Where Americans exercise most (and least), mapped

More than 15% of Americans are inactive, and rates of inactivity are especially high in the Southern United States, according to new CDC data. See where inactivity is highest and how it breaks down by race with our interactive maps.

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The US has its first case of the new Chinese coronavirus

CDC on Tuesday announced that a Washington state man has been diagnosed with a new coronavirus that is spreading throughout Asia, marking the first confirmed U.S. case of the virus.

Our take: FTC wants to challenge 'every hospital merger' in 2020

FTC Commissioner Christine Wilson on Thursday said the agency this year will increase its scrutiny in health care by challenging "every hospital merger" and cracking down on certificates of public advantage. Advisory Board's Dave Willis explains why the move is "not surprising" but suggests that organizations adopt a new strategy for M&A.

Liver transplant allocation rules are changing. Here's what you need to know.

A federal judge last week lifted an injunction that had blocked HHS' new liver allocation policy, allowing the policy—which requires livers to first be allocated to the sickest patients within a 500-mile radius of the donor hospital's location—to take effect.

She was moments from life-saving surgery. Then, her surgeon wanted to talk about a $15,000 bill.

In a Washington Post opinion piece, Cynthia Weber Cascio, a principal at M&C Media, shares her experience of being forced to negotiate surprise medical bills totaling $17,000 directly with her surgeon—a practice she claims is "akin to telling the victim of a mugging to ask the thief for their purse back."

The 2019-2020 flu season so far, charted

This flu season has been especially bad for children, with 39 pediatric deaths reported as of Jan. 11, according to the latest CDC data.

Around the nation: American College of Physicians endorses single-payer system, public option

Robert McLean, president of the American College of Physicians, noted that the group's statement is not an endorsement for any specific candidate's proposal, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.