It turns out that cracking a few jokes with colleagues not only serves to lighten the mood, but also can help others listen more closely to weighty topics of conversation and build your professional reputation, according to a study from the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
CEO Toby Cosgrove on Wednesday said he thinks the Affordable Care Act is largely here to stay—but that lawmakers and regulators can take concrete steps to make the U.S. health care system more efficient and less costly, including allowing more consolidation among providers.
Scott Gottlieb during his Senate confirmation hearing Wednesday touted his plans to rein in drug prices, defended his ties to the industry, and sought to end ongoing debate about vaccines and their supposed link to autism.
Some patients, and at least one city government, are turning to ride-sharing services to provide quick, inexpensive transportation to the ED, but providers—and even some Uber drivers—are raising concerns about safety, Leah Samuel reports for STAT News.
CDC researchers stress that the numbers likely underestimate the total number of infants with Zika-related birth defects and warn that clinicians should be aware of the virus—because it "is not going away."