After a near-fatal car crash left Army Pvt. Shamika Burrage without a left ear, Army doctors successfully "grew" a new one on her forearm, Allyson Chiu reports for the Washington Post¬—and the patient already has recovered her hearing.
The inaugural class of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine graduated on Sunday, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Michigan, and Montana.
The Unicode Consortium, the international nonprofit that coordinates the popular Unicode standard for encoding text, on Wednesday announced its list of 104 "draft candidates" for new emojis in 2019—including "mechanical arm," "ear with hearing aid," "blood drop," and several others related to health care.
Under Arizona-based Maricopa Integrated Health System's Copa Care program, the health system displays and charges patients with incomes equaling between 0% and 200% of the federal poverty level different prices for certain care, based on a sliding scale.
Doctors generally acknowledge that social determinants of health affect their patients—but an overwhelming majority of doctors say it is not their responsibility to address these factors, according to a recent white paper by Leavitt Partners. However, Advisory Board's Tomi Ogundimu and Darby Sullivan say these results are not as alarming as they may seem.
The American Red Cross' Zika virus screening program so far has detected relatively few blood donations infected with the virus—but has spent roughly $5.3 million per positive test, according to study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
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