Rishab Jain, 13, has created an algorithm that uses machine learning to help doctors locate the pancreas during radiation treatment for cancer, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Florida, Maryland, Oregon, Washington, and Utah.
Individual health plan premiums for the 2019 coverage year could have been up to 16% lower if the Trump administration had not made certain policy changes, such as expanding access to association and short-term health plans, a Kaiser Family Foundation analysis finds.
Marketers of products such as yogurts and dietary supplements commonly tout probiotics as a 'key to good health,' but research shows for most conditions, probiotics are ineffective and may even be harmful, Aaron Carroll writes for the New York Times' 'The Upshot.'
Among those killed were Jerry Rabinowitz, 66, a UPMC family physician, whom patients and colleagues remembered as a hero during the AIDS crisis and "the kind of doctor that treated the whole person." A UPMC nurse and chaplain also was injured.
Four former surgeons general recently sat down to discuss the political opposition they faced when advocating for science-based policies—highlighting the political pressures that health officials face when giving medical advice, Donald McNeil Jr. reports for the New York Times.