State says Boston Children's $1B expansion could close competitors | Boston Business Journal
Massachusetts' healthcare watchdog has raised new questions about the proposed $1 billion expansion of Boston Children's Hospital, saying the plans could lead to the closure of smaller competing hospitals.
Texas Health Resources shifts focus to joint replacement, rehab as Forest Park reopens | Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Four months after spending $121 million to buy Forest Park Medical Center out of bankruptcy, Texas Health Resources is reopening the facility today with a new name. The new Texas Health Hospital Clearfork will focus on orthopedic procedures and will be a licensed department of the larger THR facility in southwest Fort Worth. The hospital closed four months ago.
Temporary tattoos might transfer into doctor's office | New York Daily News
Researchers are developing temporary tattoos capable of treating chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis. They contain nanoparticles that release drugs slowly into the body. One upside: They stay in the body longer than if they are injected. One downside: They leave a dark spot.
Ride a roller coaster, pass a kidney stone | The Atlantic
It's not the outcome one might expect from a thrill ride. But a Michigan State urological surgeon detected a pattern among patients who returned from Disney theme parks. He pursued his hunch in an unusual research project that found centripetal force can help people pass kidney stones without a trip to the emergency room.
Doctors brace for Zika babies | New York Times
This month, the first group of babies in Puerto Rico known to have been exposed to the Zika virus in their first trimester are being born. Pediatricians do not know what to expect.
Lawmakers on Monday lashed out at the drugmaker Mylan after a fresh disclosure that the company's chief executive may have misrepresented the profits it earns on sales of EpiPens.