It has been well documented that U.S. health care spending outpaces other countries, and experts say a major reason is the U.S. health system's complexity and resulting administrative costs, Austin Frakt writes for the New York Times' "The Upshot."
A new study finds that outpatient providers, including those in urgent care centers, might be unnecessarily prescribing antibiotics at rates higher than previously estimated—increasing the potential for patients to develop antibiotic-resistant infection or superbugs.
Three-year-old Molly McCabe saved her dad's life when he had a stroke by FaceTiming her mom, a nurse, who called 911, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Despite many years of research into the health effects of cellphone radiation, a Vox review of existing research suggests there is still no definitive answer to whether cellphones might cause cancer in some circumstances—and many experts believe it might not be possible to fully understand cellphone radiation's effects on human health.
Stress is highest in Detroit and lowest in Fremont, California, according to a report on stress in 150 U.S. cities released Tuesday by WalletHub. See how your city fared—and why the report may shed light on your upcoming CMS Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating.
During a Politico event last week, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb said FDA soon will issue guidance detailing changes to how the agency will enforce its standards regarding which products can be marketed as milk.
Bayer said it will discontinue the distribution and sale of implantable contraceptive Essure in the United States after Dec. 31, 2018, because a decline in U.S. sales. "The benefit-risk profile of Essure has not changed, and we continue to stand behind the product's safety and efficacy," Bayer said in a statement.