Although primary care is typically less lucrative than other specialties, growing investments from large private equity and corporate health companies are driving a surge in primary care ventures, Angelica Peebles writes for Bloomberg. Advisory Board's Sarah Hostetter discusses the theories behind these investments, their goals, and what questions still remain as Wall Street bets on primary care.
New research published in Science and Nature suggests that Epstein-Barr virus—an infection contracted by more than 90% of adults—may be the "leading cause" of multiple sclerosis, Kim Tingley reports for the New York Times Magazine.
Covid-19 cases have been dropping significantly in the United States and throughout the rest of the world, prompting many leaders to lift pandemic restrictions. But health experts caution that the "stealth" subvariant of omicron, called BA.2, could slow the decline in cases, and say it serves as a reminder that other coronavirus variants could arise.
Rural hospitals with comparably low staff vaccination rates were expected to be most affected by CMS' vaccine mandate, but new reports indicate these health systems have only lost "a fraction of their staff" to the immunization requirement.
Data indicates that children are generally less susceptible to severe Covid-19 outcomes than adults. However, the pandemic has indirectly affected children's health—particularly their mental health—in other ways.
After being hospitalized with "Covid pneumonia" for weeks, Fox Business host Neil Cavuto said he "wouldn't be here" if he had not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida and New York.
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