The healthiest (and unhealthiest) states, mapped

The United Health Foundation has released its 2019 America's Health Rankings report, ranking each state on 35 factors including clinical care, community and environment, outcomes, and more. Find out how your state fared on our interactive map.

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Advisory Board Insight

Senate, House lawmakers announce a deal to fix 'surprise' medical bills

Three federal lawmakers on Sunday announced that the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and the House Energy and Commerce Committee have reached a bipartisan agreement in principle on legislation to address so-called "surprise" medical bills that could be attached to a year-end spending bill.

ICER 101: How the 'drug pricing watchdog' is changing how we perceive value

Given the advent of new seven-figure drugs and perpetual debates about medical value, it’s not surprising to see ICER in the news on a weekly basis. But what does the organization actually do? Advisory Board's Brandi Greenberg and Pam Divack offer a primer on ICER, explain its rising influence, and uncover how its debate with biopharma is affecting conversations around value.

After hospitals suffer a data breach, more patients may die of heart attacks, study shows

Hospitals that have experienced a data breach may see their cardiovascular-related death rates rise following the incident—and the culprit driving the increase might be stronger cybersecurity controls, according to a study recently published in Health Services Research.

Around the nation: 7 people died from flesh-eating bacteria associated with black tar heroin

The victims were admitted to San Diego hospitals with severe myonecrosis between Oct. 2 and Nov. 24 after injecting the drug, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New York, and South Carolina.

'The scar is in your head': How Scripps Health is responding to rising health care violence

Workplace violence on average is four times more common in health care settings than in private industry as a whole, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration—and many hospitals are working to ensure their staff are prepared to deal with instances of violence, Heidi de Marco reports for Kaiser Health News.

The latest CDC data shows significant slowdown in new vaping-linked illness cases

CDC data updated Thursday shows the number of reported hospitalized cases of a lung illness officials believe is linked to e-cigarette use and vaping, dubbed EVALI, reached 2,291 as of Dec. 3, that’s an increase of just one new case since CDC's Nov. 20 update.

Weekly review: Exercise may fight depression. But how much do you need?

Why more Americans are dying in middle age, the 30 health care stars under 30, and more.