In a Washington Post perspective, ICU nurse Andrea Useem shares her struggle to write an advance directive—despite her intimate understanding of how important such documents are for families who must make end-of-life decisions for a loved one.
The bill would require the state health department to review vaccine exemptions if a school's vaccination rate drops below 95%, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Iowa, and Louisiana.
Health officials on Monday announced that two experimental treatments appear to have improved the survival rates of patients infected with the Ebola virus, and the treatments now will be offered to all patients in the Democratic Republic of Congo who have contracted the virus.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force on Tuesday issued a draft recommendation that providers screen all adult patients for illicit drug use, marking the first time the task force has proposed such a recommendation.
Why do certain areas of the world seem to have such large concentrations of people who live past 110 years old? According to a working paper, the answer may be bad record-keeping, Kelsey Piper writes for Vox.
According to a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, 40% of in-network ED and inpatient admissions among privately insured patients in 2016 resulted in an out-of-network bill—and the rate of such bills has been rising dramatically.