According to new research, spreading out when food stamps get issued led fewer shoplifting incidents in Chicago grocery stores, in today's bite-sized hospital and health industry news from Illinois, Maryland, and Minnesota.
Several Republican governors and two major health insurer groups are weighing in on the Senate GOP's latest version of the Better Care Reconciliation Act, expressing concerns about its potential effect on U.S. residents' access to health coverage.
Medicine often falls short when it comes to caring for the nearly 57 million Americans with disabilities, a physician argues, but boosting the representation of individuals with disabilities in medicine could help address the issue.
Overweight patients may avoid doctors who highlight their own physical fitness—but there are steps providers can take to avoid alienating their patients, according to a study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Researchers say the study's findings suggest "high aggregate medical spending is due not to last-ditch efforts to save lives but to spending on people with chronic conditions, which are associated with shorter life expectancies."
Writing for NEJM Catalyst, Orlando Health's Kevin de la Roza and Hamish Munro explain how they developed and deployed a secure mobile application for clinicians to communicate with patient family members during surgical procedures—and improved satisfaction rates for both nurses and patients.
In an accompanying editorial, Valentin Fuster of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Philip Greenland of Northwestern University write the guideline should "not be regarded as anything less than full endorsement of the importance of control of cardiovascular risk factors."