Allyn Pierce, an RN at Adventist Health Feather River Hospital who helped evacuate patients from the hospital in the midst of the Camp Fire, received a new truck from Toyota, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
Even though obesity has increased sharply in the United States, treatment options remain sparse, Gina Kolata reports for the New York Times—in part because the human body relies on a devilishly complex set of mechanisms to maintain its weight.
The medical community celebrated when researchers developed a breakthrough therapy that could fully eliminate hepatitis C, but the treatment's $100,000 price tag prompted Geisinger Health Plan to craft a unique approach to reducing costs.
Life expectancy in the United State will increase by just 1.1 years by 2040, causing the United States' life expectancy rating to drop from 43rd out of 195 countries to 64th, according to a study published in The Lancet.
The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) in a draft statement for the first time is recommending that health care providers offer pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) with antiretroviral therapy to patients at high risk for HIV infection—which could make PrEP more accessible to patients.
As urgent care centers become a popular alternative to the ED, Yelp reviews can offer insight into what EDs lack in comparison—and where they have a leg up, according to a new study published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine.