Without some type of financial relief, as many as one in five rural hospitals in the U.S. could be forced to shut their doors, a new Navigant analysis finds. Of those, 64% are "highly essential" to the heath and economic well-being of their communities. In 31 states, at least half of at-risk rural hospitals are deemed essential.
People with chronic pain may experience as much of a decline in symptoms with mindfulness-based stress-reduction training as they do with cognitive behavioral therapy, a small research review suggests.
Amazon's senior health leader, Taha Kass-Hout, talks up the company's advances in artificial intelligence. Kass-Hout points to Amazon's Comprehend Medical as an example of AI moving beyond hype to reality.
Roughly $108.8 billion is projected to be spent on home health care in the United States in 2019, according to a newly released analysis from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Office of the Actuary. U.S. expenditures on home health care are projected to hit $186.8 billion by 2027.