The hospitals said the decrease in charity care is mostly due to patients gaining coverage through the Affordable Care Act, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from California, Illinois, Iowa, and Massachusetts.
FDA on Monday warned patients not to drink certain solutions being marketed as cures for autism, cancer, HIV/AIDs, and other diseases and conditions, saying the solutions become a "dangerous bleach" when used as directed.
Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital in a paper that's awaiting publication say they have produced ultra-high-resolution MRIs of a human brain that represent some of the most detailed three-dimensional images of an intact human brain ever to exist. See the images here.
A survey by the National Business Group on Health of 147 large employers that cover more than 15.6 million patients revealed that employers are sharply divided on "Medicare-for-All" proposals—and are planning to implement their own ideas to lower health care costs.
For 26 years, Jasmin Barman-Aksözen suffered inexplicable severe pain when exposed to sunlight—until a discovery she made online finally led to a diagnosis for a rare disease called erythropoietic protoporphyria. In an editorial in Medicine Access @ Point of Care, Barman-Aksözen details how she helped develop the cure to her disease and her battle to get it approved.
FDA on Wednesday approved a new antibiotic, called pretomanid, to treat highly drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis, which kill about 500,000 of the 1.6 million individuals who die annually from the infectious disease.
With so many health care providers, thought leaders, journalists, and policymakers active on Twitter, it's easy to miss tweets that are informative, provocative, or entertaining. Here are 10 health care tweets that caught our eye this week.