The achievement is part of the company's initiative to find housing for the 515 homeless people in Oakland who are over age 50 and have at least one chronic disease, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.
The House Appropriations Committee by voice vote last week adopted an amendment to prohibit FDA from allowing scientists to conduct research involving gene-edited embryos and so-called three-parent in vitro fertilization.
Hospitals and imaging centers are starting to offer spa-like amenities in spruced-up facilities to make the notoriously unpleasant routine mammogram more appealing to female patients, Stephanie Clifford reports for the New York Times.
An estimated 250,000 Medicare beneficiaries can expect to get bills for up to five months of premiums they likely thought already had been paid, but had not because of a "processing error" that occurred in January, according to the Social Security Administration.
"[S]leep disruption isn't just inconvenient"—it can have serious effects on patients and doctors alike, so it's time for hospitals to consider proper sleep as part of patients' and health workers' daily routine, Amita Kalaichandran, a resident physician, writes for the New York Times' "Well."
Doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital believed Rachel Palma had a cancerous tumor in her brain, but when surgeons went in to remove it, they instead found a tapeworm, Lindsey Bever writes for the Washington Post.