As opioid addiction and deadly overdoses escalated into an epidemic across the U.S., thousands of surgeons continued to hand out far more pills than needed for postoperative pain relief, according to a KHN-Johns Hopkins analysis of Medicare data

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A happy side effect of face transplants? Blending in. “Finally, nobody is paying attention to them.”

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But the child’s parents have decided to forego long-term monitoring by researchers

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A health care startup made a wild pitch to Cara Waller, CEO of the Newport Orthopedic Institute. The company said it could get patients more engaged with their care by automating physician empathy. It “almost made me nauseous,” she said. How can you automate something as deeply personal as empathy?

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