With booster shots now authorized by FDA for every adult recipient of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna Covid-19 vaccine, a debate is rising over the definition of "fully vaccinated." Some officials are already looking to change the criteria to include booster shots.
Amid a nationwide staffing shortage, rising demand for nurses has led hospitals to increase salaries and other benefits to attract and retain workers, Melanie Evans reports for the Wall Street Journal. Here's how much average annual RN salaries rose during the first nine months of this year. Advisory Board expert Karl Whitemarsh explains why these increases were inevitable and what it means for the health care industry moving forward.
U.S. Covid-19 cases have increased by 29% in the last two weeks, leading former Surgeon General Jerome Adams to warn, "It's no longer a matter of if we're going to have a winter surge, it's how bad it's going to be." Here's where cases are already surging the most—and what public health experts predict for the months ahead.
CVS Health on Thursday announced that it would close around 900 stores—while investing in more health-focused sites—over the next three years as part of a major strategic shift to expand its health care offerings.
A new CDC study found that 7 out of 10 U.S. hospital workers had been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus as of Sept. 15, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, the District of Columbia, and Georgia.