The happiest physicians—and the most burned-out ones in 2020, according to Medscape

More than 40% of physicians are burned out, but some specialties—and generations—are suffering more than others, according to Medscape's 2020 National Physicians Burnout & Depression Report.

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The human body isn't running at 98.6 degrees anymore. (And it hasn't been for 150 years.)

The average human body temperature has steadily declined since the 19th century, according to a study published earlier this month in eLife, raising questions about whether the "normal" human body temperature is actually lower than 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit.

How Christus Trinity Mother Frances increased organ referrals—and saved nurses time

When Texas-based Christus Trinity Mother Frances realized that its ICU nurses were hard pressed to provide high-level acuity care to dying patients and alert their local organ procurement organization of a potential death, officials automated the system—and saw big improvements, Jessica Kim Cohen reports for Modern Healthcare's "Transformation Hub."

Around the nation: Cigna to launch virtual primary care checkups

Cigna is teaming up with telehealth service provider MDLive to launch the new video-based primary care service, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, Connecticut, and New Jersey.

A new website tells cancer patients their odds of dying. Is that a good thing?

A new website launched this month enables cancer patients to view survival rates for their diagnosis based on a few simple data points, Elizabeth Cooney reports for STAT News. Here's why doctors are divided on the tool—and what Advisory Board's Deirdre Saulet says would help it be improved.

Trump admin asks SCOTUS to let 'public charge' rule take effect

The Department of Justice on Monday filed an emergency appeal asking the Supreme Court to lift an injunction blocking the Trump administration's so-called "public charge" rule, which would allow officials to consider whether immigrants are receiving or are likely to receive Medicaid when reviewing residency applications.