Weekly line: Is it safe to celebrate Halloween and Thanksgiving? Weigh these 7 factors.

As America approaches some of its most widely celebrated holidays, the country faces a somber question: Should we hold traditional activities and gatherings amid the coronavirus epidemic? Here's what public health experts recommend, according to Daily Briefing's Ashley Fuoco Antonelli.

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What you need to know about Trump's 'America First Healthcare Plan'

President Trump on Thursday signed executive orders that, without implementing any significant new policies, state his administration will protect Americans with pre-existing medical conditions and eliminate so-called "surprise" medical bills. He also announced plans to send $200 prescription drug discount cards to Medicare beneficiaries.

The epidemic has hammered hospitals' finances, Moody's says. (But there's reason for hope.)

In a recent report, Moody's said the financial outlook for for-profit hospitals for the next 12 to 18 months is negative, but offered some hope for 2021. Here are four reasons why providers are feeling the financial crunch, according to Advisory Board's Christopher Kerns.

Covid-19 roundup: 5 companies now have coronavirus vaccine candidates in late-stage clinical trials

AstraZeneca reveals details on clinical trials for its coronavirus vaccine candidate, FDA releases performance data on molecular diagnostic coronavirus tests, and more.

Around the nation: FDA launches center to 'modernize' digital health policies

FDA officials said the new center will provide FDA staff, manufacturers, and others with resources intended to accelerate the development of safe and effective digital technologies, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Georgia, Maryland, and Washington.

7M+ Americans have had the coronavirus. Are we getting close to herd immunity?

The latest data shows more than seven million cases of the novel coronavirus have been reported in the United States since the country's epidemic began—and federal health officials say the country has a long way to go before achieving herd immunity against the virus.

How ProMedica prioritizes data to address social determinants of health

Addressing the social determinants of health (SDOH) within a community is a critical part of any population health strategy—and at ProMedica, it's a priority. In this episode of Radio Advisory, host Rachel Woods speaks with ProMedica's Kate Sommerfeld, president of SDOH, and Brian Miller, CMIO, about the business case for tackling SDOH and how their system addresses this issue.

Weekend reads: China built Covid-19 hospitals within days. What happened to them?

How Pinterest is quashing vaccine misinformation, an astronaut who returned to Earth in the middle of a pandemic, and more.