U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams on Friday announced that this fall, his office will partner with the American Hospital Association to combat the opioid epidemic, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Louisiana, and Massachusetts.
USA Today examined more than 500,000 pages of internal hospital quality records and interviewed 37 birthing hospitals and determined thousands of U.S. women die or sustain life-changing injuries during childbirth annually because hospitals did not follow recommended safety practices.
A CDC report states that the "use of firearms was the most common method [of homicide] in the United States [in 2016], followed by the use of instruments for cutting and piercing and then suffocation."
Young adults spend significantly less on medical bills, but tend to rack up larger amounts of medical debt than older adults, according to a study published Wednesday in Health Affairs—a trend that research suggests reflects differences in insurance coverage and financial resources.
An analysis from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University estimates that Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) so-called "Medicare for All" proposal would cost about $32.6 trillion in new spending over the first decade—which observers say is slightly lower than what the United States is projected to spend on health care over the next ten years under its current health care system, though the proposal would shift who pays for the costs.
Nutritional psychiatrists have long suspected that certain vitamins, minerals, and foods may help lessen the symptoms of depression and anxiety. Now, a forthcoming article in the World Journal of Psychiatry is rounding up the evidence in one place, Kathleen Squires writes for the Wall Street Journal.