The best diets for 2020, according to US News

U.S. News & World Report on Thursday released its Best Diets for 2020 ranking, with the Mediterranean diet ranking No. 1 for the third consecutive year.

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Big Tech is calling hospitals 'once a day or more' to ask for patient data

With many hospitals strapped for cash, tech companies are making increasingly aggressive pitches to buy their patient data—and some observers are worried that the deals could lead to the data being misused and potentially harming patients, Christina Farr reports for CNBC.

Sanders is 'fit and ready to serve as president,' despite heart attack, campaign says

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who suffered a heart attack in October 2019 and is the oldest 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, on Monday released three letters from physicians that Sanders' campaign said show he is "fit and ready to serve as president."

'Did you know I was there?' One nurse's viral letter to a dying patient.

In a now-viral Facebook post written to a patient who died, Sandra Kluskowski, a nurse at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana, describes their last moments together and asks lingering questions she has about how the patient felt as death drew near.

Around the nation: Sutter Health finalizes settlement to antitrust lawsuit

Regarding the settlement of a lawsuit that dates back to 2014, Sutter Health SVP Flo Di Benedetto said, "We were able to resolve this matter in a way that enables Sutter Health to maintain our integrated network and ability to provide patients with access to affordable, high-quality care," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and New York.

2020 federal exchange signups dipped by less than 2%, CMS data shows

CMS recently announced that 8.3 million U.S. residents signed up for federal exchange plans for the 2020 coverage year during the Affordable Care Act's latest open enrollment period, down by about 1.8% from the previous open enrollment period.

The 2019-2020 flu season so far, charted

Between 4.6 million and 6.6 million people have been stricken with the flu so far this season, according to the latest CDC data.

Utah gets CMS' OK for Medicaid expansion, work requirements

CMS late last month approved Utah's waiver request to expand the state's Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act and implement work requirements for some beneficiaries, as legal challenges against Medicaid work requirements in other states continue to mount.