Ascension and Providence St. Joseph Health have halted talks regarding a proposed merger that would have created the largest hospital operator in the country, sources familiar with the discussions told the Wall Street Journal.
Brigham and Women's Hospital has developed an oral rehydration protocol that offers other hospitals struggling amid a national shortage of IV bags an evidence-backed solution, a team of Brigham physicians write in a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Several states and localities are taking steps to reform how maternal deaths are investigated and identified in the United States, where the maternal death rate ranks among the highest of all wealthy nations.
Trying to perform a tough task? Be wary: Your smartphone could distract you—even if it's simply sitting face-down on a table near you, according to a recent study, Kristen Duke and colleagues write in the Harvard Business Review.
Thousands of Americans seeking coverage on the individual market have made the "hard decision to go without health insurance" this year because of the cost—and Bloomberg's John Tozzi is following a dozen such families "to understand the trade-offs when a dollar spent on health insurance can't be spent on something else."