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Obamacare enrollments surge in wake of Trump's election

By Modern Healthcare  |  November 12, 2016

HHS last week reported a surge in people enrolling for coverage on the Affordable Care Act's federal exchange on the day after Donald Trump, who said repealing the law is a main priority, was elected into the presidency.

Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

Gun violence survivors and witnesses could face lifetime of trauma and bad health

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  November 05, 2016

The trauma surrounding exposure to gun violence is not disputed, especially among children. In 1995, the CDC reported that kids who had four or more adverse childhood experiences, such as experiencing or witnessing a shooting, were more likely to smoke, drink, abuse drugs and engage in unsafe sex.

Data Points for Oct. 31, 2016

Data Points for Oct. 31, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 29, 2016

Data Points for the week of Oct. 31, 2016, covered the following topics: Patients who don't adhere to their medication schedule, costs of medication nonadherence, percentage of adults who took at least one prescription medicine in 2012 and deaths from not taking prescriptions.

Data Points for October 17, 2016

Data Points for October 17, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 15, 2016

Data Points for the week of Oct. 17, 2016, covered the following topics: The anti-vaccination movement, vaccination rates for kindergartners and rotavirus vaccinations.

Data Points for October, 10, 2016

Data Points for October, 10, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 08, 2016

Data Points for the week of Oct. 10, 2016, covered the following topics: Health environmental policies on energy, energy conservation, renewable energy, daily water consumption per hospital bed, savings from reprocessing medical devices and hospital's share of commercial energy use.

Data Points for October 3, 2016

Data Points for October 3, 2016

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 01, 2016

Data Points for the week of Oct. 3, 2016, covered the following topics: Antibiotic resistance, deaths attributed to antibiotic resistance, the percentage of antibiotic prescriptions that are unnecessary, use of antibiotics for livestock and hospitals with antibiotic stewardship programs.

Cheers to a hangover-free morning

Cheers to a hangover-free morning

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 01, 2016

A professor at the Imperial College London has invented a nontoxic, synthetic alcohol that he hopes will eliminate hangovers by 2050, according to the Independent.

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