A sampling of the water in Flint, Mich., now meets the federal requirements governing how much lead is acceptable, according to new study released Thursday, but is still not officially deemed safe to drink.
Nowhere to go, psychiatric patients languish in Minnesota hospitals | Minneapolis Star Tribune
Hundreds of Minnesotans with mental health problems are languishing in hospital psychiatric units for weeks, even months, because they have nowhere to go for less intensive care, according to a comprehensive study to be released this week.
Baptist Health South Florida has partnered with telehealth technology company American Well to launch Baptist Health Care On Demand, a platform that will allow patients to visit a board-certified doctor in a live, on-demand video visit via an app.
Highmark forms firm for after-hospital care company | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Highmark Health will soon begin paying for the quality of medical care provided outside the hospital, taking on a difficult issue that has frustrated health care reform nationwide. The Pittsburgh health care insurer and hospital network on Wednesday announced the creation of a for-profit company that it expects will manage the full range of services for members after a hospital stay — setting standards and even steering patients away from operations that don't meet them.
Using big data to battle the 'Big C' | Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News
Scientists at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center say they have developed a computational algorithm to analyze big data obtained from tumor samples and thus understand and treat cancer better.
New Hampshire medical center partners with Mass. General | New Hampshire Union Leader
Catholic Medical Center is joining forces with Massachusetts General to give CMC patients more access to certain specialized services for substance abuse, cardiac care, neuroscience and stroke care.
Puerto Rico's efforts to stop Zika are hampered by mistrust | National Public Radio
Puerto Rico is in the midst of one of the worst Zika outbreaks of any region in the northern hemisphere. Yet health officials also say efforts to stop the spread of the virus are being hampered by mistrust, indifference and fatigue among residents, over what some view as just the latest tropical disease to hit the island.
Houston alarm bell? Even healthcare is slowing | Houston Chronicle
Some thought that healthcare was even immune from the swings of Houston's fossil-fuel driven economy, since hospitals and research centers brought in both patients and grant funding from out of state. That thesis is starting to look a little shaky.