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This hospital was fed up with 'top hospital' ratings. (So it created its own.)

July 11, 2019


After pushing back against popular hospital ratings systems for years, Rush University Medical Center last month released its own composite ranking for 70 U.S. hospitals.

Cleveland Clinic delivers first US baby from a deceased donor's uterus

July 11, 2019


Cleveland Clinic doctors have delivered the first baby born in the United States to a woman who received a uterus transplant from a deceased donor, the medical center announced Tuesday.

Even doctors wind up getting plenty of low-value care, study finds

July 11, 2019


Doctors are not much better than patients when it comes to receiving recommended high-value care and foregoing unwarranted low-value services, according to a new working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The best (and worst) cities for nurses, mapped

July 10, 2019


24/7 Wall St. in a new report ranks the 20 best and the 20 worst cities for nurses. Check out American Health Line's interactive map to see if your city landed among the best—or the worst.

How to look for a new primary care doctor

July 10, 2019


Having a primary care doctor is important, but searching for one can be a daunting task, according to Mara Gordon, a physician, who outlines how patients should start the search and what they should be looking for in a new provider.

Female physicians are paid 25% less than males. See the gap, in 6 charts.

July 9, 2019


Medscape surveyed almost 20,000 practicing physicians across 30 specialties for their 2019 Physician Compensation Report. Here is what they found about the gender pay gap, the gender breakdown in specialties, how each gender feels about their pay, and more.

What's the economic cost of cancer? About $94B in lost earnings, study finds.

July 9, 2019


Premature cancer deaths cost the U.S. economy more than $94 billion in lost earnings in 2015, according to a study published Wednesday in JAMA Oncology.

FDA approved a record number of fast-tracked drugs in 2018. Is that good news for patients?

July 9, 2019


FDA approved a record high of 43 drugs through fast-track programs in 2018, representing 73% of new drugs approved by the agency last year and establishing a "new normal" that "is transforming medical decision-making for the seriously ill," according to the Wall Street Journal.

Hospitals saved nearly $1K per patient with joint replacement bundles

July 9, 2019


Hospitals that participated in CMS' Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model saved $997 more per care episode in their first two performance years when compared with control groups, according to a new analysis.

An incessant itch left this nurse in 'agony'—until one doctor dug deep into her medical past

July 9, 2019


Leslie Lavender, a 60-year-old retired nurse practitioner, was devastated by an unceasing itch that irritated her for over a year, until a specialist thought to look to Lavender's liver, where she had undergone surgery years before.

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