruptive" alternatives to single-payer proposals, such as Medicare for All—but what's lost in that framing is just how much public option plans would disrupt the current system, Margot Sanger-Katz reports for the New York Times' "The Upshot."

Weekend reads: Why you had room for pie after that big Thanksgiving dinner

The perils of working in retail (any time of year), a continuous increase in cellphone-related injuries, and more.

Duke performs America's first adult heart donation after circulatory death

Doctors at Duke University Hospital have performed the country's first-ever adult heart transplant through a process called donation after circulatory death, and one of the surgeons involved says the process could expand the heart transplant donor pool by as much as 30%.

Nearly 700,000 adults could lose food stamps under new rule

The Trump administration on Wednesday finalized a rule that will strengthen work requirements in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)—a move that experts say could eliminate SNAP benefits for 688,000 adults.

Around the nation: Med school will be free to over 400 UCLA medical students

Media mogul David Geffen, who donated $100 million to the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine in 2012, has donated an additional $46 million to continue to fund merit-based scholarships, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Florida, and Minnesota.