Kierstynn Rozema was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at 16 but defeated the cancer after two years of treatment, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Alabama, Michigan, and Texas.
Senate Republicans have asked CBO to score a proposed amendment that would allow insurers that offer at least one health plan that complies with all of the Affordable Care Act's insurance rules to also sell lower-cost plans that do not meet the ACA's minimum coverage requirements.
Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center clinicians provided immediate medical care for victims of Friday's attack, which likely averted more casualties, according to chief physician Zid Sridhar Chilimuri. "Timely action is what saved lives that day," Chilimuri said.
Mary Fran Hazinski of Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, who co-authored an editorial accompanying the study, says, "Health care coverage, alone, is not a panacea," although "expanded health care coverage can save lives when provided in a system that promotes best practices and carefully monitors quality and costs."
The University of Edinburgh's Ian Deary, senior author of the study, said "we don't know yet why intelligence from childhood and longevity are related," but "lifestyles, education, deprivation, and genetics may all play a part."