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How these Democratic presidential hopefuls want to address high Rx costs

July 16, 2019

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), who each are seeking the 2020 Democratic nomination for president, have announced separate plans to address high prescription drug costs in the United States.

Do patients have better outcomes when more nurses have a BSN?

July 16, 2019

A patient's chances of being discharged with good neurologic functions after an in-hospital cardiac arrest increases when hospitals have a higher share of nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing, according to a study published this month in Health Affairs.

Why it's getting so much harder to treat UTIs

July 16, 2019

Evidence shows that urinary tract infections are becoming increasingly resistant to the routine course of antibiotics, leading to more serious illnesses, increased hospitalizations, and extended discomfort for patients.

How WakeMed reduced heart surgery readmission rates by 30%

July 16, 2019

WakeMed Health & Hospitals pioneered the use of Enhanced Recovery After Surgery for heart surgery with dramatic results, seeing intensive care unit stays and readmissions fall and achieving estimated cost savings.

Are you an introvert? Here are some tips for workplace success.

July 16, 2019

The noisy, bustling modern workplace can be a tough environment for introverts—but by following a few simple principles, introverts can set themselves up for success while remaining true to their personalities, Morra Aarons-Mele, author and founder of a social impact agency, writes in the New York Times.

What your BMI fails to capture—and 3 easy-to-use metrics that might be better

July 15, 2019

Body-mass index often is used as a catch-all marker of a person's overall health—but several other simple measurements might offer a better glimpse into fitness and mortality risk.

More seniors want to try medical marijuana. This startup wants to help.

July 15, 2019

In the United States, the cannabis industry exists in a grey area that has made it difficult for researchers to examine the plant's potential medical benefits, but one Israel-based company is seeking to bridge the gap by providing evidence-based medical cannabis treatment plans.

CMS proposes mandatory bundled payment model for radiation oncology

July 12, 2019

CMS on Wednesday issued a proposed rule to implement a mandatory bundled payment model intended to replace Medicare's current fee-for-service payment model for radiation oncology in certain geographic regions.

Inside Trump's plan to overhaul kidney care, donation process

July 11, 2019

President Trump on Wednesday issued an executive order that calls on HHS to overhaul the kidney care and donation allocation process, and HHS shortly after unveiled new payment models for Medicare providers who manage patients with kidney disease and end-stage renal disease.

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