This flu season could be one of the worst in decades

If the flu season stays on its current track, it's set to be one of the worst in decades, according to CDC. Officials are comparing this season to the 2017-2018 season, which was the deadliest in more than 40 years.

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Alcohol-related deaths have doubled, NIH reports

Alcohol-related deaths increased by more than 100% between 1999 and 2017, reflecting an increase in alcohol consumption among all U.S. adults, according to a study published Tuesday in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.

How often do doctors wash their white coats? (Hint: Not as often as you'd hope.)

When Edgardo Olvera-Lopez, a resident in the public hospital system in New York City, noticed the stains on his colleagues' white coats, he decided to study how often doctors wash their white coats. Here's what he found.

Trump admin urges SCOTUS to delay review of ACA case until after election

The Trump administration and a group of Republican-led states on Friday urged the Supreme Court to reject Democratic officials' request that the high court quickly review a case challenging the Affordable Care Act's constitutionality.

How AdventHealth and Parkland are tackling patient loneliness

Today, health care providers are seeing more patients who are lonely and don't have a support system, prompting many to test new ways to help patients address this growing health care problem, Maria Castellucci reports for Modern Healthcare.

This Rx startup has a radical new model. But will it actually lower drug prices?

A startup drugmaker wants to disrupt the pharmaceutical industry and lower drug prices by changing long-held industry practices for developing, pricing, and selling slightly different versions of costly brand-name drugs.

Around the nation: 23andMe licenses first drug compound to Spanish drugmaker

The compound is designed to treat autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, New York, and Oklahoma.