Since Holy Name Medical Center in New Jersey launched its Korean Medical Program 10 years ago, the program has expanded to serve people of Korean, Chinese, Indian, and other heritages—and its experience offers lessons for other hospitals, Jackie Montalvo writes for NBC News.
The Congressional Budget Office projects that "health care costs per beneficiary are projected to grow faster than the economy over the long term, contributing to growth in spending for Medicare and Medicaid in particular."
Bayer, which manufactures the contraceptive device, said it has updated Essure's label in light of an FDA order restricting sales, and will "continu[e] to educate health care providers about the importance of appropriately counseling each patient on the benefits and risks of Essure."
Senior Trump administration officials say the executive order aims to provide a framework for federal agencies to overhaul federal assistance programs by requiring recipients to demonstrate they either are working or seeking employment—but some industry experts say such requirements are ineffective.
The rate of U.S. deaths from infectious diseases declined nearly 19% from 41.95 deaths per 100,000 individuals in 1980 to 34.10 deaths per 100,000 individuals in 2014—but the death rate was much higher in some counties than in others, according to a study in JAMA.
Before deploying to the battlefield, newly enlisted Navy medics are getting hands-on trauma care training at Stroger Hospital—a Chicago hospital that sees a significant number of traumatic firearm wounds, Shibani Mahtani repots for the Wall Street Journal.
Almost all types of U.S. physicians saw a "modest" increase in earnings over the last year, according to the Medscape Physician Compensation 2018 report. But six specialties broke the trend with lower compensation overall.