Erich Voigt—an ear, nose, and throat surgeon from NYU Langone Health—was watching the HGTV show "Beachfront Bargain Hunt" when he noticed a person on the show had a lump on her throat that turned out to be thyroid cancer, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Maine, New York, and Pennsylvania.
Yesterday's primary elections in several states indicated that health care will be a key issue in this year's midterm elections and placed a particular spotlight on a push to implement a single-payer health system in the United States.
Some Chicago-area hospitals are testing new 'lung in a box' technology that aims to increase the supply of donor lungs by giving previously unusable organs a second chance, Lisa Schencker reports for the Chicago Tribune.
'While it appears that this breach exposed only account-related information,' write Advisory Board's Ernie Hood and Allyson Vicars, '[it] should serve as a warning for all health care organizations who store DNA data—especially providers who see personalized and precision medicine as the future of patient care.'
In many parts of the country, local newspapers are shutting down—and infectious disease experts say the decline could spell "disaster for infectious disease surveillance," Helen Branswell writes for STAT News.