Katie Michael, a nurse at Pinnacle Health in Pennsylvania, delivered her own baby in her car right outside the hospital where she works, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Pennsylvania.
The 2015-2016 flu season cost Americans an estimated $10.4 billion in direct costs for outpatient care and hospitalizations—making the flu shot a wise investment both fiscally and physically, according to wealth management experts.
When an insurance executive cited a teenager's $12 million annual health care costs to explain rising premiums in Iowa's exchange market, the teen's story became a political flashpoint—leaving his family devastated and sparking a debate about how state and federal policies contributed to rising premiums, Jonathan Cohn writes for the Huffington Post.
Bedside nurses are using their practical understanding of patient care to develop products that address issues such as patient falls or IVs that become unhooked—and nursing schools and hospitals are offering support to launch these endeavors.
The Affordable Care Act's (ACA) fifth open enrollment period launched Wednesday with little fanfare from President Trump or his administration—but Obamacare's biggest advocate isn't sitting on the sidelines.
President Trump says a recent shooting signified a "mental health problem at the highest level," though local officials have not publicly commented on the mental health of the assailant, who authorities say shot and killed at least 26 people and wounded at least 16 others at a Texas church.