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The 12 'rising stars' shaping health care, according to TIME

November 18, 2019


TIME on Wednesday released its first TIME 100 Next list, naming the 100 "rising stars who are shaping the future of business, entertainment, sports, politics, science, health, and more."

Apple is cracking down on vaping apps, as cases of vaping-linked illness exceed 2.1K

November 15, 2019


Apple on Friday announced it will remove all vaping-related apps from its "App Store," as the number of cases of a vaping-linked lung illness continues to rise.

Superbug-related deaths are falling—so why are infections on the rise?

November 15, 2019


The number of deaths due to drug-resistant infections in the United States have declined, but the number of these infections are on the rise, indicating that so-called "superbugs" present a greater risk to public health than previously thought, according to a CDC report released Wednesday.

'An evil I haven't faced before': Henry Ford surgeons perform double-lung transplant on teen with vaping-linked illness

November 14, 2019


Henry Ford Health System on Monday announced that it performed what the health system believes is the first double-lung transplant for a patient with a vaping-related illness.

Hospital acquired conditions are declining—so why are pressure injuries on the rise?

November 14, 2019


The rate of hospital-acquired pressure injuries has continued to rise while other hospital-acquired conditions have fallen, prompting some providers to question whether federal regulators are taking the right approach to reduce incidence rates.

Are providers the key to improving flu shot rates?

November 13, 2019


Little progress has been made in recent years to improve influenza shot uptake, but new research suggests spurring competition among providers to get more patients vaccinated could be the key to turning the needle.

US disparities in preventable causes of deaths, charted

November 12, 2019


U.S. residents living in rural areas of the country were more likely to die from preventable causes than those living in urban areas from 2010 to 2017, according to a CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report released Friday.

This health care reporter felt like one of the 'best equipped people' to navigate cancer—until she had to do it

November 12, 2019


As a health care reporter whose father is a scientist and sister is a doctor, Alexandra Glorioso, who last year was diagnosed with breast cancer, felt like "one of the best equipped people to navigate" treatment for the disease—but Glorioso in Politico Magazine writes that she has felt "totally buried … much of the time."

This football player became a doctor—then had to quit because of a brain injury

November 12, 2019


T.J. Abraham worked as an OB-GYN at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital for years, but at age 42, he had to end his career because of a brain injury he likely sustained from years of playing football.

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