Illinois doctors are warning residents about a highly contagious stomach virus spreading throughout the state that causes diarrhea, fever, and vomiting, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Idaho, Illinois, and Missouri.
All too many Americans, from celebrities to ordinary people, keep presenting to the ED with "avocado hand"—the injury that results when someone accidentally stabs themselves while trying to cut an avocado—leading one organization to argue that it's time to place a warning label on the fruit.
Amid the push to make medical recommendations more evidence-backed and statistically robust, medical journals have shifted away from publishing anecdotal, open-ended accounts of individual patients—and we've lost something important in the process, Siddhartha Mukherjee writes for New York Times Magazine.
Anthem did not comment on the new lawsuit by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Medical Association of Georgia, but Debbie Diamond, a spokesperson for Anthem's BCBS of Georgia, previously said the policy is "a way to make sure that people are getting quality and affordable care."
Kaiser Permanente Chief Information Officer Dick Daniels recently sat down with the Wall Street Journal's Melanie Evans to discuss how the health system is utilizing the internet for everything from online appointment scheduling to virtual appointments.
CMS Administrator Seema Verma on Tuesday said a federal judge's decision to block Kentucky from implementing Medicaid work requirements will not stop the Trump administration from advancing efforts to implement such requirements—and the agency might have a plan to get Kentucky's Medicaid requirements back on track.
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