Krista Ryan, a cardiac nurse at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, saved Henry Gnaidek's life after he had a heart attack at his local gym, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Kentucky, and Minnesota.
Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician at the Hurley Medical Center in Flint, Michigan, reflects on the role she played in exposing Flint's water crisis in, writing in a New York Times opinion piece about how she became "an activist and detective" who collected data to show children's blood lead levels increased after the city switched water sources.
Patients who are overweight face "fat shaming" from health care providers, which can be harmful to physical and mental health—and even lead patients to avoid the doctor altogether, an anonymous blogger who calls herself "Your Fat Friend" writes for Self Magazine.
U.S. District Judge James Boasberg in a ruling that blocks Kentucky from implementing Medicaid work requirements writes that the HHS "secretary never adequately considered whether [the requirements] would in fact help the state furnish medical assistance to its citizens, a central objective of Medicaid." Advisory Board's Yulan Egan weighs in on what this could mean for providers.
For many U.S. health clinics, showers are not usually on the list of available services, but one Los Angeles health care clinic finds that offering no-cost showers serves as a way to connect homeless individuals with both medical care and health coverage. Advisory Board's Tomi Ogundimu says the service "shows the power of building trust among the high-risk population."
This month, learn how opioid prescriptions for patients undergoing major surgery may put them at risk of opioid-related adverse drug events, according to new research; see how new legislation aims to facilitate telemedicine access to opioid-use disorder treatment; and get updates on key performance indicators related to the opioid epidemic.