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New Mexico insurance regulators issued a bulletin to insurers in the state clarifying that they cannot bill patients at higher rates for using out-of-network doctors and hospitals in cases of medical emergencies, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Hawaii, Michigan, and New Mexico.
Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte, a professor in Salk's Gene Expression Laboratory and a co-author of the study, says, "We have demonstrated the possibility to correct mutations in a human embryo in a safe way and with a certain degree of efficiency."
A rising tide of elderly patients, who often have different medical needs than younger patients, is leading hospitals to make geriatric-specific investments in their EDs—such as nonslip floors, alarms that warn medical staff of fall risks, and care pathways that avoid the use of narcotics.
A recent report by the Coalition for Safer Food Processing and Packaging suggests fans of boxed macaroni and cheese should be worried about potentially harmful chemicals called phthalates in the processed food products—but critics say the concerns are unwarranted.
For some surgical procedures, a patient's outcome might be explained by a placebo effect stemming from the surgical "ritual" rather than from the procedure itself, Christie Aschwanden repots for FiveThirtyEight.