Ahead of Super Bowl Sunday, local businesses and workers in the Minneapolis area are stepping up efforts to stem the spread of flu among this weekend's attendees, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Minnesota, and Vermont.
For the first time, the American Heart Association (AHA) is warning that breast cancer patients who have received chemotherapy or radiation are at an increased risk of heart failure—emphasizing the need for providers to build cross-service-line collaboration to keep CV patients from slipping through the cracks, Advisory Board's Megan Tooley writes.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Drug Enforcement Administration will target opioid prescribers and pharmacists with an eye toward making more arrests and convictions for dispensing drugs improperly, which will "ultimately help … reduce the number of prescription drugs available for Americans to get addicted to or overdose from."
Eliot Fishman, senior director of health policy for Families USA, says Medicaid coverage for non-emergency medical transportation is not "something to be trifled with lightly," adding, "We're talking about a lifesaving aspect of the Medicaid program."
CMS in an advance notice proposed new opioid prescribing limits that could affect hundreds of thousands of Medicare Part D beneficiaries—showing the government's increasing willingness to draw hard lines in how opioids are prescribed. Here's what you need to know.
Americans in 2016 got about 18 minutes more sleep per weeknight than they did in 2003, according to a study published in the journal Sleep—but researchers say that many people still don't get the sleep they need, Niraj Chokshi writes for the New York Times.
On Tuesday, Yale New Haven Children's Hospital opened a new two-floor NICU that allows admitted mothers and their newborn infants to share a private room while receiving the care they need, Rebecca Lurye writes for the Hartford Courant.