October 11, 2019
ECRI Institute has released its annual list of the 10 biggest patient-safety concerns in 2020, with misuse of surgical staplers ranking No. 1.
Colorado officials on Monday released a draft report outlining a proposed state public health insurance option, but the plan is drawing criticism from health care providers who would receive lower reimbursements under the proposal.
After vaping for years, 18-year-old Piper Johnson spent a week in the intensive care unit with a lung illness officials say is linked to e-cigarette use and vaping—and now, as cases of the illness continue to rise, she is warning other teenagers of the risks and urging them to kick their vaping habit.
Providers in recent years have turned to vitamin C to treat sepsis based on limited evidence, and a study recently published in JAMA that sought to demonstrate whether the treatment is effective has left providers with no clear answers.
Only about one-third of pregnant women received both the influenza and tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccines last year, even though CDC strongly recommends the vaccines for every pregnancy, according to CDC survey results published Tuesday.
American Health Line rounds up the latest health care news in the states.
October 10, 2019
HHS on Wednesday issued long-anticipated proposed rules to update anti-kickback and physician-referral regulations so they do not interfere with physicians' ability to participate in value-based payment arrangements.
U.S. News & World Report last week released its Best States for Aging list, which ranks all 50 states on how they address the needs of older adults. See how your state fared on our interactive map.
The number of U.S. residents diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) hit a record high in 2018, with almost 2.46 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and other STIs, according to a CDC report released Tuesday.
October 9, 2019
About 25% of U.S. health care spending annually is wasteful, according to a study published Monday in JAMA. See where all the money goes on our interactive charts.
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