Healthcare News & Insights

Hospitals ban workers from smoking

Inspired by a commitment toward health, many hospitals have policies stating their campuses are smoke-free. Staff, patients and their families are forbidden from smoking on hospital grounds. Some have taken this further, though – and there’s a serious debate over whether it’s fair. 

Why your hospital may want to create a smoking cessation program

Hospitals may soon be the next partners in helping patients to stop smoking – if the results of a recent study are any indication.

Binge drinking cost: $2 a pop

The cost to society of an individual tying an extra one on is about $2 per drink, according to a new study by the CDC.

Study: Obesity solution isn’t as simple as ‘calories in, calories out’

What we eat is as important as how much of it we eat, if a new study is to be believed.

Women’s life expectancy starting to slip

The longer life expectancy women have long enjoyed is starting to fade — and due mostly to entirely preventable reasons.