Officials in Los Angeles County have warned travelers that a second person arrived at Los Angeles International Airport in March while infected with measles, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Delaware, and Rhode Island.
Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin on Tuesday said he deliberately exposed his children to the chickenpox virus rather than vaccinating them against the disease—an approach that runs contrary to CDC guidance and met with harsh criticism from public health experts.
A new case study published in BMJ presents the real-world dangers of using cotton swabs to clean your ears, telling the story of a 31-year-old patient who suffered years of on-and-off hearing loss and ultimately was hospitalized for a seizure—all because of a cotton swab that had been lodged in his inner ear years earlier.
The media had a field day with last week's JAMA study finding a correlation between egg consumption and all-cause mortality—but Craig Garthwaite, a health care economist at Northwestern University, writes for Forbes that the study's findings were blown far out of proportion. What's more, he argues, "Some studies frankly shouldn't be written."
Geisinger Health Interim President and CEO Jaewon Ryu recently sat down with Harvard Business Review's Gardiner Morse to share what it takes to be a "center of excellence" and contract with employers throughout the country to provide high-value care for specified conditions.