Amazon's Alexa voice assistant was recently upgraded to support HIPAA-compliant voice skills, but experts say that big questions remain about the technology's future in health care—including whether patients even want to use the voice assistant for their health care needs.
Public health experts for years have warned that the use of antibiotics in farm animals could fuel drug-resistant bacteria, but that connection was not "universally accepted," Maryn McKenna reports for Wired. Here's how research at Arizona hospitals helped nail down the science—and could lead to a new way to monitor antibiotic-resistant germs.
Shekinah Elmore was born with Li-Fraumeni syndrome, a rare genetic condition that's led to multiple forms of cancer. She's also a radiation oncologist—and she's using her personal experience to bridge the gulf of understanding between doctors and their patients, Orly Farber writes for STAT News.
In 2017, Medtronic hired Yoko Sen, an ambient electronic musician, and gave her an unusual task: to create about 10 tones for the company's remote heart monitor, STAT News reports. Here's how she sought to bring new artistry to an often-overlooked area of the patient experience.
WalletHub has released its annual list of the most stressed-out states in America, with Louisiana ranking as the most-stressed state and Minnesota ranking as the least-stressed. Find out how your state fared on our interactive map.