The appeals court unanimously ruled that HHS did not have the authority to approve Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Arkansas, the District of Columbia, and New Jersey.
A 21-year-old student in Wuhan, China—the epicenter of the novel coronavirus outbreak—in late January began feeling feverish and was too weak to finish his dinner. He quickly sought treatment, which started a harrowing, more than three-week long journey toward recovery, Claire Che reports for Bloomberg.
For most of his life, doctors told this man he had a rare case of asthma. But at age 65, the man's wheezing and relentless cough led a friend to do some digging—and a group of doctors finally discovered the man's rare condition.
The number of privately insured U.S. adults who visited a primary care provider decreased by almost a quarter between 2008 and 2016, according to a recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine—and researchers are questioning whether rising costs are driving the decline.
'Put simply, people of color receive less care—and often worse care—than white Americans,' Austin Frakt, a physician and health economist writes for the New York Times' 'The Upshot,' drawing attention to a history of patient consent violations that has fueled black patients' distrust in the system.
Kathleen Sarnes, a hospice nurse for Visiting Nurse Service of New York, is popular among her patients for a unique gift: her singing voice—a musical gift that researchers believe may also have health benefits, Yael Federbush and Scott Stump report for Today.