Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Donte' Hanns and nurse Ginger Havlin have been recognized for their efforts in saving the life of a 21-year-old man by pulling him out of a burning car, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, and Ohio.
For the first time, the Mediterranean diet ranks No. 1 for U.S. News & World Report's Best Overall Diet, tied with the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet, which has topped the rankings for eight straight years.
Congress' work to fully reauthorize CHIP has been hampered by negotiations over funding offsets, but a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report estimates that a five-year reauthorization bill would cost the federal government $800 million over a decade—which is $7.5 billion less than CBO previously estimated.
Care and Wear has partnered with the Parsons School of Design to design an innovative new hospital gown intended to empower patients and protect their privacy—and MedStar Health is already planning a test run, Valeriya Safronova writes for the New York Times.
While the physician-patient relationship requires a certain level of intimacy, doctors are divided as to whether it is appropriate to hug their patients—particularly given the recent attention on harassment and sexual misconduct, Shelly Reese writes for Medscape.