The new policy stems from an incident earlier this year when an officer arrested a nurse at University of Utah Hospital for refusing to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Nevada, and Utah.
Patrick Bradshaw, a professor at the University of California-Berkeley, says the rising obesity rates "suggest that we haven't been successful in efforts to reduce or prevent obesity in the population."
Nearly 40 percent of doctors in the United States hesitate to seek out mental health care out of concern it may negatively affect their licensing applications, according to a study published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Ronnie Cohen writes for Reuters.
Paul Yang, a professor of ophthalmology at the Oregon Health and Science University, says if Spark Therapeutics' Luxturna is approved by FDA, "It [would be] a first and [would usher] in a new era of gene therapy."
Dignity Health, Sutter Health, and other hospital systems around the country are increasingly investing in housing programs for homeless patients to curb ED overutilization and reduce health care costs, Pauline Bartolone writes for Kaiser Health News/Governing.
Across the country, hospitals that have closed down are being reinvented as schools, luxurious condominiums, and even scary movie sets—but the transformations aren't always without controversy, Phil Galewitz writes for Kaiser Health News.
Republicans in Congress have fallen short repeatedly in their efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act—but last week, President Donald Trump took major steps to change the law, including suspending its cost-sharing reduction payments. What further changes could Trump make on his own, without congressional action?