August 13, 2019
U.S. hospitals and infusion clinics are rationing a medicine approved to treat immune disorders and suspending treatment for many patients who use the drug amid a nationwide shortage.
For staff at University Medical Center of El Paso, the hours after the recent mass shooting in their city were a time of "heroics in the face of violence," according to the New York Times, which recounts the team's efforts to save 14 victims who had been gunned down at a Walmart.
HHS in guidance released Friday said it will not use rigid standards to determine whether providers who receive Title X family planning funds are complying with a final rule that bars such entities from providing or referring patients for abortion care.
August 12, 2019
Experts say the common brand-name products used for IV iron infusions in many cases are medically interchangeable—yet providers increasingly are administering the most costly products, leaving patients facing unexpectedly high bills.
Like millions of others, journalist Dorothy Pomerantz decided to have her DNA analyzed by 23andMe, but she "was devastated" when her results showed a significantly increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer, she writes in a STAT News opinion piece.
DeepMind has developed an artificial intelligence tool that can predict the onset of acute kidney injury "with a lead time of up to 48 hours," according to a paper published in Nature.
Margaret Luciano, an assistant professor at the WP Carey School of Business at Arizona State University, and colleagues offer four ways hospitals can integrate evidence-based practices, which sometimes can take over a decade to catch on.
August 9, 2019
Binge drinking often is associated with college-aged adults, but new data show that drinking in excess also is a habit for almost 11% of seniors, who providers say are at increased risk of alcohol-related harms such as falls.
Doctors are testing whether they can use CRISPR to treat patients with sickle cell disease, marking the first time doctors in the United States have used the gene-editing tool to treat a patient with a genetic disorder.
Adam Litwin has wanted to be a doctor since he was a child—so much so that, in 2000, he went to jail for impersonating one—and now, almost 20 years later, he has graduated from medical school.
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