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Childhood trauma is linked to millions of cases of heart disease and depression, according to CDC

November 8, 2019


Traumatic childhood experiences are associated with higher odds of developing some of the leading causes of death later in life, according to a CDC report published Tuesday.

How Geisinger's home-care program reduced ED visits—and saved money

November 8, 2019


Geisinger implemented a home-care program, called Geisinger at Home, to better manage care for older patients with complex needs, and the program has helped the health system save money and reduce emergency department visits and hospital admissions.

Women in medicine are more likely to experience 'microaggressions' than men. Here's what can be done about it.

November 8, 2019


Female medical faculty members find so-called "microaggressions"—indirect, fleeting comments that are based in unconscious bias against a marginalized group—common in the workplace, while male faculty say they seldom occur, according to a study published last week in Academic Medicine.

177K people signed up for federal exchange plans last week—but a glitch might have prevented more

November 7, 2019


CMS on Wednesday announced 177,082 individuals signed up for federal exchange plans during the first two days of the Affordable Care Act's current open enrollment period, and said technical glitches with HealthCare.gov might have hampered enrollment.

She lost her husband, father, and mother. Then she got a $20K hospital bill.

November 7, 2019


After Arline Feilen's husband, father, and mother died within a few years of each other, Feilen found herself so grief-stricken that a friend sent her to the hospital out of concern for her safety—and because Feilen's association health plan did not cover mental health services, she was left with a $21,634.55 bill.

NIH, FBI are investigating nearly 200 suspected cases of biomedical research theft

November 7, 2019


NIH and the FBI are investigating nearly 200 cases involving scientists who allegedly stole biomedical research from U.S. institutions, including prestigious medical schools, for China and other countries.

New research questions whether Trump admin's flavored e-cigarette ban will go far enough

November 7, 2019


As the Trump administration and federal lawmakers consider a ban on flavored e-cigarettes, research published Tuesday in JAMA shows most adolescents who use e-cigarettes say they prefer to use products with fruit, mint, and menthol flavors.

Hospital-acquired conditions are down, but did CMS' penalty program play a role?

November 7, 2019


Hospital-acquired conditions (HACs) have decreased nationwide, according to a recent CDC report, but a new study published in Health Affairs suggests CMS' HAC Program is not behind the decrease.

Meet the 'Double Donors': The 47 remarkable Americans who've donated an organ twice

November 7, 2019


Living donors continue to be rare in the United States, but there is a more exclusive population of donors who take on great risk for the reward of helping a family member, or even a stranger.

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