Sue Childress, the director of nursing at the Huntsman Cancer Institute, said she "wanted to get in, in time to make sure [her] nurses were doing OK," in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Ohio, Utah, and West Virginia.
All but two of the 10 healthiest cities in the United States are on the West Coast, and three of the top cities are in California, according to an analysis by WalletHub. See how your city fared on our interactive map.
You've endured a long, cold winter, and now, at long last, it's here: Valentine's Day, when #HealthPolicyValentines take over our Twitter feeds—and our hearts. We've gathered 10 of our favorites from this year's batch, from "It's the prices, Cupid" to "When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that's S05.91XA (unspecified injury of right eye and orbit, initial encounter)."
As so-called "surprise" medical bills continue to shock patients across the nation, the Texas Department of Insurance has developed a program to help patients appeal their bills—yielding "quick results" for consumers but also creating a booming backlog of cases, the Texas Tribune reports.
Youth tobacco use in 2018 increased by the largest margin ever recorded by CDC in a single year—driven largely by an increase in the number of adolescents who reported using e-cigarettes, according to a CDC report released Monday.
For a study recently published in Critical Care Medicine, researchers asked 24 patients and 24 providers what they understood the word "treatable" to mean—and they discovered a vast gulf in understandings of the all-too-common medical term, writes Barbara Coombs Lee, a physician assistant and patient advocate, for WBUR.