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When Hospitals Merge to Save Money, Patients Often Pay More

The nation’s hospitals have been merging at a rapid pace for a decade, forming powerful organizations that influence nearly every health care decision consumers make. The hospitals have argued that consolidation benefits consumers with cheaper prices from coordinated services and other savings. But an analysis conducted for The New York Times shows the opposite to… Read More »

Hungry? Resting bodies burn more calories in late afternoon, early evening

In the name of biological science, it was a particularly big ask. Boston researchers kept seven people in windowless rooms for 37 days. No clocks, radios, televisions, phones or internet. Bedtimes were adjusted so that each night, participants went to sleep four hours later, throwing their body’s circadian rhythms so off balance the effect was… Read More »

African-American Infants More Likely to Suffer Cardiac Arrest

Findings of a recent study presented at the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018 suggest that Black infants may face higher cardiac arrest rates than Hispanic and white children, reports AHA. Cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function in individuals—regardless of whether they have been diagnosed with heart disease, according to… Read More »