Healthcare News & Insights

Testosterone therapy may cut readmissions in older men

Hospitals looking to get a handle on their readmission rates must look at all possible strategies to make an impact, even those that may not be the most obvious at first glance. New research finds a link between lower readmission rates and the use of testosterone therapy in elderly men. 

How hospitals are using open notes and mhealth to improve outcomes

Hospitals and physicians struggling to get patients engaged in their health care may want to consider two tools which are seeing positive results — mHealth interventions with care partners and open documentation. 

Statins to get new warning labels about diabetes risk

Several popular cholesterol-lowering drugs are about to get updated warning labels that may scare off some patients.

Report: Half of Americans under 65 have pre-existing conditions

Up to 129 million Americans under the age of 65 have medical conditions that would trigger higher prices — or outright rejection — if they had to seek individual health insurance.

Are you making your patients fatter?

Could doctors, nurses and other health professionals be partly to blame for their patients’ increasingly large size? At least one M.D. thinks so.

Patient paranoia: Odds are new site makes it worse

Get ready for more paranoid patients and rousing trivia contests in the break rooms. A new “all-factoid” site provides plenty of ammunition for both.